Skip to comments.Obama joins Wisconsin's budget battle, opposing Republican anti-union bill
Posted on 02/18/2011 8:46:58 AM PST by ColdOne
MADISON, WIS. - President Obama thrust himself and his political operation this week into Wisconsin's broiling budget battle, mobilizing opposition Thursday to a Republican bill that would curb public-worker benefits and planning similar protests in other state capitals. Obama accused Scott Walker, the state's new Republican governor, of unleashing an "assault" on unions in pushing emergency legislation that would change future collective-bargaining agreements that affect most public employees, including teachers.
The president's political machine worked in close coordination Thursday with state and national union officials to get thousands of protesters to gather in Madison and to plan similar demonstrations in other state capitals.
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He has mobilized his brownshirts.
Community Organizer in Chief! What a uniter!
Arrest every single paid agitator and charge them with insurrection.
He has unleashed the dogs of a real war. It is going to get real nasty.
Impeach Obama!!! He and his Democrat Party are destroying the economic base of America!!!
He has to support the union, it is their week in the time-share.
Come to arms! This is a Test! Come to arms! ...
And for that matter, since I'm in Illinois, what do I do if I run across a pack of runaway Democrat legislators? Can I make a citizens arrest? Or must I restrict myself to shouting "COWARDS!" at the top of my lungs while chasing them?
I saw the signs this morning that teachers had, asking people to care for them, like the teachers cared for their students. Cared so much they walked out on them. Yeah, that's going to play real well in peoples' minds. Idiots.
Is this right? Should a president go against a governor who is trying to do the best he can for his state?
We have been in a low level civil war between the federal government along with it growing power and the US population for several years.
It won’t take much to turn it ‘hot’.
The President of the United States sends his private mercenary army to attack the elected officials of one of the states and the Washington Post reports it as a good thing?
My, oh, my.
I guess you do what you’re best at. He sucks at foriegn policy, domestic policy, economic policy, but he’s one Cracker Jack community organizer/rabble rouser.
All you need to know about this commie scumbag, his associates, his supporters and his hangers-on. Leninist scum, all of them.
Obama just made a huge Political mistake. He will allienate almost all of the Independents.
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Union Fascism on Full Display
Posted By Rich Trzupek On February 18, 2011 @ 12:45 am In Afternoon Edition, FrontPage | 17 Comments
The hypocrisy of the American left is on full display in the heart of America, as the teachers union in Wisconsin continues to show how it will use any tactic, no matter how reprehensible, to try and get its way. Threats, intimidation, violent imagery and inflammatory rhetoric all of the sorts of tactics that the left and the mainstream media routinely accuse conservatives of using are on full display in Madison. But, rather than condemning such behavior, left wing champions from Barack Obama to Michael Moore are falling over themselves to show solidarity with the teachers union.
State job number on upswing despite recession
By George Avalos
Californias state government has managed to add thousands of jobs
during this past year, defying a mammoth budget deficit and a brutal
The job growth for state workers contrasts with the loss of 759,000
jobs in Californias private industry in the past 12 months
not to mention gubermint employees and their pensions...
Reform advocates are spotlighting those with extravagant pensions
$100,000 or more as a way to get the publics attention and
emphasize that the current system is unsustainable.
Perhaps the real reason why public-sector pension costs have not been tackled is that the full bill has never been revealed to taxpayers.
** The great public-sector pension rip-off **
From The Economist print edition
July 9, 2009
JOIN a private-sector company these days and you will be very lucky if you get a pension linked to your final salary. In Britain almost three out of four companies that retain such schemes have closed them to new employees. The cost of paying such benefits, which are partly linked to inflation and offer payouts to surviving spouses, is simply too high now that many retirees are surviving into their 80s.
Yet most new public-sector employees in Britain and America continue to benefit from pensions linked to their salaries. The pension costs facing the public sector are roughly the same as those facing the private sector; their employees are likely to live just as long. But because of the presumed largesse of future taxpayers, governments seem under much less pressure to reduce their pension costs. In 2005 a reform package in Britain raised the retirement age for new state employees, but still left existing employees able to retire at 60.
just wait till reform comes to CA...it will make WI look like nothing.
Of course he should. President Obama has nothing else to do besides plan his next party and attack Governors who are required to have a balanced budget.
At last, Barry is doing something he is good at, rabble-rousing.
I thought Obama said we weren’t allowed to use words like “assault” anymore in this new world of civil discourse.