Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Esquire Magazine gets it right: "Scott Walker Holds a Yard Sale!!!"

How could I not pass this wonderful story along....

Esquire: We haven't looked in recently on the activities of Scott Walker, the twice-elected goggle-eyed homunculus hired by Koch Industries to manage their Midwest subsidiary formerly known as the state of Wisconsin. It seems that he and his pet legislature has decided to put what's left of the state's public patrimony out on card tables in the driveway to see who pulls up the old minivan to haul it away.

What could possibly go wrong there? And if there really is an explanation for how negotiations with a single buyer can be competitive that does not include the phrase, "schizophrenic episode," I'd like to hear it.
The plan has generated fierce opposition from supporters of the University of Wisconsin System, who say allowing the sale of UW buildings without the approval of the Board of Regents could be detrimental … Student unions, built with student fees, are central to student life, as are residence halls that also potentially could be sold under the governor's proposal, said Matt Guidry, communications director for United Council of UW Students. 
Go to sleep in your dorm. Wake up in a Taco Bell. Sounds like a plan. From WKOW

Even some of the Republicans in the pet legislature seem to think this plan is dangerously ill-conceived. Oh, and the $8 billion debt that this bill is supposed to address? That is not exactly hard to explain, either (jsonline: “Scott Walker's budget to lower income tax rates, freeze local aid”)

1 comment:

  1. Democurmudgeon, I like you but I LOVE Charles P. Sorry.