We've been saying that Republicans want to weaken the unions because unions are a key part of the Democratic base. Today, a blast on the Tea Party Alert list makes the argument for us -- subject line: "Why 2012 will be Decided in Wisconsin." Emphasis, etc., all original:
For government labor unions, this election is do or die. Gov. Walker’s historic legislation ending collective bargaining will cause a massive exodus of union members and their money. This is why unions all over America are pouring tens of millions into Wisconsin in advance of the recall election this June. Conservatives across America know how much Scott Walker has done for the cause. This is your opportunity to actually do something. Invest in the Wisconsin Recall Action Fund to make a difference on the ground. Government unions have held taxpayers hostage for 50 years. We pay higher taxes so they can enjoy outrageous benefits and work fewer hours than we do.Join us today. Let’s starve the Democrats’ bread basket. Without the backing of powerful government unions, Republicans will have a better chance to take back the White House and the U.S. Senate.
The letter is signed by Greg Langhaim of the Wisconsin Recall Action Fund.