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Walker’s Greek Tragedy for Wisconsin


AFSCME President Lee Saunders finds some dangerous parallels between the crushing austerity measures that have “left the Greek economy dangling on a ledge, threatening to prolong the recession and sending unemployment skyrocketing,” and Gov. Scott Walker’s (R) economic prescription for Wisconsin.

In a column at The Huffington Post, Saunders writes:

"Austerity has been nothing short of a disaster for Greece. But you don't have to look at Athens, Mykonos or Rhodes to see the damage that austerity can cause. You can find it in Appleton, Milwaukee and Racine, Wis."

Saunders says only after Walker won election in November 2010 by p...