The issue is not about the Governor and the Legislature cutting spending. That would have been accomplished without trying to destroy or marginalize public employee unions. Governor Walker's attempt to do so was motivated by a desire to eliminate the main opponents of the political and social agenda of the [national] Republican Party, not to ensure that State and municipal budgets were balanced. Majority Leader Fitzgerald has acknowledged that. The opposition to Governor Walker derives from his gross political miscalculations that were caused by hubris. If a governor tries to eliminate his political opponents he must ensure that he is completely successful or they will come back to haunt him, just as the unions have done to Governor Walker. Like it or not, that is how politics works. — Lester PinesOn teh web: Lester Pines.