After watching Ed Schultz Wednesday night I too wondered 'Where are the Democratic politicians? Why aren't they in Madison supporting the workers?' So I emailed them. The reply I got back from Senator Kohl annoyed me. He passed the buck. Oh, that's a state matter. Like he's not part of the state? Like he's not supposed to show leadership in his own state on a matter this BIG? Over the squigglies is his email to me.
Thank you for sharing your concerns about Governor Scott Walker's Budget Repair Plan.
As part of his budget approach, the Governor has proposed significant changes in how the state government will interact with some unionized public employees. Throughout Wisconsin, citizens will continue debating the most appropriate distribution of shared sacrifice necessary to help balance our state budget. At the federal level where I serve, we are having a similar debate about budget priorities and I will continue pressing for meaningful, fair, bipartisan solutions.
Governor Walker's proposal is a state, rather than a federal matter, and will not come before the United States Senate. As such, I have no official role. Therefore, I encourage you to contact your Wisconsin State Representative and Senator. There is a toll-free number you may call to leave a message for your state elected officials or to find out who represents you. The number is 1-800-362-9472.
Again, thank you for taking the time to contact me. Even though I am not directly involved in matters before the Wisconsin State legislature, I will keep your views in mind. Please contact me again about issues that concern you.
United States Senator
Why does Herb hate working people? Who would make a better democratic senator when his term is up?