Showing posts with label Collective Bargaining. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Collective Bargaining. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


We had a few elections last week that produced some interesting results.

First up was Ohio's rejection of Proposition 2 which would have limited collective bargaining rights. 61% of the voters rejected it so that's more than a simple majority.

In Mississippi, over 55 percent of voters rejected that a fertilized egg is a person in voting against the so called "Personhood" amendment.

And in Arizona, Russell Pearce, the man who wrote SB 1070, became the first ever Arizona legislator to be recalled by a vote of 53 to 45 percent.

Now, I've been told by several of my readers that elections send clear messages. What do these three elections mean?

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


Today I'm wondering where the victory is that both sides are claiming in the recall elections in Wisconsin last night. The Democrats fell one short of the three elections they needed to take back the Senate and the GOP lost two seats. Yet both sides are claiming victory.

The only victory I see is a win for polarity. Take a look at the results from last night's election. Granted, this is a special election which means only the most dedicated turn out but I think we can see from the numbers how evenly split the state is when it comes to politics.I suppose the saving grace in all of this is that the Democrats are more mobilized going into 2012. And they did take two seats away from the GOP so I guess that's something.

A victory in my eyes would be for all the working class people who voted for the person with the R next to their name realize two things. One, Republicans and the "job creators" that support them are not going to shower you with magical job dust because they don't believe in middle class driven economies. To put it simply, they don't give a shit about you and have brainwashed you into your vote. Two, you are not going to someday be one of these people and then have to fend off poor people trying to steal your money.

Your anger and fear are being manipulated into hate. Time to wake up, folks!