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Tim Pawlenty Calls For Push Back Against 'Silent Coup' From Government Unions

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Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty called Monday for Congress and local governments across the country to join him in stopping the "silent coup" from government-employee unions, arguing that their benefits packages are sucking up vital taxpayer dollars and must be changed.

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