As I had predicted, there are a lot of Milwaukee County employees looking at retiring before the end of this year or at the very beginning of the next year. They also see how Scott Walker is going to have a scorched earth campaign and that the County will be the earth that gets scorched. They also see it is going to be so bad that some of them are even considering an early retirement even though they will be greatly reducing their benefits by doing so.
Many of them attended a retirement seminar earlier in the week. A number of them have approached me this week to make sure that I was aware that one of the first things that Walker's HR people were telling the prospective retirees was that one of the first things they should do when they retire is look at moving out of Wisconsin.
Nice way to Believe in Wisconsin, eh?
As one friend put it: What good it is to save a couple of bucks in taxes when you spend ten times on the basic services that aren't as good as they in Wisconsin?
My question is whether this was a symptom of Walker having his HR people taking not so subtle jabs at Governor Doyle (we already know that Walker has no qualms about using county time or personnel for campaign purposes), or that they were warning people that they think that Walker actually could win?