A constitutional amendment that fixes our broken electoral system by 1) completely removing campaign contributions from the political process; 2) requiring all elections to be publicly financed; 3) moving election day to the weekend to increase voter turnout; 4) making all Americans registered voters at the moment of their birth; 5) banning computerized voting and requiring that all elections take place on paper ballots.
One of the most frequent comments I hear as I travel the state is: "I never would have voted for him if I had known what he was going to do."
In March, the Journal Sentinel Editorial Board noted that "Walker never campaigned on disenfranchising public-employee unions. If he had, he would not have been elected. He got a spare 52% of the vote - hardly a mandate for what he is trying to do."
Walker did not need to throw away 50 years of workers' rights to balance the budget. In describing his attack on collective bargaining as the only way to fix the budget, he ignored the concessions on pensions and health insurance agreed to by the unions, he concealed his wholly partisan motivation and he knowingly misled Wisconsinites.
He said during the campaign that he didn't intend to cut kids off health care, but he has. The nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau noted that Walker's cuts will mean 65,000 people, 29,000 of them children, will lose access to their current health care. Walker said he would maintain the state's commitment to fund education that keeps our schools strong but then proposed the largest cuts to education in Wisconsin history.
Ms. Falk is one of several names being tossed about as a candidate to oppose Walker WHEN (not if) the recall election occurs (best estimate: not ealier than May, 2012). She does a great job of calling out Governor Koch, er, Walker in this OP.
In my humble opinion, she would make a great governor.