Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., has strong conservative principles — no more so than on the issue of collective bargaining for public workers. It shouldn’t exist, he says, according to The Hill
|Sen. Jim DeMint
Offering support to Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who’s trying to limit the collective bargaining rights of his state’s public workers, DeMint said on WVOC radio, "It's a bigger issue than people think, and it's something that I'm going to work a lot on, because I really don't think that collective bargaining has any place in representative government."
Government worker unions have an "insidious relationship" with Democrats, as the state employees offer support to legislators who back generous benefits for those workers, DeMint said.
"The unions are the most powerful political group in the country today . . . Their power in politics is unprecedented. And without the unions, the Democrat Party fades away."
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