Friday, February 25, 2011

"Shock Doctrine, USA"? Please!!

Dr. Krugman writes that Governor Walker's efforts are "an attempt to exploit the fiscal crisis to destroy the last major counterweight to the political power of corporations and the wealthy." This is tenuous at best. These public employee unions are NOT a counterweight to powerfull corporations and the wealthy, they are a counterweight to their fellow citizens, the taxpayers, who, these days are anything but wealthy.

And what's so bad about privatization? Chicago privatized their parking meters to the tune of $3B. It was a good deal, except that they blew through the money to pay the excessive demands of the public employee unions.

To quote The Reverend Wright, "the chickens have come home to roost".