Although the ninety nine can't match in dollars, we answer in everyday people simply engaged in democracy. As we watch the election this week unravel in the State of Wisconsin, our hope is that our collective voice of organized people will win.
When Tuesday comes to an end, the ramifications for the Republican party in Wisconsin and Washington, D.C., will be far from over.
Does a billionaire from Beloit really need Scott Walker's help to make her life even more comfortable? She thinks so, apparently. And so does Scott Walker.
Total Recall. That's what many in Wisconsin are hoping for. Not like the film, where Governor Scott Walker and Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch are fired out onto a vacuous Martian mountainside. No, total recall, as in, just across-the-ticket fired from the state.
The most corrupted special interests of the nation are pouring money into Wisconsin to support Scott Walker, but if the people who care about the country care enough to vote, the good people can still triumph over the dirty money in Wisconsin.
Can President Obama get reelected the same way President Bush did in 2004? The recall election in Wisconsin on Tuesday will give us a pretty good idea.
On June 5, this Tuesday, who will come to the voting booths? Will it be supporters of stem cell research for a cure -- or those who would ban what began in Wisconsin? As a stem cell research supporter myself, I regard Scott Walker as a dedicated enemy of America's hopes for cure research.
Wisconsin has been ground zero for the fight for the 99%. The president's place is with them. Win or lose.
This underlying belief explains contemporary Republican governance: If the rich only had more money, things would improve. Now, 1 percenters from out of state are pouring in money by the truckloads to help Scott Walker beat the recall attempt, hoping such governance will continue.
Bashing Milwaukee for fun and profit...
A video recently went viral of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker telling a billionaire donor in January 2011 that he planned to employ a "divide and conquer" strategy to take away working peoples' rights.
But what has the Walker/ALEC agenda gotten Wisconsin residents? Rather than delivering the 10,000 new businesses and 250,000 jobs, Walker is down 4,338 businesses from when he took office and the state ranks dead last in job creation according to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data.
From Athens, Greece, to Madison, Wisconsin, the common theme today is said to be "austerity versus growth."
Labor observers are noting the second recent case of a Wisconsin manufacturing company very deliberately provoking a strike to gain the insertion of a "right-to-work" provision, suggesting that Gov. Scott Walker's attack on public employee rights is spreading to the private sector.
Unless we know our history, we will have little understanding of how far we have come, how we got here, and how that progress was made thanks to the moral convictions and political skills of great Americans like Victor Berger.
Republican governors Rick Scott of Florida, John Kasich of Ohio and Scott Walker of Wisconsin all turned down available Federal funds. California's governor is happy to take the money to build a system linking Los Angeles and San Francisco but it's become tied up by routing and funding disputes.