House Speaker John Boehner
firmly backs Wisconsin GOP Gov. Scott Walker in his effort to reform public workers’ collective bargaining rights, The Hill reports
. Walker is pushing for increased contributions by state workers to benefits and pension plans and limits to collective bargaining rights for some.
“Republicans in Congress — and reform-minded GOP governors like Scott Walker, Ohio’s John Kasich and New Jersey’s Chris Christie — are daring to speak the truth about the dire fiscal challenges Americans face at all levels of government, and daring to commit themselves to solutions that will liberate our economy and help put our citizens on a path to prosperity," Boehner said in a statement.
"I’m disappointed that instead of providing similar leadership from the White House, the president has chosen to attack leaders such as Gov. Walker, who are listening to the people and confronting problems that have been neglected for years at the expense of jobs and economic growth."
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