Friday, June 24, 2011

Thom Hartmann: Is it only a matter of time before Republican Governors get a rude awakening at the polls?

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You need to know this. The New Jersey State House passed a harsh anti-union bill yesterday - that shreds public employee benefits - cuts off cost-of-living increases for their pensions - and kills their collective bargaining rights. The bill includes the deepest cuts to public employee benefits in the state's history - and will affect more than 750,000 public workers like teachers, firefighters, and police officers. Despite thousands protesting outside the state capital - à la Wisconsin - Republicans in the State House jammed through the bill and the Republican Senate is expected to pass it Monday - handing Republican Governor Chris Christie a huge victory in his war against unions.

But the people of New Jersey are catching on to Governor Christie radical anti-middle class agenda - as recent polls shows his job approval plummeting. He joins other Republicans Governors around the country from Scott Walker in Wisconsin - to John Kasich in Ohio - to Rick Scott in Florida - whose poll numbers are falling through the floor.

So even though these guys thought they could get away with dismantling the working class in their state - it's only a matter of time before they get a rude awakening from voters at the polls.


(What are you doing to awaken voters to give these governors a rude awakening? Tell us here.)

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