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February 11, 2011

Walker Threatens to Use National Guard Against State Employees

Filed under: Right Wing Agenda,Scott Walker — millerlf @ 5:51 pm

Walker Says National Guard could Respond to Unrest, as State Employees Learn of his Budget Proposal
By Ann-Elise Henzl
February 11, 2011 | WUWM | Milwaukee, WI

Gov. Scott Walker says he is confident state workers will continue to show up for work and do their jobs, despite their potential disappointment in his emergency budget proposal.

However, if there is worker unrest, Walker says the Wisconsin National Guard is prepared to respond.

The governor revealed Friday that he wants the state Legislature to go into Special Session next week to take up his plan to close a budget deficit. His plan calls for workers to lose nearly all their collective bargaining rights. State employees also would be required to pay more for pension and health care benefits.

Walker first shared his plan with fellow Republican lawmakers in a closed-door meeting Thursday. He’s talking more about his proposal Friday.

The governor says he’s briefed the National Guard and other state agencies, to prepare them for any problems with workers, as they learn of Walker’s emergency budget plan.


1 Comment »

  1. Poor Wisconsin. The GOP has trulyh outdone themselves in utter stupidity and crassness. This Walker is the reincarnation of Hitler. He blames the State Workers? What an utter ass.

    Sadly, Wisconsin was once a higly respected progressive state with a viable and people oriented government. with this dictator in waiting, Wisconsin will now slip behind Virginia and Texas for dictatorial state governors.

    May they all Roast in Hell for the way they treat their citizens.

    Comment by Harv — February 14, 2011 @ 3:06 pm | Reply

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