Now, like the Koch brothers, who are old Ronald Reagan supporters, Walker wants to break the unions, just as Reagan did in the 80swith the FAA (which made air travel less safe to this day). Mr. Walker, like Mr. Reagan, gave tax breaks to the rich and took money away from the people; tis a sad day for Wisconsin that a man like this became governor.
The teachers' union is right to protest the attempt by Walker and the right-wing Republicans to take away their rights for collective bargaining. I would be willing to bet that not one of the Republican right-wingers has ever spent a whole day in a classroom or understood why we have unions and collective bargaining in America. As a youngster, living in a boarding house hotel in Gary, Indiana, I would see men come home from the steel mills every week having lost a finger, a hand, or showing a major burn from the hot strip steel and sizzling water that came off the red hot steel. After the unions bargained for better working conditions, I saw fewer and fewer accidents; but at one time, the accident rate was horrendous. You can imagine this steel mill situation took place also in Chicago, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Akron, Wheeling, and other steel sites all over America.
Getting back to the teachers; with all the attacks on teachers, sometimes resulting in their deaths, and the abuse they have to take from principals and parents, as well as students, I can guarantee you that I would no more be a high school teacher than I would be a policeman these days, considering the dangers involved with so many kids and adults carrying guns, knives and other weapons. Thus, for these lousy legislators in Wisconsin to try to destroy the right of collective bargaining for these teachers, police and others, it shows ignorance and irresponsibility of the worst sort.
But of course, I'm sure that Walker and his Republican minions haven't thought of this because they are so anxious to get a real (or phony) phone call from Mr. David Koch, their puppet master. You may recall that a guy named Ian Murphy busted Gov. Walker with a call pretending to be Mr. Koch. In the recorded conversation, it was apparent that Gov.Walker worked more for Mr. Koch than he did the people of Wisconsin.
With this in mind, if I still lived in Wisconsin, I'd start a petition to have Scott Walker removed from office for malfeasance. It is my hope that someone who has the spirit of Robert La Follette will do just that -- go after Gov. Walker and have him removed from office.