In June, Badger State voters beat back a ruthless and frantic effort by the public employee unions there to regain their complete control of Wisconsin state finances.
But thanks to the courage and leadership of Gov. Scott Walker, voters there saw through the union smokescreen and beat the unions senseless at the polls. Despite pollsters claiming a tight race, Wisconsin voters thought for themselves and inflicted a humiliating 7-percetage point loss on the public-employee unions and their liberal backers.
God bless the cheeseheads! May their Packers go to another Super Bowl!
The union loss was so severe and significant that union-supporter Barack Obama didn’t even have the courage to publicly appear with his union buddies.
Now it’s California’s turn to put the public-employee unions in their proper place. In November, Golden State voters will decide Proposition 32, which puts a ban on corporate and union contributions to state and local candidates. This is roughly the same measure that Wisconsin unionists failed to repeal in the June recall.
Like in Wisconsin, California’s public-employee unions dominate the state. Their combined payroll and benefits are twice that of the public sector because union bosses have Sacramento politicians in a headlock.
Prop 32 is our chance to remind the unions that they work for us and we don’t work for them.
On Thursday, the Redlands Tea Party Patriots will host several speakers who will address Prop 32 as well as five other money-related propositions on the November ballot. Other speakers are expected to address special interest money as well as a United Nations treaty item that threatens the Second Amendment – our right to keep and bear arms.
John Wurm, a candidate for the San Bernardino County Community College District, is scheduled to speak about his race.
The Patriots will also discuss several ways – ranging from canvassing to phone banking – how the public can campaign for conservative candidates and causes this fall.
The monthly meeting of the Redlands Tea Party Patriots will be held Thursday, Aug. 2, at the Mill Creek Cattle Co., 1874 Mentone Blvd. in Mentone. The meeting is 7 p.m. – 9 p.m., with a no-host dinner beforehand. The meeting is free and open to the public.
Since Gov. Scott Walker took charge, Wisconsin has rebounded economically. Unlike California, that state has actually added jobs and regained control of its finances.
California Gov. Jerry Brown and his Sacramento polls don’t have the courage or common sense to enact the reforms that saved Wisconsin. But California voters, by approving Prop 32, can save the Golden State from financial oblivion.