February 24, 2011- Talking with Mike Huckabee on Fox News last night, host Greta Van Susteren wondered why Republicans don’t call what they’re doing in states like Wisconsin and Ohio what it is: Union busting. “Whether it is or isn’t, my point would be, so what?” Huckabee shot back, adding, “It could be!” The former GOP Arkansas governor later suggested that that is indeed what these Republicans are doing:
VAN SUSTEREN: But there’s a little bit of a problem if part of this is also — if they are union busting why don’t they admit they are union busting a little bit as well. Instead, nobody wants to say that.
HUCKABEE: They may not want to say it. But the harsh reality is if they are union busting it is because the unions have broken the bank. And they’re putting them in a position where they can’t afford to continue to go on. They’re going to lay a bunch of people off. Public employee unions are different than private sector. Private sector unions have a right to exist and have actually provided some decent check and balance to jobs and businesses.