“Madison is only the beginning,” says Moore who was once boycotted by unions for not using union workers on one of his films (the one railing against capitalism, oddly enough).
I guess Moore likes unions as long as he doesn’t have to be on the hook for their ridiculous contracts.
(MADISON, Wis.) — Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore urged Wisconsin residents Saturday to fight Republican-backed efforts to strip most public workers of their collective bargaining rights, telling thousands of protesters that “Madison is only the beginning.”
The crowd roared in approval as Moore implored demonstrators to keep up their struggle against Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s legislation, comparing their fight to Egypt’s revolt. He also thanked the 14 state Democratic senators who fled Wisconsin to block a vote on the bill, saying they’ll go down in history books.
“We’re going to do this together. Don’t give up. Please don’t give up,” Moore told the protesters, who have held steady at the Capitol for nearly three weeks. Police have said a crowd of about 70,000 showed up on Feb. 19, and an even larger crowd rallied Feb. 26.
Moore said the wealthy have overreached, first taking the working class’ money and then taking their souls by shutting them up at the bargaining table. The crowd yelled “thank you” before Moore began to speak, and he responded: “All of America thanks you, Wisconsin.”
On a related note, anyone else tired of the unionists insulting the Egyptian protesters by comparing their plight to the tantrum being thrown by pampered union workers here in America? The Egyptians have been living under the cruel boot of tyranny.
The union workers are being asked to actually contribute a bit to the health and pension benefits.
Making that comparison is a bit like Moore comparing his latest diet to the struggles of starving Africans.