Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Walker Texas Ranger
I find it amusing that so many state workers, especially those who are Republicans, are all panicky about what Walker Texas Ranger is going to do. I think that he was pretty clear during the campaign. They are concerned about a lack of a contract. I think that they are DOA. Look they need to be approved in a special session. Look it is the holiday season and our representatives are busy. Look the Republican leadership has said that they are too busy basking in the glow of victory to be bothered with such things. If they can't get a quorum the contracts die. This is not without precedent. So, expect the Republican to not show up. If by some act of God they do show up they will debate until the end of the session about how much the employees should be contributing towards pension and health insurance and whether those increased payments should be retroactive to 2009.