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Wisconsin Dems At Wit’s End Over Walker


By Eli Winter
Junior Reporter
HOUSTON, Texas, U.S.A. – After infuriating Wisconsin Democrats with his budget
proposal – which would save millions of dollars by eliminating almost all union
rights for public workers – Gov. Scott Walker has them tearing their hair out
by keeping his job.
Walker defeated a recall
vote in a rare election Tuesday that was sought by Democrats and labor unions who
wanted to prematurely end his tenure.
Walker has had more happen
to him in two dinky little years as governor than most politicians have happen
to them in a lifetime.
He helped put an end to
Wisconsin inmates leaving prison on good behavior. He angered many state
residents by proposing a budget repair bill that would effectively reduce civil
servants’ salaries and eliminate almost all of their collective bargaining
rights, with the exception of firefighters and police officers.
Walker’s actions inspired
about a million state residents to sign the petition that spurred Tuesday’s
recall election, making him only the third governor in American history to face
Now he’s the first man in
history to survive one.
Walker said he’d made the
difficult choices required to balance the Wisconsin budget, but many government
workers didn’t think they were the right choices.
Even more annoyingly, he
used a part of the state’s law for recall elections that allowed him to garner
unlimited donations from supporters anywhere in America and did so with as much
gusto as he could muster, raising $30 million in this manner and vastly outspending
Democratic challenger Tom Barrett, the mayor of Milwaukee, who raised about $4
It was Barrett’s second
loss to Walker; the two men ran against each other for the governor’s job in
Democrats feel they
absolutely, positively, without-a-doubt have to win Wisconsin in November’s national
presidential election.
In 2004, Wisconsin barely
swung to the Democrats’ side, and in 2008 they easily gave incumbent President
Barack Obama a large margin of victory.
Quite a bit of money
raised by Walker went into a pro-Mitt Romney campaign to be implemented this
Even though Democrats are
tearing their hair out with such force they will need copious amounts of
Rogaine to get it back again, remember this, all you who supported Walker’s
Better to have tried and
failed than to not have tried at all.