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.

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

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Registered: 07-27-2009
In reply to: anthony60
Sun, 02-27-2011 - 10:36am
jabberwocka wrote:

Union" thugs"?

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Registered: 07-27-2009
In reply to: anthony60
Sun, 02-27-2011 - 10:42am
Unions are not providing support to the workers like original intended. Unions as they are today are political and corrupted. You can't ignore that.
Yes there is corruption and kickbacks in the republican side as well, but not to the extent of the democrats have when it comes to unions.
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Registered: 03-30-2007
In reply to: anthony60
Sun, 02-27-2011 - 11:44am

CEO on Wall Street or Unions.

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Registered: 07-27-2009
In reply to: anthony60
Sun, 02-27-2011 - 12:27pm
Corruption is everywhere. The CEO in Wall Street is providing the jobs. We can get all pissed off as much as we want but that is the reality.
I don't see your point...sorry. The tea party is not in charge...the job numbers are looking better.
The unions are corrupt...Like I said my family are union members, I am a public worker. We are in the middle of the battle field...Time for a change in the system.
Should the states borrow money to pay for their expenses?
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Registered: 03-02-2009
In reply to: anthony60
Sun, 02-27-2011 - 12:33pm

Republicans and Tea Party have had almost 2 months.

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

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Registered: 03-30-2007
In reply to: anthony60
Sun, 02-27-2011 - 1:47pm

Obama was in office 32 days

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Registered: 03-30-2007
In reply to: anthony60
Sun, 02-27-2011 - 3:16pm

It's a sad state of affairs when States have to borrow money to pay for unemployment.

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Registered: 07-27-2009
In reply to: anthony60
Sun, 02-27-2011 - 4:38pm
I live in NY. We have one of the highest tax rates, and guess what? NY is on the Red....Higher taxes doesn't mean balance budget. It means more government and more spending. They can’t keep raising taxes. There has to be accountability.
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Registered: 07-20-2004
In reply to: anthony60
Sun, 02-27-2011 - 5:07pm
So what if they gave to Democrats? Who do you think the Koch Brothers/Organization gave to? Furthermore, The pensions are the teachers and other support employess own contributions that are invested for them. And fruthermore still, the loudest mouths, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and Bill O'Reilly ALL belong to a UNION! So talk about hiprocrisy!
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Registered: 03-30-2007
In reply to: anthony60
Sun, 02-27-2011 - 5:28pm

It make no sense to fire a bunch of people to have them collect unemployment and possibly FS, and/or

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