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    Re: Wisconsin Governor to Missing Democrats: Do Your Job

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    I'm older than that. Would you like me to help you with your capitalization and punctuation?
    wouldnt want you to break a hip

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    Re: Wisconsin Governor to Missing Democrats: Do Your Job

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    wouldnt want you to break a hip

    Is that a threat? I know how you union guy's work.


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    Re: Wisconsin Governor to Missing Democrats: Do Your Job

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Is that a threat? I know how you union guy's work.


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    i never threaten j.........

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    Re: Wisconsin Governor to Missing Democrats: Do Your Job

    Quote Originally Posted by randel View Post
    i never threaten j.........

    Hard to say, seeing as the dishonesty in the past about who you are and what you stand for still casts a shadow over your true intent.


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    Re: Wisconsin Governor to Missing Democrats: Do Your Job

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    Wisconsin Governor to Missing Democrats: Do Your JobLets get back on topic everyone

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    Re: Wisconsin Governor to Missing Democrats: Do Your Job

    nyt today: "union bonds in WI begin to fray"

    Wisconsin’s financial problems are not as dire as those of many other states. But a simmering resentment over those lost jobs and lost benefits in private industry — combined with the state’s history of highly polarized politics — may explain why Wisconsin, once a pioneer in supporting organized labor, has set off a debate that is spreading to other states over public workers, unions and budget woes.

    There are deeply divided opinions and shifting allegiances over whether unions are helping or hurting people who have been caught in the recent economic squeeze. And workers themselves, being pitted against one another, are finding it hard to feel sympathy or offer solidarity, with their own jobs lost and their benefits and pensions cut back or cut off.

    In Madison, the capital, which has become the focus of protests, many state workers and students at the University of Wisconsin predictably oppose the proposed cuts. But away from Madison, many people said that public workers needed to share in the sacrifice that their own families have been forced to make.

    The effort to weaken bargaining rights for public-sector unions has been particularly divisive, with some people questioning the need to tackle such a fundamental issue to solve the state’s budget problems. But more often the conversation has turned to the proposals to increase public workers’ contributions to their pensions and health care, and on these issues people said they were less sympathetic, and often grew flushed and emotional telling stories of their own pay cuts and financial worries.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/22/us/22union.html

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    Re: Wisconsin Governor to Missing Democrats: Do Your Job

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    This is America. If you want all pay equal, the Soviet Union failed.


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    They've agreed. However the governor won't put it in writing, which gives cause to doubt his motives.

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    Re: Wisconsin Governor to Missing Democrats: Do Your Job

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    They've agreed. However the governor won't put it in writing, which gives cause to doubt his motives.
    Now you've said it. So have LibLady and Haymarket. Unless you provide a link, please add, "In my opinion....." Where is a press release from the union? You will now be the third poster to ignore request for link.
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    Re: Wisconsin Governor to Missing Democrats: Do Your Job

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    That's nonsense j. Just like in the private sector, both sides can negotiate. No one has a gun held to their heads. Both can fight to win their position. The public sector is no different. But I have seen this talking point repeated a lot this weekend. Do they send out a memo?
    I missed your respionse j.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Wisconsin Governor to Missing Democrats: Do Your Job

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    They've agreed.
    Link please??
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