While political leaders try to find scapegoats to deflect blame for our problems, the American people are ultimately smarter than that. They want and are responsive to compelling solutions to unemployment and economic insecurity.
Efforts at union busting and eliminating the right of government workers to organize will not lead to a more constructive discussion of the need for change in this century. Instead we will see further polarization and continued conflict.
The Wisconsin protests have never been about the money. It's about the politics, about the representation and about the duty that public officials have to treat their constituents who are taxpayers with a minimal degree of respect.
The American Dream has been made possible by the strength of the American labor movement. The people of Wisconsin are making history by drawing a serious line in the sand against unbridled corporate power.
It's a pretty long walk from Tahrir Square to the state capitol in Madison, Wisconsin with no direct service currently between the two on Virgin America. Yet these two hot spots across the globe seem somehow closer than ever before today.