The Wisconsin AFL-CIO has an extensively detailed account of the more serious transgressions against working families by Walker and Co.
The list is long, so I’ll just get to the point…
A quick synopsis:
This summary covers some of the major losses to the quality of life in Wisconsin for middle income and working class families during the early months of the Walker Administration. The extreme cuts made in the 2011-2013 Biennial State Budget will undermine Wisconsin’s economic recovery, degrade public education and decimate the middle class. Wisconsin has taken a giant step backwards under Governor Walker and the Republican-controlled Legislature. Includes facts on the following:
Attacks on Worker Freedom and Protections
Transfer of More Wealth to Corporations & Rich Investors
Taxes Increased for Low-Income Wisconsinites
Massive Cuts to Public Education, Yet More Taxpayer Funds for Private Schools
Limits in Health Care Coverage
Harm to Local Government and its Vital Services
Power Grab: Loss of Balanced, Clean and Open Government
Job Loss Due to Rejection of Federal Rail Funds
New Legislative District Maps Rigged to Benefit Republicans
One last note from me – the amount of hurt being put on Wisconsin’s working families means that we must join together as one big family in order to stop this. Find a way to inform that confused and unsure friend or coworker. Find a way to get through to that traditional Republican relative. Because these policies don’t help any of us on the bottom – red, blue, or in-between – they only help the guys already on top.