On yesterday’s Your World, Governor Scott Walker (R-WI), who worked to end collective bargaining for tens of thousands of public workers, spoke on behalf of locked-out NFL football officials.
Neil Cavuto said, “Well, you know this NFL referee situation has got to be a really big mess now when Scott Walker wants the professional referees to come back, the union guys.”
Walker said, “It was just the last straw when it actually costs somebody, ultimately a game.”
Neil “Richard Trumka and others in the union movement have seized upon your remarks Governor, to say that really what’s the difference between backing the referee union and unions in general? And I’m quoting here, Sir. ‘Union members bring huge value to our communities and our lives every day. Scott Walker and others would do well to remember that the next time they treat union members, firefighters, teachers, auto workers, differently than union referees who are all cut from the same cloth. What do you say?”
Scott called it “ridiculous. I’m pro taxpayer, not anti-union. What I did in Wisconsin was put the power back in the hands of the hard working taxpayer because unfortunately, a handful of big government special interests, particularly big government union bosses, like the one you just quoted, were taking the power away from the taxpayer. That’s not the same as the private sector... In the bigger picture with the NFL,I don’t care whether the refs are union or non union, I think anybody who’s a fan of professional football and the NFL just knows that if you’re going to have any confidence, it’s not fair to have the guys who are there now, they’re just not equipped for the kind of speed and action you see in the NFL.”
Do you think he have said that if the Green Bay (Wisonsin) Packers had won that disputed call? Can you say, “hypocrite” on labor issues?
I know an awful lot of people like your Dad (mine, included).
Romney’s comment about the 47%-ers being free-loaders may be the equivalence of that traffic ticket.
Fer crissake! NFL is profitable!