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Act 10 was about busting unions -- Jim Cuccia
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Act 10 was about busting unions -- Jim Cuccia

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Act 10 was just a union-busting tactic inspired by the American Legislative Exchange Council and implemented by its puppet Gov. Scott Walker.

Do you think he was smart enough to come up with that on his own? When Walker was under oath in front of a congressional hearing, he admitted that provisions in Act 10 didn’t save the state any money. It has and always was about destroying unions.

He took money out of the workers hands, who spend it and support the state’s economy and put the state down the tube. Why do you think Wisconsin’s economy lags behind other Midwestern states? When you put money in the average person’s hands, they spend it and raise the state’s economy. That is why trickle down has never worked but will always be the mantra of the Republicans. The Republicans will always work to keep money out of the hands of working people.

Think of their opposition to raising the minimum wage, or the COVID-19 relief bill. When will the Wisconsin workers get it through their heads to stop voting for Republicans. It starts on their local level. Almost all the state Republicans are made from the same mold.

Jim Cuccia, Verona

The only Republican senator to vote against Act 10 a decade ago is our guest on today's political podcast, "Center Stage, with Milfred and Hands." Find it on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, iTunes, Stitcher, or Spotify.

See the whole series: The Great Divide: 10 years since Act 10

A decade later, the Wisconsin State Journal looks back at the historic debate and protests over the controversial anti-union law known as Act 10.

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