While our neighbors to the West spend this time between elections deciding what to do with a $1 Billion surplus, the Republicans in Wisconsin keep finding ways to add to our $2.2 Billion deficit they created.
Now, shortly after the election, Assemblyman Chris Kapenga says he has a "Right to Work" bill ready to go. Of course Mr. Kapenga told us this in early December, forgetting to mention it during the election season that ended less than a month prior. Not a single mention of "right-to-work" as part of his agenda on his campaign website.
"It's my opinion it has to come up early" in the session that begins in January, Fitzgerald told reporters. "I don't know how we get through the session without having this debate.
Of course when Mr. Fitzgerald says "It has to come up early" he does not mean it should come up during the election season. Now that he has faced the voters saying one thing, it is time to do something completely different. In case you were wondering, the number of mentions by Senator Scott Fitzgerald of "right-to-work" laws on the campaign trail = 0!
For those of you scoring at home, adding up the mentions of 'right-to-work" laws on the campaign trail ofSpeaker Robin Vos, Republican Majority Leader Jim Steineke, and Joint Finance Committee co-chairJohn Nygren also add up to zero!
The only time "right-to-work" was really mentioned in public, was in a private moment, with Scott Walker's kissing partner and biggest donor, which happened to be captured in an obscure documentary. It is funny how a $500,000 donation, means you can get Scott Walker to actually talk about the issues.
Spend months ducking the issues and spend millions muddying the waters, then when you are elected, claim a mandate and start talking about extremist legislation like it is why you won the election.
How long we will let OUR elected reps continue doing this to us?