LETTER: Wisconsin’s recall election has many facetsTo some this upcoming recall election may be about Democrats vs. Republicans. It might also be the fact that Gov. Scott Walker’s survival would bring the subject of public-employee unions front and center in just about every contest nationwide.
To the Editor:
To some this upcoming recall election may be about Democrats vs. Republicans. It might also be the fact that Gov. Scott Walker’s survival would bring the subject of public-employee unions front and center in just about every contest nationwide. And, since more than 40 percent of state and local government spending is attributed to salary and benefits, the public employee costs should also be considered.
This past spring, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that private employers spent an average of $28.57 per hour in employee compensation, whereas the state and local governments spent an average of $40.90 per hour. So if Walker wins, the unions will have to explain why tens of millions in workers’ dues and contributions were spent on this folly. However, this is only a piece of what is also at stake here.
For your information, each of these targeted officials are known for being strong right-to-life supporters. Unfort-unately, each of their opponents are pro-abortion to the core.
The Wisconsin Right to Life Political Action Committee now has a new state of the art recall election website: Wisconsin Right to Life Election Center. This website includes comprehensive information about all the candidates running for governor, lt. governor, and the four Senate races in contention on June 5. This site is the place for right-to-life voters to go to find out where the candidates stand on issues affecting the sanctity of human life.
The stakes for our unborn children in this election is extremely high. Please let your conscience be your guide when you go to the polls on June 5. I thank you, and God Bless.