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    Re: Wisconsin Republicans vote to strip public worker collective bargaining rights wi

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Sadly you don't understand the economic damage the Public Sector Unions have done to the state,
    All evidence and facts to the contrary... but go on...


    and why this measure is being used to curtail such largess in the future. They aren't doing it for today, they are doing it to save the state tomorrow.
    Tomorrow, they'll be out of office.

    Go GOP!


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    Re: Wisconsin Republicans vote to strip public worker collective bargaining rights wi

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    So you say...
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    Re: Wisconsin Republicans vote to strip public worker collective bargaining rights wi

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    All evidence and facts to the contrary... but go on...




    Tomorrow, they'll be out of office.

    Go GOP!

    Troll.


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    Re: Wisconsin Republicans vote to strip public worker collective bargaining rights wi

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Which is BS. The Teachers Union had already agreed to ALL of the monetary concessions. What this is really about is the Koch Brothers' influence over the Governor, who is breaking the unions, while lying that it is all about being fiscally responsible.
    the monetary concessions for this year would have fixed this year's budget; it would not have fixed the structural imbalances that produce massive growth in the single largest expense item for local and state governments and lead to budgets. Leaving the public unions in power but accepting a temporary cut from them would have been the equivalent of treating gangrene with perfume; it only solves the immediate stink.

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    Re: Wisconsin Republicans vote to strip public worker collective bargaining rights wi

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Since there was no quorum, it will not stand up in court. The Wisconsin State Supreme Court will overturn this in short order.
    It will stand up if the quorum requirements are only for funding.
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    Re: Wisconsin Republicans vote to strip public worker collective bargaining rights wi

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    The republicans just like the democrats are supporting and enacting legislation their constituents support and opposing and preventing legislation their constituents do not want. I say good for the republicans for finding a way to get this done.
    False. The Police and Fire Departments formally backed Scott Walker for governor and then turned on him when he went after collective bargaining. The GOP is overreaching.

    One thing I always thought conservatives could understand was that people don't like it when you take away their rights - aren't they always whining about gun rights and the like - they're done.

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    Re: Wisconsin Republicans vote to strip public worker collective bargaining rights wi

    one of the hilarious aspects of this? Rachel Maddow opened her show telling the unions that they had won, and proceeded straight into a victory party for her entire opening bit. (yes, occasionally i watch rachel maddow)

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    Re: Wisconsin Republicans vote to strip public worker collective bargaining rights wi

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    One thing I always thought conservatives could understand was that people don't like it when you take away their rights
    the ability of a private group such as a union to overturn representative democracy at will is not a right.

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    Re: Wisconsin Republicans vote to strip public worker collective bargaining rights wi

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Which is BS. The Teachers Union had already agreed to ALL of the monetary concessions. What this is really about is the Koch Brothers' influence over the Governor, who is breaking the unions, while lying that it is all about being fiscally responsible.
    And what about tomarrow? Next month? A year from now? How long would it be before they demanded everything that they conceeded to be given back/increased again? How long would it be before they're demands were made larger?
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    Re: Wisconsin Republicans vote to strip public worker collective bargaining rights wi

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Edit: Bunch of courageous Republicans. I am now absolutely certain they honestly believe they are doing the right thing for the state of Wisconsin.
    This has nothing to do with Wisconsin. It's all about 2012 and Obama.

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