Sunday, March 13, 2011
Will the Real Luther Olsen Please Stand Up
Recall mounted against Olsen. (Waupaca Now, 3/9/2011)
Excerpt: Olsen said he was not surprised by the angry backlash against Gov. Scott Walker’s bill that would effectively end collective bargaining for public sector unions.
"The minute the governor walked out of the room, I told the other members of our caucus that this would be huge and that there would be repercussions," Olsen said, recalling Walker’s announcement of his budget repair bill to Senate Republicans. [Emphasis added.]
Olsen said his office has been receiving an average of 89 e-mails an hour for the past several weeks.
"My voice mail fills up faster than my staff can listen to the messages," Olsen said.
He said the state of Wisconsin is in a tough economic situation that requires action. He noted that spending has grown faster than revenues over the past 10 years and there are no more one-time funding sources left to top.