Last week video surfaced of Republican Gov. Scott Walker explaining in 2011 to billionaire campaign donor Diane Hendricks how he was going to “divide and conquer” labor unions in Wisconsin in order to turn Wisconsin into a “right to work” state, which would drive down wages for all workers in the state while benefiting businesses.
On Friday, Gov. Walker was asked whether he plans to pursue “right to work” legislation in Wisconsin, and he said he had no intention of pursuing legislation to make Wisconsin a right-to-work state, adding that he would do “everything in my power to keep it from making it to my desk.”
Considering far-right extremist agenda Gov. Walker and the Republican-controlled legislature pushed through during the last session, does anyone really believe Gov. Walker wouldn’t sign a “right to work” bill into law in Wisconsin if given the opportunity? Considering Walker promised a big campaign donor that he’d turn Wisconsin into a “right to work” state, I’m finding it hard to believe he’s suddenly had a change of heart, especially given the fact that the donor Walker made that statement to has given Walker’s campaign over $500,000. That’s a lot of money, and I’m willing to bet Diane Hendricks, who wants to see Wisconsin turned into a “right to work” state, expects a return on her hefty investment.