Skip to comments.Walker irked by Obama's meddling (Wisconsin Gov. tells the Hussein regime to butt out)
Posted on 02/18/2011 7:06:28 AM PST by Libloather
Walker irked by Obama's meddling
By MJ LEE
Updated: 02/18/11 9:27 AM
Republican Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, confronted with thousands of protesters outside of the state capitol in Madison, says it would be wise for the president to stay out of his states business.
I think were focused on balancing our budget, Walker said on Fox News Friday morning. It would be wise for the president and others in Washington to focus on balancing their budget, which they are a long ways from doing.
The governor just a mere six weeks into his job added that he is not threatened by the agenda of Washington politicians. We're not going to be intimidated by people coming in from outside of Wisconsin trying to tell us what we need to do to balance our budget, Walker said. The bottom line is, we got elected to do a job.
For days, Wisconsins union members have been demonstrating against legislation proposed by Walker last week that aims to reduce the power of public sector unions and cut into members paychecks. But Walker continued to insist that his decision is not about degrading public employees.
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Really. States have rights. Federalis don’t.
It was extremely stupid of Obama to speak on the side of the demonstrators. It’s not a popular position and Walker shoved it up his rear end.
Every elected politician at the Federal level need to learn the term “it is a states issue” and just butt out.
It is just that they are so full of themselves they can never STFU.
If ya know what I mean.
I harp on the federal debt ceiling. If we stop raising it, the federal government will be unable to do much of anything except pay down debt and fund the military. We would go back to limited federal government, as it was meant to me. The Republicans in the House can do this, if they have the stones.
This guy, Walker, is getting to look like Presidential material.
You got that right!
I like this guy. Didn’t know a thing about him until this week, but I like him.
It would be wise for the president and others in Washington to focus on balancing their budget, which they are a long ways from doing.
Yeah, baby! Scott Walker, America's Governor!
Obama: “I believe the governor has acted stupidly.”
I love this man.
Six weeks in office does not make one Presidential material. As seen in the past, even the impressive amount of 155 days in the U.S. Senate doesn’t make a President either.
Yeah, OBAMA... BUTT OUT you Kenyan turd.
After all, being unafraid of communists, bullies, and tyrants is an admirable quality. Couple that with his fiscal Conservatism, and I gotta tell ya... I'm lookin'.
Obama just can’t stand to keep his trap shut, and the more he comments on the issues the more he sticks his foot in his mouth. Obamas like the shepherd boy that kept on yelling wolf. Pretty soon nobody will pay any attention to the One’s blatherings at all.
Walker has been in an actual leadership position 6 weeks longer than obama. He ought to remind obama that.
How the heck can the FED even think about telling a state how to balance their budget? That would be like a super fat person telling me how to lose weight.
These people who are protesting, why aren’t they at work? How many teachers are there, skipping school? They should be identified and fired if they should be working.
It sounds as if Walker is going to stay strong. I think he will. Reagan took incredible heat for the air traffic controller thing, but in the end, he won, they lost.
These people need to grow up and realize that a lot of people don’t have jobs. Being a teacher or other ‘public servant’ doesn’t make one holy or off bounds.
Screw you guys!!! We want him to fix our beloved State of WI fully first.
Nothing to see here Laz go back to looking at pics of hot chicks!
WHAT THESE COMMUNIST THUGS IN THE WHITE HOUSE AND THEIR UNION ALLIES DON’T UNDERSTAND IS THAT THEY ARE RAISING THE NATIONAL PROFILE OF THIS REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR AS A CRUSADER FOR THE TAX PAYER. THEY ARE MAKING HIM A STAR!!!
Of course not. Nevertheless, it shows enough potential promise that he's someone that ought to be looked at for a potential future run (say, in 2020).
Precisely the reason Barry won't. Wisdom and Barry are like oil and water. Barry prefers to sink to the bottom.
Walker was specifically elected on a program to cut wasteful spedning. Naturally, the teacher’s and other unions threw their support behind his opponent. I’m not seeing anything in my local lib rag (La Crosse (Wis) Tribune) about the people who support Walker. I think he has the support of the majority of the people. All I’m seeing is pictures and stories of the teachers and the idiot kids who support them.
We are seeing the community organizer/agitator in action. This is what Obama does best - setting people against each other, causing turmoil and crises that he can use to his advantage.
Any real sympathy the teachers/public unions had when this started is GONE. The State of WI had a historical vote only 3 months ago and in a landslide us voters sent this group to Madison to do exactly this.
This is happening period.
I have to say not all teachers are like these gimme crowd's There are those that do their job and wnat to teach..those should get the the praise they deserve..
What are the rules on using “sick” time for teachers?
Can they use the time as they please or must it be legitimate as opposed to going out and protesting in the cold for several days?
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The La Crosse Tribune staff is shameless. Their treatment of the Mayor of La Crosse has been a one-sided liberal distortion of reality. Their biased articles are unreadable. They don’t even provide decent local sports coverage. But worst of all, it takes a full week of newspapers to accumulate enough paper to clean fish!
Don’t know about the state law but in the Federal government you do have to have a doctor’s excuse if you take more than three days in a row of sick leave.
I do work for the Feds (FAA) and we do pay a share of our health care, contribute to retirement, pay state and federal taxes. Thought I’d throw that in because there are some people on this site who think we don’t pay into anything and it’s all free. Wrong.
I know- he’s got real guts and isn’t afraid to state the facts. No emotion- no hysteria- just the way it is.
One to watch..
Has anyone seen Poor Truth lately? Has anyone asked how school children are supposed to love and honor that truth if they see teachers and teachers’ unions defying it?
In February, in Racine, Wisconsin, members of the teachers’ union suffered a sudden “attack” of an unspecified “sickness,” leaving thousands of youngsters without school. Schools were forced to close because of this “sickout,” in which more than 60% of teachers in the targeted schools called in “sick.” What they were “sick” about is the fact that they and the school district have not been able to agree on a new contract. Of course, there is no right for teachers to strike in Wisconsin. State law forbids it. Even the state Superintendent of Schools said the teachers should separate their teaching responsibilities from their contract talks.
Accordingly, the school district sent the teachers’ union a “cease and desist” order to stop the strike, a strike posing as a sudden, widespread epidemic of what some call “frustration flu.” The job action, the district said, is “...in violation of the Racine agreement.” The leader of the Racine teachers’ union denied this, asserting that the teachers are “legitimately using their sick leave.”
So, what seemed obvious to any objective observer the Racine teachers were striking, in violation of state law and their own bargaining agreement was baldly denied: “Union officials insist that absences have mounted as individual teachers, frustrated over working conditions, decided not to work when they felt ill.” And, in classic illustration of how a union monopoly can perch on top of and exploit an educational finance monopoly (EFM), it turns out that under the prevailing contract, the union itself is the agency which is to test whether anyone is not using their sick leave correctly. “Foxes and henhouses, anyone?” (Foregoing citations from Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2/19/98.)
Go to: The Editor’s Comment on the Lessons Students Will Learn from the Racine Teachers’ Strike.this was in 1998
A share? Oh my, you poor poor exploited worker of a callous state bureaucracy!
We FREE PEOPLE pay 200%+. We pay for YOU, we pay the AGENCY that pays for YOU what you do not, we pay OUR own medical expenses, if lucky, we have managed to save what measly retirement savings we could, and we pay all taxes.
But because YOUR plight has struck such a chord in my giant heart, we all will cry, lament, wail and tear our clothing for YOU!
Walker has a helluva' lot more executive experience than either presidential candidate in the last election. He was Milwaukee County Executive for eight years prior to being elected gov. Eight years in the WI State Assembly prior to being elected to an executive position.
By the time the next presidential election rolls around, he will been gov for approximately the same am't of time as Sarah Palin.
Difference is Obama can get Bennie to print more bucks (all the while debasing the dollar, causing inflation) and the States cannot.
The States that are in trouble should print up ‘I.O.U.s’ to their government employees when the revenue does not meet expenses. Raising taxes only causes the ‘makers’ to leave.
I do as well. Wish Wisconsin would loan him to us in the People's Republic of Illinois so he could clean up the mess the commies like Quinn and Madigan have dumped on us.
Sounds like Walker is standing his ground. GOOD! Finally someone with some backbone!
Teachers generally have a certain number of personal days, say around three, as well as sick days. Personal days can be taken for any reason.
For sick days, the rule of thumb is that more than 3 consecutive days warrants a doctor's note from what I've experienced.
Medical issues are touchy, too. School administrators will tread lightly about questioning doctors notes, even if they seem balatantly bogus. US society is just too litiginous.
Walker hit just the right note - calm and succinct.
.....and the entire midwest, with the exception of MN and IL, would fall like red dominoes. Somebody like Walker is Hussein’s worst nightmare.
BTW, does anybody know what Hussein was (ostensibly) in Milwaukee for on Wednesday?