March 9, 2015

By now, the gentle reader is probably aware that the Teapublicans in the Wisconsin State Legislature have all hopped in the corporate clown car and passed Right To Work Woe legislation despite people coming out 70:1 against it. And that doesn't include the more than 400 companies that formed a coalition in an effort to stop it.

Scott Walker was originally for it and introduced a similar bill when he was a legislator. Then, while running for reelection, called it "a distraction" and said it would never get to his desk because he didn't want it. Now, he is all for it again and is planning to sign it on Monday, with all the grandstanding and showboating he can muster.

In fact, Walker has decided that he is going to sign the bill into law at the company of one of his biggest supporters, Badger Meter.

To show what a disgusting, vile, little man the owner of Badger Meter, Rich Meeusen, is, one does not have to go any further than his comments on Right to Woe:

"For the last 10 years, I have systematically reduced employment in Milwaukee, from 350 union workers 10 years ago to 120 today," Meeusen said. "If Wisconsin didn't go right-to-work ... and our contract is up November of 2016 ... we have plans we could be down to zero by then."

Indeed, Badger Meter has a history of shipping good paying jobs to Mexico. Even worse, Meeusen extorted Right to Woe laws by threatening to ship more jobs there if he didn't get to screw over his workers here.

It's not like the company really needed it. The company has gross profits of nearly $31 million. Meeusen personally raked in $1.3 million in 2013.

While the legislature was busy rushing this piece of malfeasance through at breakneck speed, Walker has been traveling the country that he needs to be tough on Wisconsin workers and their unions to send a message to ISIS terrorists.

But just what is that message that he is sending them? That if he were president ISIS threatened to attack the United States, he would attack his own people first? That he would destroy the United States in order to save it? Or that he would have to get back to them after he finds out what his campaign donors want him to do?

With Walker, as the entire world is beginning to see, it's all about freedumb and demockracy.

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