ViewFinder: Protesters Pack State Capitol on Weekend

Crowds rally against Walker's plan to end most collective bargaining rights for public employees.

Thousands of people continued to gather on Saturday in Madison to show their support to public workers and protest Gov. Scott Walker's budget repair bill that, if passed, would end most collective bargaining for public employees throughout the state.

Bob McBride February 22, 2011 at 04:19 AM
The WI 14? Kind of harkens back to the days of the Chicago 7, doesn't it? Protests...civil disobedience...silly signs.... I guess the '60s will just never die and go away. I certainly hope none of the "WI 14" attempt to expense the costs of their road trip to the flat lands. Although I'm almost certain one or more of them will give it a try. Does anyone else see the irony in an effort to supposedly protect jobs that involves so many folks skipping out of work?
Sweeney February 22, 2011 at 07:15 AM
No, you did not see the JS online poll. You are referring to a blog about a poll. The JS online poll was hovering near 80% FOR Walker earlier today (Monday). Of course the poll was abruptly ended because the results weren't going in the direction the JS wanted.
Jenny Heyden February 22, 2011 at 01:25 PM
Jon Stewart did a great job on Daily Show 2/21/2011. Leave it to comedy central to sum up the arguments for both sides succinctly. US workers will never be attractive to big biz until they work 24/7 in terrible conditions for a pittance. There is no end of the spectrum when "being attractive to corporations" becomes the goal for a state, instead of caring for its people.
Joe Peterlin February 22, 2011 at 05:12 PM
We support Governor Walker, State Senator Darling and the Budget Repair Bill. Democrats need to get back home to work, debate the bill and vote.
Andy February 22, 2011 at 05:12 PM
Maybe Walker does care for the people of this state making sure we have a good economy and jobs for our kids in the future. If that means taking a little "luxurys" away that most hard working people never have, away from a few then so be it. No problem with Walker's plan. Balance the budget, create jobs. I dont wan't to live in a bankrupt state that just raises taxes every year because they have no idea how to balance a budget.. NOTE DOYLE.


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