Or, as a friend of mine wrote recently,
So now, it seems, EVERY state--including Michigan--is Wisconsin. Governor Snyder can "say" that he is not going to mess with collective bargaining, but really, we all know that actions speak louder than words. Look no further than the emergency manager's bill.
You might be interested in Brian Robb's analysis of how all the cuts will affect Ypsilanti.
You might be interested in the Detroit News' analysis of how the budget bills would affect eight sample taxpayers.
And here is Rachel Maddow's take on both Wisconsin and Michigan.
And in breaking news from Rachel Maddow's web site:
NBC News reports that the Wisconsin Senate has passed a bill stripping unionized state workers of collective bargaining rights without any Democrats present. It went 18-1 -- Republican Senator Dale Schultz was the lone nay. The Assembly looks likely to vote tomorrow morning. Democrats say the rushed proceedings violate the state's open meetings law and that they'll be asking the State Attorney General to intervene.
Citizens, it's time for us to find our voice. Which might be hard, because every day I find myself more and more speechless.