"The idea was you could retire with respect and dignity. But that whole idea has been slashed now, and I felt like, What is the point?"
- BOB MCLINNa 63-year-old labor-union president, who left his job in the Wisconsin Department of Corrections earlier than he had planned
"What a terrible, terrible day for Wisconsin. I am incensed. I am shocked."
- JON RICHARDS,a Democratic state representative from Milwaukee, responding to news that a bill to limit union rights had been passed by the Wisconsin Assembly vote early Feb. 25, following days of debate and protests
"This is war. This is a class war."
- MICHAEL MOORE,liberal activist and filmmaker, on the passage of a measure in the Wisconsin state senate that would strip public employees of most of their collective-bargaining rights
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