Friday, March 04, 2011

Putting Spine into Governing

For those following what is happening in Wisconsin....

By Ruben Navarrette

SAN DIEGO -- Who put the hot sauce in the Republican governors' oatmeal? And where do we get more of it?

In Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker is winning fans and making waves -- as good leaders tend to do -- by standing up to public-employee unions and forcing voters to confront unpleasant realities. They include the fact that the Badger State can't close a $3.6 billion budget shortfall. Rather than ignore the problem, Walker actually wants to fix it by making state workers pay more for benefits and eliminating most collective bargaining power of public-employee unions.
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