I wonder if Wisconsin's GOP governor, Scott Walker, is aware that some lunatic is dressing up like him, issuing a rash of stupid statements in his name, and making an unholy mess of his state's government?
I wonder if Wisconsin’s GOP governor, Scott Walker, is aware that some lunatic is dressing up like him, issuing a rash of stupid statements in his name, and making an unholy mess of his state’s government?
The guy running around in Walker’s suit has been mindlessly ranting about how he intends to crush the democratic rights of state workers in order to balance the budget. I know he’s an impostor because no actual governor would make such patently ridiculous comments or push such an insanely destructive political agenda.
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“We don’t have any money,” the fake governor recently cried. The real Governor Walker would avoid any mention of this embarrassment, because it was he who pooh-poohed the state’s $137 million shortfall just a few weeks ago by doling our $117 million in tax giveaways to business interests.
But the bogus governor’s stupidest claim is that fixing the budget problem requires him to take away the collective bargaining rights of public employees. Hello – suppressing worker rights will not cut a dime out of the budget. But it will cut the heart out of the state’s historic commitment to economic fairness. A real governor would know that.
The faux “Mr. Walker” then tried to camouflage his anti-worker assault, absurdly asserting that killing collective bargaining “doesn’t alter worker rights.” Come on – even right-wing, corporate-hugging Republican governors know that collective bargaining is what puts some measure of democracy in America’s workplace, both producing and protecting the rights of employees from autocratic executives.
The impostor really blew his charade though when he claimed that eliminating bargaining is what he was elected to do. Uh-oh, pants on fire! The real Scott Walker knows that he didn’t even mention such a crazy idea in his campaign. If he had, he would not have won.