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    Re: Scott Walker opens up about White House ambitions

    Run Scottie, run! I have a bit more faith in candidates for POTUS who have been governors than I do the ones who came from the senate.

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    Re: Scott Walker opens up about White House ambitions

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Scott Walker has proven he is a man of the people.

    Was that proven when he took the "bargaining" out of collective bargaining?

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    Re: Scott Walker opens up about White House ambitions

    Quote Originally Posted by ChezC3 View Post
    Was that proven when he took the "bargaining" out of collective bargaining?
    It was proven when he saved taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars.
    The devil whispered in my ear, "You cannot withstand the storm." I whispered back, "I am ​the storm."

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    Re: Scott Walker opens up about White House ambitions

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    It was proven when he saved taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars.
    Money wasn't the issue.

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    Re: Scott Walker opens up about White House ambitions

    Quote Originally Posted by ChezC3 View Post
    Money wasn't the issue.
    Money is always the issue.
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    Re: Scott Walker opens up about White House ambitions

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Money is always the issue.
    How cynical. The point I made was the issue, that being how can you be a man of the people while denying people their right to collectively bargain? How can you be a man of the people when you make law that what is left of your bargaining power is limited to a negotiation of 1 or 2% wage increase with any additional increase being bestowed upon them at the political elite's sole discretion? Not much of a people person if you ask me.

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    Re: Scott Walker opens up about White House ambitions

    Quote Originally Posted by ChezC3 View Post
    How cynical. The point I made was the issue, that being how can you be a man of the people while denying people their right to collectively bargain? How can you be a man of the people when you make law that what is left of your bargaining power is limited to a negotiation of 1 or 2% wage increase with any additional increase being bestowed upon them at the political elite's sole discretion? Not much of a people person if you ask me.
    Depends on whether you're a teacher or merely a taxpayer. When people are standing three deep for those jobs, it's hard to believe there's a problem with pay. Oh, unless you're a teacher, I guess.
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    Re: Scott Walker opens up about White House ambitions

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Yes, but which people? Public school teachers are people. Firemen are people.
    Exactly right, in fact, what he did allowed the state and local municipalities the flexibility to avoid massive layoffs of those very teachers. The status quo would have resulted in teacher layoffs. A perfect example of unions caring more about their power rather than their actual members.

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    Re: Scott Walker opens up about White House ambitions

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Run Scottie, run! I have a bit more faith in candidates for POTUS who have been governors than I do the ones who came from the senate.
    I personal like those who want to see America great, and who don't write their laws from the ALEC corporations who want to destroy the US MIddle class and economy.
    Alex Carey:

    ... the 20th century has been characterized by three developments of great political importance: The growth of democracy, the growth of corporate power, and the growth of corporate propaganda as a means of protecting corporate power against democracy.

    Australian social scientist, quoted by Noam Chomsky in World Orders Old and New

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    Re: Scott Walker opens up about White House ambitions

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishstyx View Post
    Exactly right, in fact, what he did allowed the state and local municipalities the flexibility to avoid massive layoffs of those very teachers. The status quo would have resulted in teacher layoffs. A perfect example of unions caring more about their power rather than their actual members.


    Well, let's face it. Without a union, you can't get minimum wage jobs for teenagers. What good is it to let corporations set wages?
    Alex Carey:

    ... the 20th century has been characterized by three developments of great political importance: The growth of democracy, the growth of corporate power, and the growth of corporate propaganda as a means of protecting corporate power against democracy.

    Australian social scientist, quoted by Noam Chomsky in World Orders Old and New

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