How about that. He did promise to negotiate, didn’t he.
It’s not the first time this truth has been trotted out for public view. Politifact rated the following whopping lie from Walker a big FALSE on February 22, 2011:
“I campaigned on (the proposals in the budget repair bill for Wisconsin) all throughout the election. Anybody who says they are shocked on this has been asleep for the past two years.”
The video footage is from the interview mentioned at Politifact:
“Before the election Walker talked about seeking concessions in the context of face-to-face negotiations — as in the Oshkosh Northwestern editorial board interview. He is moving to impose health and pension cost-sharing through legislation, without having taken his proposal to the unions.
He once talked about expanding a statewide cost control system — using collective bargaining — beyond teachers to all state employees. But now he proposes an approach that would let individual municipalities set their own benefit levels — with little input from unions.”
For more info see Politifact’s check on Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he campaigned on his budget repair plan, including curtailing collective bargaining
And if you can handle it, here is the full 1 hour interview: