|Subsidy Sheila is Recall #4|
Petitions will be filed today to recall Sen. Sheila Harsdorf, one of the eight Republican senators who voted to end collective bargaining rights for workers in Wisconsin. Recall organizers say they have more than 22,000 signatures, well above the 15,744 needed to file for recall.
More than enough signatures to trigger a recall election have already been filed for Sens. randy Randy Hopper, Dan Hanky-Kapanke and Lex Luther Olsen.
With today's filling on Subsidy Sheila, we are halfway to recalling all eight senators!
Republicans will lose control of the Wisconsin state Senate if only three of the eight Republican senators who voted to end collective bargaining rights for workers are recalled.
By the way, if you're wondering why we've nicknamed Harsdorf "Subsidy Sheila," it's because she supports limited government, that is, unless government benefits her. From Huffington Post:
At least three of the Wisconsin state Senate Republicans currently demanding that public workers sacrifice benefits, wages and even collective bargaining rights for the sake of the budget have applied for and received hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal farm subsidies, a Huffington Post review of state and federal records shows. From 1995 through 2009, state Sens. Luther Olsen, Dale Schultz and Sheila Harsdorf all had stakes in farms that received between them more than $300,000 in taxpayer funds.Find out more about how to recall your Wisconsin senator on the Teamsters recall page, and remember there are 257 days until