The way Charlie Rangel interprets the events in Wisconsin, Republicans would like to get rid of unions altogether.
“There’s no question about it,” Rangel told Brother Bill from the Voice of Harlem. “This is not been the first time that we had heard that the Teabag Party–or the Tea Party–rather and some of the Republicans have wanted to drive the unions out of business.”
Without unions, Rangel went on to say, America’s middle class would not exist.
“At the end of the day, it’s abundantly clear that management does not want unions at all, and I don’t think they’ve made any bones about it,” he said. “I think it’s just as clear as you can see it.”
When asked if there was a comparison between the protests in Wisconsin and the protests in Libya, Rangel said he understood the frustration people experienced in both countries when they could not provide for their families. According to Rangel, protests occur because “people have to use whatever limited tools they have to express themselves.”
Listen to the full interview below: