Subsidized Socialists in Wisconsin Loving The Protest

It's inspiring to see the peace loving protesters in Wisconsin gathering to respectfully engage in political activism at the capital in Wisconsin.

As protesters said they were willing to risk arrest to block an Assembly vote on Walker's bill on union bargaining, police began escorting or dragging some of them out. There is still a sizable group inside, however.

"Shame! Shame! Shame!" demonstrators shouted.

Taylor Tengwall, 21, of Duluth, Minn., said, "They grabbed me by the shoulders and took me out."

The measure passed Wednesday night by the Senate will help state and local governments and schools avoid massive layoffs and massive increases in property taxes, he said.

The bill would repeal most collective bargaining by public employee unions.

These crowds don't appear to involve union folk - instead, it looks like a bunch of young, subsidized socialists with nothing better to do - gaining a great sense of purpose and identity.

Some of the Democrats who have been boycotting the Senate for three weeks said they would return to Wisconsin once the bill passes the Assembly. But they had not crafted their exact plans for return, and Senate Minority Leader Mark Miller (D-Monona) issued a statement saying they would not return on Thursday after earlier indicating they might.