Mitch Daniels: Wisconsin a ‘turning point’ for curbing unions

By David Edwards
Sunday, June 10, 2012 10:41 EDT
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Mitch Daniels speaks to Fox News
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Republican Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels on Sunday suggested that all public worker unions should be dismantled and that the recent elections in Wisconsin were a “turning point” in curbing their rights.

During an interview on Fox News, host Chris Wallace asked Daniels if Gov. Scott Walker’s (R) win in Wisconsin had given governments a “green light” for curtailing unions across the country.

“I hope it means some kind of turning point in trying to address the balance,” the Indiana governor explained. “There’s a reason that defenders of labor — from Franklin Roosevelt to George Mead and many others — always said that unionism had no place in the public sector, that it was a necessary freedom — and it is — in the private sector, that it was a bad idea in government.”

“Are you saying you would like to see no public worker unions?” Wallace wondered.

“I think really government works better without them. I really do,” Daniels insisted.

Watch this video from Fox News’ Fox New Sunday, broadcast June 10, 2012.

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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