Feb 23, 2011
Scott Walker Is Attacking the Livelihood of Wisconsin Families
Now is the time for every elected federal, state, county and municipal official to get out in the street.
We have a governor who can blithely tell the state in prime time that he has no compunction about firing workers, destroying the very livelihood of Wisconsin families for his own political ends that he believes "eventually" will become the consensus, as he tells George Will [who can't help but take gratuitous shots at the civil rights and peace movement in Madison].
In the mean time, families will just have to do without their jobs, as Walker and GOP legislative aides from Sen. Randy Hopper's office (R-Fond du Lac) smirk at callers.
This 'budget repair" bill is so loaded with weapons against Wisconsin families; it's difficult to address all the harm. Women, seniors, minorities, workers, anyone who is not a demonstrated Republican or Tea Partier is in some peril.
Here's one huge problem: Walker's threat to begin lay-offs next week if he does not get his way is a direct attack on families
Never has a Wisconsin governor so explicitly demonstrated genuine malice towards the people whom he is supposed to serve.
The sense of entitlement that Walker displays: Now that he is governor he can act in any manner he chooses reveals the mind-set that Norman Cousins described as the "pathology of power."
Walker is King George W. cubed at the height of his delusions from which we are still recovering.
It's crisis time alright; we have a maddened tyrant wreaking havoc onto our families.
People have fought and literally died for the rights such as collective bargaining that we take for granted today, or at least we did until Scott Walker assumed office.
As the great labor historians, Sidney Lens and Howard Zinn, remind us in their work, labor rights were won with blood, cracked skulls and destroyed families.
A recall will happen next year for Walker; and now is the time for militant action and civil disobedience.
This fool, and that is what Scott Walker is, has no conception of what he is doing.