U.S. Rep. Ron Kind today expressed his disappointment in the actions of Governor Walker and Republican state legislators over the last day.
"I am extremely disappointed in the late night, dishonest actions of Governor Walker and Republican state legislators. Not only have they put an end to 50 years of workers' rights in Wisconsin, but their shameful move shows that they have no respect for the voices of working families or the democratic process in our state.
"I'm saddened by the disregard for public employees and their willingness to negotiate on important state budget challenges. The fact that legislators stripped the bill of fiscal details to jam through the destruction of worker rights by itself shows once and for all that this stunt was not about balancing the budget -- it was a partisan power grab.
"This is not the way we do business in Wisconsin. We can't accomplish anything when it's all about politics. Right now, we need leaders in the state who are willing to get together and listen to each other, in the honor of Wisconsin democracy, to find the common ground that I know exists for the future of our state."