Monday, September 14, 2015

Desperate Big Government Republican Scott Walker pokes unions to get guaranteed media coverage, and it works.

There's nothing small government about Republicans like Scott Walker. The only thing he wants to cut are liberal Democratic spending programs so he can replace them with Republican corporate welfare programs. Oh, crushing his enemies is also his goal, like...unions.


The lie spewed by these conservative con artists about giving control back to the states, free from federal government mandates, is exposed once and for all as a fraud, with Walker's latest edict: Ramming a federal right-to-work law through in Democratically controlled states? Sweet.

Salon's Joan Walsh had this impression:
The bill he didn't want to sign?
(Walker) announced a brutal assault on labor rights that would strip away worker protections earned as far back as the New Deal. The flailing Walker has ... a policy agenda that includes eliminating unions for federal employees, making all workplaces “right-to-work” unless states opt out, and eliminating the National Labor Relations Board.

The time and place of Walker’s announcement ought to prove to America once and for all that he’s dumb as a box of rocks. Walker is rolling out his anti-union agenda in Las Vegas, one of the most heavily unionized cities in America. Ninety percent of the jobs in Vegas hotels are union jobs, and almost half of all non-supervisor positions in the hotel, restaurant and gaming industries are unionized, compared to 19 percent of such jobs nationwide. Walker is a master of the politics of resentment.
Here's what just one economist noticed:
Ann Hodges, a professor at the University of Richmond who has studied labor law for over 40 years, told the Associated Press, "I’ve never seen anything like this. This will take the breath away from anyone who’s worked in labor relations for any length of time. It’s pretty draconian."

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Walker keeps talking about the big union bosses. Who does he mean, specifically? Are they just bogeymen he rolls out, for his convenience?

Anonymous said...

For the last 2 days our Governor has been parked in Wauwatosa at his old house. Why isn't Walker reporting into work? Why isn't Walker in Madison? I'd say that Walker and his fellow thugs are being paid expensive entitlements. Walker isn't doing his darn job, collects a check, votes for his own raises, and hardly works. Yet Walker attacks teachers, nurses, federal workers, city workers, state workers - all of whom are hardworking taxpayers. Yet none of these same folks get ANY of the benefits that Walker does & all of them work for far less pay without raises or with meager raises. Is this the RX for prosperity? Strip away others income while you milk taxpayers for a job you don't even do?? That is the Walker way. Take from others and stab them in the back when necessary. I have never witnessed such an evil force in American Politics until Scott Walker came into office. Absolute disgrace.

Unknown said...

I am ashamed to be from & still live in Wisconsin. Thanks Scott! We need to move to Minnesota! Do you see what you, have done to us & our state?

Eugene Blum said...

I am ashamed to be from & still live in Wisconsin. Thanks Scott! We need to move to Minnesota! Do you see what you, have done to us & our state?