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Gov. Walker: Obama Should Fix His Own Budget Crisis.

  1. OLYHOOCH profile image61
    OLYHOOCHposted 6 years ago

    Well, YA HOOOOO, America is finally waking up. Keep up the good work, America. WE THE PEOPLE, love it.

    OLY

    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.”

    TO READ THE REST OF THIS POST, CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW,

    http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/scott-w … ode=BCF9-1

    1. bgamall profile image85
      bgamallposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      The majority of Americans oppose Walker. They realize that there are 12 cookies, the bankster got 11 and the Tea Party is trying to keep his from the union guy.

  2. Mighty Mom profile image90
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    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!

    1. JON EWALL profile image43
      JON EWALLposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Mighty Mom
      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?.

      1. bgamall profile image85
        bgamallposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        They took a poll. If Walker were running today on a ticket of stopping collective bargaining he would not have been elected. He is a liar.

  3. barryrutherford profile image32
    barryrutherfordposted 6 years ago

    who got the country into the horrible budget deficit mess George W Bush

    1. JON EWALL profile image43
      JON EWALLposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      barryrutherford

      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?

      1. barryrutherford profile image32
        barryrutherfordposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        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...

        1. JON EWALL profile image43
          JON EWALLposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          barryrutherford
          Wrong again!
          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
          banking crisis
          recession!
          all with a democrat congress and a lame duck president
          check it out.

  4. Mighty Mom profile image90
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    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.

    1. OLYHOOCH profile image61
      OLYHOOCHposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      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

      1. Doug Hughes profile image60
        Doug Hughesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Oly,   I can recommend a good optometrist, since you are having problems seeing the 'big picture'.

        1. OLYHOOCH profile image61
          OLYHOOCHposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          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,

          OLY

          1. Doug Hughes profile image60
            Doug Hughesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            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.

  5. knolyourself profile image59
    knolyourselfposted 6 years ago

    "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.

    1. Misha profile image73
      Mishaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      LOL Exactly like it was three years ago, just change "Obama" to "Bush" big_smile

      1. Doug Hughes profile image60
        Doug Hughesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        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.

  6. Rafini profile image89
    Rafiniposted 6 years ago

    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??

    1. Doug Hughes profile image60
      Doug Hughesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      You have a source?

      1. Rafini profile image89
        Rafiniposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        (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?)

  7. Mighty Mom profile image90
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    Rafini,
    Are these numbers for the Wisconsin unions  or all government unions?

    1. Rafini profile image89
      Rafiniposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      (the numbers are not actual)

      They can be for any state, government, union, company, that feels the need to declare bankruptcy.

      1. Doug Hughes profile image60
        Doug Hughesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        You just made stuff up.

        1. Rafini profile image89
          Rafiniposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          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)

          1. Doug Hughes profile image60
            Doug Hughesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            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..."

            1. Rafini profile image89
              Rafiniposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              lol  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)

              1. profile image65
                logic,commonsenseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                unions are no longer about their members.  They are all about paying their leaders outrageous salaries and paying off their political cronies.

                1. John Holden profile image60
                  John Holdenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  Pretty much like your average business then!

                  It amuses me, the way that you all scream of the evils of socialism, except when it comes to Unions and then scream because they are not run on socialist principles!

  8. knolyourself profile image59
    knolyourselfposted 6 years ago

    "All ya gotta do is listen to the news when they discuss:" Who owns the news?

    1. Rafini profile image89
      Rafiniposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Are you trying to say the Unions authorize the news outlets to dirty up their reputation?

      Or, does the government tell the news which party, R or D, to put in a positive or negative light this year?


      Honestly, it can't be both!

  9. JON EWALL profile image43
    JON EWALLposted 6 years ago

    Doug Hughes
    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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