Skip to comments.In Wisconsin, it's the unions vs. the people
Posted on 02/19/2011 7:56:50 AM PST by radioone
The ferment in Wisconsin is no workers' uprising against the rich and powerful. It is instead political muscle-flexing by a well-funded special interest group, which is limbering up for President Obama's re-election bid. Obama's campaign, operating as Organizing for America, is bussing protesters to the state capitol and manning phone banks to apply pressure to state legislatures. Obama himself has called Gov. Scott Walker's bill curbing government-sector collective bargaining "an attack on unions."
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Stand tall, Wisconsin.
Its unreal that a President would even be involved in a state's budget its time to tell these Progressives we are a nation of laws.
I think the push Gov Christie put on in N.J. caught the left by surprise.
They now look at Wisc. as ground zero, the main battle they now cannot loose or the entire public union facade erodes down around their necks.
This is a battle the people must win.....the Tea Party better saddle up once again, their work is not done.
This is the golden opportunity to destroy POTUS Obama, the Democrat Party and the greedy teacher & public service labor unions!!! Stand strong, Pubbies, the nation’s future rests in your hands!!! The overwhelming majority of the American people are with and behind you!!!
Public sector unions should be outlawed as a conflict of interest.
This moment in Wisconsin and other states bears symbolic resemblance to Gettysburg. This is a pivotal moment in our country’s history.
What’s going to be the Left’s battle cry?
“We support the right of a tiny elite to force the rest of the taxpayers to cover their over-inflated salaries and benefits”? How can these turkeys win with that? And how can the media defend that stance??
Eventually it becomes like the movie “Network” and the Joe Taxpayer just says “Enough!”
Reagan shut down the entire air-traffic controllers union and it was a big win.
Teachers are easier to replace with less dire consequences.
Close the schools for a couple of months and hire replacement teachers with reasonable contracts. Make up the school time during the summer.
Arrest violent union protestors and put them in the “tough” prisons. Let them explain their “union rights” to their cellmates.
Game, set, match.
Americans who, in 2008, voted for abstract, fill-in-the-blanks concepts of "hope" and "change" might have dug a little deeper into the philosophy upon which those concepts were based. They might have explored the associations and the voting record of the one who promised, instead of substituting their own hopes and dreams for his illusory promises.
The ideas of Mao, Marx, and Lenin, implemented with the strategies of Alinsky, cannot be expected to yield liberty, opportunity, and plenty. On the other hand, a pledge of return to the principles of liberty expressed in America's Declaration of Independence, the 1787 Constitution, and the 200-year history of American freedom, accompanied by a record of study of those ideas and a voting record which supported the promise, would have been a better foundation for measuring a leader worthy of the role.
"I am for a government rigorously frugal and simple, applying all the possible savings of the public revenue to the discharge of the national debt; and not for a multiplication of officers and salaries merely to make partisans, and for increasing by every device the public debt on the principle of its being a public blessing." --Thomas Jefferson to Elbridge Gerry, 1799. ME 10:77
Fleeing Wisconsin lawmakers bring circus to Illinois resort Democratic Senators who decamped to stall an anti-union bill briefly interrupt a chocolate festival, and a leprechaun, in Rockford, Ill.
Government unions vs. taxpayers who fund them.
Hey unions, what if we went on strike?
Since the unions want to play hardball, the good Governer ought to starve them out. They won’t take cutbacks, then cut it all back. Be done with it. Don’t fire them, just quit paying them. Put that money toward cleaning up the state’s contsitutionally required balanced budget.
Christie and Walker have the smarts, honesty, and backbone lacking in almost everyone in Washington. Let's get them on the slate for 2012.
Two people who absolutely get it. Thanks. This IS the turning point. The domino effect. Right here in River City.
Now hum a few verses of “God Bless America”
Tea Partiers...doing the job morally-bankrupt bottom-feeding journalistas won’t do...
the protesters in Wisconsin are almost all white, why aren’t they labeled RACISTS like the Tea Party ????
“Stand tall, Wisconsin.”
Standing as low as the union is standing in Wisconsin, in public opinion, is such a gift to us that we may not have to stand at all. The gang in Wis have singlehandedly destroyed Obama’s re-election chances!
The union, DNC, and OFA (organizing for America) has made the case for everything the conservatives have said.
One of the tactical issues is that the right is generally polite and employed in the private sector. They plan a demonstration today from Noon until 3pm. The left is disruptive and violent when needed. They block the Wisconsin legislature from doing business. (The Assembly has recessed because of fears for physical safety). They stay for days and public employees call in sick to demonstrate and paralyze public services. Some teachers even brought their students under the guise of citizenry study field trips.
The right needs effective strategies to counter these disruptions and constant media coverage.
Forcing overworked parents to have to use vacation time or lose pay staying home with their kids can’t be garnering the rats too much sympathy.
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