Saturday, March 12, 2011

Scott Walker, Wisconsin Republicans, win collective bargaining fight.

Some bare knuckle politics on display. Unions fund and vote for Democrats. Democrats protect and reward unions. "Bargaining" implies some kind of adversarial negotiation, which is not what is happening with Dems and public sector unions' quid pro quo relationship. I would have thought that this long-overdue backlash would have taken place in a state like New York, where the government employee unions are more expensive and arrogant. But, like Mark Twain once said, a thing long expected takes the form of the unexpected when at last it comes.