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: 10-01-2004
In reply to: anthony60
Sun, 03-13-2011 - 8:40am

To be honest. . .both unions and corporations are special interests.

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Registered: 10-01-2004
In reply to: anthony60
Sun, 03-13-2011 - 8:44am

Teachers' unions have been very successful at getting fantastic benefits for teachers. . .they have been failures at

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Registered: 10-01-2004
In reply to: anthony60
Sun, 03-13-2011 - 8:46am

Democrats . . . including Obama . . . demand a pass for inflammatory rhetoric:

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Registered: 10-01-2004
In reply to: anthony60
Sun, 03-13-2011 - 8:58am

Unions put their own workers out of jobs by demanding salaries and benefits that made their workers non-competitive.

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Registered: 10-01-2004
In reply to: anthony60
Sun, 03-13-2011 - 9:05am

Obama, Reid and Pelosi

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Registered: 10-01-2004
In reply to: anthony60
Sun, 03-13-2011 - 9:08am

Obviously, there is more to cut. . .and the Governor has found it.

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Registered: 03-03-2009
In reply to: anthony60
Sun, 03-13-2011 - 1:24pm
Walker thinks he won. What he succeeded in doing was mobilizing and motivating both organized labor and those who think that his actions reveal a ruthlessness which speaks poorly for his ability to actually govern.

Short term gain, long term pain for the GOP in Wisconsin.

Jabberwocka

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Registered: 03-03-2009
In reply to: anthony60
Sun, 03-13-2011 - 1:34pm

You realize of course, that TARP, the auto company bailouts, and the Medicare prescription benefit expansion were products of BushCo.

Jabberwocka

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Registered: 11-04-2010
In reply to: anthony60
Sun, 03-13-2011 - 3:30pm
"Do you have evidence the facts cited are not true? "

When it's readily apparent that an author is incredibly biased, I don't bother reading. Give me something factual, and not someone's biased opinion and I'll be more than happy to read it.

With regard to your last paragraph, it has nothing to do with teacher unions and everything to do with the fact that teachers need to get paid for doing their job, regardless of whether the students are prepared to learn or not. Unfortunately, teachers don't get to pick and choose who shows up in their classrooms. Don't like the results coming out of the schools? Look to the parents and you'll see exactly why students are performing well.
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Registered: 11-04-2010
In reply to: anthony60
Sun, 03-13-2011 - 3:31pm
Nothing. There was no financial gain, so no crime.

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