Recorded on May 1, 2011
It's time for common sense; I'm Ernest Istook.
remains the passionate battleground where public worker unions are pulling out all the stops to retain their benefits and the collective bargaining that empowers then.
Their mass occupation of the state capitol did not prevent Wisconsin's new law—but they're still fighting against it in court. Next they urged boycotts of retailers who did not post pro-union signs in their windows. Now they've spread their fight to grocery stores. Products from companies whose executives supported Governor Scott Walker are being singled-out for further boycotts. Stickers would be secretly applied to cans and boxes of their products while the goods are on the grocery shelves. The stickers claim that buying those products is an affront to workers.
It's just another tactic to intimidate everyone who won't support the public workers' agenda—mostly higher pay and benefits for themselves, at taxpayer expense.
For common sense, from The Heritage Foundation, I'm Ernest Istook.