February 25, 2011

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Latest News, Wisconsin

Republican Governor of Wisconsin Reveals Real Intentions

If there was ever any doubt about whether Republican Governor of Wisconsin Scott Walker’s efforts to strip public employees of their collective bargaining rights were the product of good faith negotiation about the state’s budget problems – or rather an effort to vilify the police officers, firefighters, and teachers of Wisconsin – that question has been put to rest.

“Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was duped into discussing his strategy to cripple public employee unions, promising never to give in and joking that he would use a baseball bat in his office to go after political opponents…. [T]he governor described several potential ways to pressure Democrats to return to the Statehouse and revealed that his supporters had considered secretly planting people in pro-union protest crowds to stir up trouble.”

DGA Chairman Martin O’Malley discussed the protests in Wisconsin on CNBC this week. Please take a moment to watch the video: