Walker Lets His Unionbusting Flag Fly

Yesterday, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee for a hearing on the state and local budget battles playing out across the country. Not that there was much lingering doubt, but Walker’s visit to DC confirmed that his controversial bill stripping public employees of their collective bargaining rights in fact did nothing to address the state’s fiscal woes.

Shocker, I know.

What’s a bit more surprising is that this revelation came straight from the horse’s mouth, with Walker admitting “That particular part doesn’t save any [money]” when questioned by Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH). Walker also confessed to not having campaigned on the issue, as he had previously claimed. Adding insult to injury, Wisconsin’s governor then went on to label his unionbusting measure “progressive in the best sense of the word,” revealing that he doesn’t understand that progressive means moving forward—not back to the Dark Ages of workers’ rights.

Granted, at a hearing where a nurse was kicked out of her seat by committee staffers and more than half of the GOP committee members have received campaign funding from the notorious Koch brothers, I guess anything goes.

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