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Scott Walker is a Kochhead – one of several super-ambitious right-wing politicos who can’t get enough of the laissez-fairyland hallucinogens being pushed all across the land by the secretive billionaire Koch brothers.
As the GOP’s gubernatorial candidate in Wisconsin last year, Walker took $43,000 in campaign cash from the Koch brothers’ corporate PAC, plus-hundreds of thousands of dollars of support from a Koch-funded political front group. Now in office, it’s clear that the Guv has also snorted several bags of the Koch’s 100-percent pure, anti-worker, corporate mindset, for he’s pushing maniacally to take away the right of Wisconsin public employee unions to bargain with government bosses like him. Instead of collective bargaining, Walker would reduce the middle-class workers to “collective begging” – a position of subservience that is the Kochian ideal.
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What the governor didn’t anticipate, however, was a jolting side effect of Koch fairy dust: a widespread public revulsion to his actions. Tens of thousands of teachers, firefighters, police officers, and other workers – plus school kids and other supporters – have filled Wisconsin’s Capitol building in an unrelenting protest. And, while Walker claims he’s only doing what the people want – a 61-percent majority of Americans say they don’t want what he’s doing.
But there’s no use trying to talk reality to a delirious Kochhead. With his Capitol in turmoil, the governor blissfully said, “I hope I’m an inspiration” to others trying to eliminate worker rights.
Before you faint from this guy’s self-anointed saintliness, note another little provision he very quietly buried in Section 44 of his anti-worker bill. It allows the governor, with no oversight, to sell Wisconsin’s publicly-owned power plants on a no-bid basis to private corporations. Guess who’s in the energy business and could profit enormously from this giveaway? The Koch brothers.