You can imagine sniffly soft-handed Scott Walker wheezing his way through a sentence while reading a teleprompter that’s a script from a Koch Brothers sponsored mimeograph that still smells so fresh. Maybe that’s why he has the sniffles.
So the Grand Sniffler is threatening major layoffs if his emperial decrees are not delivered:
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker warned Tuesday that state employees could start receiving layoff notices as early as next week if a bill eliminating most collective bargaining rights isn’t passed soon.
Walker said in a statement to The Associated Press that the layoffs wouldn’t take effect immediately. He didn’t say which workers would be targeted but he has repeatedly warned that up to 1,500 workers could lose their jobs by July if his proposal isn’t passed.
“Hopefully we don’t get to that point,” Walker said.
It could take weeks or even months to lay off workers under the terms of their current union contracts.
Round-the-clock protests against legislation are getting louder as lawmakers in the state Assembly debate the budget repair bill.
Democrats in the Assembly stood up time and again to ask procedural questions, to seek to clarify the rules and to offer amendments in their attempts to try to derail the legislation.
“This is a Trojan horse of bad conservative ideas put into a bill,” said Rep. Mark Pocan, a Democrat from Madison.
Scott Walker threatens layoffs. After all, he’s for jobs! What red planet does this fruffled musicals afficianado live on?