Last year Tea Party supporters stormed the halls of our legislatures and elected a group of individuals for whom the plight of any American earning less than a million dollars a year was of no interest. In Ohio, they got a law passed which limited collective bargaining rights for government employees and made them pay more for health care and their pensions. Conservative Republicans hailed this law as a sign America did not want anything to do with those “liberals.”
A funny thing happened along the political path leading to reality. People in Ohio woke up to realize the only people Republicans cared about were those with lots and lots of money. In yesterday’s referendum on the restrictive bargaining law, the vote was 62% to repeal it and 38% to keep it. The people have spoken. So long Tea Party, head back to Wall Street.