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Daniels Suspended Collective Bargaining in 2005

Posted by Viv on February 18, 2011

Governor Mitch Daniels (R-IN) rescinded collective bargaining for state workers on his first day in office in 2005.  The result? Ninety-two (92) percent of union members left the union.

No outrage. No protests. No Nazi signs and targets painted on his photographs. No legislators abandoning their duties. No dirty Chicago politics. No president criticizing his actions.

More results? After those actions, Daniels managed to bring Indiana out of its $600 million budget deficit in the first year and then maintain a budget surplus, even during the recession.

It works.


4 Responses to “Daniels Suspended Collective Bargaining in 2005”

  1. I don’t know why more aren’t on Daniels’ bandwagon.

  2. and the stupid truce fight is just that, stupid. Mitch is saying “first things first, ignore, not accept expansions on liberal social issues, just don’t bother addressing them at all until you tackle the 800lb gorilla first, But people like Riehl (who is good) and Erikson (who is also good) have no problem focusing on social issues, when actually, I think that forcing redefinition of existing laws in social aspects might make the christian con/so-con portion feel good about themselves, meanwhile there is still 15 mil in debt, and 1.4/actually 1.6 tril, and actually 2.1 tril (because of debt maintenance) tot he debt each year!

    1/5th, or there abouts of deficit per year is worth sacrificing for having an extended debate on abortion? Or DADT?! WTF?

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  4. I read an article a few days ago that Daniels is the favorite of DC insiders, and while daniels is familiar with the inside details of washington, he’s still got experience as an executive, and SUCCESSFUL tenure as a governor, and unlike christie, Daniels is term limited, so he won’t be leaving Indiana behind to run for president, he would have no choice but to leave the governors mansion, which makes him ideal at least in terms of the “service” arguments.

    I also think that part of the Indy Dem walkout is to taint Daniels chances at running “He couldn’t get anything done in his own state for the last 18 months.” sorta thing. Well, not THINK, but I wouldn’t be surprised.

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