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1/11/2013 4:18:00 AM
How much is enough?

To the Editor:

Gov. Scott Walker claims to want his last two years to be less divisive than his first two years. 

Almost anything is possible, but it starts with his actions.

When Walker spoke with Diane Hendricks in response to her wanting to make Wisconsin a “Right to Work (RTW)” state, he said he had a plan. He would divide and conquer the working families of Wisconsin by first going after public sector working families. 

Hendricks gave Walker $510,000.

RTW legislation ends unions by ending union power to require workers to pay dues. Once the unions are out, workers’ wages and benefits usually decline, according to Media Matters. Hendricks and others would have cheaper RTW labor.

Walker ran his plan to divide and conquer and got rid of public sector unions. The state is divided with Walker’s appointees ruling state agencies. Many workers left public jobs and more want to leave.

Walker said he is not interested in signing RTW legislation. That remains to be proven. There are Gerrymandered Tea Party senators and assemblymen. They want cheap labor and low minimum wages.

The irony of Hendricks is she is worth $2.9 billion (Forbes). It would take a person making $100,000 a year, 29,000 years to make that much. How much money is enough for her? How cheaply do Hendricks, her governor, and her legislators want Wisconsin families to live?

If Gov. Walker wants a strong, undivided Wisconsin, he has the ball for two more years. 

Daniel Holzman
Baraboo




Reader Comments

Posted: Friday, January 11, 2013
Article comment by: Bob Lepper

Public Sector Unions are bankrupting Towns, Villages, and Cities in our country today due to their unrealistic demands for pay and benefits that far exceed the private sector. Unlike the private sector the union bosses could ensure a politician's reelection or defeat in the next election. The politician not spending his own money, gave in to union demands to win reelection. Now the chickens have come home to roost and the cost is unsustainable. Cities in right to work states are flourishing where many union controlled cities are decaying.

Posted: Friday, January 11, 2013
Article comment by: Patrick Murphy

If you rely on Media Matters for your information, I feel sorry for you. I'm sure you're aware that organization is funded by George Soros, who's wealth goes far beyond Hendricks 2.9 billlion and pumps millions into the Democratic party. And he is a confirmed Socialist. Walker has been elected TWICE, quit whining.



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