Suppose you pick up your typical California newspaper and see headlines like, “State Unemployment Far Below the National Average” and “State Running Healthy Surplus; Gov. to Return Money to Taxpayers.” You just might find yourself paraphrasing Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, “Sutter Brown, I’ve got a feeling were not in California anymore.” (For those not acquainted with Sutter Brown, he is California’s charming First Dog, who sometimes joins Governor Brown at press conferences.) Continue reading
The AP headline declared, “Wisconsin voters divided on governor, bargaining,” but that piece reviewing exit polls stood in stark contrast to reality. Voters always are divided to some degree, but Wisconsin voters overwhelmingly rebuked the public-sector unions that had sought to recall reform-minded Republican Scott Walker. As of 9 pm California time, the election was called in his favor as he held an astounding 18 percentage-point lead.
Furthermore, the Republican lieutenant governor was also cruising to victory, as were four Republicans in the state Senate seats targeted by the Democrats and their labor union allies. This is a big victory not just for Wisconsin residents, who will continue to see good-government reforms proceed, but for the rest of the nation, even those of us in California. Continue reading
WRITTEN BY CHRISS W. STREET
Big Labor is about to be trashed in the Wisconsin Primary election tomorrow, as rank and file Democrats refuse to be dominated by Big Labor Money. After national and local unions spent $35 million in the losing effort in 2010 Wisconsin gubernatorial election and another $4.5 million in super PAC donations to Kathleen Falk for the Democrat Primary, polls are showing Mayor Tom Barrett of Milwaukee is about to beat the Big Union Falk machine by 38% to 21% tomorrow, according to a Marquette University poll. Once considered omnipotent in the Democratic Party, Wisconsin badgers are about to reclaim their territory from Big Labor. Continue reading