Scott Walker Admits: “I Just Wanted to Crush Unions. The Budget Deficit Had Nothing to Do With It.”
Everyone has been saying this for months. But this time it’s straight out of Governor Scott Walker’s Koch-cum-infested mouth.
Scott Walker testified today before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Dennis Kucinich (D—Ohio) asked Walker some pointed questions about his Stomp-The-Unions agenda. Part of Wisconsin’s anti-union law requires union members to vote every year on whether the union should continue to exist. Kucinich asked Walker how much taxpayer money would be saved by this provision. Walker squirmed and twisted and spluttered and finally admitted — None.
Next, Walker was asked how much tax money would be saved by preventing union dues from being taken out of employees’ paychecks (another provision in Walker’s law). Walker said it would save money for the union members — aww, shucks, how nice of him to care — but he couldn’t say how it would save any taxpayers’ money.
Next, Kucinich produced a document from the Wisconsin Legislative Fiscal Bureau which stated that Walker’s anti-union laws were non-fiscal — no impact on the budget one way or the other. Kucinich requested that this official document be included in the public record, but his request was denied by Chairman Darrell Issa (R—Car Thief).
So much for Walker calling his union-busting law a “budget repair bill,” and his constant rhetoric about “we have a budget crisis!” “Wisconsin is broke!”
Lying sack of pus.