People and Nature Before Profits!
We're a working collective of socialists, communists, and independent leftists in Oregon's Willamette Valley. Yes, it is bread we fight for -- but we fight for roses, too!
June 11, 2012
THE 1% IN WISCONSIN HAVE A PICNIC
Walker invites the Dems to his place for Brats and Beer. They can all talk about how to impose bi-partisan austerity... We will see if anyone declines..
The governor has expressed regret over the bitterness of the fight, and after winning his recall election by a 7-point margin last week, he floated the idea of having all 132 state lawmakers over to the governor's mansion in Madison for brats and beers as a way to bridge the divide that has driven state politics for a year and a half.
Lawmakers may bring their spouses and two staff members, but otherwise, the two-hour picnic is closed "to provide a relaxed environment for lawmakers to socialize with each other and with the governor," said Walker's spokesman Cullen Werwie.
It makes sense to keep the picnic private to encourage conversations and avoid accusations that it's just a photo opportunity, said Brandon Scholz, a Republican consultant and former state party executive director who's now head of the Wisconsin Grocers Association, which handled food for the event. The menu was to be released Monday afternoon.
"Food is always a good starting place," Scholz said. "And beer is always a good starting place."