It is spreading all over the Country like the plague in Dawn of the Dead, where the Zombies returned to the Mall because they have no brains. The legislatures of States across the country instead of chanting “Brains! Brains!, are mindlessly chanting “
Unable to think of a new thought they keep coming back to the same place over and over in the hope that something, anything will happen.
It seems to be all they can remember from their former lives when they may have been real people.
This legislative session was more like 28 days after where instead of slow zombies you might be able to run from the zombies are FAST! And in the span of one weekend went from a fair plan of a 5% across the board cut to all employees to attacking only the tasty executive Branch, and all at the insistence of the Republicans marching hollowed eyed with hands raised and grasping, reaching towards State Employees and the poor. The few live brain cells left were used trying to defend contractors, waste, and rich
Don’t the other legislators realize how much of their tax money is going to contractors and landlords in
The infection has spread, it is all over the Country. In
While I was at the big State House Rally to protest balancing the budget on State Employees I saw a lot of faces that I don't normally see at union events. It’s a good sign that people are starting to realize how serious the situation is.
Some were chanting
What do we want?
FILL IN THE BLANK…….HEALTH CARE, CONTRACT, RESPECT!
When do we want it?
I don't want a contract. I don't want it now. Why not? Because we're asking for the wrong thing!
Management offered us a contract, and after the pay freezes, Shut Down Days, lost steps, slashed longevity pay, and health care cuts what was left was not a contract it was an insult.
P.S. Want to bet the sales tax doesn't go up? That old empty house up there is safe too, you go look in the cellar for supplies.
It was so shameful to even the Republicans that they had to spread the lie that they had won concessions from State Employees. Let me be clear, that is a LIE! No concessions were ever offered by us and no negotiations were every offered by the legislature.