This is a powerful video.
My own thoughts on the impact of Act 10 on public employees are well-documented, but Monologues of Dissent summed up my thoughts perfectly.
This is my boat, and the boat of so many other state workers who were barely getting by prior to the “modest concessions” and cuts imposed by Act 10. Do not forget on Nov. 4 that Act 10 was NEVER about the budget: it was always about taking away our right to negotiate with our employers for a fair and living wage and benefits. Walker has revealed in the last week that he thinks the very idea of a minimum wage is a sinister government entitlement, and he’s revealed in his anti-taxpayer actions over the last 4 years that he will stop at nothing to deny healthcare to struggling families and line the pockets of his insurance-industry donors.
It’s disgraceful that Scott Walker’s virulent anti-union loathing has overridden any of the compassion, empathy, and concern for his fellow citizens that he may have learned as the son of a minister.