Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Wins Round 1

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.

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4 Replies to “Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Wins Round 1”

  1. Yes there is no such thing as a free lunch, just as there is no such thing as a free market.

    Walker’s objective is to screw WI for the benefit of the ultra rich, plain & simple!

    1. A “pure” free market in our society, no, you are correct. There are, however freer markets than others: the technology sector is relatively free whereas education is heavily socialized. I’ll go out on a limb and say that the technology sector is more productive and innovative.

  2. Bravo, Governor Walker! It is past time this situation is corrected. Unions take. They don’t give. And they are an anachronism. I don’t have a problem with them existing; anybody should be able to join any club they want to. I do have a problem with them having a monopoly. My hope is one day New Mexico will come to its senses and convert to a Right To Work state.
    Also, I believe The United States of America should become a Right To Work country.

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