Pluto in Capricorn: Plutocracy.... a government or state in which the wealthy class rules. Autocrat... an absolute ruler, especially a monarch who holds and exercises the powers of government as by inherent right, not subject to restrictions... a person invested with or claiming to exercise absolute authority.
Walker came into his office with a surplus. Solution? Cut taxes in your first month in office, and create a deficit in order to lay off workers, and have an excuse to bring those unions down to their knees. Now he has a budget deficit... so now he can fire 6,000 workers and cut the salaries and benefits for another 175,000 workers. Now, a government worker making $50,000 gross, will have to pay out of that, an additional $5,000 per year in order to maintain their benefits and pension. 10% of their income. But that’s not all. And this is not what the thousands of workers in Madison are protesting. What the workers are protesting is that the Republicans are trying to break the unions: take away their bargaining power, and make them powerless. The Republican teabagger agenda: give money and power to the wealthy, and take it away from the working class.
Jupiter in Aries: Fighting for truth, freedom, rights and justice.
Presently, all is on hold, as the Democrats have absconded, preventing a quorum from being established in order for a vote to take place. The Republicans are short one legislator.
Scott Walker, in the footsteps of George W. Bush, felt that since he was elected, he no longer needed to listen to those who voted for him, for now he is ‘the decider’, and he can do anything he wants to do. Republicans were surprised at the huge turnout for the protest. They haven’t been watching the astrological weather, and what’s happening in Wisconsin is a reflection of what is happening across the country, and across the world.
Wisconsin is also symbolic because they have been the stronghold of the labor movement, the birthplace of one of the largest labor unions, with a long history of battling, and winning rights for workers. They initiated workers compensation for any loss of life or injury on the job, they are responsible for initiating unemployment insurance. The concept of having the 8 hour work day and 40 hour week, was fought for, with their lives, by workers in Wisconsin. Because of the negotiations of unions for wages, for benefits, for fair working conditions, the minimum wage is modeled for the whole country. If Gov. Walker is successful in stripping the unions of their bargaining rights, it will set a precedent for other conservative governors across the country.
Jupiter square Pluto becomes exact February 24th: Fighting for truth and justice against an oppressive or autocratic government or authority. Standing up for what is right against huge odds. Autocrats or dictators in a position of authority who fear, and try to prevent, break down, and control those who dare to fight for their freedom and rights.
When people were asking where Mubarak was, former Rep. David Obey (D-WI) answered that “he was ensconced in the governor’s mansion in Madison.” Now it may seem a stretch to compare Walker to Mubarak, but Walker is indeed modeling an autocratic dictator in order to achieve political ends.
When asked what would happen if the bill goes through, Phil Neuenfeldt, President of the Wisconsin state AFL-CIO, couldn't say. "All I can do is say what the emotion is, what the feelings are," he said. "There are thousands of good and committed people who are not going to let go of this thing. As far as what's going to happen on Monday, I'm not sure. But I can tell you one thing: there's going to be people reacting to this until it turns around." ~ the Huffington Post