After weeks of protest and unrest, Wisconsin is moving forward with Gov. Scott Walker’s efforts to balance his state’s budget and eliminate collective bargaining for government workers. This is a win for Gov. Scott Walker and Wisconsin taxpayers.
Dealing with the unsustainable budgets and spending on government workers is important to making state budgets sustainable. It is also why other states are looking to reform their agreements with government workers.
As Thomas Sowell writes, “there is no such thing as a free lunch,” but in a competitive, free market economy, “government unions continue to thrive while private sector unions decline because taxpayers provide their free lunch.”
Only time will tell how the battles in Wisconsin and so many other states ultimately turns out, but Gov. Walker deserves credit for taking a difficult stand.