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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Where is yours that Public Unions are entitled to collective bargaining rights that Federal Public Service unions do not get?
    I think you just jumped from the letter A to the letter Z without so much as an appearance or a clever song from Elmo.
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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
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    How dare you the temerity to presume to judge if another poster lacks initiative or drive simply because they support their legal right to be in a union.

    Shame on you. Such arrogance and elitism is tantamount to a personal insult. It serves your cause very poorly.
    He has a long history of this, I think condescension is his middle name. It's SOP for him.


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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by randel View Post
    some here won't be happy until the average worker is working 16 hour days for pennies an hour...
    How can we compete with the Chinese if we do not??? What's more important, a healthy middle class or more wealth for the rich? What are you unpatriotic or something?
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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    The study presented their data. Where is yours?
    Mea Culpa. The $137 million deficit in the entire state budget. In fact, The Pew Center says the public sector pension in Wisconsin is one of the healthier pensions in the country.

    I guess the public pension ox is just one that those receiving a public pension don't want gored in an effort to fix state finances.
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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Mea Culpa. The $137 million deficit in the entire state budget. In fact, The Pew Center says the public sector pension in Wisconsin is one of the healthier pensions in the country.
    Thanks Maggie for that. You are a rare person here.
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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    How can we compete with the Chinese if we do not??? What's more important, a healthy middle class or more wealth for the rich? What are you unpatriotic or something?
    i have now seen the errors of my ways...forgive me catawba, for i have sinned....
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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Mea Culpa. The $137 million deficit in the entire state budget.
    So it makes sense to you to give away $140 million in tax breaks to your buddies????
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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Baloney Conservative. I am willing to bet a good deal of money that you personally hire and employ people to do lots of things for you. You hire people to do things for you that you do not have the skill, education or expertise to do yourself. You hire people you need to do things for you that you cannot or will not do for yourself. You do that all the time.

    That is what workers are doing in getting a labor union to look our for their behalf. No more- no less.
    Lot of pure speculation there, Haymarket. None of it has anything to do with public unions and those in Wisconsin having something that "your" President hasn't even offered to the Federal public service unions.

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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    So it makes sense to you to give away $140 million in tax breaks to your buddies????
    I don't know enough about these tax breaks to debate them. I know that tax breaks stimulate business and are given alllll the time. This is about asking the public sector to make the same sacrifices their private sector counterparts are making every single day.
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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Mea Culpa. The $137 million deficit in the entire state budget. In fact, The Pew Center says the public sector pension in Wisconsin is one of the healthier pensions in the country.

    I guess the public pension ox is just one that those receiving a public pension don't want gored in an effort to fix state finances.
    Just wait until Gov. Walker gets a hold on it.


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