Skip to comments.Wisconsin Labor Unrest Could Go National
Posted on 02/18/2011 11:03:36 AM PST by ColdOne
Democrats and Unions Badger GOP in Wisconsin
I've said all along the thousands of people who are storming the capitol have every right to be heard, but I'm not going to let them overshadow the voices of the millions of taxpayers in the state of Wisconsin who deserve to be heard, as well.
-- Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wisc., On the Record with Greta Van Susteren
Union protesters and Democrat lawmakers will attempt to prevent for a second day a vote in the Wisconsin Senate that would increase public employees contributions to retirement and health benefits and strip unions of the power to bargain for higher salaries.
The battle in Madison has become the epicenter of a national fight between newly empowered small-government conservatives and Democrats backed by government worker unions. The grassroots political operation of President Obama, who on Wednesday denounced the austerity legislation as an attack on unions, has swung in behind the government workers. Organizing for America, the activist organizing wing of the Democratic National Committee is helping keep the pressure on Republican lawmakers who plan to pass the legislation today.
(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...
It will have the exact opposite effect from the one they desire.
Isn’t this how it started in Greece?
Bring it on. Let everyone see it is the Gov't and their leeches against the rest of us.
I think these governors have a strategy in place to make the libs spread their resources thin. There are more of us than them, and the public will quickly grow tired of their tactics. We are on the winning side of the issues.
Good. Bring it on.
“Under the law, the state would also stop withholding union dues from government paychecks and make due payments strictly voluntary.”
That’s probably the cause of all this fuss. It would make the unions more accountable to their members.
Exactly what about “I don’t have the money” do these people not understand?
Unions are the bread and butter of the democrat party. The dems have been giving them whatever they want for years, and looking the other way when union thugs break the law. Now the unreasonable demands of the unions clash with the wishes of the taxpayers.
Job Growth Lacking in the Private Sector (over the last decade)
FOR the first time since the Depression, the American economy has added virtually no jobs in the private sector over a 10-year period. The total number of jobs has grown a bit, but that is only because of government hiring.
The accompanying charts show the job performance from July 1999, when the economy was booming and companies were complaining about how hard it was to find workers, through July of this year, when the economy was mired in the deepest and longest recession since World War II. For the decade, there was a net gain of 121,000 private sector jobs, according to the survey of employers conducted each month by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In an economy with 109 million such jobs, that indicated an annual growth rate for the 10 years of 0.01 percent.
Until the current downturn, the long-term annual growth rate for private sector jobs had not dipped below 1 percent since the early 1960s. Most often, the rate was well above that.
This should come as no surprise. The government and many citizens think the private sector is ‘evil’. Greedy, selfish and whatever. The problem is the private sector creates new businesses, creates new jobs, and pays taxes.
The government creates nothing. It is a parasite and lives off the private sectors profits. The very sector it is, along with many envious and jealous citizens, trying its very best to destroy. And when it does, all but those few in power and control, will live in misery. That should make everyone happy. Especially the politicians.
(this is what Wisconsin is all about)
** Despite budget cuts and layoff warnings, California still hiring and workforce still growing **
The Sacramento Bee
Aug. 9, 2009
** State job number on upswing despite recession **
Californias state government has managed to add thousands of jobs during this past year, defying a mammoth budget deficit and a brutal recession.
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.
When it gets to CA, things will get ugly.
Lemme fix that last sentence;
“Organizing For Flatulent American Liberals, now known as OFFAL, the activist organizing wing of the Democratic National Committee is helping keep the pressure on Republican lawmakers who plan to pass the legislation today.”
All the plans that obama had for a private army may materialize, his personal Brownshirt Brigade.
Ready to use assets of large transport equipment to hot shot groups of Union sympathetic protesters.
I bet there are suddenly calls for hired help at the employment offices across the nation.
Let’s fight! I’ve been ready.
Bring out the gangbusters!
There is talk locally in my area of our teachers orchestrating a “sickout” as a show of solidarity with the WI teachers.
If they do it and it spreads, it could cost businesses billions of dollars across the nation.
Let the Union spoiled Brats force their minority status down our throats! The public, many of whom are out of work because of the Unions, will handle the situation for us.
Better stash a lot of stuff. Now more than ever, people should have at least their one-week emergency supplies. If you can afford more, do it.
Who among us, for some time, hasn’t had that gut feeling that we were all about to blow. Turns out it is the marxists blowing up.
We NEEDED this, thanks be to God! We need to know who Obama is. He will never be re-elected!
Obama himself has brought forth the greatest mob scene, riot, anarchists rally, yet, with Ground Zero being in Wisconsin.
May America, I pray, see what they have done and who in reality they have elected as President of the United States.
May America see how many in this country are already Marxists.
God be with us as we feebly try to be with God, for the sake of our Republic. We must pray through this, before we think we can do anything else.