Every day, the crowds in Madison, Wisconsin get bigger and bigger.
And every day, the stakes get higher and higher.
It’s not just Wisconsin. It’s New Jersey, Ohio, Indiana, New Mexico, Florida, Louisiana, and other states.
And what’s at stake here is the right of workers to organize, to form a union, and to enter into negotiations with management over their salary, their health care, and their benefits – all of which Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker would take away – under the guise of balancing the budget.
There is no battle more important in America today than what’s happening in Madison: the battle for working class Americans to be able to fight for their rights – or simply to be treated as pawns or slaves by corporate or government bosses.
As usual, Rush Limbaugh’s got it wrong. He says if you’re for the protestors, you’re against America. But he’s got it ass backwards.
America is all about freedom. And workers deserve the freedom to organize, to bargain, and to strike. Taking away those freedoms is un-American.
That’s my parting shot for today.