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Monday, February 23, 2009

Hawkeye Review: Landing a punch on Big Labor...

Excerpted from this post at Hawkeye Review

... readers who visited "The Morning Roost" last Wednesday took note of my final topic which was aptly titled, "The Paulsen RopeADope." Included in this post is a You-Tube video that defines the brilliant boxing career of Muhammad Ali. What Ali did was, "defy the expected conventions" of his sport. ... Word from legislators this past week made it clear to me that Minority Leader Paulsen was immersed in his preparations for Prevailing Wage debate and amendments. Kraig put his time, energy and preparation into a set of carefully crafted amendments and now that "this round" of Prevailing Wage is finished, it appears one of those amendments emerged to become the crushing blow to big labor in Iowa. The short version, one ammendment cost one vote... enter McKinley Bailey. Big Labor is now hurt, not necessarily down for the count, in fact, I would characterize them as stunned, hurt and now running around the ring, flailing away with wild punches in every direction. Certain legislators are now targeted by their own caucus and big labor... a classic replay from movies I'm sure you can name!

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