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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    you does realize the historical and current benefits unions brought about, right? you do realize unions are why we don't have child labor in this country, right? you do realize unions are resposnible for safe work environments, right?
    Remember, we are only talking public service unions here, where the tax payers pay those wages. They are the employers. Do you not think they should be represented in the process of negotiating those wages? Instead, the union workers are being represented by Union leaders and the tax payer is being represented by politicians who will likely benefit with campaign contributions if they side with the union. Where is the protection for the tax payer?
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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Except we don't make purchases from teachers. We hire them to do a service. If schools were run by corporations and you felt they were charging too much, what would you do?

    If you felt you were being gouged by oil company CEOs making record profits by overcharging you at the gas pumps, what would you do?

    If you pension is lost by speculators for Enron, what would you do?
    Right, I pay their salaries just like all taxpayers. Schools aren't run by corporations so your speculative argument isn't worth much. FDR, the father of liberalism did not support collective bargaining for unions and it is obvious to most as to why.

    Enron didn't fail over night and people had a chance to get out before it failed. Failure is an option in the private sector, but not the public sector. You don't seem to have a problem with bailing out the public sector.

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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    yeah for a guy who claims to have been a teacher he sure seems to have failed most of American history
    In a merit based system he would have been booted, guess that is why he is so supportive of unions.

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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

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    So your thinking is a state governor has no need to conduct himself better than our average individual thug?
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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    Ding, Ding, Ding.... we have a winner.

    As far as I know, you are the first lib to pull out the Nazi characterization in this long tedious thread. I guess you didn't get the memo from Obama asking for a more compassionate dialog.

    Congratulations !
    Obviously you don't know what a Nazi is or what they stood for because what haymarket said is not a "Nazi characterization"
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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Do you know how much of FDR exists today and how many liberals tout his accomplishments? Seems very selective cherrypicking to ignore how he felt about public unions.
    Did you ever see Kevin Meaney do "I Don't Care?" Of course you have. Would you like to see it again? I know it helps me on the occassional bad day.

    I have no doubt that if FDR could come back today and be in Wisconsin he would be right with those state workers on the street flashing that big smile with a cigarette holder in his clenched teeth and his dog Fala in his lap.
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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    Obviously you don't know what a Nazi is or what they stood for because what haymarket said is not a "Nazi characterization"
    Here's a little education for you......... accusing someone of "goose stepping" is the same as calling them a nazi.

    History is a great subject. You should try it sometime.

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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Sorry, my kids and yours if you have any will be paying for the excessive spending not the tax cuts to businesses that employ people who pay taxes.


    What excessive spending?
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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    So you are of the mind that without unions, people just pay their employees the bare minimum that they can get away with. That's just sad.
    If the employee has developed no prior cozy relationship (either direct or indirect) with his/her employer, he/she is always paid the bare minimum by his/her employer. It's just that with union shop agreements, that bare minimum is higher.

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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    yeah for a guy who claims to have been a teacher he sure seems to have failed most of American history
    Having had to correct more of your own mistakes about the USA, its government and its history, its taxation history and policy, this would laughable were it not so totally pathetic and desperate.
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