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From UW-Madison's History
of the Wisconsin Idea
Stephen Babcock milking a cow
Stephen Babcock milking a c
For politicians like State Rep. Scott Krug (R-Nekoosa) and Gov. Scott Walker running political interference for the Dairy Business Association (DBA), the DBA's water and air-polluting dairy and swine operations (Concentrated (Confined) Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs)) make political enemies.
That the enemies work to protect Wisconsin families' health, the environment and property values is of no apparent consideration for the DBA (Big Ag in Wisconsin).
Some of major players protecting Wisconsin include:
- Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
- Scientific and legal findings detailing how CAFOs pollute waters,
- The EPA
- Local communities protecting families from pathogens, nitrates and phosphorous (Centers for Diseases Control) ((Leichtnam, Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune),
- University of Wisconsin System including the UW Extension centers (Mullen, Ashland Daily Press) across Wisconsin educating the public about health and environmental dangers in the Wisconsin Idea in action.
These institutions and ideals of democracy would be eviscerated if Scott Walker, the DBA and political cronies like Krug get their way.
Worth noting repeatedly is Scott Walker's enemies tend to be targeted by legislative and executive action.
Opposition is mounting. Stay tuned.
Meanwhile, the GOP is after the "Stupid Vote," its only hope. See Damon Linker, The Week.