Friday, April 15, 2011

Walker taken to task at DC hearing

U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa convened a hearing today on the "tough choices" facing state governments. But instead of focusing on real solutions to state budget crunches, Issa invited Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker to tell members of Congress that attacking teachers, nurses, and other middle class workers is a good thing.

The hearing was not the inside the beltway coming out party that Walker planned. Cleveland Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich and Milwaukee's Congresswoman Gwen Moore made sure of that by taking Walker to task for scapegoating Wisconsin's public employees and stripping them of their rights while cutting taxes for the rich and corporations while raising them on the working poor.