Us on the left have been saying this all along and now the man in the spotlight of the “War Against Labor” has admitted it – eliminating collective bargaining does not save money!
Like a dog going at a bone, U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, didn’t stop until he got the answer he was looking for from Gov. Scott Walker during the governor’s testimony Thursday before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
Kucinich said he could not understand how Walker’s bill to strip most collective bargaining rights from nearly all public workers saved the state any money and therefore was relevant to the topic before the committee, which was state and municipal debt.
“How much money does it save Gov. Walker?” Kucinich demanded. “Just answer the question.”
“It doesn’t save any,” Walker said.
Again – the reason for this law was purely political. The right didn’t like the unions supporting Barack Obama in 2008, so instead of trying to find ways to appeal to organized labor, the right decides to hurt them.
Still don’t believe it? Well just ask Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader, Scott Fitzgerald.