The irony of Wisconsin

The New York Times is reporting that the Wisconsin house of representatives has voted to strip certain public employees of their collective bargaining rights.

Was this ever about plugging a $138 million hole in the budget? Of course not. Governor Walker is on the right path, however. Getting rid of unions outright may be near impossible, but getting rid of their primary reason for existence is a good start.

Unions, whether public or private, drive up a company’s or government’s cost of hiring and maintaining employees. It’s that simple. If we are going to head off the bigger storm that lies ahead, it will take the intestinal fortitude of policy makers like Governor Walker to do it.

About Alton Drew

Alton Drew brings a straight forward and insightful brand of political market intelligence. Alton Drew graduated from the Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in economics and political science (1984); a Master of Public Administration (1993); and a Juris Doctor (1999). You can also follow Alton Drew on Twitter @altondrew.
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