Mitch Daniels speaks to Fox News

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

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.


Written by | David Edwards

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