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

    Quote Originally Posted by iamitter View Post
    They didn't try that at all. They overreached, plain and simple. When you make democrats show they have any semblance of balls, you're going for some serious ****.
    They could and should have taken this one step at a time. Instead, they went too far and I think they'll see the costs of their mistakes not too far from now.
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    Re: Wisconsin Republicans vote to strip public worker collective bargaining rights wi

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    I watched Big Union guy Ed Schultz last night. Poor baby was kind of down in the dumps. However, he was still trying to stir up the runaway dems by asking "what now, a strike? Can you all go on strike? Blah blah blah"
    There are many of us in the union movement who have felt for a very long time now that our current position is akin to the various tribes of Native Americans who allowed themselves to be picked off individually and did not come together until it was far too late. A general strike is the way to go on this.
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    Re: Wisconsin Republicans vote to strip public worker collective bargaining rights wi

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    There are many of us in the union movement who have felt for a very long time now that our current position is akin to the various tribes of Native Americans who allowed themselves to be picked off individually and did not come together until it was far too late. A general strike is the way to go on this.
    Unbelievable. Unfreakin'believable. It would seem that unions are indeed filled with thugs. And narcissistic fools. Democracy matters. Unless it goes against one's own selfish interests.
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    Re: Wisconsin Republicans vote to strip public worker collective bargaining rights wi

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    The Republicans in Wisconsin really evoked class warfare. They cut taxes for the wealthiest and then stripped the collective bargaining rights and political representation of public workers. That just amazes me since I always feel it is the Democrats who are evoking class warfare on the Republicans.
    The actual class warfare is when you force one class to pay for virtually all government functions that the class that doesn’t pay uses.

    Rolling back these class warfare tax levels is more akin to ending the war, not preserving it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    There are many of us in the union movement who have felt for a very long time now that our current position is akin to the various tribes of Native Americans who allowed themselves to be picked off individually and did not come together until it was far too late. A general strike is the way to go on this.
    [lease pleaes please ewuse whatever einflucnce you have to makest his happen.

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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.
    Just because they agreed with ALL of the monetary concessions (not sure I believe that but for sake of argument) for at this particular time doesn't mean the rationale for revising of suspending collective bargaining for government unions doesn't still have merit. Wisonson was looking to the future not just today.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Unbelievable. Unfreakin'believable. It would seem that unions are indeed filled with thugs. And narcissistic fools. Democracy matters. Unless it goes against one's own selfish interests.

    I do not understand how the exercising of our basic right to withhold our own labor upsets you so much?

    You would not support a persons right to withhold their own labor?
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    Re: Wisconsin Republicans vote to strip public worker collective bargaining rights wi

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    [lease pleaes please ewuse whatever einflucnce you have to makest his happen.
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    Re: Wisconsin Republicans vote to strip public worker collective bargaining rights wi

    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Gein View Post
    Take a walk, liberal. Your opinion is as useful as tits on Hillary Clinton.
    i'm surprised you haven't been suspended yet.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    In English please.
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