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Intro: "A judge on Friday temporarily blocked Wisconsin's controversial new law stripping public employee unions of key collective bargaining rights, though the ruling does not strike down the law itself."

Thousands of demonstrators protest outside the State Capitol in Madison, Wisconsin, 03/12/11. (photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Thousands of demonstrators protest outside the State Capitol in Madison, Wisconsin, 03/12/11. (photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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+15 # giraffee2012 2011-03-18 22:15
If these R Govenors can pull this scam off -- they will find themselves out of office OR our Constitution needs a re-write.
+22 # Babette Grunow 2011-03-18 22:51
Why would the Republicans want such a divisive leader? He was elected WI gov on the promise of producing jobs but he has done nothing but produce division and cuts to the budget. He could not succeed on a national scale because people nationally have been watching the mess he has created in WI. And they would not sleep through a vote that would allow him to come to power and make a similar mess of the entire USA. The workers of Wisconsin have awakened the country with their protests against the disaster that Gov. Walker is trying to make by attempting to bust the unions.
+15 # Lola 2011-03-19 00:21
Why would the repubs want him? Seriously? He's exactly who they do want!. If he successfully pulls this off, he'll have all of them on board! The Repubs are trying to bust the Unions before the 1012 elections.
If you will do your homework, you'll find that the biggest contributor to Obama's campaign and if they can bust the unions, not only will Obama not stand a chance against the repubs but no Dem in the future will. We all know the repubs all have corporations backing them and the only thing left for the Dems is the unions. I they succeed, we'll probably never see another Dem in the White House unless we get some rules changed.

Yes, Babette, I would say he is exactly who they want, him and a whole lot more like him!!!!
+15 # Cynthia 2011-03-19 00:26
Three cheers for a rational judge!
+15 # Tyriq 2011-03-19 06:37
They are readying a recall. We shall see if it moves forward. Let the vote the bum out of office if they don't like his policies. This is a test case. Will ppl actually stand up for their rights or lay down and take this mess.
+10 # Windy126 2011-03-19 09:31
There will be a recall of Walker in Jan. That is as early as we are allowed to do it. He has to be in office for a year. But he sure open the eyes of a lot of sleeping people in Wisconsin. We are the home of collective bargaining. It takes a lot to make some people see that he wants to sell off our state bit by bit to who he thinks is the the best person. We would not even have a say in to whom and for how much.
Our next battle is to keep the candidate for Supreme Court Judge who is campaigning on how well he will fit into Walker's plan, out of office. The Rep. put their candidates into judgeship and then try to push laws through, when they are brought up in front of one of these judges, they get what they want because "the judge said it was legal". How do you think Bush 2 got into office. Watch your local elections especially for judges. Most of all be active in local elections. If you want the USA still be proactive. It is fun to protest.
+11 # KittatinyHawk 2011-03-19 09:53
Congratulations to the People of Wisconsin, Supporters, Lawyers and to USA. Small victories give well needed boosts to keep moving.

Thanks to the Judge who found that People deserve time to work on a bigger issue, and give the Court Time to Review. This is an important step.

Cutting Budgets in USA...Let us see the Politicians give up their Salaries and Benefits as a Proof that they are serious about the Deficit facing every State. Because until there is some proof, they are lying about fixing anything. Stop the Welfare to the Wealthy. Two ways to fix Deficits, why not try it before saying you do not like it! We have given all we should, now it is Your Turn to Give.
+8 # DPM 2011-03-19 12:54
Walker probably would "create" 250,000 jobs if the law stands. It's easy. Do away with public sector jobs, like Snyder wants to do in Michigan and hire private companies to do those jobs. Then they can claim that those private companies "hired" 250,000 workers. In reality though, they are only replacements for the ones they displaced. In fact, because private companies exist to make a profit, they will hirer fewer people to do the work. The quantity and quality of work will suffer, but folks, your taxes won't go down. Remember, someone has to make a profit. The bigger the profit, the better. Ingenious, isn't it?

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