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dbishop76
Left of liberal Texan.
12:28 PM on 03/06/2011
“Although it is true that only about 20 percent of American workers are in unions, that 20 percent sets the standards across the board in salaries, benefits and working conditions. If you are making a decent salary in a non-union company, you owe that to the unions. One thing that corporations do not do is give out money out of the goodness of their hearts.” ~ Molly Ivins

And since we all know that governments now are a cover for the corporate machine, I would say this is especially pertinent today.
07:45 PM on 03/08/2011
Actually its only 6%, and most of those are civil servants. And government is a front for the poor taxpayer stuck with the bill.
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wbcoc
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10:02 AM on 03/06/2011
Government employees should not be allowed to unionize and when employees of a private company want to unionize for contracts then the company should be allowed to take competitve bids from other contractors as well because the employees then become contractors.
Unions have no place running our government or having the power to do so. It negates the will of the people and transfers the power to the union bosses (yes I did say bosses). If the people of WI wants to allow unions for their gov employees then it should be allowed and they should bear the load alone.
10:38 AM on 03/06/2011
Thats a load of crap. The point of unions are to make sure the working man has a voice. Without that, all you are doing is giving all the power to BIG BUSINESS, the exact thing the GOP said it was against, yet everything thing they have done has been towards that end, now isnt that interesting?? Do us all a favor and check out what Privatizing really means, not just what the GOP rhetoric says. They also said that Fascism was left-wing, when any educated person past the 5th grade level knows its a totally extreme right-wing ideology, they are playing the USA for fools.
11:32 AM on 03/06/2011
No unions have an important place and function in our economy.

Right now the US is in the race to the bottom; it is the process of transforming the dignified american worker to a peasant. Remember the England of Dickens: workhouses, debtors prisons, child labor, 7 day workweek, poverty and impoverishment, private schooling for the well-off; remember the consequences of neo-classical economice policy and the Irish famine.
11:53 AM on 03/06/2011
yep the sure they do, it’s to support the failed agenda of the progressive democratic party.
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madisonhack
I prefer not to......
08:18 AM on 03/06/2011
Last night, Scooter had a meet and greet dinner at a posh Columbus, WI country club. Five hundred protesters brown bagged the event. We will hound this man everywhere he goes.
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09:36 AM on 03/06/2011
good.
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N Rathke
I march for the grandmas who can't
12:41 PM on 03/06/2011
Yay!!!
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daveat1910
08:11 AM on 03/06/2011
Blackmail- recall that jeck
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wbcoc
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10:03 AM on 03/06/2011
Kinda like a union strike, isn't it?
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clearthinker2008
we need to respect each other
07:54 AM on 03/06/2011
They need a serious recall effort to get this dude outta there be he completely destroys their state.
11:55 AM on 03/06/2011
They need a recall effort to get the dems who ran away like little girls
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N Rathke
I march for the grandmas who can't
12:42 PM on 03/06/2011
I just emailed and thanked my "runaway" senator and urged him to stay strong.
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Left on Red
Micro Bio 201 T-Th 1 - 2:30 Lab W 1-5 Dr. Price
06:46 PM on 03/06/2011
They are at least participating in democracy.
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OldCowboy
Against stupidity the Gods contend in vain.
07:11 AM on 03/06/2011
Scottie's sounding more and more like the boy who cried wolf.
07:03 AM on 03/06/2011
If you do not meet my demands, one hostage will be fired every 5 minutes.
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clearthinker2008
we need to respect each other
07:47 AM on 03/06/2011
Good one. lol
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Peppers Dad
My GR's are just like me, except they're innocent.
04:05 PM on 03/06/2011
And then I'm coming for your daughters.
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democrats for life
republicans need not apply
04:52 AM on 03/06/2011
It said that the action was "due to the delay in the Budget Repair Bill."

Walker could use some repairs on his face also
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clearthinker2008
we need to respect each other
07:53 AM on 03/06/2011
How he got elected looking like that amazes me, I mean he would have to have had the best ideas ever thought of, declared a genius, and won a some type of international thinkers award otherwise I would have passed on the opportunity to vote for him. lol
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Joeltron
Passionately seeking dispassion
04:04 AM on 03/06/2011
Governor Walker is all pervert and no soul.
02:06 AM on 03/06/2011
What is he waiting for?

Walker "I'm going to count to 3 and lay off all you freeloaders... 1 ... 2 .... 2 1/2 ... 2 3/4 ... 2 7/8 ..."
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Peppers Dad
My GR's are just like me, except they're innocent.
04:20 PM on 03/06/2011
Or, as Hans Gruber said to the President of Nokatomi Corporation in the original Die Hard: "I am going to count to three. There will NOT be a two." BLAM!
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02:03 AM on 03/06/2011
walkers injunction on the damage to the Capitol ($7.5 million) fiasco may lead to purjury charges
as the latest beefed up costs are $347,000.00 thousand.
However the IUPATDist #7 International Union Painters and Allied Trades have offered to fix it up for free.
This is what we do.
MPS-IUPAT
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madisonhack
I prefer not to......
08:20 AM on 03/06/2011
Do you have that info online? BTW, thanks for your support.
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10:10 AM on 03/06/2011
the new $$$ number came from an article in JSOnline Jeff plale the guy that blocked the contract as a lame duck Dem.Senator quoted it. He's got a new job with scooter as
WI. Facilities Head.
the purjury aspect came from the comments, Plale's a lawyer as are the 3 R senators looking to flip. this could be the hammer that smashes the repair bill.
05:01 PM on 03/06/2011
I don't see how Walker can beat that for a low bid. I mean free is pretty low except for the fact he's into no bid contracts.and your going to have to meet a political litmus test in order to get a contract from the Governor. Free is not going to cut it because you're just not "one of us".
01:26 AM on 03/06/2011
It's a simple equation that was tried in Nazi Germany the end goal being a takeover of the world... but it will fail in the 21st century thanks to technology and freedom...!!!
01:39 AM on 03/06/2011
But how far will it get before it fails? They've managed to make quite a mess so far.
01:46 AM on 03/06/2011
THANK YOU!! I was surprised that no one else was seeing the connection with Nazi Germany and the republican party, and seeing that they already tried to get the leader of the Nazis of America party elected to the Senate back in 2006 it should be no surprise that they would continue in this direction
01:02 AM on 03/06/2011
We need to stand behind every middle class American that's threatened with this kind of theft. They damage one of us, they damage all of us.
barrada nicto
Optimism is necessary.
01:35 AM on 03/06/2011
So true. Jobs and income must be sacrosanct.
01:41 AM on 03/06/2011
Especially in a recession. Take away someone's job in a recession and you ruin their lives. It's just not necessary.
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Stanley7746
12:59 AM on 03/06/2011
The Gov needs to 'man up' and cut his throat, fire the hostages stop the threats be a true kidnaper not a gutless little boy.
11:43 PM on 03/05/2011
Is Walker the Governor of the state of Wisconsin or the King of Wisconsin? How can he legally close the Capital even from Firefighters on an emergency call? That building belongs to the people of Wisconsin not Mr Walker! And the threats against the Democrats are blackmail and extortion. Is there anybody with the power to stop this tyranny? He is a government employee just like the teachers, firefighters and policemen that he is using as pawns in his political game of chess with the Democrats. Let him give up his pay raises, pensions, and other perks of being on the public payroll! And someone should remind him that he is a Governor, not the King.
01:03 AM on 03/06/2011
He's out of control.
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N Rathke
I march for the grandmas who can't
12:45 PM on 03/06/2011
And he is panicked.