Will the Union Protests Against Entitlement Cuts Hurt or Help Republicans in 2012?

Bookmark and Share It started in New Jersey where teacher unions tapped into unions all across the nation to protest Chris Christie in Trenton in the tens of thousands. Now the unions have marched on Madison where they are protesting Wisconsin Governor Scott walker in numbers even greater than those that raised their fists against Governor Christie.

Both repeated demonstrations are the result of decisive moves by responsible, fiscally conservative Republican leaders who have decided to touch the third rails of politics entitlement programs.

Entitlements programs including the lucrative benefit packages offered to state employees, are busting the budgets of states all across the nation. And with a rash of newly elected TEA Party supported, Republican governors now in office, many are beginning to tackle these problems as they try to get a handle on their state budgets. New Jersey, Wisconsin, Ohio, Florida, Texas and a dozen more states are finally addressing the problems of out of control deficits and the keeping of promises that pandering political leaders of the past made but that taxpayers cant afford.

As a result, union leaders have unleashed their flocks and ship protesters by the bus loads to state capitals through out the nation. The recent rush of these protesters into and around the Wisconsin state capital bordered on getting out of hand and is but a small sign of a more intense national environment that risks pitting taxpayers against those who provide taxpayers with their services.

With this in mind, in light of the rising and predominant concern of getting our fiscal house in order, White House 2012 asks you how you feel these demonstrations will play out in the 2012 election year. Do you think it will hurt Republican, help Republicans, have no effect at all or it is too early to tell? Let us know in these weeks poll which you can take by clicking here.

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