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Thursday, February 24, 2011

How Walker's Wisconsin Plan Allows For the Selling of Energy Assets With No Bids.

The fight in Wisconsin is over Governor Walker's 144-page Budget Repair Bill. The parts everyone is focusing on have to do with the right to collectively bargain being stripped from public sector unions (except for the unions that supported Walker running for Governor). Focusing on this misses a large part of what the bill would do.

The bill would allow for the selling of state-owned heating/cooling/power plants without bids and without concern for the legally-defined public interest.

First, the private banksters and their lackeys steal our money. Now, they're going for our assets on the cheap.


Susan said...

With kickbacks to the governmental officials involved, of course.

Susan said...

Look, I don't know anything about Wisconsin. I can just barely find it on a map.

But I've worked with government types all my professional life, and I know how their minds work. No one gets anything for nothing - when there's a deal that doesn't make sense, that's because you don't know all the facts, and the facts usually include a bribe of some sort. Governmental officials are not undermining the public interest for the fun of it: they stand to gain personally.