Wisconsin

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Registered: 03-02-2009
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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.

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

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Registered: 07-27-2009
In reply to: anthony60
Sat, 02-26-2011 - 11:59am

"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."


There is nothing democratic at the Bargaining tables.

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Registered: 07-27-2009
In reply to: anthony60
Sat, 02-26-2011 - 12:04pm
anthony60 wrote:

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.

I am tired of having corrupt democrats paying back their friends with my money.

Exactly!

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Registered: 09-26-2010
In reply to: anthony60
Sat, 02-26-2011 - 1:45pm

"but have

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-02-2009
In reply to: anthony60
Sat, 02-26-2011 - 2:08pm

One Democrat at a rally makes a bad statement and you think that is newsworthy?

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

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Registered: 03-03-2009
In reply to: anthony60
Sat, 02-26-2011 - 10:01pm

Union" thugs"?

Jabberwocka

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Registered: 03-03-2009
In reply to: anthony60
Sat, 02-26-2011 - 10:09pm

Any "discourse" which features calls to violence is far from civil, regardless of who said it.

Jabberwocka

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Registered: 05-05-2003
In reply to: anthony60
Sat, 02-26-2011 - 10:46pm

sorry I may be jumping in kind of late. I'm from WI and I guess I had to find a place to debate because it seems like just because I support some of the issues on the bill my friends (teacher and state workers) assume that I feel they are lazy. Which is so not true. Hope you don't mind I jump in...

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Registered: 05-05-2003
In reply to: anthony60
Sat, 02-26-2011 - 11:19pm
If or when Walker decides to compromise and although i didn't vote for the guy and not really a fan of him. I will say he should be proud that he changed and put the union on notice. That needed to be done!
Walker took a big risk and we'll see if it pays off or not. I always tell my friends that in 3 1/2 years he'll be gone. If he doesn't get reelected, we'll see. We just don't like change and that's where this fight is coming from.
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Registered: 03-02-2009
In reply to: anthony60
Sun, 02-27-2011 - 12:04am

But I think it would be germane to the discussion to provide a link which substantiates your claim.

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

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Registered: 03-03-2009
In reply to: anthony60
Sun, 02-27-2011 - 7:28am

The title of the thread is "Wisconsin".

Jabberwocka

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