Power is operative word. These ReThugs, back by the really big moneyn Koch Brothers, aren't really interested in balancing a budget, or streamlinging public services, or making government more transparent, no, they just want power & their gaited communities, well protected gaited communities.
In any case, however, Mr. Ryan was more right than he knew. For what’s happening in Wisconsin isn’t about the state budget, despite Mr. Walker’s pretense that he’s just trying to be fiscally responsible. It is, instead, about power. What Mr. Walker and his backers are trying to do is to make Wisconsin — and eventually, America — less of a functioning democracy and more of a third-world-style oligarchy. And that’s why anyone who believes that we need some counterweight to the political power of big money should be on the demonstrators’ side.