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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    There is little surprise in that finding. The rich elitists want to make sure the common working man has no power to challenge them or their political toadies. The saving grace is that even amont the top bracket it is only a tiny amount (+3%) in favor of ending collective bargaining. So maybe there is hope.
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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    There is little surprise in that finding. The rich elitists want to make sure the common working man has no power to challenge them or their political toadies. The saving grace is that even amont the top bracket it is only a tiny amount (+3%) in favor of ending collective bargaining. So maybe there is hope.
    It is indeed heartening to see the working class finally begin to fight back against the class war that has been waged against them!
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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    There is little surprise in that finding. The rich elitists want to make sure the common working man has no power to challenge them or their political toadies. The saving grace is that even amont the top bracket it is only a tiny amount (+3%) in favor of ending collective bargaining. So maybe there is hope.
    Yes. Indiana governor Mitch Daniels called public workers, "the priveleged elite". So someone who is worth $15 million tells someone who makes about $48,000/year "the priveleged elite".

    Orwell would be having a heyday with this.

    Edited: I also looked it up: Daniels makes $95,000 / year and Walker makes $137,000. I wonder if Governors collectively bargain for their salaries?
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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by FilmFestGuy View Post
    Yes. Indiana governor Mitch Daniels called public workers, "the priveleged elite". So someone who is worth $15 million tells someone who makes about $48,000/year "the priveleged elite".

    Orwell would be having a heyday with this.

    Edited: I also looked it up: Daniels makes $95,000 / year and Walker makes $137,000. I wonder if Governors collectively bargain for their salaries?
    Not quite. He called unions the privileged elite. The Governor of Indiana makes $95,000 a year? Walker makes $137,000? We have retired teachers in Illinois making that and more. Have a look. Illinois Pension Database :: News :: PIONEER PRESS :: Evanston Review

    District 214 (what I set the search for) is in a town called Elk Grove Village, Illinois. Median household income $62,000 Elk Grove Village, Illinois - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Average salary for jobs in Elk Grove $42,000.

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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    There is little surprise in that finding. The rich elitists want to make sure the common working man has no power to challenge them or their political toadies. The saving grace is that even amont the top bracket it is only a tiny amount (+3%) in favor of ending collective bargaining. So maybe there is hope.
    Hope for what, continued screwing of the taxpayers? that is a taxpayer responsibility to decide and they did in Nov. Guess you missed the 2010 elections.

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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    check this out

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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by FilmFestGuy View Post
    Yes. Indiana governor Mitch Daniels called public workers, "the priveleged elite". So someone who is worth $15 million tells someone who makes about $48,000/year "the priveleged elite".

    Orwell would be having a heyday with this.

    Edited: I also looked it up: Daniels makes $95,000 / year and Walker makes $137,000. I wonder if Governors collectively bargain for their salaries?
    Apparently elections only have consequences when liberals win. Walker told the public what he was going to do and did it. Liberals don't like it so they do what they always do, run.

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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Not quite. He called unions the privileged elite. The Governor of Indiana makes $95,000 a year? Walker makes $137,000? We have retired teachers in Illinois making that and more. Have a look. Illinois Pension Database :: News :: PIONEER PRESS :: Evanston Review

    District 214 (what I set the search for) is in a town called Elk Grove Village, Illinois. Median household income $62,000 Elk Grove Village, Illinois - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Average salary for jobs in Elk Grove $42,000.

    Cry me a freakin' river.
    Interesting. And what are the pensions for elected officials in Illinois? Just curious.

    My point is I think it's shameful for people like Walker and Daniels claim their employees have to sacrifice, while they do not.

    I also think it's sad that, instead of people demanding more from their employers (what state government workers receive USED to be what private sectors employees got), they want to make sure others have as crappy benefits as they do.

    "We have fewer rights! You should to!"

    And this isn't about the budget at all. It's been said over and over again, that the contribution changes and the wage freezes would be acceptable; the only thing they ask is that the right to collective bargaining not be stripped from them.

    Walker could solve this quickly. But he won't. Why? Because it's not about budgets at all; it's solely about stripping workers' rights (and selling public utilities off to his rich friends at prices he deems fit - because he has to pay back his masters).

    This is an assault on all working people.

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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Apparently elections only have consequences when liberals win. Walker told the public what he was going to do and did it. Liberals don't like it so they do what they always do, run.
    Just like Indiana Republicans ran in 2004.

    GOP boycott halts House Gay marriage vote sought

    It was "patriotic" when they did it. Now, it's "un-democratic".

    And - obviously, the rich don't need to sacrifice. Walker the Senate Republicans didn't cut their own pay, right? They only want their workers to sacrifice.

    That's the Republican way.

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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by FilmFestGuy View Post
    Just like Indiana Republicans ran in 2004.

    GOP boycott halts House Gay marriage vote sought

    It was "patriotic" when they did it. Now, it's "un-democratic".

    And - obviously, the rich don't need to sacrifice. Walker the Senate Republicans didn't cut their own pay, right? They only want their workers to sacrifice.

    That's the Republican way.
    So the Republicans fleed the state to keep from voting on gay marriage? Don't think so, they just didn't show up. If they did they were wrong but gay marriage isn't the same as the state budget crisis. What do the people of Indiana think about gay marriage? Think the will of the people will be served by a legislature passing gay marriage? Notice you ran from the statement I made about Walker telling the people exactly what he was going to do and now he is doing it.

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