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    Re: Wis. governor to Dems: Return or 1,500 workers will be axed

    Democrats shouldn't compromise with a neoliberal scum bag who is out to destroy the unions.
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    Re: Wis. governor to Dems: Return or 1,500 workers will be axed

    Quote Originally Posted by zip98053 View Post
    The Governor doesn't need to send pink slips to anyone. He is trying to blame others for his actions. It’s like a criminal saying that it is someone else’s fault when they kill. "If you had paid the ransom..." This is fraudulent. If the Governor issues pink slips it is because the Governor issues pink slips and blaming someone else is disingenuous.
    The bill was Walker's way to try and keep from laying anyone off. So laying people off shouldn't be any big surprise if the bill fails to pass.
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    Re: Wis. governor to Dems: Return or 1,500 workers will be axed

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Please show where Walker promised to take the steps that he has taken in the last few weeks.
    Can you show me where ANY politician states the exact steps he/she is going to take in an election campaign? You're grasping at straws here.
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    Re: Wis. governor to Dems: Return or 1,500 workers will be axed

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    But the state of Wisconsing can't afford to give corporations $100 million in tax cuts if teachers keep making these exorbinant salaries that allow them to lord their '93 Honda Acura's over us!

    I saw a joke the other day that describes the sitution in Wisconsin perfectly,

    "A CEO, a Tea-Partier, and a union member at a table with a plate of 12 cookies. The CEO takes 11 of the cookies, turns to the Tea Partier and says, "Watch out for that union guy. He wants a piece of your cookie."
    The joke makes no sense to me. Who do the cookies belong to in the first place? Who made them?
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    Re: Wis. governor to Dems: Return or 1,500 workers will be axed

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    from Mayor Snorkum



    False. In many threads on this subject, Walker apologists have alleged this. When challenged to go back and produce campaign statements or campaign literature from Wlaker in which he promisedto take the radical steps he is now taking, nobody has been able to come up with them.
    The public unions have already ceded to Gov. Walker's wage demands, the only reason the senators left the is because the bill takes away most of their collective barganing rights. THAT'S THE ONLY REASON!!!!!!


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    Re: Wis. governor to Dems: Return or 1,500 workers will be axed

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Maggie - did your material include campaign promises from Walker that he would take the steps he has to deny unions their legal rights to collective bargaining?

    NO HE DID NOT.
    Your political stance on this issue is deaf, dumb and blind.
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    Re: Wis. governor to Dems: Return or 1,500 workers will be axed

    Quote Originally Posted by mertex View Post
    It looks like Walker no longer has all the support from the people, he thought he had.

    A new poll released on Monday suggested that if the 2010 election could be replayed the Wisconsin governor might lose. The Public Policy Polling survey found that if the election were repeated the result would flip with Walker's Democratic opponent Tom Barrett getting 52 percent and Walker 45 percent. Walker won with 52 percent in November. The shift came mainly from union households.

    Democrats differed from Walker's estimate, quoting on Monday a report from state fiscal analyst Al Runde saying that the restructuring Walker wants would add more than $42 million of interest payments over the long term.

    In an interview broadcast on Sunday, Walker said he hoped to delay sending layoff notices to state workers if the legislature makes progress on fixing the budget deficit, according to website wispolitics.com.

    But to postpone the layoffs, Walker said it will be necessary that his budget repair bill, including the move to end collective bargaining, go into effect by April 1.
    Governor gives Wisconsin Democrats an ultimatum | Reuters


    I wonder why so many love Christie, want him to run for President, yet they support Walker's position?Chris Christie: 'I love collective bargaining'
    Chris Christie: 'I love collective bargaining' - Jennifer Epstein - POLITICO.com
    If anything, Christie said, he’d like to see collective bargaining become a bigger part of how the state negotiates pay and benefits for its employees. [COLOR="red"]“I’ve said let’s get rid of civil service and let everything be collectively bargained,[/COLOR] as long as collective bargaining is fair, tough, adversarial and there’s someone in that room representing you,” he said
    Chris Christie: 'I love collective bargaining' - Jennifer Epstein - POLITICO.com
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    Re: Wis. governor to Dems: Return or 1,500 workers will be axed

    I think I may understand the Governor's reasoning in that Democrats would rather vote than see workers fired. This puts even more political pressure on the Democrats, however, I hope the Governor realizes that this could equally come back to bite him in the ass. My understanding is that the Governor is not willing to compromise, and if he does end up firing people the voters could turn on him and the Democrats.

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    Re: Wis. governor to Dems: Return or 1,500 workers will be axed

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Democrats shouldn't compromise with a neoliberal scum bag who is out to destroy the unions.
    At least get your insults right, Hatuey.
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    Re: Wis. governor to Dems: Return or 1,500 workers will be axed

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Your political stance on this issue is deaf, dumb and blind.
    Then open my ears and let me see. this should be simple for someone who has followed this so closely for weeks now maggie. Just reprint the words spoken by Walker on the campaign trail where he said he would attack and remove most of the collective bargaining rights of the unions. Pro union supporters have been asking for this since the beginning of this struggle so I am sure the conservatives have a website with all of it chronicled in detail. All you have to do is access it and print it right here.

    I say he did no such thing and that is why you can produce nothing.

    Prove me wrong.
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