Long before the budget battle began in Wisconsin the seeds were being sown for an all-out assault on working America. The goal was to finish destroyiing what unions there are and what workers can still negotiate for a better life. The first stage was a grand propoganda campaign whose sole purpose was to whip up greed and envy among workers who could not bargain against unionized public workers. Of course since non-union workers are languishing with low wages and no benefits these public workers seemed like the perfect scapegoat for the problems caused by eight years of a Republican President with six years of a Republican Congress.
In a move so fitting for a hero of the modern Corporate Facist Republican Party Scott Walker today is having a hissy fit if he does not get his way. Yes, the Governor that started that state's budget problems with huge giveaways to Corporate America now wants his plan to make workers pay for it passed at all costs. Today he is refusing to compromise and threatening to axe 1500 jobs in a recession if he does not get his way. But of course Scott Walker has already been bought and paid for and has received his marching orders. Indeed, Walker has become a foot soldier for billionaires in the War on the Working Class and is relishing his new role as "warrior" for the greediest and least patriotic among us.