Things That Make You Go Hmmm

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Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) portrays his union-busting plan as an austerity measure in the midst of a severe state budget crisis. But if you step back for a moment and think about it, taking away state employees’ collective bargaining rights is unlikely to pay immediate short-term dividends for the state budget. If you take another step back and look at what — or more to the point whocreated this budget crisis in the first place, it starts to show what a naked union-busting move Walker is making.

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David Kurtz is Managing Editor and Washington Bureau Chief of Talking Points Memo where he oversees the news operations of TPM and its sister sites.
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