Wisconsin budget battle touches all 50 states
February 27th, 2011
07:51 AM ET
11 years ago

Wisconsin budget battle touches all 50 states

(CNN) - A coalition spearheaded by liberal advocacy group Moveon.org held rallies across the country Saturday in support of public employees and others outraged at the Wisconsin budget-cutting bill they consider an attack on unions.

MoveOn.org and other liberal and labor groups held noon events at all 50 state capitals.


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  1. diridi

    focus on energy efficiency for the nation....o.k....Gas is killing all....GOP thugs did not take care while in office now your turn...to take care....restrict immigration too...o.k....more populous less prosperous...

    February 27, 2011 07:58 am at 7:58 am |
  2. annie s

    Get real, CNN. This is NOT a budget battle....the teachers in Wisconsin have agreed to all financial terms of this bill.. It's a union busting battle, and I hope all working class Americans understand what is truly at stake here....allow Walker to win and its a twofold attack on the middle class. Kill unions and you dry up a huge source of campaign funding for Democrats,whose policies favor the working class , and two, kill unions and it's the first step towards the lowering of wages and benefits for all American workers. Republican politicians do NOT serve the middle classes in America; they serve their corporate masters and want us do the same – the only problem is that they get rich and powerful as a result and the rest of us just screwed.

    February 27, 2011 08:51 am at 8:51 am |

    the attempt to break the union is secondary to the rest of the govenors bill. – the part giving him the right to sell off government run facilitys (power outfits etc.) at his price to whomever he wishes is the most blatent opportunity for theft of public funds since the russians did it on their conversion(?) to democracy i've ever seen. why so little publicity about that aspect.?


    February 27, 2011 08:56 am at 8:56 am |
  4. vic nashville tn

    Last November republicans won both chambers of states General Assembly and Governor Mansions in many states. That time platform was economy, jobs, balance budget and cut spending

    Now many red states are working on
    End collective bargaining, Presidential candidates to prove citizenship, more bills on immigration, allow guns every where etc

    Last year state republicans said Obama .Pelosi and Reid must focus on jobs. Now they say creating a jobs not government job

    One thing is clear independents walking away from republicans

    February 27, 2011 08:58 am at 8:58 am |
  5. GonzoinHouston

    Look at this bill carefully; the devil's in the details. In addition to destroying public worker unions, this bill gives the governor the authority to sell off state power plants, with no bids, at any price he deems acceptable. There are several other blatant opportunities in it for people like the Koch brothers to clean up while the middle class gets shafted. If all the governor wanted was concessions from government workers to help balance the budget he could have had them months ago. This is nothing but political abuse of power.

    February 27, 2011 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  6. FM

    It is the pity Walker hasn't played his cards right. His gambling has fired up people unexpectedly. We thank him, though on the other hand it is the disruption!

    February 27, 2011 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  7. Mark

    So. . .Simple. Just kick the Republicans out in 2012.

    February 27, 2011 10:00 am at 10:00 am |