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A very important state election is coming up on June 5, 2012; quite possibly the most important election ever held relative to the future of American workers. It's the recall of Wisconsin's governor, Scott Walker.
Walker entered office with the full intent to kill all public unions in the state of Wisconsin. In fact, during his campaign, at a time when he wasn't aware the camera was running, his exact words were "we will divide and conquer" (video), although he promised to collectively bargain with public workers before the 2010 elections (video). While union killing may be his worst constitutional crime, there are dozens of other unconscionable acts he's committed since becoming governor - and before. As such, Walker has needed to establish a legal defense fund.
His lies have become an almost daily occurrence, and he seems to not care that everyone knows he's lying. In fact, I would challenge anyone to produce another governor, past or present, who has told as many lies as Walker. He ranks among the most untrustworthy governor's in the history of our country if not the worst. Yet Walker could easily win his recall election.
Billionaires are sending millions of dollars of outside money into Wisconsin in support of Walker. The Republican Governors Association is "ponying up big to support him", contributing to the more than $13 million he's raised so far; an unheard of amount for a governor. That tells us how important his success is to the rich and powerful.
Walker is the epitome of everything one can hate in a politician. In a perfect Scott Walker world, anyone without enormous wealth and power would be literal slaves. They would be abused, misused and beaten, only to be put to death when they were no longer able to serve their masters.
While several other Republican state governors are chasing Walker's record, they've sort of deliberately lagged behind him --- at least, for the time being --- to see if Walker succeeds. And if Walker wins his recall, that will be the green light for other Republican governors to go hyper.
Given the importance of this election, I've decided to put together the headlines over the past 16 months about Governor Walker. If you're a registered voter in Wisconsin, do your self a favor; read these articles and take to heart the kind of person your governor is. Then ask yourself this question: "Do I really want this kind of human being dictating policy that will have such an adverse impact on my life, my children's lives and my grandchildren's lives?"
(After reviewing the following articles about Walker, you may want to take a look at the unofficial chronological events taking place in the state of Wisconsin after Walker took over the governor's office. It gives you a good deeper insight into Walker and his Wisconsin cronies.)
- Governor Walker and His Budget 'Crisis' - There was no budget crisis in Wisconsin until Walker took over the office. In fact, the state had a surplus, although future budgets did reflect a deficit. But there was no "crisis"; not until Walker called for a special session of the Wisconsin legislature and signed into law not one but two tax breaks for businesses, topped off by "a conservative health-care policy experiment that lowers overall tax revenues (among other things)".
- Dirty Tricks In Wisconsin: Secret Group Shuts Down Phones Of Scott Walker's Democratic Challenger With Spam Texts
- Why Scott Walker Must Go: the Endless Parade of Lies
- Scott Walker: Unfit for Office in College, Unfit for Office Today
- During Debate, Scott Walker Says He'll 'Continue To Have High Integrity.' Oh, Is That What You Call Lying?
- Half of Scott Walker's Cash Comes From Out-of-State Dark-Money Donors
- Documents Show That Scott Walker Lied to Congress
- Scott Walker and Cronies Prove No Low is Too Low
- Anonymous fliers target Wisconsin teachers who signed Scott Walker recall petitions
- Donations to Scott Walker Flagged as Potential Fraud - When MaryAnn Nellis tried to pay for groceries on April 14, her credit card was declined. Later, she said, she found out why: Her credit card company, Capital One, had flagged an earlier purchase as potentially fraudulent. The problem? A $5 donation to Friends of Scott Walker, the Wisconsin governor's campaign committee. Nellis called Capital One and asked a representative about the $5 charge. Nellis told [him] she had not made the donation to Walker. [It was an illegal withdrawal by Walker campaign.]
- Wisconsin Lost 6,200 Private Sector Jobs In April According To Jobs Report Scott Walker Won't Cite
- Gov. Walker Disregards Official Jobs Data Now That It Shows Wisconsin Losing Most Jobs In The Nation
- Scott Walker Blames Protesters for Wisconsin's Highest in Nation Job Losses
- Top Scott Walker Donor's Business Paid Nothing In State Income Taxes From 2005 To 2008
- Scott Walker gives 218 state workers $765,000 in bonuses and raises after public workers took cuts
- Typical Republican Governor: Screw Homeowners Screwed By Wall Street
- Wisconsin state senator: Discrimination doesn't exist because women don't want equal pay
- Wisconsin Gov. Walker: 'Collective bargaining is not a right.' Actually, Scott, it is.
- Koch-Linked 'Charity' Aiding WI Gov. Scott Walker In Recall
- Wisconsin GOP Lawmakers Amending State Constitution To Prevent Recalls. Who Could Have Possibly Seen This Coming?
- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker lawyers up before meeting with prosecutors
- Secret Email System Revealed in "John Doe" Probe of Walker Staff
- Scott Walker's Plutonomy: An Economy for the One Percent
- Scott Walker tells public the state budget is balanced, tells federal officials there is a deficit
- Those Wisconsin 'Fiscal Conscious' Republicans Willing to Stiff Taxpayers for More Than $500K to Run Fake Democrats in Recall Elections
- Attorney: Fake Democrats in Wisconsin committing criminal election fraud
- Former Aide To Gov. Scott Walker Will Face Trial For Embezzling Funds From Veterans Group
- Gov. Walker Accused Of Over 1,000 Violations Of Campaign Finance Law, Could Face $557,500 Fine