Turn on your Bat Signal. Fire Up your Spidey Sense Seeker.
Seriously, America needs help! Common Sense and Democracy are at stake.
Mental Health Crusaders are needed ASAP in Madison Wisconsin. The new republican Governor, Scott Walker has
been told to decided to make a name for himself by declaring war on those slackers known as State Employees. All of which have union contracts. I am asking for the Mental Health Crusaders to assist as Governor Walker requires some common sense. Apparently this can happen to newly elected as well as long-term officials.
The New York Times writes: Meanwhile, the governor is refusing to accept his own share of responsibility for the state’s projected $137 million shortfall. Just last month, he and the Legislature gave away $117 million in tax breaks, mostly for businesses that expand and for private health savings accounts. That was a choice lawmakers made, and had it not been for those decisions and a few others, according to the state’s Legislative Fiscal Bureau, the state would have had a surplus.
Wisconsin is certainly not as bad off as California, Illinois, and several northeastern states that are making tough budgetary decisions without trying to eliminate union rights. Nonetheless, the union-busting movement is picking up steam, with lawmakers in Ohio, Indiana, and several other states. On Thursday in Washington, John Boehner, the speaker of the House, weighed in on Mr. Walker’s side.
Keeping schools closed and blocking certain public services is not a strategy we support and could alienate public opinion and play into the governor’s hand. Short of that, the unions should make their voices heard and push back hard against this misguided plan. (NYT opinion article 2/17/11)
Governor Walker takes office and immediately gives tax breaks to put the state over budget, then blames everyone within earshot and is told to go after union contracts to resolve the problem he just created. Now. This is where we need a caped crusader to assist him in understanding DEMOCRACY. Oh, and let him know that threatening to send in crowd instigators, just for fun, is not appropriate.
This just in: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was duped into discussing his strategy to cripple public employee unions, promising never to give in and joking that he would use a baseball bat in his office to go after political opponents, according to an Associated Press rundown
Right now Walkers EGO is riding high! The “ego” needs to step back and have common sense take over. Democracy is a discussion.