Thursday, July 13, 2017

WI roads, budget are FUBAR, so GOP says 'cut worker pay'

It's not unexpected that Wisconsin GOP legislators, now paralyzed budgetarily by years of eager, special-interest-driven highway spending extravagance - - are actively looking for scapegoats and today came up with a typically Republican brainstorm:

Cut the wages of the blue-collar workers who actually build Wisconsin's roads and outsource more of the contracting to GOP-serving road-building businesses.

One key road-builder worker union endorsed Walker in 2014.

Let's see how he responds to that plan.

Probably the way he did when he signed a so-called 'right-to-work' law which he'd first said he wouldn't sign that will depress private sector wages (a la Act 10, Walker's signature anti-worker move that cut public employees take-home pay and limited future wages).


jchuckjohns said...

Act 10 takes $200 a month out of my paychecks. I make just over $12 per hour. That really hurt us. The union people that voted for that ass should have known better. Maybe this will wake them up.

Anonymous said...

I have a better idea! How about if we don't pay our politicians. They aren't doing a very good job of managing our money! We would have lost our jobs for the poor performance they are exhibiting! They need to get out of the pockets of the Kochs and there needs to be an end to Citizens United.

my5cents said...

All of these problems are Walker's fault. He never learned the economics of putting people's paychecks first so they would have money to spend to grow the economy. He's as dumb as a sack of rocks when it comes to economics. Of course he is also doing this to benefit his benefactors so that he can continue to be governor and for no other reason. He doesn't care about the people and their quality of life, only his own.