After the near month stand off in Wisconsin, the Republicans used a parliamentary trick to get the union busting measure through. I am not a Republican and I am not a Democrat, and one of the many reasons is because this happens all the time on both sides. The Republicans claimed that the Union's concessions on pay and benefits for its workers was not enough and the Union's collective bargaining rights disallowed the State to be fiscally secure. Then, the Republicans pass the bill claiming that it is not fiscally relevant to the State, so the Democrats do not have to be present. Its all a big joke, and I sure hope this goes to court, the one place where this kind of bull**** should not prevail.
I hope you guys are your families are safe after that terrible earthquake and subsequent tsunami. Take care everyone.