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'A House of Cards' in Wisconsin

8:31 AM, Feb 21, 2011 • By MICHAEL WARREN
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The Heritage Foundation reports from Wisconsin and talks with union members protesting in Madison:

One demonstrator, at 3:34 in the video, expresses her concern that if the public sector unions are "busted up" in Wisconsin, "it's going to be like a house of cards, and all the unions across the United States are going to be broken." With similar efforts to have public sector workers contribute more to their benefits in states like Ohio, Tennessee, and Pennsylvania, her assessment of the future of public sector unions could be prescient. Is it any wonder, then, that the Democratic National Committee and Barack Obama's Organizing for America have been dispatching volunteer demonstrators to Madison?

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