Sen. Luther Olsen Claims That When He Said "Pretty Radical," He Wasn't Saying Something Bad About Killing Collective Bargaining | Wis.Community

Sen. Luther Olsen Claims That When He Said "Pretty Radical," He Wasn't Saying Something Bad About Killing Collective Bargaining

In January, after Walker "dropped the bomb" that he was going to kill the right of collective bargaining for teachers and other public workers, :

"The concept is pretty radical," said Sen. Luther Olsen (R-Ripon). "It affects a lot of good working people."

Olsen said he could support the changes on pensions and health care but had reservations about taking away other bargaining rights.

According to Merriam-Webster's Dictionary and Thesaurus website, "radical" is in the context Olsen said it:

being very far from the center of public opinion <the baggy trousers that Amelia Bloomer introduced in the 1850s were considered a radical form of dress for women at the time>

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Yet, now Walker is saying that this isn't what radical means. here's what Sen. Luther Olsen told the

“When you look up the word ‘radical,’ it means a big deviation from the normal, and it was."
Olsen's explanation would have been slightly more plausible if he said he meant it as a surfer dude... "like, totally radical dude"

Published

April 10, 2011 - 6:50pm

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