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Saturday, May 12, 2012
Divide and Conquer
Use of the agency of government to assist your friends and cronies always looks a bit murky: you can not tell definitively in many cases. You can make whatever arguments you like for how getting rid of unions will somehow benefit everyone. You can make arguments that the unions support politicians who enact policies favorable to unions. The lines between policy, politics and personal friendships here lack clarity. Fine.
Here's what's not murky: Gov. Walker has stated that he eliminated public sector collective bargaining in Wisconsin due to fiscal pressures. But his union stripping also left alone those public sector unions which supported him in his election. Now this "divide and conquer" explanation to a billionaire supporter. Clear enough?