As everyone who has been paying attention to national news over the past two weeks knows, the political situation in Wisconsin right now is very tense. The Senate Democrats are in exile to prevent an anti-union bill that will strip collective bargaining rights from teachers and other public employees from coming to a vote. Tea Party Governor Scott Walker is issuing blackmail threats and officially-worded lies about the impact of union members’ self-funded benefits and health care packages on the State’s budget. Union members have essentially staged an occupation of the Capitol building.
Things are very, very strained.
So a couple of Republican lawmakers from Wisconsin have stepped into the breach and offered legislation that will certainly help to calm these troubled waters:
Although representatives deny any connection to the recent prank call on the governor, two legislators began circulating a bill Monday that would ban making trick calls masking the caller’s true identity.
Sen. Mary Lazich, R-Waukesha, and Rep. Mark Honadel, R-Milwaukee, authored a bill that would prohibit tricking the call’s recipient into believing the caller is someone they are not for malicious purposes.
This will surely help quiet much of the furor that arose over Governor Walker’s offensive and possibly self-incriminating phone call with someone he believed to be one of his main financial benefactors, skabillionaire David Koch.
And, don’t forget, this bill has nothing to do with Walker’s call. The timing of this legislation is purely a coincidence. A totally freaky, OMG coincidence.
I’m just sayin’…