Sunday, June 10, 2012

Daniels: Gov't Works Better Without Public Unions

When Fox news anchor Chris Wallace asked Gov. Mitch Daniels whether he believes that there should be no public worker unions, Daniels said "yes." He elaborated “I really think government works better without them. I really do.” Daniels explained that there was, in his view, a "fundamental unfairness of government becoming its own special interest group sitting on both sides of the table. ... Money is being devoured by very high salaries, almost bulletproof job protection and huge pensions,” he said. Later he acknowledged that that “absolutely there’s a place [for unions] in the private sector.” He views the Wisconsin recall election as a "turning point" in the perception of public sector unions. Read more from the Washington Post here.