The following is an article I had published in our local paper, The Monroe Times, on March 5, 2015 titled “Letter to the Editor: Walker Has No Respect for Living Wage” and I quote:
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“Letter to the editor: Walker has no respect for living wage“
From LaVern F. Isely
To the editor:
Our newly re-elected governor is running for president of the United States. It’s real obvious, while he’s trying to do two jobs at one time, that he definitely doesn’t believe in the right to work legislation, which means he doesn’t like unions and bargaining for a fair wage.
In fact, when he was running for governor against Mary Burke, he wouldn’t even answer questions about a minimum wage. Walmart, a big worldwide corporation, said they believed in the U.S. and that they were going to give their employees $9 an hour this year and $10 an hour next year, which is much better than what Gov. Walker is proposing. I wonder if he even believes in a minimum wage?
His budget proposal mentioned he was going to cut Senior Care 40 percent. If he got to be president, who knows what he would do to Social Security. He said on Feb. 25 at the C-PAC meeting near Washington that, “If he could handle 100,000 people at a rally in Madison on March 12, 2011, that he could handle the issue of the ISIS terrorists” which is really an insult to the people of Wisconsin and if he got to be president, to the people of the United States. He can say he’s sorry but that change the way he thinks.
He has no respect for a person making a living wage. Even at $7.25, where it is now and will stay until Congress passes a higher minimum wage, which is doubtful since Republicans control Congress. There’s little doubt workers will ever come close to what the CEOs are making with a ratio of 400 to 1, which is still growing and creating a wider class war every passing year, without Congress ever saying what should be a good ratio between CEOs and workers.
If Congress can’t make a decision on their own because they’re elected by wealthy campaign contributors, an independent committee should make the decision and at least have a fair wage structure. Hopefully, people running for president, as well as Congress, make an issue on this issue, so us voters will have something to vote on. If unions can’t bargain and $7.25 is labeled standard wages, then what will be the future for 18-year-olds as far as getting a college education, a good job, marriage, buying a car or house?”
(THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN BOTH POLITICAL PARTIES GOT BOUGHT OFF BY THE WEALTHY BILLIONAIRES THAT ARE WORKING FOR THE RICHEST 1 PERCENT. THIS WAS POINTED OUT PRETTY WELL IN A BOOK WE JUST FINISHED READING TITLED “THEY ONLY LOOK DEAD: WHY PROGRESSIVES WILL DOMINATE THE NEXT POLITICAL ERA” BY E.J. DIONNE JR. WHICH YOU CAN GET THROUGH YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY. IT’S WELL WORTH READING. THAT’S WHY IT’S CRUCIAL THAT A PERSON GETS OUT AND VOTES AFTER READING THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO PARTIES.
LaVern Isely, Progressive, Independent, Overtaxed, Middle Class Taxpayer and Public Citizen and AARP Members