Gov. Walker’s Wrecking Crew Takes Wisconsin Back to 19th Century
Source: In These Times
Less fanatical reactionaries than Gov. Scott Walker and his crew in the Wisconsin legislature would have given up by now.
Protests against Walker and his budget proposals are again rapidly gathering pace, with protesters erecting a “Walkerville” to remind public of the “Hoovervilles” that sprung up among the poor during the Great Depression. Budget hearings have been continually disrupted by nonviolent civil disobedience.
But the Republicans remain undeterred, having found another instrument to institutionalize their pro-corporate agenda. Still hanging on to majorities in both houses and with the state budget intended for passage within the next week or so, GOP politicians are still working to include a few particularly retrograde provisions.