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Obama officials praise those who support them
WaPo ^ | 3/1/11 | Jennifer Rubin

Posted on 03/01/2011 5:20:15 PM PST by Nachum

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Monday finally had enough of President Obama's hectoring. (Obama at the National Governors' Association meeting on Monday pronounced, "I don't think it does anybody any good when public employees are denigrated or vilified or their rights are infringed upon.")

In a statement, Walker reminded Obama -- and the country -- of some key facts:

"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."

It's odd how the left and the mainstream media speak of public employee unions' "rights." These "rights" are a function of statue in some but not all states. Do taxpayers in Texas have a "right" -- unassailable and unamendable -- not to pay state income tax? It would be nice for Texans to have that assurance, but Texans know full well that elections and new elected officials can change the tax structure. (I suspect that is one reason why they keep voting Republican.)

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: obama; officials; praise; support
"The fight is on!" Solis told a cheering crowd at the Democratic National Committee's winter meeting over the weekend in Washington. Giving her support to "our brothers and sisters in public employee unions," Solis pledged aid to unionized workers who are "under assault" in Wisconsin and elsewhere.

Go soak your head, Solis.

1 posted on 03/01/2011 5:20:20 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

2 posted on 03/01/2011 5:22:31 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at
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To: Nachum
Reminds me of back when Porter and Dolly sang that old song:

We're holdin' on,
With nothin' left,
To hold on to.


3 posted on 03/01/2011 5:24:58 PM PST by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: Nachum

“our brothers and sisters in public employee unions”

Which means that private citizens are not family to the democrats.

4 posted on 03/01/2011 5:33:43 PM PST by Loud Mime (If it is too stupid to be said, people will listen to it, if sung - - Voltaire)
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To: Nachum

>Perhaps there should be a choice: Public employee unions can retain their bargaining rights OR their ability to make campaign donations. But not both. Really, the current system by which unions provide tens of millions of dollars to Democratic politicians who in turn “negotiate” uber-generous contracts with those same unions would be, in any other context, called bribery.<

Sounds good to me.
I wonder if the teacher s in Wisconsin would abide by that?
If they did they would find that the unions didn’t need them anymore .. so much for solidarity

5 posted on 03/01/2011 6:21:20 PM PST by Munz (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: Loud Mime

So what will the ‘progressives’ do to the guy across the street from my business who just bulldozed his machine shop to avoid the $9000/yr real estate taxes?
He’s retired due to the ‘recession’ and now will just grow corn on the property.
There’s going to be a showdown.

6 posted on 03/01/2011 6:21:52 PM PST by griswold3 (Second law of thermodynamics. Are we there yet?)
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To: griswold3

He has come to divide...and it’s working.

7 posted on 03/01/2011 6:25:46 PM PST by GBA (Not on our watch!)
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To: Loud Mime

‘’Our brothers and sisters’’ Spoken like true Marxists.

8 posted on 03/01/2011 7:20:16 PM PST by jmacusa (Two wrongs don't make a right. But they can make it interesting.)
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