Monday, February 21, 2011

More on Wisco

Check out this article by Paul Krugman about whats happening in Wisconsin.  Thanks to Katie for sharing it with me! 

New York Times article

"There’s a bitter irony here. The fiscal crisis in Wisconsin, as in other states, was largely caused by the increasing power of America’s oligarchy. After all, it was superwealthy players, not the general public, who pushed for financial deregulation and thereby set the stage for the economic crisis of 2008-9, a crisis whose aftermath is the main reason for the current budget crunch. And now the political right is trying to exploit that very crisis, using it to remove one of the few remaining checks on oligarchic influence."

couldn't have said it better myself! 

At the state capitol in Madison, WI
68,000 people attended the protests on Saturday

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