It’s not about the budget. It’s about crushing the unions. That became clear when audio of a prank call to Wisconsin Governor Walker was revealed last month. In the call Walker thought he was talking to David Koch, a billionaire backer of his campaign and other right-wing organizations. Who he really was talking to was Ian Murphy of the buffalobeast.com. This afternoon, Murphy talked about the call and responded to questions from viewers of The UpTake.
In the video below,The UpTake’s Sam Mayfield reports on the latest from the occupation of Madison’s State Capitol. The uprising of thousands of citizens is in response to Walker’s attempt to severely limit collective bargaining rights for public employees.