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Discussion in 'Politics' started by mandym, Aug 10, 2011.
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Unions expected a big victory.
The union rape of the public coffers may be over.
The Republician response to Dem critics was that Dem senators left the State during important votes in order that voting could not take place. Being out of the State, The State Police were not able to do anything
It's a great day for us conservatives here in Wisconsin! The Dems and their union cohorts literally threw everything including the kitchen sink at the Repub state senators, spending tens of millions of dollars and bringing in hoards of out of state personnel to campaign, and they still failed to achieve their goal. In just a few months Gov Scott Walker and the Repubs took a projected $3.6 billion deficit and in 6 months turned it into a surplus. The only 'attack on working people' (to use the Dems' pet phrase) was forcing pampered state union members to kick in a small amount toward their health care and pensions (still much less than most of us in the private sector pay). The majority of the 'working people' of Wisconsin are actually being well served, by seeing their tax dollars spent far more wisely, so the line can be held on taxes without sacrificing important services. Despite all the disinformation from the Dems, people here are realizing who their real friends in government are, and it's not the tax-and-spend Dems.
Which proves the extreme Dems are wrong about:
1. The tea Party
5. The economy
There has been threats by the Dems/public-sector unions of a recall drive to oust Scott Walker when he becomes eligible next year. After the $30 million (?) they spent on these elections, there is a question if they can raise the money again.
A great victory in Wisconsin. Hopefully it will act as a template for other states to break these public unions and restore control to the people!
I hope they raise the money and try to pull off the recall, because they will fail. If so, this would only embolden other state legislatures to kick down the public unions and restore some sanity to state governments!
Money is no object...
And, the unions are the principle campaign contributors to the Democrat Party.
These guys have done an admirable job of quantifying the information from a number of sources into one usable resource. Shows largest contributions, who contributed, and to whom, since 1969.
And, KUDOS to the PEOPLE of Wisconsin for withstanding the onslaught that the big spenders and outsiders brought into the State! As one who is soon returning to Wisconsin, I am very pleased that Gov. Walker and the Repubican majority that the voters placed into Madison during the last election survived the un-precidented recall elections.
(Oh, and for the record, the Milwaukee Journal is recording that since 1908 there have been a grand total of 20 recall elections for state congress positions. Wisconsin added 9 to that total in one month. That is unprecidented and historical -- and more for the shere audacity of strong labor to attempt to enforce its will on the voters of that state.)
The real victory will come when the two Dems who are up for recall will have their seats filled by "R's" !
According to Stephanie Miller it was out of state conservatives who made the big difference - in addition to the Cooke (sp) brothers
Again according to Miller, Walker was doing nothing more than union busting. She went on to say that at a union rally, over 100,ooo showed up.
A Tea Party rally was hardly attended at all.
Hmmm - lets see - striking workers and welfare receipents have time to protest.
Non-state workers must be at work to get paid.....
Stephanie Miller just makes it up as she goes along.
Her grasp on reality is marginal at best.
You are being much too kind
It's amazing the amount of spin coming from the left. Baghdad Bob (remember him?) would be proud.
Though I agree with the second part of this statement, I'd rather not see a recall of Walker. If there is, I do think that he would win.
Do you think that some folks were too eager to put in a recall petition? I started a new thread - click here
ps - I dont want to hijack this interesting thread
Too quick to recall Reps or Dems?
The overriding reason people wanted the Dems recalled was because they failed to fulfill their duty by fleeing the state, essentially not showing up for work.
The reason the reps were up for recall was because of one vote.
One, dereliction of duty. The other, politics.