Governor Scott Walker’s office released a statement MOnday afternoon responding to President Obama who said on Monday that public union employees should not be “vilified or “denigrated”:
“I’m sure the President knows that most federal employees do not have collective bargaining for wages and benefits while our plan allows it for base pay. And I’m sure the President knows that the average federal worker pays twice as much for health insurance as what we are asking for in Wisconsin. At least I would hope he knows these facts.
“Furthermore, I’m sure the President knows that we have repeatedly praised the more than 300,000 government workers who come to work every day in Wisconsin.
“I’m sure that President Obama simply misunderstands the issues in Wisconsin, and isn’t acting like the union bosses in saying one thing and doing another.”
Oh snap. And to think Mr. Obama was trying to distance himself since his first statement about Governor Walker’s bill being “an assault on unions.”