Hours before Governor Scott Walker’s (R-WI) impending announcement that he is seeking the presidency, the AFL-CIO issued their statement on and it is only one sentence long, “Scott Walker is a national disgrace.”
Well. That about sums up Scott Walker’s record on workers’ rights, women’s rights, the economy, his stealing from the poor to give the rich even more policies… National disgrace. Perfect. Scott Walker is also proving that the lies about “trickle down” are utter garbage, as these policies have kept Wisconsin dragging behind the national recovery.
The AFL-CIO describes itself as an umbrella federation of U.S. unions fighting for working men and women:
We are the umbrella federation for U.S. unions, with 56 unions representing 12.5 million working men and women. We work to ensure that all people who work receive the rewards of their work—decent paychecks and benefits, safe jobs, respect and fair treatment. We work to make the voices of working people heard in the White House, on Capitol Hill, in state capitals across the country and in corporate boardrooms. We provide an independent voice for working families and ways for working people to be actively engaged in politics and legislation. We also hold corporations accountable for their treatment of employees and ensure the voice of working people is heard in the financial system. We also work with federations of unions in other countries toward global social and economic fairness.
Scott Walker has made a name for himself as a conservative darling by attacking hard-won and long-fought for workers rights in Wisconsin. Walker is on record as being willing to do pretty much anything the Koch brothers ask of him, and the Koch brothers’ biggest goal is to be allowed to make more money without having to share or be responsible when they kill people (literally).
The Republican agenda to kill any government reforms that protect workers and keep the environment reasonably safe for humans is perfectly encapsulated in Scott Walker. If Donald Trump speaks for the base, Scott Walker speaks for the corporate puppet masters, the 2% who want to buy our government for their own greedy purposes.
Walker will be announcing his candidacy Monday evening in Waukesha, Wisconsin — yes, home of the torn ballot bags, miscounts and “found votes” that have been so helpful for Mr. Walker.
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