'This is not Wisconsin'
Give Gov. Deval Patrick and the House credit: They're taking on the public unions.
... No, this isn't Wisconsin, not quite. Lawmakers here aren't stripping public unions of their collective bargaining rights on all fronts. But they are suspending one of those rights in order to confront an undeniable problem that public unions have stubbornly refused to address: Soaring government health-care costs. Intransigence to a common-sense reform led to this specific confrontation. Even Massachusetts Democrats -- Massachusetts Democrats
-- are fed up with the deliberate foot dragging. That's how bad it's gotten. ... We'll see how far this goes. The Senate doesn't sound like it will go along with the House's reform bill. After all, this is