Scott Walker Is Committed to Making Your Life “Flexible”


Scott Walker has released a new plan to empower workers. Paul Waldman has the details, but I’ll save you the trouble of reading if you just want the highlights. Here they are:

union bosses and the politicians they puppet….power to the people, not the union  bosses….reduce the power of union bosses….big-government union bosses….big-government union bosses….Individuals should not have to pay union bosses….union bosses a legal monopoly over collective bargaining….mandatory dues to the union bosses….pay artificially high wages to union bosses.

flexibility, choice, and innovation in the workplace….free enterprise and workplace flexibility….flexibility to join a union or not….protect workplace flexibility….flexibility to balance work and life commitments….repeal any regulation that reduces employee flexibility….protect workplace flexibility.

I think that just about covers it. Walker wants to crush unions and give workers the flexibility to be free of bothersome regulations about stuff like overtime pay, sick leave, parental leave, sexual harassment, and so forth. Can you feel the flexibility? It sounds like nirvana, doesn’t it?

But don’t worry. Walker’s plan will make corporate bosses1 so happy that they’ll probably start treating everybody like princes just out of the sheer joy of doing well by their workers. That’s how it was before all this unionizing and government regulating took over America. Right?

1That is, the kind that most of us actually work for and have to deal with on a daily basis.