The North Central state of Wisconsin is facing major disruption over the coming weeks as public unrest continues to build over massive budget cuts.
Its anticipated that over 70,000 demonstrators will bring the state capital of Madison to a halt tomorrow as opponents of the planned budget cuts attempt to prevent legislation going through.
Should the congress pass the bill, public sector workers would face major cuts in wages and benefits, while unions would no longer be able to participate in collective bargaining.
Reduced income would badly affect workers' standard of living and cause them to cut back big time on food bills. As a result, major doubts have been cast over their ability to purchase their customary weekly mountain of cheese.
It is a tradition amongst Wisconsin born residents to keep at least one barn filled to the brim "just in case a couple of the relations drop by".
Gerhard Stumpenbruck, a prominent social psychologist with the Harvard Foundation and himself a native of the state, is worried that " the potential diminutisation of a centuries old tradition could inflict a hammer blow on the collective consciousness of Wisconsinites...from which it might take the state decades to recover.
The fact that millions of residents' cholesterol levels would level off in the process should not be a consideration".