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Wisconsinís Gov. Walker Rejects ObamaCare Funds
The New American ^ | 1/19/12 | Alex Newman

Posted on 01/19/2012 8:53:50 AM PST by OPS4

Following months of activism by Tea Party and conservative groups in Wisconsin, Republican Gov. Scott Walker decided to officially reject millions of federal taxpayer dollars in the form of controversial ObamaCare grants that came with numerous “strings attached.” Critics of the President’s wildly unpopular health law greeted the news with relief.

The timing, according to activists, was perfect — a new wave of pressure was about to be unleashed on Walker from the Right just as union bosses and Democrats prepare a recall effort attempting to unseat him. Several pieces of legislation were also moving forward at the Capitol in Madison to stop any further compliance with federal mandates and to undo any damage already inflicted.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: govwalker; obamacare; scottwalker; wisconsin
Governor Walker is a true patriot taking on unions and Taking on Washington D.C. and Obama. Back him against the recall to stay in office, Freepers in Wisconsin.
1 posted on 01/19/2012 8:53:58 AM PST by OPS4
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To: OPS4; afraidfortherepublic

PING!!


2 posted on 01/19/2012 8:57:27 AM PST by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: OPS4

We need more like him. He is the bravest politician in America.


3 posted on 01/19/2012 8:57:53 AM PST by coalman (survived carter ,disco and clinton,just holding on till 2012)
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To: OPS4

I really really like this guy. I just hope the liberals do NOT wear him down and out.... TOOO bad he is not on the presidential primary ballot.


4 posted on 01/19/2012 9:03:48 AM PST by Just mythoughts (Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: JRios1968; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; TaMoDee; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; ...

Wisconsin ObamaCare Funds ping

If you want to be on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list, just FReep Mail me.


5 posted on 01/19/2012 9:08:19 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: OPS4
Paging Barry O...Paging Barry O.....Please pick up the red courtesy phone...


6 posted on 01/19/2012 9:09:39 AM PST by BossLady (Where There's A Shill...There's A Pay.......)
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To: JRios1968
Walker decided to ... reject millions of federal taxpayer dollars ... with numerous “strings attached."

Makes it sound like giving up Free Money...

Walker/WI is the buyer, and the Feds are selling something (ie, crap). Walker/WI is just not buying it.

7 posted on 01/19/2012 9:26:10 AM PST by C210N (Dems: "We must tax you so that we can buy your votes")
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To: OPS4
walker leads
8 posted on 01/19/2012 9:44:55 AM PST by FrankR (When you vote based on race...race is all you get.)
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To: OPS4

Perhaps Walker can volunteer for cloning. :)


9 posted on 01/19/2012 10:05:06 AM PST by pogo101
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To: pogo101

I recall reading somewhere that WI law allows for unlimited contributions to the governor. Is that true?


10 posted on 01/19/2012 1:06:11 PM PST by IAGeezer912 (If government ownership of business is so great, why aren't the N. Koreans filthy rich?)
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To: IAGeezer912
I recall reading somewhere that WI law allows for unlimited contributions to the governor. Is that true?

Law professor Ann Althouse of the UW -- a "converted" Obama voter who now supports Walker -- says so. More specifically, it's not that the law says "No spending limit." Instead, it's the lack OF a law. Although there are limits in WI on spending for nearly every election, no such law exists as to recalls.

I haven't checked the law myself, but I trust Althouse on this.

11 posted on 01/19/2012 1:12:46 PM PST by pogo101
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