After failing to intimidate lawmakers with protests and threats into backing down on the budget-repair bill reining in the collective-bargaining privileges of government employees, unions in Wisconsin sent out letters promising potentially illegal boycotts and attacks against businesses in the state that refuse to publicly support their demands.
Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever has said that United States Border Patrol officials have repeatedly asked him to reduce, even stop, arrests of illegal immigrants trying to cross the United States border. Dever’s allegations come just days after Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano claims that the U.S.-Mexican border is more secure than ever before.
Mark Meckler, co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, is the organizer behind Thursday’s “Continuing Revolution” rally at the Capitol, and said that:
It's the kind of legislative proposal that makes you pinch yourself and wonder what the House Republican leadership is thinking. The U.S. House of Representatives will consider a "Government Shutdown Prevention Act" April 1 that would purportedly ensure funding of government at levels approved by the House if the Senate fails to pass a continuing resolution by April 6.