Wisconsin left divided between anger, relief

  • Article by: CURT BROWN and PAM LOUWAGIE , Star Tribune staff writers
  • Updated: March 10, 2011 - 11:03 PM

The protests and vote in Madison have left the state deeply split, no less so citizens of western Wisconsin.

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minneapolisradtechMar. 10, 1110:51 PM

Aside from teachers, police, fire fighters. We won't notice much of a different if the majority of public employees jobs are dissolved. Kudos to the governor of WI. Let's start in MN.

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ljfromminMar. 10, 1110:54 PM

This article doesn't really reinforce the "Epic defeat in Wisconsin could help union leaders launch counterattack on Republicans in 2012" article, does it?

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glamorousvivMar. 10, 1110:56 PM

Fringe college students all following Ashton's tweets and working themselves into a frothing frenzy. Yeah...I remember being young and foolish too, once. (But not this foolish!) Do they even know what they're fighting for? ha.

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jarlmnMar. 10, 1110:59 PM

Well at least the Lefty demonstrators will now have bragging rights to participation in a big-bad protest thingy. Granny or Pop won't be able anymore to throw in their faces how they supposedly "changed the world" back in the 60's.

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cleotispMar. 10, 1111:09 PM

"There's a lot of disbelief and a combination of depression, shock and anger," - Welcome to the rest of the world. The rest of us in the private sector pay more than that toward our medical and retirement. Free ride is over. Get over yourselves and step up to the plate.

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rarmstrongMar. 10, 1111:12 PM

The fact that Democrats were "shocked" by this is very telling.

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Wally_99Mar. 10, 1111:16 PM

The states are broke. The federal government is broke. It is high time that it has come to this. The main question is -- are we too late to save the fiat currency of this country. It we don't pull ourselves out of this debt in the next 5 years at the state and federal levels, hyper-inflation looms and we will never pull out of it.

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mcgibbonsMar. 10, 1111:16 PM

so the Republicans traded the savings they could have had with the concessions the public workers had agreed to for stripping them of collective bargaining.

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nsa1bobMar. 10, 1111:18 PM

They forgot to mention that the KOCH Brothers got their money's worth and are VERY HAPPY. They now OWN Wisconsin lock, stock and barrel.

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jaybarMar. 10, 1111:30 PM

"Where free unions and collective bargaining are forbidden, freedom is lost" -- Ronald Reagan (Sept 1, 1980)

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