SCOTT WALKER, THE Wisconsin governor who sparked international outrage by leading the charge to strip the state’s public workers of their collective bargaining rights, survived a recall vote June 5 with the help of wealthy corporate backers and sympathetic media supporters. But it was only a partial victory. Republicans lost their majority in the Wisconsin Senate through recalls in that body, which will make it difficult for Walker to do further damage to public workers and unions.
HOUSE SPEAKER John Boehner (R-OH-8th) has promised to bring his bill to repeal health care reform up for a vote this Wednesday, January 12. His proposal is pure theater, of course. Regardless of what happens in the House, a companion bill will never get past the Senate. President Obama will not even need his veto to stop this one.
And that’s a good thing, because repealing this law would