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February 21st, 2011
02:57 PM ET

The politics of balancing a budget

Teachers are expected back in class today and tomorrow in Wisconsin, ending for now their participation in massive protests against what they see as an attempt by Governor Scott Walker to kill their unions.

Democrats in the State Senate are still hiding out - out of town - trying to postpone a vote on the bill. It's more in our continuing series "States in Crisis."

On American Morning this morning, Kiran Chetry talked to CNN senior political analyst Ed Rollins and Democratic strategist Maria Cardona about what the protests in Wisconsin could mean for the rest of the country.

Filed under: Budget • Education • Education cuts • States in Crisis
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  1. Pauly

    All these politicians who keep bashing public work employees seem to forget one thing, they too are public employees. We hear a lot about the pensions & health care benefits of public employees. What about the pensions & health care benefits of elected officials & their staffs?

    Lawmakers don't need collective bargaining. They just vote themselves raises & perks.They are also the ones who are most responsible for wasteful spending. If we are truly going to have shared sacrifice, then lawmakers need to lead by example! We're broke & can't afford to pay Congresspeople $174,000.00 a year to do little more than appear on tv!!!

    February 22, 2011 at 7:41 am |