The left has declared war on you. The organized leftwing machine is in high gear, busing their bots -- free lunch and per diem included -- into Madison, Wisconsin, to bully the heavily-burdened taxpayers into handing over what they don't have.
On the other side, thousands of free people are gathering from across the state, no free lunch, no payment, just righteous proud hardworking Americans standing against collectivism, statism and slavery. If you are anywhere near there, go. Now, finally, is the time to fight a parasitical infrastructure that is so entrenched that it threatens to devastate our nation. This is war. Fight.
The artificially high wages forced on the economy by compulsory unionism imposed economic hardships on other groups—particularly on non-union workers and on unskilled labor, which was being squeezed gradually out of the market. Today’s widespread unemployment is the result of organized labor’s privileges and of allied measures, such as minimum wage laws. For years, the unions supported these measures and sundry welfare legislation, apparently in the belief that the costs would be paid by taxes imposed on the rich.
....the major victim of government spending and of taxation is the middle class. Organized labor is part of the middle class—and the actual value of labor’s forced “social gains” is now being wiped out.
“A Preview,” The Ayn Rand Letter, I, 23, 2
Beware the subversive media. Do not expect accurate reporting of the dueling protests from the collectivist media -- check the blogs, the last frontier of reportage to counter media propaganda.
Slave-master, corporate blackmailer, demagogue and media dahlink Jesse Jackson Jr. greets protesters crowding the State capital grounds
The biggest rally yet is expected on Saturday following four straight days of protests by union supporters. The conservative tea party movement urged its supporters to stage a counter-protest in Madison to support new Republican Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to ease the Midwestern state's budget woes by cutting many government workers' pay, pension and health care benefits and bargaining rights.
Dane County Sheriff Dave Mahoney predicted crowds could swell to as many as 70,000 people on Saturday and said his department planned to add 60 deputies to the 100 who patrolled during the week.
About 200 protesters spent the night at the Capitol, and on Saturday morning, many walked around wearing signs declaring the protest peaceful. Several said they were concerned that the four days of violence-free protests would be disrupted Saturday when busloads of tea party activists arrived.
Sue Anderson, 44, of Prairie Du Sac said she had been at the Capitol for three of the four days of protests was prepared to insert herself between people if a fight started.
"They know better," she said. "I don't know much about the tea party, but I know this group is pretty mellow."
The workers and students have been bolstered by state Senate Democrats who fled Wisconsin to delay action on Walker's proposal and threatened to stay in hiding for weeks if calls for negotiation go unheeded. State troopers were sent to retrieve the Democratic minority leader from his home Friday, but their knocks went unanswered.
One of those Democrats said Saturday the group had no plans to return over the weekend although they would meet outside the state later in the day.
Sen. Jon Erpenbach said Democrats want Walker to seriously consider a deal under which public employees would agree to pay more for benefits as long as they kept their rights to collectively bargain. The bill calls for the elimination of collective bargaining except over wage increases not greater than the Consumer Price Index.
Walker has said he would not accept that deal. A Walker spokesman said the governor was spending time with his family Saturday, but he didn't say where.
Go, Scott, go!
UPDATE: Leftist/Islamic alliance:
Photo From Egypt: "Egypt Supports Wisconsin Workers
Posted by Lady Liberty on Saturday, February 19, 2011, 11:28 AM
This is an update from Jim. He’s on the ground and in the thick of things. He will be phoning in updates throughout the day.
Thousands of people are at the capitol today. Impossible to tell who the friendlies are right now.
The unions are out in force! The Barack Obama organizers are waiting for us. I can hear the crowd from blocks away.
Kerry Pickett called- “Leftist Organizers are begging union supporters not to confront opponents.”
Stay tuned for updates.
UPDATE: Thousands of Walker’s supporters. Massive crowd. Chanting “Go Scott Go!” and “Pass The Bill!”
The pro-union protest ended at noon but thousands of union backers are still hanging around.
UPDATE: Inside the Capitol Building the pro-union groups are chanting. It’s deafening. I had to go to a back room to phone in this update.