Dennis Kucinich vs Scott Walker–Who Won?

Last time we heard about Dennis Kucinich, the Democratic Congressman was questioning whether or not President Obama should be impeached for his actions in Libya. Kucinich believes he  should be.

Today, Kucinich somewhat redeemed himself and was able to reconnect with his Democratic roots during his questioning of Wisconsin governor, Scott Walker. Walker went to congress to give his testimony about his recent actions of stripping Wisconsin’s public employees of their collective bargaining rights. Mr. Walker has always maintained that taking away these rights from Wisconsin’s public employees was a necessary step towards deficit reduction.

Enter Dennis Kucinich;

KUCINICH: Let me ask you about some of the specific provisions in your proposals to strip collective bargaining rights. First, your proposal would require unions to hold annual votes to continue representing their own members. Can you please explain to me and members of this committee how much money this provision saves for your state budget?

WALKER: That and a number of other provisions we put in because if you’re going to ask, if you’re going to put in place a change like that, we wanted to make sure we protected the workers of our state, so they got value out of that.

KUCINICH: Would you answer the question? How much money does it save, Governor?

WALKER: It doesn’t save any.

KUCINICH: I want to ask about another one of your proposals. Under your plan you would prohibit paying union member dues from their paychecks. How much money would this provision save your state budget?

WALKER: It would save employees a thousand dollars a year they could use to pay for their pensions and health care contributions.

KUCINICH: Governor, it wouldn’t save anything.

I think Kucinich wins…!

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  • Kerry

    So if anybody reads this now as of 5/25/2011 u will see that Scott Walker is now going after police and fireman unions, and those unions vote Republican.

    Kinda blows the whole argument about supporting the candidates you don’t like out of the water.

    Just sayin…

  • Ezra Grant

    @ Geor­gette Jetty » Your state­ment suggesting that unions use your money to “back can­di­dates you don’t like” shows your pol­i­tics and that of Scott Walker are the same, which is the only rea­son he’s try­ing to silence unions in Wisconsin.

    Unions also pro­tect the work­ing class. And if given the chance to choose between that pro­tec­tion and allow­ing a cor­po­ra­tion to walk all over me? I’ll take the protection.

  • Georgette Jetty

    Dennis Kucinich deliberately twisted Scott Walkers point. The freedom to spend $1000.00 of your own money on what you want it spent on instead of giving it to a union that will back candidates you don’t like, or investing your money, who knows where!. They should have that right to chose. Choice, the right to chose begins before you get pregnant, after your pregnant the choice is to murder or not to murder.