The evil Republicans who care about supposed fiscal responsibility are at it again.

House lawmakers voted overwhelmingly last night to strip police officers, teachers, and other municipal employees of most of their rights to bargain over health care, saying the change would save millions of dollars for financially strapped cities and towns.

The 111-to-42 vote followed tougher measures to broadly eliminate collective bargaining rights for public employees in Ohio, Wisconsin, and other states.

I am waiting for the same protesting we saw in Wisconsin, especially since this goes further. Governor Walker’s bill exempted police officers and fire fighters.

Except that isn’t going to happen.

Because in this case:

The push in Massachusetts was led by Democrats who have traditionally stood with labor to oppose any reduction in workers’ rights.

The unions need to wake up to the reality that the public does not have unlimited funds and that even honest Democrats recognize. These are the same Democrats, who are, in the words of Robert J. Haynes, president of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO, “The same Democrats that all these labor unions elected.”

In the end, the tax money to union dues to roughly 95% of political contributions for Democrats money laundering scheme (remember, the “labor union elected [them]”) will likely win out in Massachusetts. But it is quite impressive to see some Democrats who are reasonable.

By the way, where is the national media in all of this? Where is Michael Moore?

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