Romney Backs Scott Walker’s Attack On Workers, Reminds Us That Corporations Come First
On Tuesday night, Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin narrowly survived a recall election. Despite the fact that Walker outspent his challenger by nearly 8 to 1, conservatives around the nation immediately seized upon the victory as a vindication of their anti-union agenda. Mitt Romney personally called Walker to congratulate him, and issued a statement saying--rather ominously--that this result would “echo beyond the borders of Wisconsin.” But with the extreme out-of-state funding that was in play in Wisconsin, anyone could win. That’s the real lesson.
Once again, Romney has sent an unmistakable message about his vision for America: a country in which workers and union members are stripped of their public bargaining rights, and corporate interests trump all others.
This attitude from Romney is not surprising: he has spent most of his career favoring millionaires and corporations over the middle class, and would undoubtedly continue to do so as President. Romney’s enthusiastic endorsement of Scott Walker’s anti-union policies is yet another reminder of just how extreme the policies of a Romney administration would be.
But Democrats support middle class families and we believe in the rights of hardworking Delawareans to organize and bargain. Whereas Scott Walker would tell you our public employees are to blame for our economic missteps, we know that’s not the case.