Gov. Walker Admits Busting the Union Didn’t Save Money


Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) confronted Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker about his crackdown on public employee unions. The congressman referenced a provision Walker signed into law that would require union members to vote every year to continue their membership. Kucinich asked the governor how much money the state would save from the provision. Walker repeatedly dodged the question and eventually admitted that it actually wouldn’t save anything at all.

Walker’s admission is crucial because he had long claimed that his anti-union “budget repair bill” was designed to save the state money, not bust unions. But his words today echo those of Wisconsin state senate leader Scott Fitzgerald (R), who last month effectively admitted that the union fights are not about budgetary issues, but rather about winning the next election by depleting the ranks of organized labor.

(Source: ThinkProgress.org)

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  1. And the American people shouldnt run politicians out if town on the end of a pike why.

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