As someone going to school in Wisconsin, the work of Gov. Walker is troublesome at best. It is helpful that the Superbowl Champions Green Bay Packers and Archbishop Listecki have come out against Walker’s move to break the unions. Neither should be a surprise — the Packers are the only publicly owned sports team and Catholic social teaching has always been for the existence and collective bargaining rights of unions.
Perhaps most frustrating is that Walker actually created the deficit on his own. But the narrative getting pushed is that everyone needs to tighten their belts, and give up the well-established tradition of collective bargaining. Frankly, it’s crap. In fact, it is dangerously close to outright lying. The reason for the deficit wasn’t a complex financial issue, and neither is the answer, like Walker presumes it should be. Walker should be forced to retract his work, but if one must be pragmatic: take note that if every adult were to pay $32, the deficit would be solved. See here: