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: 03-03-2009
In reply to: anthony60
Wed, 03-09-2011 - 10:27am

Guess what.

Jabberwocka

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Registered: 03-03-2009
In reply to: anthony60
Wed, 03-09-2011 - 10:30am
What are you saying or asking? It's not clear to me.

Jabberwocka

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Registered: 11-04-2010
In reply to: anthony60
Wed, 03-09-2011 - 11:05am
Yes, it's one reason why teachers accept lower wages to spend now because they have the rest of the money put into a pension plan.
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Registered: 10-25-2006
In reply to: anthony60
Thu, 03-10-2011 - 8:11am

The "defined benefit" vs. "defined contribution" discussion is an interesting one, especially in light of the anticipated changes to the social security system, to

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http://www.pnhp.org/news/2009/october/meet_the_new_health_.php

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQTBYQlQ7yM

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Registered: 03-03-2009
In reply to: anthony60
Thu, 03-10-2011 - 9:52pm

As I understand it, the deficit reduction commission has already recommended a change in age for receiving full social security benefits.

Jabberwocka

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Registered: 10-25-2006
In reply to: anthony60
Fri, 03-11-2011 - 9:55am

My sister and her partner are also benefiting from the CSRS and have generous health benefits, although they're probably not quite as good as your dad's..

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http://www.pnhp.org/news/2009/october/meet_the_new_health_.php

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQTBYQlQ7yM

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Registered: 03-03-2009
In reply to: anthony60
Sat, 03-12-2011 - 9:30am

IMHO, any measures to rein in spending ought to be across the board.

Jabberwocka

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Registered: 10-01-2004
In reply to: anthony60
Sun, 03-13-2011 - 8:21am

Do you have evidence the facts cited are not true?

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Registered: 10-01-2004
In reply to: anthony60
Sun, 03-13-2011 - 8:31am

Seems like the Governor is coming off very well and the liberal blogger looks pretty bad.

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Registered: 10-01-2004
In reply to: anthony60
Sun, 03-13-2011 - 8:35am

The blogger assumed someone else's identity.

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