Wisconsin Law Upheld, Libs Freak
June 15, 2011
RUSH: There was fabulous news out of Wisconsin yesterday. "Wisconsin's polarizing union rights law..." and, by the way, this is an AP story, and they're hyperventilating. They can't stand it. The "union rights law will take effect, thanks to a sharply divided ruling by the state Supreme Court" that smacked down this judge like I haven't seen a judge smacked down by a court in a long time. "The Wisconsin state Supreme Court determined that the judge [Sumi] overstepped her authority when she voided the governor's plan to strip most public workers of their collective bargaining rights. The ruling Tuesday evening was a major victory for Republican Governor Scott Walker, who said the law was needed to help address the state's $3.6 billion shortfall. In a 4-3 decision that included a blistering dissent, the Supreme Court rules that Dane County circuit judge Maryann Sumi overstepped when she declared law void last month."
Robert B. Reichhhh, former labor secretary, is beside himself over this. Last night he was In the Arena on CNN.
REICH: Unions had been the backbone of the middle class, the working class, and the Democratic Party. Republican efforts to undermine unions -- and they've looked for this opportunity -- to put working people against people who are other working people whether it's unionized whether it's nonunion used or public sector unions versus non-public sector unions or to some extent, uh, immigrants against native born. This whole approach that we are kind of a poor nation, we are scrambling after crumbs. "If you get something and that means less for me," without recognition that we are richer than we've ever been, the GDP is higher than it was before the Great Recession, but most of the gains of economic growth -- certainly over the past 30 years -- have gone to the top 1%.
RUSH: And of course the underlying theory here from Labor Secretary Reich is that union workers are at the bottom of the dregs - I mean, they are just barely making a living! -- when of course they are the ones in the top 1%. Anyway, it was a huge slap down, and it was a major upper for all of us concerned about what's right and for the future of these kinds of relationships.
RUSH: Robert B. Reichhhh, don't forget, was the guy who said that he didn't want to see any stimulus money go to any "white construction guys." He wanted it to go to minorities and so forth and so on. These people are just devastated over the Supreme Court ruling in Wisconsin. Folks, when it was happening, we told you it was seminal, because what was going on in Wisconsin was simply a money-laundering operation. Union workers are paid by taxpayers, their union dues are deducted, and those union dues end up back at Democrat Party. The stimulus money was used to keep those federal and state workers employed so their union dues would continue to be collected and funneled the Democrat Party. That's what has been overturned, in large part, and that's why they're fit to be tied. Because now they have to go out and compete in the real world, in the marketplace rather than have the game be rigged in their favor, and they're beside themselves.