Scott Walker Promises To ‘Wreak Havoc’ On Washington As Prez

Republican presidential candidate Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker greets people at Bill Miller's Bar-B-Q during a campaign stop, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, in San Antonio, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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EUREKA, Ill. (AP) — Scott Walker promises to tackle union power at the federal level just like he did as governor in Wisconsin. He says in a presidential campaign speech that he wants to “wreak havoc” on Washington.

Walker effectively ended collective bargaining for most state workers. The governor spoke Thursday at Eureka College in Illinois, the alma mater of President Ronald Reagan.

Walker says that starting his first day as president, he would prohibit the federal government from automatically deducting union dues from workers’ paychecks.

Workers can already voluntarily choose not to have the money taken out, but Walker wants to do away with the automatic deductions altogether.

He didn’t explain how federal workers who belong to unions would pay their dues. Walker says he’ll have more details in a speech Monday.

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  1. Did anyone check the spelling of the title of this article? Does it matter? “Wreak havoc” or “wreck havoc” means about the same, right?

    Yeah, we get it; Walker hates unions, especially public employee unions.

  2. Avatar for condew condew says:

    The headline voices my deep concern that while the founding fathers intended a government where every part of the nation sends its best to govern, we now have a sizable portion of the electorate choosing their candidate not by what good they can do, but how much damage and suffering they can inflict.

    No form of government can stand against sabotage from within.

  3. Avatar for sooner sooner says:

    The havoc that Walleye might wreak would be mostly attributed to his continually burrowing intellect.

    I seem to recall that D.C. has a lot of one way streets. This alone will be confusing for him when trying to get from one place to another.

  4. “Wreak havoc” is perfectly acceptable English. “Wreak” means to bring about, so to “wreak havoc” means to bring about havoc.

  5. That’s just more republican entrenchment shit. Unions dues that end up in PAC’s usually go to Democrats. That’s why he did it in Wisconsin and that’s why he wants to do it in DC.

    When America was great it had strong unions. It had no charter schools or private prisons. Inequality was half what it is today and we had no history of torture or elective war. Our Cops had no military equipment and people paid their taxes.

    I agree with the GOP…“Take America back”. Like your computer says…do you want to use your last settings that worked

    Edit: recently a few big unions tried to intimidate the Democratic Party with “don’t take us for granted” crap. OK…perhaps the AFL and Fed Employees Unions can work for Walker.

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