Sunday, August 21, 2011

The Clearer Than Mud Pension Law -- or -- Scott Walker and His Band of Boozers

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett can't seem to get any straight answers out of Scott Walker on questions raised regarding the controversial Act 10 of Walker's Budget Repair Bill. 

Imagine that.

Walker enacts a law that he can't defend legally.  Walker further advised Mayor Barrett to hire private attorneys to address the questions raised, rather than have the attorney general clarify the murkiness of this still very questionable legislation.  We know how much Scott Walker likes to spend taxpayer money on private attorneys, but we also know Tom Barrett is knowledgeable enough to want to avoid the pitfalls of that course of action.  We don't need to spend money on private attorneys, much as they would like that.  We need to demand accountability from Wisconsin's attorney general.

I think the Walker administration is completely drunk on their own power.  Drunk enough that they can decide what laws are in place, and completely ignore whether the laws are based in any kind of legal reality.  Sounds and smells an awful lot like the Third Reich.

I urge Tom Barrett and every other municipality in this state to resist every aspect of Act 10 until the legal issues that have been raised are satisfactorily and summarily answered.

Power to the People.  More gin to the Walker Administration. 

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