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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iVillage Member
Registered: 09-26-2010
In reply to: anthony60
Sun, 02-27-2011 - 7:24pm

I agree.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-02-2009
In reply to: anthony60
Mon, 02-28-2011 - 11:21am

I wouldn't want a tax increase to pay even more money to already over compensated unions. I pay almost 50% of my healthcare costs where I work. And I really love knowing that money comes out of my paycheck so that public workers have to pay little or nothing to their benefits. I wonder what they would say if they had to pay into my benefits?

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

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-30-2007
In reply to: anthony60
Mon, 02-28-2011 - 12:03pm

Here, in Ohio the Unions have already said they agree to pay 20% of Medical.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-02-2009
In reply to: anthony60
Mon, 02-28-2011 - 12:24pm

I guess it depends on what the problem is. Are taxes too low there, causing the deficit? Or is the government spending beyond what they should be spending?

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

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-30-2007
In reply to: anthony60
Mon, 02-28-2011 - 1:12pm
anthony60 wrote:

I guess it depends on what the problem is. Are taxes too low there, causing the deficit? Or is the government spending beyond what they should be spending?

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-25-2006
In reply to: anthony60
Tue, 03-01-2011 - 10:10am

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iVillage Member
Registered: 03-02-2009
In reply to: anthony60
Tue, 03-01-2011 - 4:15pm

Well, I think Kasich's plan is to lower taxes to attrack more business/growth and increase tax revenue through the growth. That would be my guess.

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

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-30-2007
In reply to: anthony60
Tue, 03-01-2011 - 4:56pm
anthony60 wrote:

Well, I think Kasich's plan is to lower taxes to attrack more business/growth and increase tax revenue through the growth. That would be my guess.

I just don't buy that.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-02-2009
In reply to: anthony60
Tue, 03-01-2011 - 11:16pm

Well, I don't know of any businesses that are attracted by higher taxes, so I think the lower taxes would work. Unless, of course, if the taxes are already so low that it doesn't matter.

So the NIMBY group made it difficult for other stores to get or want in, and now you are stuck paying higher prices due to lack of competition? Well, that stinks.

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

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-08-2011
In reply to: anthony60
Wed, 03-09-2011 - 12:21am
why do people from wisconsin think that their should get -paid in public

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