May 11, 2012
In February 2011 Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin told George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s Good Morning America he was “absolutely not union busting in his efforts to deal with his state’s huge budget shortfalls”; a shortfall of his own making. Everyone knew he was lying through his teeth, but he kept denying it anyway. Well, Walker should have made sure there was no video (below) of him saying just the opposite before he lied.
A filmmaker released a video Thursday that shows Gov. Scott Walker saying [in early 2011] he would use “divide and conquer” as a strategy against unions.
Walker made the comments to Beloit billionaire Diane Hendricks, who has since given $510,000 to the governor’s campaign…
Of course, one of Walker’s generals had already admitted the goal was to bust unions. That was painfully evident after Walker got every concession he asked for from unions but still wouldn’t stop the attacks, including threats to call out the National Guard if state unions went on strike.
Never underestimate the difficulty of changing false beliefs [with] facts.
Economist Henry Rosovsky