After announcing he wants “to take away nearly all collective bargaining rights from state employees” (just like John Kasich and Ohio’s Republicans), Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker thought it might be necessary to prepare the National Guard just in case there was any trouble.
Gov. Scott Walker says the Wisconsin National Guard is prepared to respond wherever is necessary in the wake of his announcement that he wants to take away nearly all collective bargaining rights from state employees.
Walker said Friday that he hasn’t called the Guard into action, but he has briefed them and other state agencies in preparation of any problems that could result in a disruption of state services, like staffing at prisons.
Just a tip for Walker (and Kasich): if you think one of your ideas might anger tens of thousands of your citizens so much that you would need to call in the state’s armed militia to keep order, maybe it’s not such a good idea.