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Wisconsin - The Recall Effort

Updated on March 31, 2011

The fact is four Midwestern states have had the right to collective bargaining challenged. The progressives are being battered by big money! When our wonderful Supreme Court recently decided that Corporations have the right to unlimited financial support of any candidate, the average working stiff just shrank in size politically. The GOP has Karl Rove to tap the billionaires for bucks to support conservative causes, but the Unions remain one of the last large sources of funding for the progressive movement. Without Unions the money is provided by FAT cats to back the super rich and their causes.

Only two lawmakers have ever been removed from office through recall in Wisconsin, but recall efforts are now moving forward against eight Democrats and eight Republicans.

Committees have 60 days to collect signatures from eligible voters equal to 25 percent of the total number of ballots cast in the last gubernatorial race from that district.

So far, Democrats seem to have the edge. In the recall campaigns, the unions appear to have gathered more signatures on petitions to recall the Republicans who passed the budget bill than the Tea Party has collected to recall Democratic lawmakers who fled the state in an attempt to bring the legislature to a halt.

I am shocked that anyone would simply view this as teachers not going to work or the Democrats not attending congress instead of what it really is,  is an attempt to usurp the power of those Unions. In the old America we stood by those Americans defending their right to collective bargaining. Today it seems we got drunk on the Tea Party Poison and many support the suppressors of Freedom. But Wisconsin has had enough! We should be standing behind the rights of individuals to have the power of collective bargaining. Many of the things we take for granted today are a result of collective bargaining. It is time we get off the pill fed by the fanatic right and remember the people like ourselves that are fighting for their liberty.


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      scout901 6 years ago

      I just got back from the rally in Madison,WI where they announced that over 1 million signatures have been submitted to recall the governor,Scott Walker will be recalled!!!!!!

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      Terry.Hirneisen 6 years ago from Shenandoah Valley

      I am following the recall effort in Wisconsin. It will be wonderful when these idiots get booted out and the Democrats get a majority.

      By the way, if you see a title change it usually means I beefed up the hub. I am a re-writer. If only 100 people have seen a hub that means at least a billion might still take a look. So I improve.

      As always, thanks for reading.

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      mckbirdbks 6 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      The birth of the unions stopped an avalanche of abuses by the factory owners. They bargained for better working conditions, reasonable hours,and pensions for years of services rendered. The Republican union busting activity has been turned up, due to the recession that their ilk caused. That the Union members took to the street shows just how strong their spirit is. The non union workers have gained tremendously from the union members trailblazing efforts. Many of those benefits were earned with blood.

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      Terry.Hirneisen 6 years ago from Shenandoah Valley

      The GOP has mastered the magic of fooling and the Governor shares that ability.

      Thank you for coming by and sharing.

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      Fay Paxton 6 years ago

      It's the great game of bait and switch. Get everyone to look at unions while the real agenda is to harness political power and crash the opposition. Whoever said "you can fool some of the people some of the time, but you can't fool all of the people all of the time", didn't know what they were talking about. Here's my saying, "never have so many been fooled by so few".

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