Pennsylvania Lawmaker: Unions Are like Dictators

At a debate over whether government employees should have union dues automatically deducted from their paychecks, Pennsylvania state Sen. Scott Wagner compared unions to Adolf Hitler and Vladimir Putin. He, obviously, is in favor of preventing such automatic deductions. “The unions are about power and control,” Wagner said. “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, whose across the ocean, that’s about power and control.” After the debate, however, Wagner told the Associated Press that he wasn’t actually comparing unions to Putin and Hitler, he was just “talking about the concept of power and control,” he said. “I didn’t say the unions are out killing people.”