Johnson: "...these are benefits you were pointing out had been negotiated between politicians and unions. And unions are pouring dues in, to elect those very same politicians that sit across from them at the bargaining table. Where's the taxpayer in that equation?Where's the taxpayer in the equation when private business pours millions into campaigns to steer government their way? They're not. Earth to Dumb Ron Johnson, union members are TAXPAYERS.
The taxpayer doesn't exist so again, what ends up happening is you get are these labor agreements agreed to by politicians, elected by the unions, and the fact of the matter...the taxpayer can't afford them."
Hell, even in Citizens United, the conservative court gave equal standing to businesses and unions to spend lots of money. Johnson remembers only one part of that decision.
Does this guy make us all feel a whole lot smarter after watching him stumble and stammer his way through an interview? Again, great stuff from Upfront with Mike Gousha: