Friday, February 18, 2011

The new class war starts in Wisconsin

What were they thinking, the fools who voted this tool into the governor's seat? Welcome to America, post-Citizens' United (thank you Clarence, John, Antonin and Anthony). How do Rethuglicans convince so many people to cut their own throats?

"TPM's Brian Beutler reports that half of Wisconsin's budget shortfall results from three of Walker's own business-coddling initiatives. According to the Capitol Times, as quoted in Beutler's piece, in January, Walker pushed through '$140 million in spending for special interest groups.' Walker claims a budget shortfall of $137 million. You do the math.

"Walker is carrying out the wishes of his corporate master, David Koch, who calls the tune these days for Wisconsin Republicans. Walker is just one among many Wisconsin Republicans supported by Koch Industries -- run by David Koch and his brother, Charles -- and Americans For Prosperity, the astroturf group founded and funded by David Koch. The Koch brothers are hell-bent on destroying the labor movement once and for all.During his election campaign, Walker received the maximum $15,000 contribution from Koch Industries,
according to Think Progress, and support worth untold hundreds of thousands from the Koch-funded astroturf group, Americans For Prosperity." -- Adele M. Stan, Alternet

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