Wisconsin

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Mon, 02-21-2011 - 11:27pm

http://washingtonexaminer.com/politics/2011/02/wisconsin-its-unions-vs-people-0

The ferment in Wisconsin is no workers' uprising against the rich and powerful. It is instead political muscle-flexing by a well-funded special interest group, which is limbering up for President Obama's re-election bid. Obama's campaign, operating as Organizing for America, is bussing protesters to the state capitol...

Government unions in Wisconsin perfectly match the definition of "special interests," a term Obama often invokes. Four of the top six Wisconsin contributors to the 2010 elections were labor unions, with the state's teachers union giving $119,342 and the Wisconsin chapter of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees spending $83,888. The teachers union gave 96 percent of its money to Democrats, while Wisconsin AFSCME gave Democrats every penny.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 01-14-2011
In reply to: anthony60
Fri, 02-25-2011 - 2:25pm

Walker rejected this idea and gave a detailed explaination as to why it is not a good idea.

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Registered: 09-26-2010
In reply to: anthony60
Fri, 02-25-2011 - 3:23pm

Walker won't talk to the tens and tens of thousands of Wisconsin Democrats in and around the statehouse but he'll take a 20 minute call from an out of state billionaire who is his second biggest donor.

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Registered: 01-14-2011
In reply to: anthony60
Fri, 02-25-2011 - 4:41pm

So Walker takes a call from a major political contributor.

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Registered: 09-08-2006
In reply to: anthony60
Fri, 02-25-2011 - 6:09pm
Sorry Anthony but this is about union busting. It seems specifically toward teacher unions since 4 other states are going through similar issues. I believe someone as powerful and influential as Koch is behind all of it. Forget about democracy.

 

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Registered: 11-04-2010
In reply to: anthony60
Fri, 02-25-2011 - 6:20pm
"What I heard was a politician who obviously didn't recognize Mr. Koch's voice politely listening and chuckling along to some weird talking points, then dismissing them."

LOL. For 20 minutes.
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Registered: 11-04-2010
In reply to: anthony60
Fri, 02-25-2011 - 6:22pm
"Walker rejected this idea and gave a detailed explaination as to why it is not a good idea."

After he admitted that he thought about it. Don't try and whitewash that part.

"But if this is the only thing that this prank called produced as a supposed scandal, then I think Walker passed with flying colors."

Not surprising that some would give him a pass. Not surprising at all.
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Registered: 11-04-2010
In reply to: anthony60
Fri, 02-25-2011 - 6:23pm
"So Walker takes a call from a major political contributor."

I thought you said that Walker didn't recognize his voice and was just trying to be polite.
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Registered: 09-26-2010
In reply to: anthony60
Fri, 02-25-2011 - 8:19pm

"So Walker takes a call from a major political contributor.

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Registered: 03-02-2009
In reply to: anthony60
Fri, 02-25-2011 - 10:59pm

I find it interesting and telling that in this thread, the left wingers have their panties in a twist over this prank phone call, but have so far offered nothing in response to a democrat at a rally encouraging people to get bloody in the streets.

Then, we have the incestuous relationship between the democrats and public unions that should never exist. The unions give millions of dollars across the country to democrats in hopes of getting democrats elected that are beholden to them when it comes time to decide how much of taxpayers money, not their own, that they will lavish on their union friends. And, of course they spend our money in a reckless manner. And that's just fine with the left.

"Resist, we much. We must, and we much. About that, be committed."

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Registered: 03-02-2009
In reply to: anthony60
Fri, 02-25-2011 - 11:12pm

Label it whatever you want. It's about someone finally standing up for taxpayer's and trying to put an end to this cozy little relationship between democrats and public unions.

I wonder if it would be okay with my employer if my wife handled negotiations for my next raise? See anything wrong with that?

"Resist, we much. We must, and we much. About that, be committed."

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