Apr 17, 2011

Forbes: Gov. Scott Walker Reportedly Planning Financial Martial Law in Wisconsin

It could be just Walker and the GOP's idea of a joke but nothing destructive to Wisconsin communities and families ought to be seen as beyond the pale of the man who thinks God commands him to lord over Wisconsin.


Reports are surfacing that Scott Walker is now preparing his next assault on the democratic political process in the State of Wisconsin.

Following the lead of Michigan GOP Governor Rick Snyder, Walker is said to be preparing a plan that would allow him to force local governments to submit to a financial stress test with an eye towards permitting the governor to take over municipalities that fail to meet with Walker’s approval.

According to the reports, should a locality’s financial position come up short, the Walker legislation would empower the governor to insert a financial manager of his choosing into local government with the ability to cancel union contracts, push aside duly elected local government officials and school board members and take control of Wisconsin cities and towns whenever he sees fit to do so.

Such a law would additionally give Walker unchallenged power to end municipal services of which he disapproves, including safety net assistance to those in need.

1 comment:

  1. This is awful! Way to go Wisconsin, for voting him in!