Friday, May 11, 2012

Scott Walker Promised $500K Donor He Would 'Divide and Conquer' Unions | The Nation

From The Nation:

Scott Walker Promised $500K Donor He Would 'Divide and Conquer' Unions | The Nation

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has long denied that he has a secret strategy to destroy public-sector unions as part of a long-term plan to make Wisconsin a “right-to-work” state  where unions are dramatically weakened.
But, with the recall election that could replace Walker barely three weeks away, a remarkable videotape of the governor describing just such as a strategy has surfaced. In it, Walker is seen promising a billionaire campaign donor  that the attack on collective-bargaining rights for public-sector unions—which sparked demonstrations and the movement that has forced the recall election—was only “the first step” in a grand plan.
The billionaire would eventually give Walker more than $500,000—the largest donation in Wisconsin history —to help him advance his agenda. That donation made her the largest single donor to the governor's effort to beat the June 5 recall vote.

1 comment:

shenningrn said...

You left out one important detail - Walker knew he was being taped - he gave his permission. So in essence, what he was discussing was no "secret strategy." I would call it being transparent if anything.