Well, YA HOOOOO, America is finally waking up. Keep up the good work, America. WE THE PEOPLE, love it.
By David A. Patten and Kathleen Walter
Determined Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Friday began the legal notification process that could lead to 1,500 state employees losing their jobs in April, declaring in an exclusive Newsmax.TV interview that President Barack Obama should stay out of his state’s fiscal crisis and instead ought to focus on “the much, much graver budget crisis we have in our nation’s capital, which he’s failed to lead on.”
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Not very biased, are they?
A quick check of the other articles listed under "politics" reveals that 100% of the subjects are Republicans and 100% are favorable to said Republicans.
Scott Walker does not represent the people.
He is a puppet of the Koch brothers. Wake up yourself!
WALKER WAS RECENTLY ELECTED by the people of Wisconsin in what was a democratic process.Maybe some of the people don't like Walker, but somehow he received a majority of votes by people who do like him.
DEMOCRACY IN ACTION!
Those 14 DEMOCRAT Senators as of today, 2/4/11, have not returned to the state to do their elected duty. The oath of office apparently was a hoax, they are something like carpetbaggers of old?.
who got the country into the horrible budget deficit mess George W Bush
NO BARRY, here’s the facts
In 2007 the Democrats won majority of both house. In our country, Congress controls the money and the the economy. The recession began in Dec 2007. BY THE WAY our future president was in congress at the time. In 2009 the Democrats took over the government with the newly elected Barak Obama and a SUPER MAJORITY control of Congress. Here’s a fact, with G Bush and a Republican controlled government unemployment was 4.6% and the economy was ok. Four years of Pelosi/ Reid and 2 years of Obama surely they didn't have anything to do with the economy of today.
I have to wonder where you got your info and propaganda?
Sure the recession began in 2007 but the reason the Govt were unable to cope with it so well was that the Govt took the eye off the ball as far a Govt regulation of companies and spend so much money on national security and the ongoing war with Iraq...
oil prices escalation to $124.00 a barrel
passage of etynol legislation created shortage in corn prices
housing crisis Dodd and barney praising Freddie and Fannie
wall street selling derivatives greed and fraud
all with a democrat congress and a lame duck president
check it out.
Walker is not the only newly elected Republican governor with the same union-busting agenda.
And it's not about collective bargaining. It's about decimating the Democrats.
The thing about him specifically, however, is that he entered office with a budget surplus. So the "deficit" he is pretending to fix by reaming the public employees unions is of his own making. THAT'S not exactly sound fiscal management.
Well, OK. The only point I was trying to make was, Somebody has a backbone and told Mr. Obma to get his backyard in order before he starts telling outers how to do there's.
The United States Of America is in one heck of a mess and we need a leader.
I dont care what perty this leader comes from, just start to get us back on our feet.
Stop the WAR would be a great place to start. Did you know it is costing us, 100 Billion dollars per year to keep a WAR that is not our WAR, Never has been, and NEVER WILL BE.
There are some people that must take off the blinders, and stop looking at the World thru, Rose Colored Glasses and see the whole picture.
Oly, I can recommend a good optometrist, since you are having problems seeing the 'big picture'.
Thanks for reminding me. I do need to go see the eye doc. I have an e-mail from one of my sources that is to long and complex to post.
Just got it yesterday. I read and called, read and called. Got the old run-a-round.
So, I slept on it and came up with this.
I do not expect it to make any sense to all of you, just those that are involved. So no offence to your reply.
But I do need some new glasses, Thank You,
Governor Walker inherited a budget surplus, cut taxes to create a crisis and is using the emergency he made up to go after democrats. The unions have agreed to all the financial provisions. What's happening is a small-time politician trying to make a name for himself by abusing his authority on a purely partisan basis. You think anyone is a hero who talks nasty about Obama. That's pretty lame. Americans are looking for leadership from either party that solves problems. Walker's claim to fame is how he's exploiting a crisis entirely of his making.
You can't see beyond your hatred of President Obama, which makes you a perfect puppet for people with an agenda you can't fathom.
"You can't see beyond your hatred of President Obama, which makes you a perfect puppet for people with an agenda you can't fathom." Exactly except I would extend it to both sides.
LOL Exactly like it was three years ago, just change "Obama" to "Bush"
Misha, you may be right. I wasn't here then. It may be human nature to demonize your opponent. Bush is unimportant. Obama is unimportant. They are momentary players on the political stage.
The importance is how the drama affects the lives of real people with real problems. Everyone wants to rate the show on the popularity of the actors. I am more concerned with the audience. Who laughs and who cries.
Oh, dear God!!
Okay, here's the real truth behind the government unions for anyone who doesn't know already.
2010 - 350,000 employees - $1.7 million in wages - $1.2 million in benefits
2011 - 325,000 employees - $1.9 million in wages - $1.5 million in benefits
2012 (after budget issues go unresolved) 290,000 employees - $1.9 million in wages - $1.6 million in benefits
(all numbers are approximated, or in other words, not actual)
How many more "Union Backed" state employees need to lose their jobs before somebody understands that $1.00 in taxes only goes so far??
(all numbers are approximated, or in other words, not actual)
All ya gotta do is listen to the news when they discuss: the annual state budget, or school spending referendums, or layoffs due to not enough money coming in from taxes, or threats of Union negotiations leading to a strike because the state employees didn't get their 3% annual raise, or threats of Unions going on strike because the state employees don't want to contribute to their own benefits, or taxes being increased in order to compensate for the Union negotiations that increased wages, decreased contributions to benefits, and increased the statewide teaching staff by 25 due to collective bargaining demands of smaller class sizes at the elementary level (15 pupils per teacher seems to be too many, although class sizes were double that when I was in school and we can tell how unintelligent our generation is, right?)
Are these numbers for the Wisconsin unions or all government unions?
(the numbers are not actual)
They can be for any state, government, union, company, that feels the need to declare bankruptcy.
What I didn't make up is the fact that the government unions continue to bargain for better wages and benefits (because that's their job) and are willing to sacrifice good employees in the collective bargaining process (go ahead, layoffs are preferable to employees contributing to their own benefits) rather than lose less than good quality employees (poor performance review? take it to the union to fight for you!! and win because collective bargaining makes quality employees a non-necessity). Oh, and did I mention that I didn't make up the fact that unemployment is still high which means less taxes are being collected because state citizens are either unemployed or about to have their homes foreclosed upon? (the new governor realizes he can't raise taxes, and gives tax breaks to businesses to keep them in the state so they don't leave and go to Mexico or wherever it is US jobs keep going)
In Wisconsin, the unions have granted ALL the financial demands of Governor Walker. There can be no doubt that this is a partisan attempt to break the unions, and deny workers rights. The entire post you wrote isn't remotely connected to reality. Unless you are arguing that Walker should be able to fire at will. No protection for government employees from a partisan purge? Here's the truth on wages for government workers. They tend to be better educated and those with higher educations in government service make LESS than their counterparts in the private sector.
"The clearest pattern to emerge is an educational divide: workers without college degrees tend to do better on state payrolls, while workers with college degrees tend to do worse. That divide has grown more pronounced in recent decades. Since 1990, the median wage of state workers without college degrees has come to surpass that of workers in the private sector. During the same period, though, college-educated state workers have seen their median pay lag further behind their peers in the private sector...
More than half of state workers have college degrees, compared with just over one-quarter of those in the private sector. Researchers have also said that states tend to employ few high school dropouts..."
you apparently didn't read my original post. What the unions and state employees are unwilling to give up is the opportunity to reinstate pre-negotiation benefits packages next year through collective bargaining rights, which they will do because for them it is about the money (not the students) and is what the union exists for.
I believe its time to redefine the union and its purpose - equal pay for equal work and decent working conditions. (notice benefits shouldn't be within a unions jurisdiction)
unions are no longer about their members. They are all about paying their leaders outrageous salaries and paying off their political cronies.
"All ya gotta do is listen to the news when they discuss:" Who owns the news?
Outsiders don't get it, the situation has been going on for some time. The past Democrat Governor and Democrats who had control of the government couldn't get it done after 15 months of negotiating with the union.
The people woke up and decided that they had enough, that's why Walker and Company were elected.
Walker has the testicles to act in the best interest of the people who elected him.
The 14 Democrats are a disgrace to what Democracy is all about.
The protesters left their mark on the capitol, $350,000 of repairs. God only knows how many were citizens of Wisconsin.
The unions brought in protesters, many of which were from socialist, communist, Marxist and other radical groups. Good, honest hard working people were doing what they thought was the right thing. The average pay for a public worker in Wisconsin is $51000, on top of that the taxpayers paid and addition $21000 in benefits. That’s $ 72000 far more than the private sector. The media is not reporting the true facts and the media’s silence in reporting the facts should be recognized in the future.
Wake up Wisconsin, understand what the unions are today
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