Wisconsin Voters Talk Gov. Scott Walker's Recall Election

Monday, June 04, 2012

This Tuesday, Wisconsin will decide whether to recall Republican governor Scott Walker from office. Walker is being taken to task on labor union reforms he implemented suddenly last year, shrinking their bargaining power and angering droves of Wisconsinites. Democrats say Walker misled voters during the campaign by never alluding to such drastic measures against the unions. 

The recall has polarized Wisconsin's population. Martin Smith is retired, and as a Democrat from Madison, Wisconsin, he wants to see Scott Walker lose on Tuesday. Clarence Kuehmichel, a retired firefighter from Elm Grove, Wisconsin, thinks the recall election is a waste of money and has been happy with Walker's performance in office. 

Guests:

Clarence Kuehmichel and Martin Smith

Produced by:

Joe Hernandez

Comments [1]

Ed from Larchmont

About the news comment about Cardinal Dolan and the paying of priests, here is what the Catholic News service writes:

The charge circulating through the media today--that the Milwaukee archdiocese paid off priests who had abused children--is horribly misleading. What happened, in fact, is that the archdiocese made single lump-sum payments to end all further obligations and speed the process of laicization. In other words the archdiocese was rushing to remove these men from the clergy. Since SNAP has urged bishops to do exactly that, it's irresponsible and hypocritical for them to charge now that the the payments were "bonuses" for rapists. For an organization that has made many sensational attacks against the Church, this is a new low.

- Phil Lawler

Jun. 04 2012 08:03 AM

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