Nationwide unions spearheaded by the public employee unions, teachers’ unions in the vanguard, have Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker in their cross hairs. They aim to shoot him down – figuratively, but of course! — in June 5 recall elections.
Led by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Service Employees International Union (SEI) and Wisconsin-based and other states’ teachers unions, their low-level attack is aimed at sinking Gov. Walker and his Republican majority in the Wisconsin Assembly, thus to reclaim power over how taxpayer dollars are spent.
The campaign seeks to dissemble facts and distract from – or rather, ignore — real issues, mainly fiscal. Put simply, unions want a return to golden oldie days when they, through their Democrat marionettes, pretty much ran things at the Capitol in Madison.
To win, vituperative anti-Walker forces are putting up an estimated $60 million in ad dollars, all derived from union brethren from all parts of America. Call this solidarity. Last year union activists unleashed 3,000 recall petition carriers across Wisconsin, apparently not content to await the next election.