Unions are salivating at the opportunity to take down their arch-nemesis, Wisconsin’s Gov. Scott Walker.
Last year, Walker curtailed the collective bargaining power of Wisconsin’s public-sector employees and forced them to contribute more to their budget-busting health plans, all an effort to stem the tide of red ink swamping the state.
The results have been impressive: Once weighed down by a $3.6 billion deficit, Walker’s office now projects “a surplus for the first time in over 15 years.”
But unions never forgave Walker and have now collected enough signatures to force a recall election this summer. And it looks like Walker is in for the fight of his life.