When I went out this afternoon to do the weekly grocery shopping, I went with a light heart.
I felt good because I knew that the Walker agenda was working. After all, Scott Walker said so, as did Americans for Prosperity, the MacIver Institute and the mainstream corporate media.
They said that we are open for business, that Walker created a gazillion jobs and that we were all doing so good.
And we know that they wouldn't lie to us, right?
So it was with great shock that I saw two guys on the street waving signs announcing a going out of business sale. Surely they were mistaken and meant to have signs saying that they were having a doing a super amount of business sale.
But, alas no. The Fashion Bug store, located next to the grocery store and which has been successfully running for at least 15 years, probably longer, was going out of business. It made me sad to see their store window plastered with going out of business and clearance sale signs:
I was shocked! Shocked, I tell you, to find out that taking the money away from people and giving it to be corporations and wealthy campaign donors meant that there was no money for people to buy enough new clothes to keep the store open.
That's when it dawned on me. When Walker and his propagandists tell us it's working, they never said for whom it was working.
Obviously, it's not working for any of us, and neither is Walker.