A brief Sunday evening update for the “Inside Baseball” addition of the recent political drama that unfolded over the last month in the state of Wisconsin.
In a terrific piece of reporting, the Weekly Standard’s Stephen Hayes, a Wisconsin native, and John McCormack describe the tense struggle between the republican and democrat leaders over the proposed budget repair bill that was positioned to revolutionize the available leverage elected officials would have to address their budgets through the removal of collective bargaining for pensions and benefits. The recently concluded drama is the harbinger of a raucous oncoming year of political cage matches as the public unions fight with their very sinew to maintain their power to control governments.
It is a must read from beginning to end. As Hayes states, “And that is what democracy actually looks like!”