VIDEO- The Rachel Maddow Show: Like weekends? Thank Wisconsin unions.

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This isn't about money or budgets, it's about politics.

This is about destroying the Democratic party's ability to fund candidates, register new (including young and immigrant) voters, and eventually, exist meaningfully.

This is about a complete corporate takeover.

This is about busting unions and ending workers' rights.

This is about ending the Democratic party's electoral chances.

Let's recap: What did Wisconsin unions give us?

  • The eight hour work day
  • The 40 hour work week
  • Workers' compensation
  • The weekend
  • Unemployment benefits
  • The nation's biggest public workers' union
  • One of the first collective bargaining agreements for those those public workers

Kiss that good-bye if the unions go the way of black and white TV.

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