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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    Perhaps you forgot but democrats pay taxes too!
    They do but they are not all taxpayers. Protecting unions is not in the taxpayers interest

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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    This type of rabid right wing attack on working people is an ugly but sadly necessary part of the cycle that will renew the American labor movement and cause them to emerge more powerful than ever. It is a sad commentary on human nature that each generation forgets the sturggles and sacrifices of those who helped make their life what it is today.
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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    This type of rabid right wing attack on working people is an ugly but sadly necessary part of the cycle that will renew the American labor movement and cause them to emerge more powerful than ever. It is a sad commentary on human nature that each generation forgets the sturggles and sacrifices of those who helped make their life what it is today.
    If unions had not abused their power and become a political machine we would not have this problem

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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    If unions had not abused their power and become a political machine we would not have this problem
    The problem with that is that there may be a bit of truth which applies to some unions but you are using a very wide brush to tar all.
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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    If unions had not abused their power and become a political machine we would not have this problem
    You don't seem to mind that the corporations have become a much stronger political machine through the Citizens United decision.


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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    The problem with that is that there may be a bit of truth which applies to some unions but you are using a very wide brush to tar all.
    No I have been in unions and been a shop steward I know how they work. They are abusing power and have become an arm of the democrat party

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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    You don't seem to mind that the corporations have become a much stronger political machine through the Citizens United decision.
    Where did I say that?

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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

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    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    You don't seem to mind that the corporations have become a much stronger political machine through the Citizens United decision.
    Where did I say that?
    I didn't say you did, however since the decision benefits the right, I just assumed. Am I correct?


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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    I didn't say you did, however since the decision benefits the right, I just assumed. Am I correct?
    No this is about the State Budget and saving the taxpayers money. The Unions and Democrats are making it a political issue. As always the Democrats would rather spend more and raise taxes and put more burden on the middle class

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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    I only hear democrats and unions complaining not the Taxpayers.
    I heard 100,000 people protested in Madison today. I didn't even know there were 100,000 in WI.

    Jk. Sort of.

    I see nothing improper with the general mission of teachers' unions, or unions in general. The collective bargaining these organizations facilitate is important. But of course unions are more than capable of abusing bargaining power, just as big business can. I have no idea which party involved here has abused what, as I am unfamiliar with WI policy, so I'll refrain on making any judgment on this issue at this point in time.

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