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Union plan deserves more discussion
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With an immediate budget shortfall of $137 million, and a long term one of $3.6 billion, Gov. Scott Walker has taken sharp aim at Wisconsin public employee unions. He says he won't bargain with them anymore because the state is broke and in these economic hard times, public employee unions remain woefully out of touch with a private sector that's been bleeding jobs and reducing employee benefits throughout the Great Recession.Toward that end, the governor has a good point.