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Scott Walker Unveils His Labor Union Reform Plan

Scott Walker Unveils His Labor Union Reform Plan

Power to the People, Not the Union Bosses

Today, Scott Walker was in Las Vegas to spell out the details of his bold plan to reform Labor Unions.

His entire speech is here:

Taking on unions is a beat Walker knows well and it showed in Monday’s Townhall event.

The AFL-CIO attempt to pre-empt Walker’s speech on social media with an… interesting take. (If anyone can tell me why this digitally skewed horse has a purple wig, I’d love to know.):

Some of the highlights:

And then Walker swatted back at Hillary Clinton:

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Still my 1st choice.

Walker is on my tentative “short list,” but then so was Perry. I have fully five months to decide and plan to take it all – but can only hope all voices will get heard over the noise of the sideshow.

Union members average nearly $45,000 in salary & benefits (mainly due to so many now working for the government), but they could double their income – if only they could land a job with the union: http://bit.ly/1NsVq6v

So Walker’s bold new proposal has two comments (three now). That about sums up the national enthusiasm for Walker.

Insufficiently Sensitive | September 15, 2015 at 11:01 am

So Walker’s bold new proposal has two comments (three now). That about sums up the national enthusiasm for Walker.

You union trolls can scribble your comments on all the websites you’re paid to infest. Meanwhile, the rest of us are applying our writing abilities to our checkbooks as thanks for his pro-taxpayer proposals.

    Before I cash my fat check from my union bosses I’ll point out that if Walker really wanted to be bold he’d talk about sanctuary cities or some other issue of the moment, or fold his government-employee union issue into a 10-point plan for tackling toxic government overreach. He’s not generating excitement. He’s collapsing in the polls.

Walker remains atop my short list, has from the beginning. I’d also vote for Ted Cruz, Bobby Jindal, and would have voted for Rick Perry.

I might compromise vote for Rubio or Fiorina.

Under no circumstances will I vote for Jeb Bush or Donald Trump, among viable GOP candidates.

    Henry Hawkins in reply to Henry Hawkins. | September 15, 2015 at 11:17 am

    (I don’t feel Ben Carson is ready for the presidency, but he’d make a mighty fine Surgeon General).

      Not “ready”? What does that mean? He’s a 64-year-old neurosurgeon, how could he possibly not be “ready”? How could a 43 year old first-term senator be ready and Carson not ready?

        bobtuba in reply to pesanteur. | September 15, 2015 at 12:59 pm

        He wasn’t. But he was elected anyway.

        Henry Hawkins in reply to pesanteur. | September 15, 2015 at 2:25 pm

        Carson is no more ready to be a president than Donald Trump is ready to be a neurosurgeon.

          Ragspierre in reply to Henry Hawkins. | September 15, 2015 at 2:35 pm

          Da Donald would make such a great neurosurgeon, it would make your head spin…!!!

          Just ask him…

          pesanteur in reply to Henry Hawkins. | September 15, 2015 at 3:59 pm

          But Marco Rubio is? Ridiculous.

          Henry Hawkins in reply to Henry Hawkins. | September 15, 2015 at 5:36 pm

          Who said Rubio was ready? Rubio is well down on my list, but I’d vote for him over Hillary.

          pesanteur in reply to Henry Hawkins. | September 15, 2015 at 5:59 pm

          This “not ready” contention is based on what? What is the criteria for being “ready”? Having held an executive government position? But Cruz has not held one. So what is it? Jindal and Perry were, are governors. Is that it? This experience is exclusively dispositive of readiness? Further, to say you would compromise and vote for Rubio, but believe that Carson is not ready, seems incoherent.

          The remark that Carson isn’t ready but would make a good surgeon general is also condescending and arguably bigoted. Carson is running for President, and is second in many national polls. He was chief of pediatric surgery at a major hospital, responsible for management and medical performance of a large, high-profile operation. He’s been awarded 38 honorary doctorates, serves on the boards of multiple corporations and is a published author. He has demonstrated seriousness and substance of rhetoric, policy specifics, and general bearing of leadership comparable to any of the other candidates. The presidency is not a job of some arcane speciality. It is open to any American over the age of 35. Ben Carson is just as “ready” if not more than any candidate running.

          Henry Hawkins in reply to Henry Hawkins. | September 16, 2015 at 9:03 am

          By your inane redefinition, everyone is equally ready to be president.

I had some hopes for Walker, but it looks like he’s a one-issue guy. It’s union-busting first, last and always; which is fine, but we have more problems than just the unions.

His stance on illegal immigration has not been much of a selling point, whatever it is today. It hardly matters to me whether all those illegals are in a union or not; what matters is to stop them coming, while we still have a country that can be distinguished from Mexico!

Trump should announce that Walker is on his short list for head of the labor department. I think Walker is term limited anyway. You like walker, then you can have Walker as labor secretary.

    Ragspierre in reply to dunce1239. | September 16, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    …and then Walker should announce he will not serve in any BIG GOVERNMENT Collectivist administration under any charlatan.

    He will lead.

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