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[Wisconsin] Union leader criticizes mining bill vote [Dems are "job killers"]
WDJT/CBS 58 ^ | Mar 7, 2012 at 10:34 PM CST | Mike Strehlow

Posted on 03/08/2012 10:51:12 AM PST by Hunton Peck

Milwaukee--Lyle Balistreri wasn't scheduled to speak during Wednesday night's "Reclaim Wisconsin" rally at Serb Hall, but took the stage anyway to lash out against what he called the "ugly partisan politics" that led to the rejection of a mining permit bill.

He singled out the 16 senate democrats who voted no including Milwaukee State Senator Spencer Coggs who was also in attendance.

Balistreri represents more than 15-thousand construction trades workers in southeast Wisconsin, men and women who would have benefited from the mining reform bill.

"For the Senate Democrats to vote against this bill is a sign that they're not with us. They're certainly not job creators, and in fact they're job killers. And I'm sick and tired of the partisan politics in the State of Wisconsin. The working people in the state of are taking a beating. Democrats and Republicans are at each other's throats, and this sort of thing has to stop," said Balistreri.

State Senator Spencer Coggs told CBS 58 that Senate Republicans were unwilling to make compromises necessary to protect the environment.

State Senator Dale Schultz was the lone republican who side with democrats and voted no.

The company that was hoping to build that mine now says it's giving up all plans for Wisconsin.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: corruption; mining; miningbill; unioncorruption; unions
The only jobs Dems like are government ones.
1 posted on 03/08/2012 10:51:22 AM PST by Hunton Peck
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To: Hunton Peck
The company that was hoping to build that mine now says it's giving up all plans for Wisconsin.

Way to go Wisconsin Democrat Party. Way to go.

2 posted on 03/08/2012 10:54:02 AM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Lurker

Maybe, just maybe, the Union “MEMBERS” will begin to realize just who is really selling them down the river. It is a long list, and that list tragically includes the UNION LEADERS.


3 posted on 03/08/2012 11:08:28 AM PST by CaptainAmiigaf ( NY Times: We print the news as it fits our views.)
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To: Hunton Peck

The “compromises” the democrats want are poison pills and no mining company would come here if they passed them. It would make mining MORE DIFFICULT than ever before if they pass.

The “compromises” are:

1. A year and a half wait review/contest period.

2. Expanded litigation ability for just about any group.

3. Company pays 25 million dollars up front in taxes before anything is taken out of the mine.


4 posted on 03/08/2012 11:09:35 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: CaptainAmiigaf

“Maybe, just maybe, the Union “MEMBERS” will begin to realize just who is really selling them down the river.”

That will happen right after blacks figure out the same thing.

Don’t hold your breath.


5 posted on 03/08/2012 11:11:21 AM PST by Jack Burton007 (This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I'm talkin' to whoever's listenin' out there.)
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To: Hunton Peck

and for the record, Dale Schultz is a Rat!

6 posted on 03/08/2012 11:23:44 AM PST by bigbob
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To: Jack Burton007

I have extended family on the Iron Range.

These days a part-time minimum wage gig at the local grocery store is considered a good job there.

Bunch of Democrat fools.


7 posted on 03/08/2012 11:24:06 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: bigbob

The state even got the “badger” nickname from mining.

The Left just hates . . . everything.


8 posted on 03/08/2012 11:38:13 AM PST by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: Hunton Peck

Public Sector unions are only using the private sector ones as their cannon fodder.


9 posted on 03/08/2012 11:38:40 AM PST by Thunder90 (Romney barely won in OH with a 12-1 money advantage, he can't beat Obama that way.)
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To: CaptainAmiigaf

On the video you can clearly hear the members in the audience voicing their approval of what he was saying. We’ll see if it keeps up.


10 posted on 03/08/2012 11:39:07 AM PST by MNlurker
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To: Hunton Peck

Exactly right on both counts


11 posted on 03/08/2012 11:40:38 AM PST by bigbob
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To: Diana in Wisconsin; 80 Square Miles; milwguy; Ladysmith

PING


12 posted on 03/08/2012 11:41:20 AM PST by Thunder90 (Romney barely won in OH with a 12-1 money advantage, he can't beat Obama that way.)
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To: Hunton Peck

Is this story some sort of joke that the media is trying to play on their viewers/reader/listeners?


13 posted on 03/08/2012 11:45:17 AM PST by qaz123
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To: Hunton Peck

Is this story some sort of joke that the media is trying to play on their viewers/reader/listeners?


14 posted on 03/08/2012 11:45:39 AM PST by qaz123
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To: Hunton Peck

The Pubbies can re-submit the bill for the next session. They can even modify it a bit to quell the environmental concerns. Once that is done the Pubbies have to make sure to publicize it when it comes up for a vote emphasizing that it will increase employment AND protect the environment.

And if the Dems vote it down again the Pubbies must take the initiative to let Wisconsinites know it.

If the Pubbies submit bill after bill that encourages private sector employment that they know will get shot down over and over again by Dems it’ll be perfect ammunition to help turn over seats to the Pubbies in next election.


15 posted on 03/08/2012 11:50:54 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Hunton Peck

My nephew works for a company that does the study of environmental impact of mining in northern Wisconsin. He claims that for several decades the studies have shown that the impact of mining was not a negative one. The companies have promised to restore lands, etc. One company even promised to set up a water purification plant so that the ground water would actually be purer than what it had been prior to the mine. But the environmentalists rejected that because “the water was supposed to be exactly the way it was” before the mining; in other words purer water was a bad thing to these environmentalist wackos. They would rather live with dirty water.

Go figure. These folks are never going to compromise on anything because they are irrational.


16 posted on 03/08/2012 11:51:12 AM PST by Gumdrop
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To: Gumdrop

All these leftists that are screaming about mining pollution are completely missing every year when the City of Milwaukee (Democrat run of course) dumps millions of gallons of human excrement into Lake Michigan after big rain storms...


17 posted on 03/08/2012 11:54:46 AM PST by MNlurker
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To: Gumdrop

The Left is rational in the sense that they are promoting the outcome they want, in this case using the environmentalist disguise.

Environmentalism isn’t about clean air or water; it’s about crippling the American economy to make the revolution inevitable.


18 posted on 03/08/2012 1:31:08 PM PST by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; TaMoDee; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; Wisconsinlady; JPG; ...

Union Guy Seeing the Light Ping

If you want on, or off, this Wisconsin Interest ping list, just FReep mail me.


19 posted on 03/08/2012 2:09:53 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Gumdrop

It’s too bad that Gogebic can’t put out some sort of statement that the “compromise” bills would have put them in exactly the same spot they are today - with no mining in Wisconsin. It would put to bed the lie that Dems were “willing to support mining but for the environmental concerns”


20 posted on 03/08/2012 3:22:03 PM PST by Mygirlsmom
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To: Hunton Peck

“The state even got the “badger” nickname from mining . . .”

I’m a native of Wisconsin, and lived there a long time before learning of the Cornish miners that came to work the lead mines in southwestern corner of the state. At first they were very poor, and some took to living in caves in the limestone bluffs, to which some of the local folk responded by remarking that the miners were “living like badgers.” The “Badger State” tag has nothing to do with the number of those rodents in the state, which actually is very small.
Many loads of lead shot were shipped by river barges to equip Union soldiers.


21 posted on 03/08/2012 4:42:24 PM PST by Elsiejay (in)
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To: Elsiejay

Somewhere I read that badgers (literal ones, that is) aren’t even indigenous here.

Some of the anti-mining fools would no doubt prefer that we stop being cheeseheads, packers and brewers, too, and become exclusively tofuheads, sproutgrowers and mineralwaterers (no, wait; that last one won’t work, as they don’t even like mineral water, if its extraction might make someone some money).


22 posted on 03/08/2012 5:35:16 PM PST by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

The mining company walked. There won’t be any reason to bring it up.


23 posted on 03/08/2012 7:43:25 PM PST by sgtyork (The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom, courage. Thucydides)
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To: sgtyork

It’s possible that if Republicans gain seats that they or even another mining company could come to Wisconsin. It would definitely take some encouraging, though.


24 posted on 03/08/2012 9:22:05 PM PST by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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