Gov. Scott Walker, of the Koch Party, has actually compared the peaceful protestors in Wisconsin to ISIS terrorists who behead people and burn them alive….
If he’s afraid of moms, dads, nurses, teachers, fire fighters, police, veterans….then he has no business in the White House. Only a coward would be afraid of the peaceful public raising legitimate grievances against their government.
More here on the “Death by a Thousand Cuts” strategy the Koch party is using against unions. Note the Heritage Foundation’s involvement…most folks don’t realize every time they see a person from Heritage Foundation, they are seeing the Koch brothers’ goons.
In case you missed it, here’s the piece on the fight in Wisconsin right now with the “Right to Work” legislation. This same law was pushed into effect by another Koch toadie, Gov. Mitch Daniels. And Indiana is one of the lowest wage states now.
From the PRWatch article:
The argument that the bill would protect workers from “forced” unionization is a red herring. The U.S. Supreme Court has long stated that nobody can be forced to join a union, or be forced to pay unions dues, or to have their dues go to political campaigns. What current federal and Wisconsin law allows, and what the right to work law would make illegal, are “fair share” agreements and fees in union contracts that make all represented workers, including those choosing not to join the union, contribute to the costs of worker representation on the job.
Sen. Robert Wirch (D-Kenosha) cut through the verbiage: “There seems to be a double standard here. The Chamber of Commerce insists that you pay dues to enjoy the services you provide. Do you care to elaborate?” Fitzgerald did not. The flustered bill sponsor had “no further comment.”
Related to this is the Koch Party here in Indiana now going after construction job wages.
Supporters of the repeal say it would save tens of millions of tax dollars each year through an estimated 10 percent to 20 percent price cut on public construction projects by allowing more contractors to pay wages below union scale. Opponents argue the change would hurt many Indiana-based companies by opening the door for low-paying, out-of-state contractors to underbid on projects.
Anybody seriously believe this?? I personally want to know what buildings, highways, bridges, etc., are being built by minimum wage construction workers….because I will avoid them like the plague. We’ve already dealt with this circa 1970s, when they were trying to go cheap on construction. Reports here, here, here, and here.
Note that the bridge collapse in Washington was neglect of inspection. This is just as bad as cheap construction by greedy contractors.
And let’s not forget the Bangladesh factory collapse….because owners who want everything cheap always make the rest of us pay.