1. Walker started with a SURPLUS of money until he gave away money to corporations and tax-breaks which he stated was to increase job growth (ironic he wants to destroy jobs now). 2. Unions attempted to settle last year and had even given the exact concessions he is asking for minus the rights of course. However one Democrat senator I believe who lost re-election single handedly blocked it (I forget his name however), also got a 70,000 dollar a year “advisory” job from Walker, pretty much criminal. 3. Outlawing rights has NOTHING to do with budget unless your planning on firing people anyways, which rumor has it is the next step in Walkers budget. So when he says he needs to pass this to not fire people its a lie, he needs this to pass so HE CAN fire people. There has been no raises for 4 years, yes the unions understand because its been a crisis. But state workers are not the cause of the crisis in WI, and its only a lie to give more to the rich, because I guarantee you the savings will not come back to the common tax-payer.