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    New poll shows majority support Walker recall

    The poll showed that 58 percent of respondents believe Walker should be recalled from office. That compares with 47 percent who said in April that he should be recalled.

    The growth in support for a recall came, surprisingly, from Republicans. In the spring, only 7 percent of Republicans supported recalling Walker but that grew to 24 percent in the fall. Support among Democrats held mainly steady at 88 percent in the spring and 92 percent in the fall.
    Yes, even a quarter of Wisconsin Republicans are sick of his ass. You didn't think that people, even Republicans, could be tricked into voting against their own interests forever, did you?

    I have previously predicted that, although the Senate is going to flip, Walker will survive the recall. I still stick with this prediction, but admittedly, I am out on a limb now, and I am not sure that this will be the result. Governor Walker is extremely vulnerable now. He has sown a lot of douchebaggery, so it is reasonable to expect him to reap a lot of disgust.

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    Re: New poll shows majority support Walker recall

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Yes, even a quarter of Wisconsin Republicans are sick of his ass. You didn't think that people, even Republicans, could be tricked into voting against their own interests forever, did you?

    I have previously predicted that, although the Senate is going to flip, Walker will survive the recall. I still stick with this prediction, but admittedly, I am out on a limb now, and I am not sure that this will be the result. Governor Walker is extremely vulnerable now. He has sown a lot of douchebaggery, so it is reasonable to expect him to reap a lot of disgust.

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    Re: New poll shows majority support Walker recall

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Yes, even a quarter of Wisconsin Republicans are sick of his ass. You didn't think that people, even Republicans, could be tricked into voting against their own interests forever, did you?

    I have previously predicted that, although the Senate is going to flip, Walker will survive the recall. I still stick with this prediction, but admittedly, I am out on a limb now, and I am not sure that this will be the result. Governor Walker is extremely vulnerable now. He has sown a lot of douchebaggery, so it is reasonable to expect him to reap a lot of disgust.

    Article is here.
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    Re: New poll shows majority support Walker recall

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Statues of gold should be built in his honor.

    The unions are a microcosm of everything that is wrong with the United States of Socialism we've become.
    Certainly the public unions that he's reined in. Couldn't agree more.
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    Re: New poll shows majority support Walker recall

    What I like best about that article, is that the change in support for a recall is largely attributed, according to the article, to people that are less educated then the rest of the poll respondents. The dummys have spoken!

    Anyway, I still have to imagine that with all the positive changes in WI, the recall of the governor will fail. With all the money unions are going to spend over there, I could be wrong, though.

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    Re: New poll shows majority support Walker recall

    maybe we should handle it like a business : lay him off, and rehire him as an independent contractor for minimum wage / no benefits. i'm sure he'll support that move one hundred percent.

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    Re: New poll shows majority support Walker recall

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    maybe we should handle it like a business : lay him off, and rehire him as an independent contractor for minimum wage / no benefits. i'm sure he'll support that move one hundred percent.
    Or handle it like the teacher's in WI were handled. Allow him to retire with full benefits. Then hire him back at the same salary. Yes, just another screwing of the WI tax payers.

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    Re: New poll shows majority support Walker recall

    Quote Originally Posted by buck View Post
    Or handle it like the teacher's in WI were handled. Allow him to retire with full benefits. Then hire him back at the same salary. Yes, just another screwing of the WI tax payers.
    More right wing lies. The teachers are covered by the Wisconsin Retirement System which allows a retiree to be rehired for full employment. The pension benefit is suspended during the new term of employment and additional information is collected to update maximum salary and length of employment duration statistics.

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    Re: New poll shows majority support Walker recall

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Yes, even a quarter of Wisconsin Republicans are sick of his ass. You didn't think that people, even Republicans, could be tricked into voting against their own interests forever, did you?

    I have previously predicted that, although the Senate is going to flip, Walker will survive the recall. I still stick with this prediction, but admittedly, I am out on a limb now, and I am not sure that this will be the result. Governor Walker is extremely vulnerable now. He has sown a lot of douchebaggery, so it is reasonable to expect him to reap a lot of disgust.

    Article is here.
    I approve of this. He's a fool and fools should be recalled.

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    Re: New poll shows majority support Walker recall

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    More right wing lies. The teachers are covered by the Wisconsin Retirement System which allows a retiree to be rehired for full employment. The pension benefit is suspended during the new term of employment and additional information is collected to update maximum salary and length of employment duration statistics.
    Really?

    Recently a Patriot mentioned to me that New Berlin WI teachers are retiring and then getting rehired by the New Berlin School District. They are allegedly retiring because of Gov. Walker’s “gutting” of their collective bargaining rights. Supposedly, they are afraid they will lose pension and health benefits under the Walker administration, and their benefits will cost them more. The Patriot suggested that this could not possibly be true and asked me to look into it. And so I did. Here’s the truth.The practice is common, is not limited to New Berlin, is not limited to WI, and is not limited to teachers. It is happening in almost every state and involves all types of government workers and has been going on for years.

    In Wisconsin there was a 92% increase in public employees retiring over the same period last year. The most cited reason for “early retirement” was “to avoid paying more for health and retirement benefits.” Last year 841 WI public employees, including teachers and administrators, retired and were immediately rehired – double-dipping to the max.

    Baltimore, Maryland – 13 principals retired one day with full retirement benefits and were rehired the next day earning full wages and benefits.

    Deer Park, Ohio – 4 teachers and administrators retired with full retirement benefits and were rehired to next day earning full wages and benefits.

    Fort Kent, Maine – superintendant retires and gets rehired the next day citing changes to the state’s retirement system as his reason for “retiring.”

    Salon, Ohio – 12 teachers retire one day, are rehired the next day, but thanks to Ohio State Teacher Retirement rules, these new “rehires” cannot start their “rehired” job until Sept. 1 or they would take a hit on their retirement benefits. When Ohio schools started the last week in August, guess how the school district had to fill those 12 classrooms? They had to hire substitute teachers for the first week of the school year. First graders, kindergarteners, special education students, science, social studies, German, Spanish, in all of these classes and more, the students did not meet their “real” teacher until after 9/1. Pardon Me?? A substitute teacher for the entire first week of school? This sounds like “it’s for the kids,” doesn’t it? Of course, this “rule” was negotiated by the Ohio Teachers’ Union in their contract.

    Hartford, CN – A college chancellor retires on day 1 and is retired on day 2, boosting his income by 40%.

    Seattle, WA – 2,000 public employees are collecting government wages and government pensions at the same time after retiring and rehiring.

    The practice is known as double-dipping and is common practice throughout the country and in all areas of government employment despite some states prohibiting it. While the rules vary from state to state, the states that do say “no” most often do not enforce their own laws against it. The “rehirees” increase their income by anywhere from 25% – 75%, overnight, just by saying “I retire.”
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    Don't like this link? How about this one from the Green Bay Press Gazette?

    The Wisconsin Assembly’s insurance committee will host a public hearing this month to discuss a practice that allows government workers to collect both paychecks and pensions.

    Since 2005, more than 6,000 public workers throughout Wisconsin have retired and been rehired, allowing them to earn salaries plus as much as $70,000 in pensions, according to the state Department of Employee Trust Funds.
    Wisconsin state employees' double-dipping to get Assembly committee hearing | Green Bay Press Gazette | greenbaypressgazette.com
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