Wisconsin public service workers have said it for weeks.
Governor Walker’s bill to outlaw collective bargaining has nothing to do with budget short falls. It’s a union busting act, pure and simple.
Ian Murphy, a self-described gonzo journalist for the Buffalo Beast, pretended he was right-wing billionaire David Koch (pronounce it any way you like) and fooled the foolish Governor into taking his call.
Walker admits to everything.
According to the audio, Walker told him:
That statehouse GOPers were plotting to hold Democratic senators’ pay until they returned to vote on the controversial union-busting bill.
That Walker was looking to nail Dems on ethics violations if they took meals or lodging from union supporters.
That he’d take “Koch” up on this offer: “[O]nce you crush these bastards I’ll fly you out to Cali and really show you a good time.”
The Buffalo Beast site is down now. You can read the latest here at Mother Jones.