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Walker Loses War Of Words In His War On Workers

Which Scott Walker are you going to believe?
Walker Loses War Of Words In His War On Workers

As Heather pointed out, President Barack Obama went to Boston on Labor Day and put the smack down on Scott Walker:

"We're starting to hear a lot about middle-class values," he said. "Some folks seem confused about what exactly that means."

Without mentioning him by name, Obama struck at Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker for answering a question about his ISIS strategy earlier this year by saying: "If I can take on 100,000 (union) protesters, I can do the same across the globe."

"He is bragging about how he destroyed collective bargaining rights in his state," Obama said to boos Monday. "And [he] says that busting unions prepares him to fight ISIL. I didn't make that up. That's what he said."

Obama added incredulously, "Really?"

Several hours later, Walker's rapid response team came back with this weak Facebook post (all spelling and grammatical errors are theirs):

Well in reaction to the President's comments it's clear he stands with the big government union bosses while we stand with the people. It's part of tradition I guess. Last year the president came to Milwaukee Wisconsin to take a shot at us and this year on Labor Day where we are in the Live Free or Die state taking a shot at us. It's ironic we're here talking about freedom because what we did in Wisconsin was taking the power away from the big government union bosses and put it back in the hands of the hard working taxpayer. That's pro-worker. What we did was ultimately what we did was give people the freedom to choose if they wanted to be in a labor union or not. That's pro-worker. And certainly because of our reforms we've had three budgets, the total savings was $4.7 billion - that's lower income taxes and property taxes. That's pro-family. That's a stark contrast. It's not unexpected. I think the president views us unlike anyone else in this race because they know we don't just talk about it we get it done. We fight, we win, we get results. We've done it without compromising our conservative principles. It's why when I signed Right to Work the WH has a president had a statement attacking me, a governor, which is unprecedented. That's because he and his allies stand with big government special interests and we stand with the people. We've shown we can take on those powers. If I can do it in my state, a blue state, then we can on those powers in Washington and put the power back in the hands of the people. - Scott


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Walker repeated this nonsense at a later press conference:

Walker told reporters that collective bargaining is "not a right, but is an expensive entitlement" and cited the cost savings in Wisconsin as a benefit to all taxpayers in the state.

He added that, "this is an issue where the president is just wrong."

OK, now let's put aside the fact that bragging about attacking and robbing one's own constituents of billions of dollars is nothing but a sign of a depraved mind. Let's also overlook Walker's obvious lack of knowledge about history in saying that Obama's comments are unprecedented.

Let's look at Walker's claim that his War on Wisconsin Workers saved taxpayers $4.7 billion - which is by far his biggest claim yet. Walker doesn't explain how robbing workers of their money saves them any money either. That's probably because he can't since his attack on workers has saved no money.

Don't believe me? Just ask Scott Walker. That's what he said in sworn testimony before a Congressional committee on April 14, 2011, right after he dropped the Act 10 bomb on Wisconsin workers:

As Representative Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) got Walker to admit, there was no impact whatsoever on the budget. Walker's War on Workers is nothing more than a cynical political power play to gain and maintain control of the state.

The gentle reader must decide which Walker they are going to believe - the one who admitted under oath that his attack on workers had no financial impact on the state budget or the one who is making a desperate, last ditch effort to revive his failing presidential bid?

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