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So the Democrats in Wisconsin literally walking out rather than face the truth about the State's budget.
But what's happening with the budget and Wisconsin is happening with the budget in Washington check -- our congress get ready for similar battles -- Texas congresswoman.
Sheila Jackson Lee we -- me tonight thank you so much for joining and -- really appreciate it.
Are you concerned about what you're seeing happening in that Wisconsin when it comes in the budget battles in DC.
Well I'm an angry with governor blunt I don't have all the facts about Wisconsin but I know that all of us for -- to be tightening our belt.
But at the same time I think it's wrong to demonize -- certain populations such as government workers.
Government workers are members of the united states military government workers -- -- -- -- and losing the game nice and pleasant a big part of our housing demonizing occurring I don't slam with a demonizing coming -- I I think when you.
Before there is an opportunity to sit down and negotiate how you can dance have the public workers contribute.
To resolving the budget -- as opposed to.
Categorizing them as the target breaking their collective bargaining agreement that is demonizing him but I think my parents are not -- I'll give you that but -- -- sitting -- -- -- to them.
Is that taxpayers are being called upon.
With higher property taxes higher state taxes.
Hire local -- sales taxes what is five states we -- unions.
Fighting and lobbying for a tax and spending increases to pay for.
A government worker pay and benefits that are better than that you can get the private sector so how does that -- and well.
-- -- first of all I think we all I'm going to have to sit any.
Fashion that is not evidence stand by what we've seen on the floor of the house that were announced second day probably four -- five days.
On the C aren't we all gonna have to sit down at that bargaining table.
And I believe I agree with the president -- I think that that we recognize that we have a budget.
A concern and freezes and salaries.
We can readily address and that's not very popular but I think that's one but when you have announced agreements that have been in place.
It is wrong to try and bust those agreements it is better to try negotiate.
And tried to get everyone to recognize what can you offer to move forward as relates to taxpayers know I don't want to see.
Hardworking Americans Wisconsin.
Those in Wisconsin bells and taxes.
Pay higher taxes -- -- struggling -- cells but what are we doing in Texas regarding funding education but again there's a way of doing it and I imagine.
From the limited facts that I know that the legislators in Wisconsin feel that once it passes the senate.
It's a done deal in the house and there's no opportunity for there to be given take -- frankly believe as we -- doing now and again we -- he's an Indian take.
You're making some very important points your final point would you -- -- would you before teachers or policemen or firemen.
Having the right to strike and walk out on the job as a teachers have been doing in protest would you be four.
As these teachers and cops -- firemen striking.
Well in Texas we have beaten confirmed.
And therefore we have a situation.
There is -- bargaining unit for teachers when I frankly believe and is -- -- but to the collective bargaining agreement.
And what I view as these teachers as protesting.
So that they can get back on the job I want them back on the job.
I want firefighters working and let me just say this -- -- pass an amendment last night at -- that took away monies to invest in firefighters that have been lost and was voted on.
By Republicans and Democrats so you know we make these choices.
I want the teachers back to work but I understand their dilemma and I don't think -- collective bargaining agreement should be -- are you get the final where representatives Sheila Jackson Lee always terrific to see you thank you so very much thank you are having me really --
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