Tuesday, February 22, 2011

More on WI

From a friend:


I wanted to give you a little more information on what's happening in WI. Not only does the bill in contention bust the unions, not only did Walker reward his cronies and appoint Fitzgerald (who had recently been rejected by voters in a local election in his own district and is decidedly not the best candidate for the job), but also the bill goes far further than is being discussed in all the coverage. Walker also is grabbing power over the state health care programs, Badger Care and Senior Care - and Medicaid - so that he will be able to have his way with them - and confer with only the Finance Committee, headed by - you guessed it - Scott Fitzgerald! Previously, the Finance Committee first discusses a bill and then passes it, or not, to the full legislature for passage. But under this provision of this bill, that will no longer be the case. The full legislature will not have the opportunity to weigh in. This bill is an over-reaching power grab by the Republicans. It's very scary. Somebody needs to publicize these points, as well.

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