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    Re: Tea Party backers outnumbered in Wisconsin budget demonstrations

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Where I work, many people make $11/hr and call in sick all the time. They have to have a doctors note if they want to get paid for it, but the points against their attendance is the same, so many people choose to not get paid. If people can afford it on 11/hr, it must not be a huge burden.
    Some people plan in advance or an opportunity falls in their lap like going to the Superbowl or a game, and then they call in sick... The day after the Superbowl a local radio station had a contest.. who had the funniest excuse to not go to work? Some guy actually stole an "In memory of" postcard from a viewing and told his boss it was his dead relative. Another guy put a blow torch on his @ss and went to the ER and got an excuse. He even dropped his pants for his boss to see...

    People are f'ed up.

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    Re: Tea Party backers outnumbered in Wisconsin budget demonstrations

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    Actually they can't miss work to protest, however many were getting "doctors" excuses at the rally. Don't know if they were real doctors but they were giving excuses with only a name a birthday for the days missed.
    link? I never needed a note from my doctor to get off work on a saturday....and most doctors don't work on saturdays so it wouldn't make sense anyway...
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    Re: Tea Party backers outnumbered in Wisconsin budget demonstrations

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    most people do not work on saturdays.....
    are you suggesting that public employees don't work? I suppose some could be fired and the system would still function, but so would any business as well.
    Including where you work....
    What are you talking about MOST people dont work on saturdays. The only people I have Ever met who didnt work on saturdays were gov't employees. Even the military isnt guaranteed saturdays off.Who runs businesses, checks you out at walmart, runs the gas station...Hell, my sister is a banker and works saturday and sundays.
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    Re: Tea Party backers outnumbered in Wisconsin budget demonstrations

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    If it was a real doctor, how are the notes fake?
    why would real doctors be involved? are they public employees? sounds bogus to me....
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    Re: Tea Party backers outnumbered in Wisconsin budget demonstrations

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    link? I never needed a note from my doctor to get off work on a saturday....and most doctors don't work on saturdays so it wouldn't make sense anyway...
    Your wise post proves that Lincoln was indeed right. You cannot fool all the people all of the time. But that far right video is fooling a few.
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    Re: Tea Party backers outnumbered in Wisconsin budget demonstrations

    Quote Originally Posted by Gapeach View Post
    What are you talking about MOST people dont work on saturdays. The only people I have Ever met who didnt work on saturdays were gov't employees. Even the military isnt guaranteed saturdays off.Who runs businesses, checks you out at walmart, runs the gas station...Hell, my sister is a banker and works saturday and sundays.
    and that isn't MOST people, get a grip on reality....
    Some of us work on weekends, but certainly not MOST of us....if you can back up your claim, you should post a link....
    but I am sure you can't..
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    Re: Tea Party backers outnumbered in Wisconsin budget demonstrations

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    link? I never needed a note from my doctor to get off work on a saturday....and most doctors don't work on saturdays so it wouldn't make sense anyway...
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    Re: Tea Party backers outnumbered in Wisconsin budget demonstrations

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    A lot of them will lose their jobs if they aren't careful. The money just isn't going to be there to keep them all on.
    That is a legitimate way to cut the budget, reduce staff and increase classroom sizes to 45 or 50 kids per class....
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    Re: Tea Party backers outnumbered in Wisconsin budget demonstrations

    Quote Originally Posted by ender1 View Post
    If there are so many people in WI who dont want this then why did they vote for it by having a Republican Gov and Senate??
    Many of those protesters don't even live in Wisconsin. They are union people who are worried the same thing will happen in other states if the bill passes there.
    It's my understanding that Walkers is getting thousands of E-mails, mostly in support of what he is doing. Part of his platform was to do something about the cost of public sector workers and he still won. In my opinion he is just keeping his promise to those who voted for him.
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    Re: Tea Party backers outnumbered in Wisconsin budget demonstrations

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Please read the info about the source for this "report". Unless you see a story like this on a reputable and verifiable news outlet and not some far right propaganda outlet, it should be considered as possible bogus and give no respect of any kind.

    If I were a right winger in Wisconsin and wanted to cast doubt on the union protestors, this doctor bit is a perfect way to do it.
    I did see it on Fox today. That's kinda reputable. They seem to be fair and bal-

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