April 16, 2011

Dennis Kucinich gets Gov Scott Walker to Admit It

via NoCureForThat

Washington D.C. (April 14, 2011) — Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today scored an admission from Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker that his decision to strip the rights of public workers to bargain collectively “doesn’t save any” money for the Wisconsin taxpayers.


  1. No he didn't.

    Listen to what questions Kucinich actually asked. He asked about two details within Walkers plan. The first one is about making workers vote annually to see if they want to still have a union, and the second one has workers pay union bills directly instead of having them deducted from their paychecks - and Walker claimed it would say money.

    Your introduction does not describe the content of the video.

  2. Anyone who reads my comment and then watches the video will see.

    Kucinich wanted to lead Walker down a garden path on two minor parts of Walkers plan - parts that are clearly designed to undermine unions - but that is not the totality of Walkers plan.

  3. Sure it's not the totality of the plan. Nobody was saying that, but while you're on it-- the totality of the plan is even worse.

    Here's the thing though- Walker and the other Koch Brother funded douchebags are pushing these middle-class-gutting bills through under the auspices of saving money-- and it's a fucking lie. They blame the unions for the state having no money, and it's a fucking lie.

    And Walker just said it himself.

    And that's the fucking point. If you're choosing to "see this differently" you're bending over so far backwards to create contorted logic that you've placed your head up your ass.

  4. That may or may not be true, but what's relevant here is this video does not show Walker agreeing with the statement in question.

  5. It is, in fact, true.

    And, this video shows Scott Walker saying, "it doesn't save any money at all" when he was asked how much money the union-killing provisions, which had been championed as saving money, would save.

    He hedges and tries to say that he was trying to "give the workers more rights" which is also complete bullshit. It's like when the Bush administration cherry-picked intelligence for the Iraq war, knowingly built a false case that Saddam had weapons of mass destruction and was an immanent threat to US security, and then changed their story, saying that they went in to liberate the Iraqi people.

    "Lies, lies, and damned lies." -- Mark Twain