It's not about the budget. In Wisconsin, stamping out the unions is about making it harder for Democrats--President Obama in particular--to win elections. That this was about more than the budget has been obvious for a while, even though legislators and right-wing pundits have insisted that it was. Well, here's one admitting what they're really up to.
WI Senate GOP Leader Admits On-Air That His Goal Is To Defund Labor Unions, Hurt Obama’s Reelection Chances
. . .State Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-WI), one of Walker’s closest allies in the legislature, confirmed the true political motive of Walker’s anti-union push. Fitzgerald explained that “this battle” is about eliminating unions so that “the money is not there” for the labor movement. . .
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