Abuse of Power: Republicans Rubber-Stamp Scott Walker Power Play

Mar 08, 2011

Clock Begins Ticking on Days Before He Is Eligible for Recall

MADISON-Following is the statement of Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate following the Republican vote to end collective bargaining for public employees in Wisconsin.

“Using tactics that trample on the traditions of our Legislature, the Republican leadership has betrayed our state. Republicans have rubber-stamped the desire of the Koch Brothers and their godshead Scott Walker to cripple Wisconsin’s middle class and lower benefits and wages for every single wage-earner in our state. The vote does nothing to create jobs, does nothing to strengthen our state, and shows finally and utterly that this never was about anything but raw political power. We now put our total focus on recalling the eligible Republican senators who voted for this heinous bill. And we also begin counting the days remaining before Scott Walker is himself eligible for recall.”

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