NOTE: Yes they are friends but I have lots of friends who took cutbacks in pay, tempo leave, who have had to LOSE jobs or take lesser paying jobs just to stay employed. I have friends that have doubled their workload while co-workers are laid off. Yes friends pay taxes and pay for public service. Yes union are important but so is balancing the budget. what do you think? leave comments below.
Obama Calls Wisconsin Budget Bill 'Assault on Unions' - FoxNews.com: "President Obama has accused Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican, of unleashing 'an assault' on unions by pressing legislation that would end collective bargaining rights for public employees and sharply increase their health care and pension payments.
'Some of what I've heard coming out of Wisconsin, where you're just making it harder for public employees to collectively bargain generally seems like more of an assault on unions,' Obama told WTMJ-TV in a White House interview Wednesday. 'And I think it's very important for us to understand that public employees, they're our neighbors, they're our friends.'"