Wisconsin governor admits union busting policy could spread to Florida
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02/23/11 Seán Kinane
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In Wisconsin, demonstrators in the capital, Madison, gathered for a ninth day to oppose anti-union legislation. Inside, a marathon session was underway in the Assembly, where Democrats have introduced dozens of amendments and made long speeches criticizing the bill. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has been duped by a blogger posing as one of the powerful Koch brothers. In the recorded phone conversation, Walker admits to a wider plan of union-busting, including in Florida.

This is part of the recording of Governor Walker speaking with a person named Murphy, who was posing as billionaire conservative-backer David Koch.

Walker: “That’s all they want to talk about is what are you doing to help the governor of Wisconsin. I talk to Kasich every day—John’s gotta stand firm in Ohio. I think we could do the same thing with Rick Scott in Florida. I think, uh, Snyder—if he got a little more support—probably could do that in Michigan. You start going down the list there’s a lot of us new governors that got elected to do something big.

"Koch:" You’re the first domino.

Walker: Yep. This is our moment.”

In the conversation, Gov. Walker also disclosed that he "thought about" planting troublemakers in the crowd of demonstrators protesting the proposed legislation.

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