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WI Gov. Scott Walker To Declare Financial Martial Law Over Local Governments

• blogs.forbes.com
 
Reports are surfacing that Scott Walker is now preparing his next assault on the democratic political process in the State of Wisconsin. Following the lead of Michigan GOP Governor Rick Snyder, Walker is said to be preparing a plan that would allow him to force local governments to submit to a financial stress test with an eye towards permitting the governor to take over municipalities that fail to meet with Walker’s approval. According to the reports, should a locality’s financial position come up short, the Walker legislation would empower the governor to insert a financial manager of his choosing into local government with the ability to cancel union contracts, push aside duly elected local government officials and school board members and take control of Wisconsin cities and towns whenever he sees fit to do so. Such a law would additionally give Walker unchallenged power to end municipal services of which he disapproves, including safety net assistance to those in need. According to my sources, the plan is being written by the legal offices of Foley & Lardner, the largest law firm in the state, and is scheduled to be introduced to the legislature in May of this year.

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Comment by Temper Bay
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>> Reports are surfacing that Scott Walker is now preparing his next assault on the democratic political process... to take over municipalities that fail to meet with Walker’s approval.....empower the governor to insert a financial manager of his choosing into local government....PUSH ASIDE DULY ELECTED LOCAL GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS....<< 

'Reports' - sounds like a lot of union scare-tactics scuttlebutt to me, and so much so I'd lay some money on it -- but -- if true, the citizens of WI should give serious thought to cleaning & oiling their rifles - 'cause tyranny can not be afforded mercy.


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