A reader emailed me this video, and it’s definitely worth watching:
Also from the inbox: this PolitFact report is worth a read. Even though Walker is playing dirty tricks, it’s important to keep facts straight. His tax cuts aren’t the root of the current budget shortfall (though they exacerbate future budget shortfalls), and according to the fact-checkers at PolitFact, there really was a shortfall this year despite reports to the contrary. The larger, more important thing to keep in mind, however, is that Walker’s attack on public unions does nothing to fix this. The unions have already agreed to work with the governor to help fix the deficit. It’s the Republicans who are playing politics and using this budget issue to take on the unions. This has nothing to do with deficits.