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(Walker) Statement in Response to President Obama’s Misunderstanding
Office of the Governor ^ | 2/28/11

Posted on 02/28/2011 6:50:41 PM PST by Jean S

Edited on 02/28/2011 7:03:27 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

For Immediate Release
Monday, February 28, 2011

Statement in Response to President Obama’s Misunderstanding




Madison– Today President Obama again weighed in against Governor Walker’s proposal to balance the state’s budget deficit by having state government workers contribute a modest amount toward their own pensions and pay 12.6 percent toward their healthcare premiums.

In response to the President’s comments, the Governor’s Press Secretary Cullen Werwie issued the following statement:

I'm sure the President knows that most federal employees do not have collective bargaining for wages and benefits while our plan allows it for base pay. And I'm sure the President knows that the average federal worker pays twice as much for health insurance as what we are asking for in Wisconsin. At least I would hope he knows these facts.

Furthermore, I’m sure the President knows that we have repeatedly praised the more than 300,000 government workers who come to work every day in Wisconsin.

I’m sure that President Obama simply misunderstands the issues in Wisconsin, and isn’t acting like the union bosses in saying one thing and doing another.



TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: federalworkers; publicsectorunions; scottwalker; tnb; walker; wisconsin; wisconsinshowdown; wisconsinsmackdown
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I love our governor.
1 posted on 02/28/2011 6:50:44 PM PST by Jean S
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To: Jean S

I sure as heck hope Walker stands firm. I hope his “24 hour” warning means he’ll start firing anyone he’s legally able to fire.


2 posted on 02/28/2011 6:55:14 PM PST by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: Jean S

No government employee (local, State, Federal) should Unionize.


3 posted on 02/28/2011 6:57:58 PM PST by MuttTheHoople (Democrats- Forgetting 9/11 since 9/12/01)
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To: Jean S

Governor Walker to President Obama: Shut the hell up you ignorant dumbass.


4 posted on 02/28/2011 7:00:12 PM PST by South40 (Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: Jean S

God Bless Gov. Walker for calling this union-puppet clown out.
When enough people put their foot down we will have our country back.


5 posted on 02/28/2011 7:01:13 PM PST by One Name
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To: Jean S

The President gets his campaign money from the unions. Leftists like to stick together. Trumka has been shown to be irresponsible.


6 posted on 02/28/2011 7:02:44 PM PST by popdonnelly (Democrats = authoritarian socialists)
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To: Jean S

Because of his stance and the dems juvenile delinquency, I have a feeling all but about 4 or 5 states will be Red in 2012... and, Obamy will be looking for a hot-dog stand in Chicago to convert into a Presidential Library... And, Hawaii may even retract their welcome matt... AND, may even discover that Obamy was not born there, as previously asserted.


7 posted on 02/28/2011 7:03:00 PM PST by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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To: MuttTheHoople

Federal employee union have generally been put in their place since Reagan slapped them down. That’s not a bad argument to repeat: We are giving state employees a better deal than Federal employees get.


8 posted on 02/28/2011 7:05:10 PM PST by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: Jean S

“I’m sure that President Obama simply misunderstands the issues in Wisconsin, and isn’t acting like the union bosses in saying one thing and doing another.”

Great one! Damn him with faint praise.


9 posted on 02/28/2011 7:06:33 PM PST by paint_your_wagon
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To: workerbee

He will stand firm, it is the GOP RINOs to be worried about....


10 posted on 02/28/2011 7:06:33 PM PST by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

Thanks Jean S.
I'm sure the President knows that most federal employees do not have collective bargaining for wages and benefits while our plan allows it for base pay. And I'm sure the President knows that the average federal worker pays twice as much for health insurance as what we are asking for in Wisconsin. At least I would hope he knows these facts.

Furthermore, I'm sure the President knows that we have repeatedly praised the more than 300,000 government workers who come to work every day in Wisconsin.

I'm sure that President Obama simply misunderstands the issues in Wisconsin, and isn't acting like the union bosses in saying one thing and doing another.

11 posted on 02/28/2011 7:07:16 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: Jean S

Dear President Obama,

Stuff a sock in it, stupid!

Sincerely,

Governor Walker


12 posted on 02/28/2011 7:09:56 PM PST by Batman11
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To: Jean S

SSSSSSSMACK!!!!!


13 posted on 02/28/2011 7:11:47 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: Jean S

Better put some ice on that, 0bama!


14 posted on 02/28/2011 7:11:51 PM PST by airborne (Powerful public unions and fiscal calamity. (Notice how those go hand in hand?))
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To: bushwon

I hope you’re right. I just hope and pray that all the wavering RINOs out there, who may otherwise be good conservative folks other than their cowardice, take heart from Walker’s example and STEP UP.


15 posted on 02/28/2011 7:12:34 PM PST by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: Jean S
Jean, could you tell me which health care workers are organized under this branch of the SEIU?

SEIU 1199

The SEIU covers all hospital workers on the west coast, but mostly just the extended care and home care givers in many other states. Do you know if there is any move to take over the nurses unions in Wisconsin?

16 posted on 02/28/2011 7:12:34 PM PST by Eva
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To: Jean S

The Gov of Wisconsin offers the state employees a better deal than Obama gives the union employees and President Obama doesn’t even know. It’s amateur hour in the White House. If Obama cared so deeply about the issue, why didn’t he address it in his first two years? He had huge majorities in both houses? He could have done something....


17 posted on 02/28/2011 7:13:23 PM PST by Mustangman (The GOP)
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To: Jean S

Rock On. This is a great statement, Bet most media will not repeat it!


18 posted on 02/28/2011 7:13:53 PM PST by jafojeffsurf (Return to the Constitution.)
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To: Eva

I’m sorry Eva but I don’t know.


19 posted on 02/28/2011 7:14:56 PM PST by Jean S
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To: Jean S
Daaaang.....I'm liking your gov more and more!
20 posted on 02/28/2011 7:15:03 PM PST by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: ladyvet

He’s the first candidate I ever worked for and it was worth every hour I put in.


21 posted on 02/28/2011 7:17:33 PM PST by Jean S
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To: Jean S
I'm sure Obama knows...

I can hear the sarcasm in the statements loud and clear. LoL.

22 posted on 02/28/2011 7:17:44 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Jean S

Just WOW!


23 posted on 02/28/2011 7:23:08 PM PST by listenhillary (Social Justice is the epitome of injustice.)
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To: popdonnelly

It is not a matter of unions sticking together. The SEIU is Obama’s union. Wisconsin is ground zero for Obama. Obamacare is all about organizing the whole health care industry under the SEIU, one fifth of the economy all under the SEIU and Obama’s control. All voting for Obama and holding the rest of the country hostage to Obamacare.


24 posted on 02/28/2011 7:23:38 PM PST by Eva
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To: workerbee

IMHO First and foremost, the RINO Senators need to be contacted by their constituents, tho state residents will be impacted, so Wiscoo residents contacting GOP Senators is not a useless endeavor, but most useful would be those taxpayers living in GOP Senate districts.

Probably good to call all GOP candidates, because no one seems to have the list of the rumored wavering Senators. The one name I heard yesterday is Shultz in Richland Center has not decided how he is going to vote. But the protesters yesterday at the Capitol seemed to imply that they had 2 flips.

Tonite, a FR poster said she heard on her local news, there are 4. So would be wise to shore up all GOP Senators-given the rabidness of these union thugs, I am sure they are under a lot of pressure.

I believe Walker is standing strong. Very impressed with his statement. Seems like he says what he means and he means what he says.


25 posted on 02/28/2011 7:25:36 PM PST by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: Jean S

Iron fist in a velvet glove. Gotta love Gov. Walker!


26 posted on 02/28/2011 7:26:12 PM PST by LUV W (I'd rather be a Tea Bagger than a FLEEbagger! :))
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To: Jean S; All

Any chance this guy runs for President?


27 posted on 02/28/2011 7:31:53 PM PST by CommieCutter (I'll get an internet ID when Obama shows his birth certificate.)
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To: LUV W

The finger of God is upon Walker Fear Not & enjoy the show.


28 posted on 02/28/2011 7:33:19 PM PST by magna carta
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To: CommieCutter
Any chance this guy runs for President?

No! We need him in Wisconsin.

29 posted on 02/28/2011 7:34:05 PM PST by Jean S
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To: Jean S

I really, really, really LOVE this guy. God, please, let him stay strong. If he buckles, I will.... Well, I just don’t know.


30 posted on 02/28/2011 7:35:49 PM PST by Doctor 2Brains (If the government were Paris Hilton, it could not score a free drink in a bar full of lonely sailors)
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To: Jean S
No! We need him in Wisconsin.

Yeah, but when he reaches a good stopping point, can we borrow him for a while? Please? It'd only be for 8 years.
31 posted on 02/28/2011 7:38:03 PM PST by Oceander (The phrase "good enough for government work" is not meant as a compliment)
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To: Oceander

LOL! Yes, you can borrow him for 8 years but then we want him back.


32 posted on 02/28/2011 7:39:41 PM PST by Jean S
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To: Jean S

about time we had someone calmly and factually destroy the democrats with well-stated logic and reasoning. We need someone like this to run for President.


33 posted on 02/28/2011 7:40:13 PM PST by plain talk
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To: South40

OBAMA, shut the hell up you ignorant boy-slut


34 posted on 02/28/2011 7:40:59 PM PST by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: Jean S
Google says that the population of Wisconsin is 5,654,774. Divide this by the 300,000 State employees and you get 1 state worker for every 18.8 people.

Am I the only one who thinks this is insane? They should have no problem cutting the State work force by half (or more).

35 posted on 02/28/2011 7:42:30 PM PST by SunTzuWu (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred. - Barzun)
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To: Jean S

Obama is the Head Liar and Thief of the most corrupt power hungry poltical thug party this nation has ever seen. I am glad some people are starting to call it like it is.


36 posted on 02/28/2011 7:43:05 PM PST by Typical_Whitey ("It doesn't matter how smart you are, unless you stop and think".... Thomas Sowell)
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To: Jean S

You’ve got to respect the way he responded, very low key but hit blow the belt! The O is going to really be steamed by this, it’ll be interesting to see how the MSM spin it and how O’s ego deals with the fact that he just got b!tch slapped by some dude in WI.


37 posted on 02/28/2011 7:44:18 PM PST by trapped_in_LA
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To: Jean S

Got a grin on my face just thinking about how furious a certain WH occupant is right now.

38 posted on 02/28/2011 7:44:31 PM PST by maine-iac7 ("We stand together or we fall apart" mt)
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To: Jean S

This guy is quickly becoming a legend. I sincerely hope the entire country will recognize and reward him.


39 posted on 02/28/2011 7:44:42 PM PST by MichaelCorleone (Sarah Palin is America's Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Eva

Great Post!

“It is not a matter of unions sticking together. The SEIU is Obama’s union. Wisconsin is ground zero for Obama. Obamacare is all about organizing the whole health care industry under the SEIU, one fifth of the economy all under the SEIU and Obama’s control. All voting for Obama and holding the rest of the country hostage to Obamacare.”

With one addition:
...and holding the rest of the country hostage to Obamacare
and total control over our very lives!!!


40 posted on 02/28/2011 7:45:14 PM PST by TruthConquers ( Delendae sunt publicae scholae)
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To: magna carta

He has been magnificent. I have expected him to back off like
“we” always do and am totally in awe of his toughness. We need
“56” more just like him! :)


41 posted on 02/28/2011 7:46:14 PM PST by LUV W (I'd rather be a Tea Bagger than a FLEEbagger! :))
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To: Jean S

Our governor needs to stay the course and not give an inch. I have been on the square during some of the organized marches, and to many of the visitors this is as much a party as it is a cause. Do a little protesting, and then go for shade-grown coffee sorta thing.

On a national level, I am concerned with the possibility of
police and firemen unions urging members to ‘Stand in Solidarity’ with SEIU and MoveOn.Org on this issue all across the country.
Anyone else share this concern?


42 posted on 02/28/2011 7:47:43 PM PST by Madistan ((This space for rent))
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To: Batman11
Or:
Dear President Obama,

FU

Sincerely,
Governor Walker

PS: Insulting message to follow.

43 posted on 02/28/2011 7:48:39 PM PST by 50cal Smokepole (Effective gun control involves effective recoil management)
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To: TruthConquers
Take a look at this and you will see that this protest is about more than teachers.

SEIU 1199 - UW Hospitals

44 posted on 02/28/2011 7:51:22 PM PST by Eva
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To: Jean S
Another great thing about this - the COIC (Community Organizer in Chief) - by weighing in on this again, gave the gov. a PERFECT opening to point out simple facts that even a simpleton can grasp...and assured it would have national coverage.

He's getting a lesson about playing with the big boys.

45 posted on 02/28/2011 7:52:57 PM PST by maine-iac7 ("We stand together or we fall apart" mt)
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To: Jean S
WOODSHED
46 posted on 02/28/2011 7:57:46 PM PST by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: Eva
‘bummer's whole adult life has been working for the take over of this county by SEIU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AJ5GnAUDQc&feature=related

“Your agenda is my agenda...just imagine what we can do together - imagine having a president who's life work is your life work”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQ1NJaCtIkM&feature=related Someone needs to ask him if he brought his purple sindbreaker to the WH.

47 posted on 02/28/2011 8:04:18 PM PST by maine-iac7 ("We stand together or we fall apart" mt)
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To: 50cal Smokepole

How is the local tv/paper MSM treating this up nort?


48 posted on 02/28/2011 8:07:23 PM PST by Clint N. Suhks (YOU BETCHA!)
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To: Jean S

Walker > Obama


49 posted on 02/28/2011 8:12:28 PM PST by reach out and smack someone
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To: Jean S

Wow, about time someone tells Obama to stick it


50 posted on 02/28/2011 8:13:00 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat ("Ball of Confusion: That's what the world is today . . Hey Hey")
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