Wisconsin Assembly. Rep. Robin Vos is co-chair of the Wisconsin budget-writing Joint Finance Committee with Senator Alberta Darling. Coincidentally, Rep. Robin J. Vos is also the Wisconsin State Chair for the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). ALEC's published pdf, called, "State Budget Repair Reform Toolkit," seems to be the playbook for the Republican's Governor's legislation to dismantle the middle class. Here is the link to the toolkit. http://www.alec.org/...
Many of the tools/topics listed in the, "State Budget Repair Reform Toolkit," match the items found on Gov. Walker's Budget Reform Bill.
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) was established in 1973 by Henry Hyde,(no federal funds for abortions) Lou Barnett and Paul M. Weyrich. ALEC is considered a semi-secretive, influential organization under the radar screen. Their link is, http://www.alec.org/....
Paul Weyrich is also a founding member of the Heritage Foundation and best known for the Goo Goo syndrome speech. Watch him tell his Republican audience how he doesn't want everyone to vote, "our leverage in the elections quite candidly goes up as the voting populace goes down." http://www.youtube.com/...).
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A. Adopt a State Hiring Freeze
B. Reform State Pensions
C. Restructure State Retiree Health Care Plans
D. Eliminate Positions Vacant More Than Six Months
E. Delay Automatic Pay Increases
F. Adopt Activity-Based Costing
G. Adopt a Sunset Review Process for State Agencies, Boards, and Commissions
H. Allow the State Auditor to Conduct Performance Audits
I. Establish a System of Independent Recovery Audits for Improper Payments of Taxpayer Funds
J. Embrace the Expanded Use of Privatization and Competitive Contracting
K. Establish a State Privatization and Efficiency Council
L. Create a Statewide Real Property Inventory and Search the
Balance Sheet for Asset Sale and Lease Opportunities
Sounds very familiar to programs initiated by our three favorite governors.
Our national treasure Ben Masel added that even more significant is the Assembly's Majority leader, Scott Suder, who at various times has served as Chair of ALEC's Criminal Justice and Homeland Security Subcommittees.
Time to add Wisconsin Representatives Robin Vos and Scott Suder to the recall list.