Monday, April 18, 2011

Quoth Morrissette: Republicans 'Power mad'

Excerpt: In Oklahoma, where the GOP controls both chambers and the governor's office for the first time in history, Republicans are making sweeping changes to the state's civil justice system, shoring up the state's pension system by making workers contribute more and work longer, and aiming to eliminate bargaining rights for municipal workers in the state's seven largest cities.

"They're power mad," said Democratic lawmaker Richard Morrissette of Oklahoma City. "They weren't out there campaigning on the idea of consolidating power. They know they have control of the House, the Senate and the governor's office, and they're ramming this stuff through just because they can."

If Republicans are overreaching, it's also true that voters did not elect them to govern like Democrats. ~ From a story by The Associated Press about the impact of Republican election victories across the nation last year.

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