This guy has a total Messiah complex. It's now wandered into "dangerous" and "delusional" territory.
"The position I pushed is not unlike the principle that Franklin Delano Roosevelt — not exactly a conservative — pushed as well when it came to public sector collective bargaining," Walker remarked at the annual Governmental Research Association policy conference. "He felt that there wasn't a need in the public sector to have collective bargaining because the government is the people. We are the people. And so what we've done is to be able to empower our great employees, to affirm them."Here's the article from the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel in all its glory. In typical J-S fashion, they let Walker's absurd FDR comparison stand without the proper context of FDR"s quote.
The Republican governor was addressing people engaged in government research, but he acknowledged he was previewing his remarks to the nation's governors, who will meet Friday through Sunday. The convention is expected to draw national attention, and be a showcase for Walker.
Among many sources, Daily Kos debunked this lie nearly 2 1/2 years ago, as the Wisconsin Uprising was beginning to growand noted what Walker references is actually FDR sounding off against STRIKES by public sector unions. He had no problem with unions bargaining with the government. From FDR"s letter.
As I am unable to accept your kind invitation to be present on the occasion of the Twentieth Jubilee Convention of the National Federation of Federal Employees (A UNION) , I am taking this method of sending greetings and a message.For Walker to make the FDR comparisons, and to revive such a blatant misrepresentation of his words, indicates the stratospheric level of self-importance that Governor Dropout has (he compared himself to Reagan in the infamous David Koch phone call). This incident also reveals Walker yet again to be a mendacious liar that makes Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan seem like upstanding, ethical types.
Reading your letter of July 14, 1937, I was especially interested in the timeliness of your remark that the manner in which the activities of your organization have been carried on during the past two decades "has been in complete consonance with the best traditions of public employee relationships." Organizations of Government employees have a logical place in Government affairs.
The desire of Government employees for fair and adequate pay, reasonable hours of work, safe and suitable working conditions, development of opportunities for advancement, facilities for fair and impartial consideration and review of grievances, and other objectives of a proper employee relations policy, is basically no different from that of employees in private industry. Organization on their part to present their views on such matters is both natural and logical, but meticulous attention should be paid to the special relationships and obligations of public servants to the public itself and to the Government.
This story needs to go wide, particularly with the National Governor's convention hitting Milwaukee this weekend. Just because the Wisconsin media is paid-off and ignores these items doesn't mean the national folks should do the same.