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Wisconsin: Walker says he won't pursue 'right-to-work' legislation
pioneer press ^ | 12-12-12 | ap

Posted on 12/12/2012 8:06:10 PM PST by TurboZamboni

Walker was asked Wednesday about whether he would push to make Wisconsin a right-to-work state on the heels after his proposal in 2011 that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers.

Walker said that introducing a right-to-work bill could lead to massive protests like what happened last year over the collective bargaining bill. He said those protests and the recall elections that followed created uncertainty for job creators.

Walker said, "The last thing I want to do is create the sense of uncertainty out there."

Walker stopped short of saying he would veto a right-to-work bill should it pass.

(Excerpt) Read more at twincities.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: unions; walker; wi
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1 posted on 12/12/2012 8:06:17 PM PST by TurboZamboni
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To: TurboZamboni

Just keep sending us those jobs Wisconsin. Indiana thanks you.


2 posted on 12/12/2012 8:10:04 PM PST by Azeem (There are four boxes to be used in the defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury and ammo.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Governor Walker is right. Gotta choose your own battles.


3 posted on 12/12/2012 8:11:48 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: TurboZamboni

Why yes, we mustn’t have protests. Why, if they feel that strongly about it we better give in to them!


4 posted on 12/12/2012 8:18:14 PM PST by Reagan‹berAlles
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To: TurboZamboni

WI’s problem is the mess in their state senate, the infamous fleebaggers scenario.

They simply don’t have the numbers unlike Michigan’s overwhelming, veto-proof GOP senate 26-12.

Besides, Walker already ripped apart collective bargaining which is a whole lot more damaging to the union’s power than a simple RTW.


5 posted on 12/12/2012 8:19:01 PM PST by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: quantim

Yes. Ending the state witholding for union dues was the precedent, let the unions fight in other states now for their un-lives.


6 posted on 12/12/2012 8:24:50 PM PST by txhurl (Zero on America: Drive it like you stole it)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

“Why yes, we mustn’t have protests. Why, if they feel that strongly about it we better give in to them!”

That’s it in a nutshell.


7 posted on 12/12/2012 8:27:11 PM PST by MichaelCorleone ('We the People' can and will take this country back...starting today.)
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To: quantim

What Governor Walker did to public sector unions is much more damaging than RTW. Private sector unions are dying on there own no reason to fight that battle now.

I have to say though I grew up in Michigan and always dreamed of a day Michigan would be RTW never thinking it would happen, but Snyder proved himself a hero.


8 posted on 12/12/2012 8:27:47 PM PST by Conservative Actuary
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To: TurboZamboni

Six months ago, WI was ground zero in the fight.

They need a rest. I do not begrudge Walker some breathing room.

Time for other GOP Govs to step up and do their part.


9 posted on 12/12/2012 8:29:57 PM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: exit82

Agreed.


10 posted on 12/12/2012 8:32:26 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: TurboZamboni

That’s OK. He successfully defended a major beachhead in Wisconsin. Sit tight and let businesses take advantage, show some growth. Let the spotlight move elsewhere for a moment. Get reelected, then move on RTW.


11 posted on 12/12/2012 8:36:50 PM PST by Behind the Blue Wall
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Walker stopped short of saying he would veto a right-to-work bill should it pass.

He wouldn't. If RTW happens in Wisconsin, it will happen Michigan-style: A bill rushed through the State legislature, giving the Liberals and unions no time to stop it.

Governor Walker would have been stupid if he announced that he supported RTW. Better to let his enemies think they have him scared.

12 posted on 12/12/2012 8:45:34 PM PST by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Yes, terrorism works.


13 posted on 12/12/2012 8:52:59 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: exit82
Six months ago, WI was ground zero in the fight. They need a rest. I do not begrudge Walker some breathing room.

Agreed. I also concur with Gov. Walker's reasoning about "creating uncertainty", coupled with the fact that WI Republicans don't have a decided majority in their legislature.

Walker's earned his stripes. Time for other Governors to earn theirs.

14 posted on 12/12/2012 8:54:21 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: TurboZamboni
Walker said that introducing a right-to-work bill could lead to massive protests...who is it that keeps yapping about some behaviors not being "the American way"? - oh yeah, President Obama.....
15 posted on 12/12/2012 8:56:18 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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LOL!
With last year’s legislation, Wisconsin doesn’t need any “right to work” law.


16 posted on 12/12/2012 8:56:23 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: exit82

He definitely earned a break.

But the Democrats do not take breaks. They hit and hit and hit and hit again. Then hit more. That is why they win.

I do not see this as caving by any means, but a constant and remorseless pressure must be applies, otherwise the Dems will regain lost ground.


17 posted on 12/12/2012 9:01:07 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart

Norm, I was just thinking of you for some reason, and here you are!!! Good to see you!!!

The Dems for all their foibles have remarkable party discipline—always on message, regardless of whether the message is garbage or not. And they defend their own all the time.

Sometimes I feel we are herding cats on our side. Leaders need to rise—and soon—and take the battle to the Communist Dems.

Our present “leadership” is pathetic.

Take care.


18 posted on 12/12/2012 9:08:15 PM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Windflier

Windy, glad we are on the same page. Good to see you tonight.

Keep the faith.


19 posted on 12/12/2012 9:09:52 PM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: TurboZamboni

What he already achieved was extraordinary and he expended a lot of political capital to do it. I don’t fault him for not waging this battle at this time.

Besides he probably could not get it passed through his current Senate - a 1 vote majority including a Senator who voted against the first round of legislation.


20 posted on 12/12/2012 9:12:44 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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