"Each day, there are protesters in and around our state Capitol," Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker wrote in a Wall Street Journal commentary. "They have every right to be heard. But their voices cannot drown out the voices of the countless taxpayers who want us to balance our budgets and, more importantly, to make government work for each of them." But multiple polls show that the public in Wisconsin and nationwide overwhelmingly opposes stripping the collecting-bargaining rights of public unions, which the Wisconsin Legislature voted to do. "Scott Walker and the Republicans' ideological war on the middle class and working families is now indisputable," said Phil Neuenfeldt, president of the Wisconsin state AFL-CIO.