Republicans will ignore the recent analysis by the Legislative Fiscal Bureau and take pot shots and AFSME's Marty Beil. Real grown-up like of them, but the truth is still...the truth.
Wisconsin’s lowest paid state employees take a much bigger hit than top political appointees and other highly paid state employees under Scott Walker’s union busting law. “This isn’t shared sacrifice, it’s Robin Hood in reverse,” said Marty Beil, executive director of the Wisconsin State Employees Union, AFSCME Council 24. “Walker is forcing front-line workers to dig deeper than anybody else to pay for his tax breaks to multi-state corporations,” Beil said.
According to the non-partisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau, a worker earning $25,000 a year takes an 11.3% hit while one making $125,000 a year loses 6.7% of his or her pay.
Meanwhile, the Walker administration keeps handing out big pay raises to select political appointees and massive tax breaks for big businesses that continue to shed jobs in Wisconsin. “Targeting front-line workers is killing the middle class and the jobs that depend on a strong middle class. It’s just another example of the Walker agenda, sending us all back to the Gilded Age of the robber barons,” Beil said.