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    Iowa House passes collective bargaining bill

    The Iowa House has approved a bill that overhauls the state's collective bargaining law and reduces workers' negotiating rights... The measure would force state workers to pay at least $100 a month toward the cost of their health care and would not allow them to negotiate layoff procedures.

    Backers say the measure is needed to cut costs, while critics say it's part of a national assault on public employee unions.

    The House voted along party lines to approve the bill 58 to 38. Four representatives did not vote.

    Senate Democrats say they have no intention of allowing debate on it.

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    Re: Iowa State House moves to follow in Wisconsins' footsteps

    The right wing War on the 20th century continues. Two years ago, right wing libertarian Glen Beck talked at length about the evils of the 20th century and how we had to go back and repeal almost everything progressive that started with Teddy Roosevelt.

    Glen must be one happy boy these days.

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    Re: Iowa State House moves to follow in Wisconsins' footsteps

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    The right wing War on the 20th century continues. Two years ago, right wing libertarian Glen Beck talked at length about the evils of the 20th century and how we had to go back and repeal almost everything progressive that started with Teddy Roosevelt.
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    Re: Iowa State House moves to follow in Wisconsins' footsteps

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Iowa House passes collective bargaining bill

    The Iowa House has approved a bill that overhauls the state's collective bargaining law and reduces workers' negotiating rights... The measure would force state workers to pay at least $100 a month toward the cost of their health care and would not allow them to negotiate layoff procedures.

    Backers say the measure is needed to cut costs, while critics say it's part of a national assault on public employee unions.

    The House voted along party lines to approve the bill 58 to 38. Four representatives did not vote.

    Senate Democrats say they have no intention of allowing debate on it.
    $100 a month toward their cost of healthcare. Give me a break. OMG.

    Now we'll have to get ready for the Iowa unions to try to make their local banks fail and issue death threats. Wait for it.
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    Re: Iowa State House moves to follow in Wisconsins' footsteps

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Iowa House passes collective bargaining bill

    The Iowa House has approved a bill that overhauls the state's collective bargaining law and reduces workers' negotiating rights... The measure would force state workers to pay at least $100 a month toward the cost of their health care and would not allow them to negotiate layoff procedures.

    Backers say the measure is needed to cut costs, while critics say it's part of a national assault on public employee unions.

    The House voted along party lines to approve the bill 58 to 38. Four representatives did not vote.

    Senate Democrats say they have no intention of allowing debate on it.
    Maybe the Dems will run to Wisconsin.
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    Re: Iowa State House moves to follow in Wisconsins' footsteps

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    $100 a month toward their cost of healthcare. Give me a break. OMG.

    Now we'll have to get ready for the Iowa unions to try to make their local banks fail and issue death threats. Wait for it.
    Thats just asking too much......from the almighty Public Sector Union Worker. Dont you know how hard they work.......

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    Re: Iowa State House moves to follow in Wisconsins' footsteps

    Quote Originally Posted by Badmutha View Post
    Thats just asking too much......from the almighty Public Sector Union Worker. Dont you know how hard they work.......
    That is a joke right. Anyone who ever stood in line at the DMV knows this is not true.

    Unions extort dues and then use them for political bribes.

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    Re: Iowa State House moves to follow in Wisconsins' footsteps

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    $100 a month toward their cost of healthcare. Give me a break. OMG.


    $100 a month!?!?!


    it's unacceptable! it's dictatorial. why, you know who else demanded that public employees pay $100 a month?




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    Re: Iowa State House moves to follow in Wisconsins' footsteps

    Does anyone think that anything that limits the spending power of the middle class is a good idea during a downturn? This money the union members aren't getting is money they're not spending and is not being injected back into the economy, isn't keeping things flowing. One can argue whether or not it's more important to cut spending at this time, but it sure won't help the economy
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    Re: Iowa State House moves to follow in Wisconsins' footsteps

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    Does anyone think that anything that limits the spending power of the middle class is a good idea during a downturn?
    not particularly, which is why i am glad that these state governors and houses are looking out for those middle class houses by making sure that their tax rates don't get hiked in order to provide exorbitant compensation to the very small percentage of people who make up public employee union members.

    This money the union members aren't getting is money they're not spending and is not being injected back into the economy, isn't keeping things flowing.
    gosh. so the government gets the money that it pays them from the magic money tree, then?

    One can argue whether or not it's more important to cut spending at this time, but it sure won't help the economy
    actually cutting government spending does help the economy by reducing drag and inefficiency.

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