Well, sociologically speaking, that might have been likely...if the right hadn't already exhausted their political clout fighting for the benefit of their political corporate benefactors by fighting health care reform! The delicious irony is that, since the right caused so many pointless protests back in November, the left now gets to take the opportunity to rise up against the right!
There could be no more justice in this situation. The teabaggers, whether they realize it or not, were protesting in favor of corporate oligarchy taking over our democratic system. And it backfired. The anti-worker bill will be defeated in Wisconsin, and the sentiment will spread to Florida, New Jersey, and Indiana.
Note to the teabagger-minded:
- Union workers DO pay taxes. The value of their labor is subtracted from their paycheck in order to equal exactly what a private worker would pay.
- Plus, the workers already accepted a cut on wages and benefits. The Governor still refuses to negotiate. The remainder of the debate is about collective bargaining, or basically the right of the union to exist at all.
- Some claim that it is the "corrupt Union Bosses" versus the Koch bros. All I can say is that it is not the union bosses out protesting in 20 degree weather. It's the hardworking American people.