The agenda of Republican Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin isn’t jobs which he campaigned on says the people of the state. But instead Walker has waged all-out war on the middle-class by cutting state funded programs like public schools, the raising of college tuition, the benefits of state employees, and the attempt to abolish state employee Union bargaining rights.
On June 5, Tuesday, the incumbent Walker faces Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in a recall election initiated by the people because of unwanted ultra Conservative initiatives by Walker.
“The fight began in February 2011 when Walker introduced the collective bargaining measure. Tens of thousands of people descended on the state Capitol to demonstrate against the plan and minority Democrats in the state Senate fled to Illinois in a futile attempt to block a vote.
Republicans who controlled the Legislature pushed the plan through anyway. Democrats have been looking for payback ever since (Huff Post).”
In this traditionally progressive state, even under Republican leadership, Walker seems to be taking radically conservative steps to bust Unions, often the only support of working Americans, that would not only have a dramatic economic effect on the people of Wisconsin, but has the potential to create a nationwide Union dismantling effort by other Red States.
The working-class of the state have formed a grassroots effort knocking on doors and pounding the pavement in an effort to preserve the working-class’s rights, according to MSNBC. But, they’re not as financially well-heeled as Walker who’s being funded by outside corporate interest.
On June 1, 2012 former Presidentmade a speech in support of Mayor Tom Barrett at Pere Marquette Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, condemning Walker’s apparent attack on Wisconsin’s working class.