The chief strength of this book lies in its objective reporting from multiple writers. By this stage in the game, all of us know the Republican agenda: Balance the budget by eliminating colletive bargaining rights, continue to bash workers as ungrateful, over-paid parasites, and to conflate wealth with moral superiority and godliness; continue to blast the poor and the meek, continue to give tax breaks to wealthy businessmen and mega-rich corporations.
In a coversation with Governor Walker, a person pretending to be billionaire David Kocke, Walker, with steely-eyed determination, had stated that he intended to "crush the uprising." A tyrant's response to democracy, if there ever was one. Also, one author notes that prior to Walker taking office, the state was said to have a $121.4 million-dollar surplus, granting Walker the incentive to give $140 million dollars to special interest groups, or more accurately put, groups that sponsered his agenda. In short, he created the deficit in pursuance to his own agenda.
As Mark Twain observed so many years ago, "History may not exactly repeat itself, but it does rhyme." At the beginning of the previous century, during the early formation of unions, workers were being gunned down in the street for demanding basic humane rights. And here we are again!