Emily's Post: Benton Harbor, Scott Walker's budget ... Emily Mills on Tuesday 04/26/2011 11:14 am
From source -
Walker has denied that such a bill might be in the works, and I even initially dismissed reportsrumor. Further troubling evidence that such a bill may, in fact, be in the pipeline has since come to light, though, and I can’t ignore it anymore.
Last week, someone at Foley & Lardner confirmed that the firm was working to draft similar legislation “in collaboration with the Greater Milwaukee Committee, the governor and his allies.”
Walker’s claim that “There's nobody on my staff, nobody in my administration, I'm certainly not working on anything remotely close to that,” may be technically true – maybe none of his people are actually penning the legislation – but it’s certainly disingenuous.
The following was posted in this blog, WI 1848 Forward, yesterday (4/18) under the general theme of Walker's Wars a report from the local democracy battlefront. I was a little skeptical given that it appeared in Forbe's and was suggesting that not only should the content and attributions (to sources – disclosed and undisclosed) but so should the motivations of the author be carefully evaluated.
- Walker has cold feet on further changes and groups were pushing so he leaked it so he can suppress the push knowing that Garvey, et al, will jump on it!
- Garvey is an incredible investigative journalist and realized that this story just had to get to the public – so it could be stopped!
- Unger is trying, along with his constituency, to precondition an idea and make it seem plausible, “stress tests”, so that it becomes acceptable to the public as an important way to solve problems (or deal with other political philosophies). If you salt Carthage it is pretty difficult to make things ever come back as they were (hence end collective bargaining)!
- Some of the Walker camp are trying to line up support and secure more influence within the camp and need to smoke out those that oppose them (within) so they can be marginalized (a euphemism)!
WI 1848 Forward: Strategy - #Walker 's Wars - a #Michigan takeover gimmick? #vouchers #Elites Kill local governance!