Those on the right, and much of the media in general, have framed the story of what is happening in Wisconsin as public employees not willing to give up concessions on pay and benefits despite the state facing a fiscal crisis.  But, Rachel explains the bigger story of whats happening in Wisconsin (and other Republican controlled states), how workers rights in Wisconsin affects us all and why  the very  survival of the Democratic party depends on the right of workers to collectively bargain.

Oh yeah, and to top it all off, it turns out there actually was no budget crisis in Wisconsin to begin with… the state started 2011, and Republican Governor Scott Walkers term, with a budget surplus.