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APNewsBreak: Wis. layoff notices coming Friday
AP ^ | 3/3/2011 | SCOTT BAUER

Posted on 03/03/2011 3:22:03 PM PST by tatown

MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Thursday that he will issue layoff notices to 1,500 state workers on Friday if his proposal forcing them to pay more for benefits and taking away nearly all their collective bargaining rights isn't passed by then.

Walker also said in an interview with The Associated Press that he is negotiating with Democrats who stymied passage of the bill by leaving the state for changes to the proposal that would get them to return. Walker said he won't compromise on the collective bargaining issue or anything that saves the state money.

"I can't take any of that off the table," he said

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: fleebaggers; publicsectorunions; scottwalker; unions; wisconsin; wisconsinshowdown

1 posted on 03/03/2011 3:22:08 PM PST by tatown
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To: tatown

Walker kept trying to play nice. Since when do the Democrats care? He should have done this the day the fleabaggers hit the road.


2 posted on 03/03/2011 3:25:08 PM PST by King_Corey (www.kingcorey.com)
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To: tatown

...enjoy the time with your family, you can thank the democratic party for leading you down this path....SUCKERS!


3 posted on 03/03/2011 3:25:55 PM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

Yep, elections have consequences. LMAO


4 posted on 03/03/2011 3:27:27 PM PST by tatown (Obama is a turd)
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To: tatown

He'll be hated for it, naturally. But it's the only tool the libs have left him to do his job of balancing the budget. They've brought it upon themselves, and maybe this wake up call will help them to understand. Share the load together, or it will be dumped upon the selected. For too long, the selected has been the private sector.


5 posted on 03/03/2011 3:29:03 PM PST by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: King_Corey

After 3 weeks of anarchy and chaos and no end in sight?

What took you and the GOP so long Gov Walker. Were u paying to much attention to the PR war, while allowing chaos to breed? Who is advising you? Karl Rove?


6 posted on 03/03/2011 3:29:09 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: tatown

Don’t they get 99 weeks of unemployment?

Taxpayers are the biggest chumps. :)


7 posted on 03/03/2011 3:32:15 PM PST by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: tatown

I can’t wait to watch these spoiled brats cry when they’re told they don’t have jobs anymore.

But look at the upside: we have a ROARING Obama economy. They should have no trouble finding new jobs with great pay. :)


8 posted on 03/03/2011 3:35:37 PM PST by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: Tzimisce

“Forcing,” taking away,” “won’t compromise.” I always pull the weasel words and prompts out of copy written by these media whores. And they deny their crap is slanted.


9 posted on 03/03/2011 3:37:58 PM PST by Luke21
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To: so_real
(Rhetorical) Why is there no hate for Jim Doyle? He's the one responsible.

It's like the Wild West - Jim Doyle robbed the bank, went to the saloon and bought rounds of drinks for all, trashed the place and left without paying.

And everyone wants to blame the guy with the broom trying to clean up the mess.

10 posted on 03/03/2011 3:40:02 PM PST by Mygirlsmom (Out of work WI Public Employee???? THANK A TEACHER!!!!!!!)
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To: Mygirlsmom

You got that right!


11 posted on 03/03/2011 3:41:41 PM PST by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: tatown

There’s your “hope & change.... enjoy.


12 posted on 03/03/2011 3:43:01 PM PST by Gator113 (I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: tatown

Ugh, I hope Walker isn’t negotiating away the best parts of the bill - the things few people have been talking about. The parts unions are so terrified of are about Wisconsin refusing to withhold union dues and the option workers would have to opt out of the union altogether.

The collective bargaining stuff is important, but letting people opt out of the unions, forcing the unions to have elections each year to remain certified, and ending the state collection of dues are the best parts of the bill - and are the pieces of the bill that would drastically diminish union power for years or even decades to come.


13 posted on 03/03/2011 3:43:40 PM PST by Longbow1969
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To: Mygirlsmom

Excellent.


14 posted on 03/03/2011 3:44:29 PM PST by Gator113 (I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: Luke21
And they deny their crap is slanted.

The biggest slants are what's NOT covered and how stories are "played," i.e., how much space they're given and where.

15 posted on 03/03/2011 3:44:50 PM PST by Bernard Marx
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To: tennmountainman

What is your problem. Walker is handling this sistuation just right. Walker, his family, and all the Republicans have had their lives threatened. Walker is following the law, and most of us are just fine with what he’s doing.

The (professional) rent-a-mob has blood in their eyes. Live rounds of ammo were found stashed at the Capitol today. Pray for him and all our legislators that this ends peacefully. Pray for the Dems too, ‘cause they’re gonna need it.


16 posted on 03/03/2011 3:47:29 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: tatown
As long as the union thugs with seniority get to keep ALL their pay and benefits they couldn't care less HOW many new members get the ax.
My wife was once an apprentice with a union—word would come down that,say,ten workers will be laid off—the old timers would simply “book out” ten apprentices and THEY would be the ones terminated.
The gifted young teacher who loves kids—but who is new—will be laid off while the kid hating,sorry-ass old dunderhead has job security.
THAT is what Walker is trying to fix.
17 posted on 03/03/2011 3:47:58 PM PST by Happy Rain ("Only God has more power than the Second Amendement to save America.")
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To: Tzimisce

I can’t wait to watch these spoiled brats cry when they’re told they don’t have jobs anymore.<<<<<

Do these brats get 99 weeks of unemployment??


18 posted on 03/03/2011 3:48:41 PM PST by timetostand (Ya say ya wanna revolution -- OK!)
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To: tatown

How much do Union bosses lose? A pittance, eh? (not Canadian)


19 posted on 03/03/2011 3:50:25 PM PST by ROTB (Sans Christian revival, we are government slaves, or nuked by China/Russia when we revolt.)
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To: Luke21

>And they deny their crap is slanted.

Relax. Everyone that is not a 100% Christian will answer for every lie before being thrown into the Lake of Fire.

I pray not anyone on FR, or anyone I know. I wouldn’t wish that on anyone.


20 posted on 03/03/2011 3:52:35 PM PST by ROTB (Sans Christian revival, we are government slaves, or nuked by China/Russia when we revolt.)
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To: tatown

(Walker’s budget proposal hinges on the state saving $330 million over two years from forcing state workers to pay more for their benefits.)

You got to love the AP and the rest of the laimstream media. How many times have I seen the words “forcing”, or “cutting”, or “slashing” when they talk about Republicans?


21 posted on 03/03/2011 3:54:41 PM PST by winner3000
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I agree that the Walker approach has been deliberate and consistent with midwestern values.

That said, you must admit, that if roles were reversed, the RATS would be passing every bill imaginable that the GOP would detest. Accordingly, it is past time for the GOP legislature to pass a voter Identification bill, concealed carry, and every other legislation the Left would hate.

It’s called hardball.


22 posted on 03/03/2011 4:05:24 PM PST by mwl8787
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To: tatown

Pick your targets for firing carefully: Make sure to inflict the most pain on the most politically venomous lot of them.


23 posted on 03/03/2011 4:06:38 PM PST by Uncle Miltie ("And did you exchange a walk on part in a war, for a lead role in a cage?")
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To: afraidfortherepublic

What is your problem? For weeks those that think like u have been saying Walker and the GOP have been winning the PR war and don’t do this or don’t do that because the PR would look bad.

Some of us actually believe law and order is more important than PR. Enough of this anarchy. Bring some law and order back to your capital!


24 posted on 03/03/2011 4:06:55 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: tennmountainman

I have never said ANYTHING about PR. I don’t think Walker is necessarily winning the PR war. He is known for doing what he promised to do, and that is why he is loved and admired here.

He’s just moving forward in his own deliberate way. Nobody expects tricks, or sudden changes from Walker. Were he to start pulling stunts like that, he’d lose support fast.

Unless something unexpected happens, Walker will win this battle. I admire a man who keeps his cool under pressure.


25 posted on 03/03/2011 4:12:23 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: mwl8787
Accordingly, it is past time for the GOP legislature to pass a voter Identification bill, concealed carry, and every other legislation the Left would hate.

It’s called hardball.

As satisfying as that would be, it is essential that the GOP governor and legislature maintain the confidence of the voters. They have it now...they can't afford to lose it.

For that reason, they need to avoid passing controversial legislation at this point that would erode their mandate.

One the wayward Democrats return, the GOP will still have the majorities that can be used to argue for -- and pass -- the items you're suggesting. And, more importantly, they'll still have the mandate.

26 posted on 03/03/2011 4:12:46 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: mwl8787
RATS would be passing every bill imaginable that the GOP would detest...

Would be, and in fact did on the national scene for two whole years, much to our chagrin. All the while, there was no GOP fleeing to the borders during the Nanzi/Reed(sic)/zero reign of legislative terror.

27 posted on 03/03/2011 4:15:29 PM PST by C210N (0bama, Making the US safe for Global Marxism)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Were he to start pulling stunts like that

Stunts? Anarchy and chaos has been going on for weeks inside your capital and you call maintaining law and order “stunts”.

Let me make it a little more clear to you and those that think like you. What u think you are gaining in the PR war by allowing anarchy and chaos to continue will be offset by law abiding citizens scratching their heads, wondering why this chaos and dis-respect is still being allowed in a state capital.

Consider me a law and order type of personality, not a big PR type of personality. I disagree with what has been done.
And I am frankly glad to see Walker and the GOP taking a harder stance. Something I wished they had done about 5 days after this anarchy started.


28 posted on 03/03/2011 4:40:04 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: King_Corey

Normal people, up here in Wisconsin, are very nice and patient and it takes a lot to get their noses out of joint.


29 posted on 03/03/2011 4:44:13 PM PST by rabidralph ((Mu)Barack must go!)
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To: Longbow1969
I hope Walker isn’t negotiating away the best parts of the bill - the things few people have been talking about. The parts unions are so terrified of are about Wisconsin refusing to withhold union dues and the option workers would have to opt out of the union altogether.

My gut tells me that we will be disappointed in the end. Governments at all levels seem determined to push us into a Socialist Hell. I can't see a permanent turnaround towards Liberty.

30 posted on 03/03/2011 4:51:09 PM PST by sand88
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To: ROTB

I dont know about you but I wouldnt want to marry someone with a torture rack in their basement.

Just sayin.


31 posted on 03/03/2011 4:51:44 PM PST by Soothesayer9
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To: Soothesayer9

I dont know about you but I wouldnt want to marry someone with a torture rack in their basement.

Just sayin.

*************************

You don’t have to.

But you also will miss out on a 7 year party, beautiful scenery, endless fun, the best people ever, and the God that invented every pleasure you ever had or will have.


32 posted on 03/03/2011 5:09:06 PM PST by ROTB (Sans Christian revival, we are government slaves, or nuked by China/Russia when we revolt.)
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To: King_Corey

Walker’s playing this just right. Had he issued the notices the day after, he would have been criticized for gaming the issue. Now it looks like he’s done everything he could to prevent this and the Democrats are going to take the fall for the lay offs. And I suspect many of those being laid off are probably going to be Democrats.


33 posted on 03/03/2011 5:40:54 PM PST by HarleyD
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To: Bernard Marx

Exactly. Example: The Sandy Burglar stories were covered by the AP, but they only mentioned it two separate days; the day it was revealed, and the day he was sentenced/slapped on the hand.

They cover stories, but how they cover them is the question.


34 posted on 03/03/2011 5:46:09 PM PST by CommieCutter (I'll get an internet ID when Obama shows his birth certificate.)
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To: tatown
These commie miscreants will simply refuse to go. They'll be barricading themselves inside their classrooms.
35 posted on 03/03/2011 6:10:24 PM PST by dools0007world
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To: tatown

Quoting Nancy Pelosi “Unemployment is good for the economy”


36 posted on 03/03/2011 6:11:22 PM PST by diverteach (If I find liberals in heaven after my death.....I WILL BE PISSED!!!)
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To: tennmountainman

I see we are having trouble communicating. I used the word “stunts” as short hand since I was busy and needed to get to another task. In the context I used it, “stunts” meant flip-flopping on his promises. Walker will not do that. He’s holding firm to his program and letting the Dems and the protestors dig themselves a deeper hole. Now it is revealed that they have caused $7.5 million to the marble in the Capitol. People are fed up and won’t blink an eye when this scum is swept from our Capitol.


37 posted on 03/03/2011 6:40:55 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: timetostand
Do these brats get 99 weeks of unemployment??

Why wouldn't they?

Their retirement is paid for. Their healthcare is paid for. They're getting everything they else they want.
38 posted on 03/03/2011 6:53:27 PM PST by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: Tzimisce

Depends-—id any of them are teachers who walked off the job & were protesting, they might not qualify for ‘unemployment’ benefits.

If you are fired for cause—no unemployment.

Also—the state itself has to process the ‘unemployment’ applications. If any of those laid off are also the ones who walked out of their classrooms for 3 +++ days, they could find themselves in real trouble.

It ain’t cheap to live in Wisconsin. The only thing that survives there cheaply is a mosquito.


39 posted on 03/03/2011 7:08:26 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: ridesthemiles
Depends-—id any of them are teachers who walked off the job & were protesting, they might not qualify for ‘unemployment’ benefits.

If you are fired for cause—no unemployment.

Also—the state itself has to process the ‘unemployment’ applications. If any of those laid off are also the ones who walked out of their classrooms for 3 +++ days, they could find themselves in real trouble.


These teachers aren't on strike - that's a violation of Wisconsin law.

These teachers are legally "sick". A judge ruled that just a few days ago.

The unions have been stacking the political deck in their favor for decades. They should have been busted years ago. But life was good and voters didn't care.

Now life is rough and voters now have to contend with all the stuff they took for granted and gave up.

I agree with you.

These people should all get kicks to the ass.

But the left runs a good portion of this country - and they take care of their friends.
40 posted on 03/03/2011 8:01:33 PM PST by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: sand88; All

Maybe it’s time for a “five million American” march on DC. The Tea Party had about two million. Another three million might actually make Obama take note, since he was so impressed with the “freedom protestors” in Egypt. It better happen soon, too. Before gas is over $10/gallon.

The list of grievances is long. Where to start? So many issues to call Obama and the Democrats on. I would say the Drill Here, Drill Now issue would be first and foremost, along with repeal of the Obamacare mandate. I wonder if five million of us showed up on the steps of the Capitol, would the lamestream media bother to report on it?

Probably not.


41 posted on 03/03/2011 10:28:52 PM PST by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie.)
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To: HarleyD

Walker is doing a great job of making the disgusting protesters (who have trashed and damaged the capital like liberals) look like the fools they are. I would have preferred to see a stronger stand earlier.

The states are all short on money. The Left doesn’t want to accept that. Now reality is striking.

We will see if this was well played in 2012 in Wisconsin.


42 posted on 03/04/2011 6:27:25 AM PST by King_Corey (www.kingcorey.com)
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To: tatown

Can we start by laying off the absentee Senate democrats?


43 posted on 03/04/2011 2:34:46 PM PST by Sopater (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. - 2 COR 3:17b)
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To: Sopater

I agree. Have there been ANY pink slips yet?


44 posted on 03/04/2011 3:24:09 PM PST by tatown (Obama is a turd)
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