Skip to comments.Thousands of Union Protesters Storm WI State Capitol; Target Homes of GOP Lawmakers
Posted on 02/17/2011 7:56:36 AM PST by Lazamataz
Behind closed doors, Scott Walker, the Republican who has been governor for about six weeks, calmly described his intent to forge ahead with the plans that had set off the uprising: He wants to require public workers to pay more for their health insurance and pensions, effectively cutting the take-home pay of many by around 7 percent.
Scott Fitzgerald, the Republican leader in the State Senate, slipped out of the Capitol Wednesday morning with his sunglasses on, head down. Protesters had gone to his home earlier in the week, forcing his family (including his wife, a school guidance counselor) to go elsewhere for a bit.
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Just curious if these protesting teachers had parents’ permission to take their children off school property?
I’d be filing kidnapping charges ASAP, if it was my kid.
A long term work beginning three years ago and still in progress.
They already are, the schools are closed in Madison because 40% of the teachers called in saying they are “sick”. It’s the blue flu and it’s illegal according to their own contract.
These people are thugs. What is being asked of them is not outrageous. It’s still a far better deal than most in the private sector have. They still have a lot more job security than anyone else in the private sector. They are acting like they are being victimized to death.
Government employee violence....Get ready for it
Sick and disgusting.
Every person holding a sign giving threats should be charged.
Those who have gone sick but are taking tax payers money to do this thuggery should be fired.
I hope every parent goes to school and steps in for any thug which does not turn up for work.
I know if this happened here I'd be right at the school taking their class
Very good point! There would be lawsuits and criminal charges if it were my kid.
I grew up in a dirty union county. They’ve driven off all the jobs the last 25 years. I hate union thugs with a passion. One of them attacks me they’ll be lucky I don’t take their head clean off.
GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES / UNIONS
Time to take a tough stance. Take their pay away this time and fire them the next time. What would Reagan do? WWRD ~
Watch for government employee leaches to become violent...It’s coming...
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So Kim is just skinning it on $17,143 per month (not counting any income her husband might bring in), but she absolutely can't make it on $15,943 per month.
These dingelheimers will get absolutely no sympathy from the public at large, the majority of whom already distrust unions and want no part of them. The time is ripe for busting them up.
The Governor should start accepting applications to replace these thugs. This should be the SHOT ACROSS THE BOW - TODAY.
(I sent an email to the Gov in support)
They need to have their ability to donate money as an organization to political candidates and causes stripped. This should not strip the right of its members to donate but the organization itself.
I’ve actually heard union members here in MN encouraging their college kids in WI to go protest,too.
This would be a perfect use of a state militia. Even though they are in the Constitution why dont states have any?
Not near as classy as the ones calling him a dictator, though.
Everyone must remember...
There are NOW more government union members than private sector union members..
Watch for government employee parasites to become violent....
There is simply no question. Public sector workers make more than private sector workers. Here in Pennsylvania, our crazy pension system allows teachers to retire at 55, and then make 2/3 of the salary they were making when they retired until they die. The teacher must put 7.5% of their salary into the fund every year. Usually, that means a teacher who’s been in the system for 30 years is making $80-90k, so they walk away with $60k a year for the rest of their lives.
Where is that in the private sector? Plus, all their benefits, sick leave, vacation days, gold-plated heathcare are almost completely paid for by the taxpayer as well. Of course, the pension fund is broke, because the amount of money it takes to pay that 55 year old teacher $60k for the rest of their lives is wa-a-a-y more than the pandering politicians thought it would be.
Any politician who is tackling these overfed, bloated public sector employees should be roundly applauded.
After 15 years, their average is over $100K. If making less, then are part time.
> Just call in the National Guard with guns at the ready...
Full auto, baby. Get ready, aim, fire!
It is a proud day to be a Freeper.
“Paging President Reagan”
Time to pull another “Air Traffic Controlers” mass firing.
What would happen if the PTA (or PTO/PSO) at each school organized a group of parents to go into the classrooms and teach those students who want to show up for school?
Schools are public buildings paid for by the private sector; perhaps some parents in Madison and other cities in WI can take the initiative to render these freeloaders irrelevant.
I was thinking that conservatives could form a ring around the state capitol to show our support for these changes (and to deter these nuts)
7%? That's IT??? I can count on one hand the number of my friends who DIDN'T get a 10% pay cut in 2009. And they were happy to still have a job, and many now have had their pay restored. But these f-ing ingrates are rioting in the streets and abandoning kids in schools all over a stupid SEVEN PERCENT, when they are amongst the highest-paid citizens in Wisconsin? Just disgusting, treasonous, bastards.
And unfortunately, they all live next door to each other. It's about to get very ugly. How do you tell your public-servant liberal neighbor that you're going to let their kids, who play on the soccer team with YOUR kids, starve? You know damn well you're going to feed those kids. I've been preaching preparedness for years, and the people who told me they were coming to my house instead have been enlightened that no, they're not, but I will help their children.
Everyone is replaceable.
just ask all the former Congressrats from last November.
And neither were the Air Traffic fools...they learned, didn’t they?
Thank you for the link!
What does that mean?
I bet if the school teachers were allowed to vote by the Union , and given an option of losing their jobs or taking a pay cut. the overwhelming majority would support paying part of their own medical. The union has no intention of allowing them to have a honest vote!
Or, maybe better: Troll the shows, posing as radical leftists endorsing even greater shows of force by the union thugs... and see what each host does with that.
Just curious if these protesting teachers had parents permission to take their children off school property?
NO. They did not. Worse, some schools forced their kids to show up at the rally to get their school work.
This action is illegal, and the teachers union and the teachers can be sued via class action on behalf of the parents who are losing work - having to stay home to take care of their kids.
Public opinion in WI land is overwhemingly against these public workers who hate their employers. The illegal strike was the last straw for many parents who might have otherwise supported them.
Having grown up in Madison, I don’t find the actions of public sector union members (especially teachers) at all surprising.
They can yell, scream and protest, within the confines of the law, but when they begin targeting individual legislators at their homes, they should be arrested and held accountable for their disgusting, greedy, intimidating, unlawful behavior.
.....not a teacher.....
.....out of ink.....
Government employee violence....Get ready for it
At which point the respective governors will disband the unions. Is an option that Walker has not used but could.
Just call in the National Guard with guns at the ready......
Basically, that's what I emailed Scott. I told him if he sits around and doesn't use the NG to quell VIOLENCE, this would be the model for thugs to apply all over the country.
0h0m0llah is trying to burn the country, literally.
Here's Gov. Scott email:
Protesters filled the area around the Capitol, coming by car and bus from around the state.
I’d go into that school,, take the class, and turn up at the school every day taking the place of that thug called a teacher.
Those who take our tax money as wages taking a day off should be fired.
Notice how they’re getting chidren to join their protest to swell the numbers?
Where’s the outrage from our biased media over these signs and threats?
Where is obama denouncing this kind of behaviour and asking people , ex teachers, parents grannies etc to take the class .
He’s into commmunity so lets see him do that.
Say “Hello” to Greece, part 2 (and I’m not talking the horrific sequel to the 1978 classic).
You’re right. It is coming.
You’re right. It is coming.
That's a line from the Denzel Washington movie, Man on Fire.
The self proclaimed unlicensed "professionals" maybe figuratively should get the same treatment.