Letter -State not better nowLike your editorial in the May 17 issue of Star-Observer suggests, I have made up my mind who will get my vote on the June 5 Recall Election.
By: LaVonne McCombie, Hudson, Hudson Star-Observer
Like your editorial in the May 17 issue of Star-Observer suggests, I have made up my mind who will get my vote on the June 5 Recall Election. But for those who have not decided may I suggest they ask themselves a question, i.e. Is the state better off now than it was BW (before Walker)? Here are a few things to consider before you answer: Since the Walker regime took over it is now much more difficult for citizens to cast their ballot. While the photo ID issue of Act 23 is the most controversial (it is currently on hold) the other insidious provisions of Act 23 are just as dangerous. Some of these are: tripling the residency requirement (Why Scott Walker?), severe curtailment of absentee voting (Why?) eliminating the option of straight party voting in general elections (Why?). The only plausible answer is to restrict and make it harder for citizens of Wisconsin to vote.
Since the Walker regime it is now harder for the poor and elderly to get health care; the ability to sue one's employer for wage discrimination has been eliminated; funding for education has been severely cut, public employees have been stripped of their collective bargaining rights and Wisconsin has lost more jobs than any other state in the Union during Walker's regime (Walker's untimely release of unverifiable job figures notwithstanding). If this is the direction you want our state to continue than "Stand By Walker." But be sure you know what you are wishing (voting) for!
LaVonne McCombie, Hudson