The Republicans were able to do this by stripping out the budget provisions. The sharp restrictions on collective bargaining were approved because “there were no public funds involved.”
50 years of democracy, and collective bargaining stripped away by this stealthy, sleazy move – only one Wisconsin Republican had the honor and integrity to vote no – Senator Dale Schultz. Only one conscience left in the Republican party in Wisconsin, apparently. Maybe Schultz is the only Republican who is not wrapped in the coils of the Kochtupus.
Walker has proved himself anti-democratic, and tyrannical, with no respect for the democratic process or even the citizens of Wisconsin – at least in my eyes. It will be interesting to follow the recall activity in Wisconsin.