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Uploaded on Apr 17, 2011
Washington D.C. (April 14, 2011) -- Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) at the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on State and Municipal Government Debt, scores an admission from Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker that his decision to strip the rights of public workers to bargain collectively "doesn't save any" money for the Wisconsin taxpayers.
Senator Kucinich nails home a point that people in Wisconsin have been hammering away at for weeks, strike that, years:
"We really are here at the center of a great debate over the purpose of government. Whether there is such a thing as a public sphere, with public servants, who preform duties on behalf of the public, using resources that belong to the public.
Or is government going to be auctioned off to the highest bidder, to corporations, who privatize and inevitably drive up the cost of government, drive up the cost of services, drive up taxes.
That's where this debate is headed nationally.
I think that Governor Walker has inadvertently done a public service by exposing the extent to which this mindset of privatizing what is the public sphere, bringing this issue to the forefront."