This is the clearest explanation I’ve heard of what is really going on in Wisconsin. Republicans are using budget shortfalls for political gain.
UPDATE: It is always difficult to sort out the truth from the political fiction in cases like this, but a good starting point is the PolitiFact Wisconsin website.
UPDATE 2: The governor of Wisconsin received a prank call today from a blogger who pretended to be conservative billionaire David Koch — a major contributor to governor Walker’s campaign. If the caller had actually been David Koch, then the strategy discussions they had would likely be illegal.