Wis. GOP welcomes 'Walker ally' Deval Patrick 

I just got this amusing note by email from the Wisconsin Republican Party:

RPW Welcomes Scott Walker Ally Deval Patrick to Wisconsin

The Republican Party of Wisconsin would like to welcome into our state Governor Walker’s latest ally in reforming collective bargaining, Massachusetts Democratic Governor Deval Patrick.

Earlier this week, the Massachusetts State House passed legislation reforming collective bargaining for government employee health care benefits, similar to the legislation signed into law earlier this year by Governor Walker. Patrick has voiced his support for the legislation, stating that “it demonstrated that House leaders are serious about easing the burden of rising health care costs for communities”.

“It’s refreshing to see that even a liberal Democrat from Massachusetts recognizes the importance of collective bargaining reform and its significance in helping local communities save money,” said Mark Jefferson, Executive Director of the Republican Party of Wisconsin. “Patrick is just the latest in a series of Governor’s that have supported similar measures to help balance their state’s budget. The fact that a leading national Democrat is willing to take on union excess demonstrates just how necessary these reforms are.”

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