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Scott Walker Recall: Emily's List Endorses Kathleen Falk For Governor

Scott Walker Recall: Emily's List Endorses Kathleen Falk For Governor

Commented Feb 16, 2012 at 18:56:09 in Politics

“Alan_r, you are quite ignorant; should Walker lose the recall election (which he very well could) all legislation he has put into law will become contestable and therefore open to revision....this is far from illegal. Also, relayed to your comment about unionization and the GreenBay Packers.... Both for profit and nonprofit organizations can be unionized...thier tax status is irrelevant to employees ability to unionize.”
Scott Walker Recall: Democrats Unveil Three Senate Candidates

Scott Walker Recall: Democrats Unveil Three Senate Candidates

Commented Jan 31, 2012 at 21:22:20 in Politics

“You can not be an American as you must not believe in nor understand the constitution. I can have my 6 year old educate you if you need a tutor.”

Eidolas on Jan 31, 2012 at 22:03:02

“That's right junior, you're being schooled by someone your "6 year old" could educate. Now try a little harder, you're making all the recall supporters look bad. You know I'm right so you resort to insults, as is commonplace around here. You want to disenfranchise the voters of Wisconsin, so be it.”
Scott Walker Recall: Democrats Unveil Three Senate Candidates

Scott Walker Recall: Democrats Unveil Three Senate Candidates

Commented Jan 31, 2012 at 21:19:11 in Politics

“There is no integrity in bullying, coercion, and manipulating the rules as was demonstrated by the republicans. Thier mafiosa mindset is the republican's forte...”

TadH on Jan 31, 2012 at 21:35:15

“What bullying? What coercion? The bill was passed leaglly as determined by the Supreme Court of Wisconsin.”
Scott Walker Recall: Democrats Unveil Three Senate Candidates

Scott Walker Recall: Democrats Unveil Three Senate Candidates

Commented Jan 31, 2012 at 21:12:44 in Politics

“I completely disagree; I know a person who has moved to WI about two years ago to get away from her stalking and abusive exhusband ; she is concerned about her safety should they publicize her name and address... She should not have to lose her right to sign because doing so would jeopardize her safety.”

Eidolas on Jan 31, 2012 at 21:58:17

“And the public shouldn't lose the right to examine public records. So, if you have that concern, don't sign a public document. They posted all of the signatures for the GOP senators already, why is this different?”
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Scott Walker Recall: Organizers Collect 1 Million Signatures, Far Exceeding Number Required

Commented Jan 19, 2012 at 00:41:08 in Politics

“thank you for the info, I owe an apology to the sane patriot :)”
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Scott Walker Recall: Organizers Collect 1 Million Signatures, Far Exceeding Number Required

Commented Jan 19, 2012 at 00:39:58 in Politics

“so sorry, I hear you have an alter-ego who has been a thorn in the side of others on this sight, Sorry I confused you with him....”
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Scott Walker Recall: Organizers Collect 1 Million Signatures, Far Exceeding Number Required

Commented Jan 18, 2012 at 21:42:37 in Politics

“Wouldn't it be more appropriate for you to be wearing a confederate flag since you apparently support your Gov's slavery to the elite 1%”
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Scott Walker Recall: Organizers Collect 1 Million Signatures, Far Exceeding Number Required

Commented Jan 18, 2012 at 21:34:27 in Politics

“Do you ever have anything substantial to say ? Appears to me that you simply take enjoyment from verbally abusing others. Knock off your grade school bully behavior simply because your idol will have to go through anothet election. If you truly believed the garbage he has been spewing then you wouldn't' be concerned about the pending recall election.”

LDF on Jan 18, 2012 at 22:13:27

“I think you've confused WIpatriot with WI Patriot. One (the first) is sane . . . and the other . . . well . . . he's the one who thinks that Walker is a deity.”

WIpatriot on Jan 18, 2012 at 21:49:55

“I do. I would encourage you to not judge a book by its cover and learn who I am. You appear to be on the right side of the issue, so I will presume a case of mistaken identity unless you tell me otherwise....8-)”
Scott Walker Collective Bargaining Law: Government Workers Retired In Record Numbers In 2011

Scott Walker Collective Bargaining Law: Government Workers Retired In Record Numbers In 2011

Commented Jan 17, 2012 at 11:58:32 in Politics

“Actually I am not saying that at all....please read my response again. To clarify: PUBLIC union positions on average receive LESS in WAGES in exchange for better fringe benefits while private sector like positions receive HIGHER wages but USUALLY have less fringe benefits. Also, there is more unionization in private sector then in the public sector - as a private sector employee you have the right to form a union if you deem it necessar so why do you feel public sector employees should be denied such a right?”
Scott Walker Collective Bargaining Law: Government Workers Retired In Record Numbers In 2011

Scott Walker Collective Bargaining Law: Government Workers Retired In Record Numbers In 2011

Commented Jan 17, 2012 at 00:54:58 in Politics

“I challenge you on this...here is one case in point: go to any job board website and look up the CNA or RN wages at a VA hospital then compare it to the wages from private sector hospitals... Using blanket statements show not only ignorance and immaturity, it promotes stupidity!!!”
Scott Walker Collective Bargaining Law: Government Workers Retired In Record Numbers In 2011

Scott Walker Collective Bargaining Law: Government Workers Retired In Record Numbers In 2011

Commented Jan 17, 2012 at 00:31:38 in Politics

“Or the highway worker who ensures that your state roads are safe, free of snow/ice and other debris from storms, accidents, etc”
Scott Walker Collective Bargaining Law: Government Workers Retired In Record Numbers In 2011

Scott Walker Collective Bargaining Law: Government Workers Retired In Record Numbers In 2011

Commented Jan 17, 2012 at 00:27:49 in Politics

“Athough this is only one example, It is given as evidence that your views of union workers as leaches: please look up the salary wages for hospital workers (nursing assistants, nurses, etc) in a VA hospital versus the wages of like positions in a private sector hospital. You will note that the private sector positions pay is significantly higher than their public sector counterparts. The benefits are usually better in the public sector however this is not always the case. I work in the private sector in healthcare, my spouse works for Winn. Highway dept....my health insurance and pension is better than his ( and yes, he has always contributed MORE than 6% to his pension since he was hired in 1991) ! I recieve compensation for being on- call, my spouse does not though he is required to be "available" to come in at a moment's notice should the weather require it.... Again, I am not saying that this example speaks for every public employee position or their private sector counterparts, it simply given to prove a point: one should never generalize as it usually results in promoting misinformation and ultimately ignorance.”

labuyu on Jan 17, 2012 at 04:35:22

“agr8rn:

So you seem to be saying that approximately 11% of the US work force that is union, join unions and pay union dues to make less money, have fewer benefits and have less lucrative pension plans than most private sector employees. Did I get that right?”
Scott Walker Collective Bargaining Law: Government Workers Retired In Record Numbers In 2011

Scott Walker Collective Bargaining Law: Government Workers Retired In Record Numbers In 2011

Commented Jan 17, 2012 at 00:09:52 in Politics

“Ummm, did you forget that past presidents continue to receive compensation and full benefits AFTER they serve thier term? Now that is truly double dipping...”

wrwhiteal on Jan 17, 2012 at 12:04:12

“For nearly 200 years, presidents received NO subsequent benefits..

they were truly citizens serving..

not today's greedy self-serving, enriching themselves..

Remember Harry Reid came to the US Senate penniless..
yet decades later, he is one of the richest pols.. all on his govt salary?”
Scott Walker Collective Bargaining Law: Government Workers Retired In Record Numbers In 2011

Scott Walker Collective Bargaining Law: Government Workers Retired In Record Numbers In 2011

Commented Jan 17, 2012 at 00:01:35 in Politics

“Your argument is pointless as you are articulating a single event. I will concur that thier has been cases of such wrongdoings however that should not be deemed the norm.”

Richard Bartholomew on Jan 17, 2012 at 03:46:05

“Your original claim was: 'over-gener­­ous pensions and health care, early retirement only go to congress'. The point of my (implied) argument is that it's false that over-gener­­ous pensions and health care, early retirement only go to congress. I'm not arguing that it's the norm (although it might be).

A single counterexample suffices to establish that falsity. You would be better off arguing that $113,000-a­-year pension after 36 years on the job as a lifeguard or retirement at 57 isn't excessive.”
Scott Walker Collective Bargaining Law: Government Workers Retired In Record Numbers In 2011

Scott Walker Collective Bargaining Law: Government Workers Retired In Record Numbers In 2011

Commented Jan 16, 2012 at 23:49:58 in Politics

“ahh the elite public employees who contribute LESS THAN 1% to their pensions and insurance....truly not the majority as Walker would have us believe”
Scott Walker Collective Bargaining Law: Government Workers Retired In Record Numbers In 2011

Scott Walker Collective Bargaining Law: Government Workers Retired In Record Numbers In 2011

Commented Jan 16, 2012 at 23:46:30 in Politics

“drinking the Walker koolaide again....the majority of public employees already contribute greater than 5% to thier retirement. Now, how much do you think your idol is contributing ( I challenge you to check it out....)”

proud2bemoderate on Mar 20, 2012 at 21:40:10

“A whole 5%. NO! the horror of that!”
Scott Walker Does It His Way

Scott Walker Does It His Way

Commented Jan 9, 2012 at 17:49:08 in Politics

“I would suggest doing your research using credible media sources, not Fox news”

Alan R on Jan 10, 2012 at 08:02:47

“I don't watch Fox news and I certainly don't watch MSNBC or read the NY Times either.”
Scott Walker Does It His Way

Scott Walker Does It His Way

Commented Jan 9, 2012 at 17:27:48 in Politics

“Sour grapes....if you feel the company is not taking care of employees, you have the right to unionized our simply go work somewhere else....public employees do have the dame right!”
Scott Walker Does It His Way

Scott Walker Does It His Way

Commented Jan 9, 2012 at 17:23:26 in Politics

“You are misinformed...public salaries are less than equivilant private sector positions however public sector employees may have better health care and pension benefits ( although most are already contributing 6% or more unlike the lies told by Walker. ) Do your research as all public jobs must report there wages publicly.... Do your own research before you drink Walker's koolaide.”
Scott Walker Does It His Way

Scott Walker Does It His Way

Commented Jan 9, 2012 at 17:01:47 in Politics

“Are u ignorant or plain stupid? Public employees provide valuable services to the community which SAVES all taxpayers money...You can thank those freeloaders for providing you safe roads to travel on, safe communities to live in and much deserved healthcare to our military vets. You can thank the public freeloaders who educate your children so that they may become productive and intelligent adults.”
Scott Walker Does It His Way

Scott Walker Does It His Way

Commented Jan 9, 2012 at 16:52:58 in Politics

“From your response I assume you are in support of the mafia stronghold/threat tactics of Walker and his crooked Fitzgerald brothers.”
Scott Walker Does It His Way

Scott Walker Does It His Way

Commented Jan 9, 2012 at 16:48:31 in Politics

“Please share where you get your facts...”
Scott Walker Slams Out-Of-State Money In Wisconsin Recall While In Washington For Fundraiser

Scott Walker Slams Out-Of-State Money In Wisconsin Recall While In Washington For Fundraiser

Commented Jan 8, 2012 at 17:09:46 in Politics

“You see so misinformed....if only there was a way to access such public and searchable records like salary and benefit comparisons, state wage reports, etc.... Oh wait, there is the internet :)... Do your research.... Remember, it is better to not speak and let people think your a fool than open your mouth and prove them correct....”
Scott Walker Slams Out-Of-State Money In Wisconsin Recall While In Washington For Fundraiser

Scott Walker Slams Out-Of-State Money In Wisconsin Recall While In Washington For Fundraiser

Commented Jan 8, 2012 at 17:03:03 in Politics

“Please remember Walker won with only 51% in an election where only 23% of our elidgible voters actually participated/voted.”
Scott Walker Slams Out-Of-State Money In Wisconsin Recall While In Washington For Fundraiser

Scott Walker Slams Out-Of-State Money In Wisconsin Recall While In Washington For Fundraiser

Commented Jan 8, 2012 at 16:49:54 in Politics

“I think you are neglecting the fact that public sector employees are earning their wages, they are not recieving charity. They provide a service to you and the community and as such are compensated for doing so. I would again challenge you to do some research on salary comparisons between public vs. private sector employees.”

westphalen on Jan 9, 2012 at 00:22:14

“I am sure you did not read the whole threat. Nobody wants he public sector to work for nothing, that is silly. the original post started with the question that if the unions are fighting for the economic welfare of the public sector, should someone not fight for for the guy whose tax dollar pays for it all? Just in the name of fairness. Everyone is hurting.How many people in the private sector receive a life time guaranteed pension? Soc Sec and a 401 K, just like the private sector would take the pressure off the states. I make an exception for fire fighters and policemen.They are putting their life on the line.
On average people in state and federal jobs will earn 1/3 to 1/2 more than the private sector, depending on state. If you add benefits it really gets out of whack.”
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