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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by Krhazy View Post
    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.
    Where did you hear that?

    Annenberg Digital News
    In addition to the estimated 25,000 protestors gathered in Madison, Wisconsin, about 3,800 public employees have converged on the statehouse in Columbus Ohio, according to Bloomberg.

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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    Public laws? Wait, Turtle Dude, do we want public laws sticking their nose into business or do we want the private sector (unions) to handle it?

    Make up your mind, man! You're right, it is silly!
    We are talking government employees not private business

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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Sounds like you are winning the race to the bottom. You should be a lot less angry than you are. You are angry because others do not want to fall as fast and as low as you? That is hardly a recipe for a successful nation built on accomplishment and progress.
    No government employees want a free ride from the hard working tax payers

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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Sounds like you are winning the race to the bottom. You should be a lot less angry than you are. You are angry because others do not want to fall as fast and as low as you? That is hardly a recipe for a successful nation built on accomplishment and progress.
    Sounds like you'd rather take cheap shots then have an intellectual discussion, but then again maybe your not intellectually capable of that.

    I''ll never be so low as to expect others to subsidize my standard of living like many Liberals do, I can earn that myself and I dont need a Union.

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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    Where did you hear that?

    Annenberg Digital News
    In Wisconsin, more than 100,000 public employees and supporters made that clear by marching on the state Capitol and holding a giant sick-out, effectively shutting down classes in 15 school districts.
    States, GOP go after teachers unions in budget crisis - CNN.com

    It may be a typo, it does seem pretty high.
    Last edited by Cameron; 02-17-11 at 11:38 PM.

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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    If you ever find yourself in the unfortunate position of being in a union, just remember that the union derives its power from your misery.
    You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by ksu_aviator View Post
    If you ever find yourself in the unfortunate position of being in a union, just remember that the union derives its power from your misery.
    I bet there are some coal miners from the 1880s who would totally disagree with you. Keep in mind that a union is simply a group of people who share a common interest. Lots of them are teachers (who I think we can all agree are still underpaid), police officers, coal miners, and auto workers.

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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.
    You're OK with unions making their money off the backs of private sector working folks?
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    Public laws? Wait, Turtle Dude, do we want public laws sticking their nose into business or do we want the private sector (unions) to handle it?

    Make up your mind, man! You're right, it is silly!
    that attempt at humor failed and i guess you cannot figure out that those in public sector jobs are not in private business
    PUBLIC WORKERS would have tipped off even a dullard i figured.



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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    We are talking government employees not private business
    yeah that was an utter fail on his part



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