Scott Wagner vs. Unions: Round 237
Written by Nick Field, Managing Editor
Apparently, Senator Wagner appreciates a good joke or at least wants it to appear that way.
In a new email to supporters, the legislator points out that if you go to the PA AFL-CIO headquarters in Harrisburg you’ll see a mock-up poster from the movie Dumb and Dumber featuring Wagner with fellow “Scott” (and labor foe), Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.
The Senator even had his picture taken besides the photo before transitioning to an attack on the union’s President Rick Bloomingdale.
The conservative Senator has never been a friend of organized labor in Pennsylvania but he became their biggest villain last June after some inflammatory remarks.
“The unions are about power and control,” Wagner said on the Senate floor. “And there are two things that I continue to remember about power and control. There was a gentleman by the name of Hitler, he was about power and control. There’s a gentleman by the name of Putin, who’s across the ocean, that’s about power and control.”
Given such mutual animus, there are sure to be many more rounds in this bout.