A New Despot Arises - in Wisconsin!
For every Hosni Mubarak who takes it on the lam when his people finally cry "ENOUGH", there's a new fascist dictator ready to take his place.
Consider Wisconsin, where newly elected Republican Gov. Scott "Hosni" Walker has threatened to use the Wisconsin National Guard against his gentle nation of cheeseheads.
According to published reports, Walker proposed stripping nearly all government workers of their collective bargaining rights.
And as a warning shot across the bow, he told Wisconsin reporters Friday that he's alerted the National Guard ahead of any unrest, or in the event that state services are interrupted. Under his plan, which he'll include in his forthcoming budget proposal, most state workers would no longer be able to negotiate for better pensions or health benefits or anything other than higher salaries, which couldn't rise at a quicker pace than the Consumer Price Index.
Gov. Walker has decided he's had quite enough of these "unions" demanding fair treatment for their workers and has decided that state employees shall no longer be entitled to the same kind of protections enjoyed by other workers.
It's a good place to start, really, because EVERYONE hates those lazy, surly, government employees. You know, the ones who teach your children? The people who repair state highways? The people in charge of Aging and Long-Term Care who look after your parents or grandparents. The ones who take care of the environment and make sure pesticides stay out of your drinking water? The state employees who look after your food safety? The public defenders? The Public Health Department? The Department of Natural Resources? The State Insurance Commission? The Ethics and Accountability Division?
No more unions for you!Continued on the next page