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No wonder unions hate Scott Walker, he cost them a fortune
Coach is Right ^ | 6/7/2012 | Doug Book

Posted on 06/07/2012 10:01:11 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax

Recalled Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker won the special election against Tom Barrett on Tuesday, his 7 point win an improvement over the 6 point, 2010 margin of victory. And as for the $21 million FOX News reported organized labor to have poured into the recall sweepstakes? Call it a crap shoot designed in the hope of recouping some portion of the stunning losses unions have suffered over the past 24 months.

Two Walker-sponsored laws have decimated both the power and bank accounts of government sector unions, the first making Wisconsin a right-to-work state and the next doing away with the dues check-off so prized by organized labor. The check-off privilege means “…government seizes union dues straight from workers’ paychecks. The union hierarchy spends that cash on politicking to elect favored candidates. And then the politicians do the union bosses’ bidding.” (1)

Adding insult to injury, along with the check-off generated, automatic payroll deduction, a “service fee” is charged equal to the amount of an employee’s union dues! All of this money which used to go directly into union coffers is now lost. (2)

And thanks to the right to opt out of union membership, AFSCME, the 2nd largest union in Wisconsin has seen its membership rolls dwindle from 62,818 in March of 2011 to 28,745 in February of 2012, nearly a 60% decline. (3)

Wisconsin’s public unions have paid...

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TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: labor; scottwalker; unions; wisconsin; wisconsinshowdown

1 posted on 06/07/2012 10:01:21 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: Oldpuppymax

As long as the money was spent in the USA, that creates jobs and sustains the economy. Better plan than anything this administration has contrived, if they have in fact done anything but smokescreen.


2 posted on 06/07/2012 10:05:09 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: huldah1776

Walker didn’t cost them a dime, THEY initiated the recall, not Walker.


3 posted on 06/07/2012 10:10:15 AM PDT by FrankR
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To: Oldpuppymax

Walker just broke their basic business model.


4 posted on 06/07/2012 10:14:15 AM PDT by varmintman
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To: FrankR

Too true, too true.


5 posted on 06/07/2012 10:27:03 AM PDT by Belteshazzar (We are not justified by our works but by faith - De Jacob et vita beata 2 +Ambrose of Milan)
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To: varmintman
Walker just broke their basic business model.

Except that there's no real "business" involved. Money is confiscated from all workers in a particular industry by force and handed over to the union bosses. I'd have called it a gravy train.

6 posted on 06/07/2012 10:28:58 AM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: FrankR
Walker didn’t cost them a dime, THEY initiated the recall, not Walker.

Walker proposed the law that eliminated the unions ability to automatically deduct dues (and an equal amount for service charge) from workers checks. He also proposed the law that allows workers to opt out of unions and still keep their job. So yes, Walker did cost them bigtime
7 posted on 06/07/2012 10:34:47 AM PDT by slumber1 (Don't taze me bro!)
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To: The_Victor

I’d call it a closed loop. The ordinary citizens and tax payers never had any sort of a voice in the process at all until they elected Scott Walker.


8 posted on 06/07/2012 10:55:31 AM PDT by varmintman
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To: varmintman
Walker just broke their basic business model.

If Murder, Inc. had a business model, I wonder if it was similar to what the unions do.
9 posted on 06/07/2012 10:57:44 AM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: FrankR

The author isn’t talking about the costs of the election...he’s talking about the fact the unions are losing a *ton* of money in union dues because they’re losing a *ton* of members.


10 posted on 06/07/2012 11:01:00 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Good, unions have become micro-entitlement cults anyway.


11 posted on 06/07/2012 11:10:57 AM PDT by FrankR
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To: varmintman
The 60% decline in union membership is a huge blow to AFSCME. I wonder what Trumpka’s blood pressure is this morning? The union leaders know they are doomed if other states follow Wisconsin's lead. There are thousands of union members across the country who would love to break the chains that bind them to the union. The corruption, greed and left-wing politics might finally come back to bite union leaders in the ass.
12 posted on 06/07/2012 11:18:59 AM PDT by peeps36 (America is being destroyed by filthy traitors in the political establishment)
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To: huldah1776
As long as the money was spent in the USA, that creates jobs and sustains the economy.

And guess who gets credit for the resulting improvement in economic activity... heheheheheh....

13 posted on 06/07/2012 11:26:03 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: Oldpuppymax
Wait a min, I thought walker outsepnt Barrett 7-1 no wait, 10-1 no wait.
According to totals spent walker was outsepnt by Ten-million.

No matter, as long as the MSM gets the message out the truth means bunk.

14 posted on 06/07/2012 11:35:36 AM PDT by MaxMax
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To: FrankR

Yup! The Unions invested in the FREE MARKET CAPITALISTIC ECONOMY!!!! LOL


15 posted on 06/07/2012 11:48:13 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: Oldpuppymax
In one example of switching from WEA Trust to another carrier with comparable coverages, the Heartland-Lakeside School District “expects to save $690,000 in the [next] fiscal year.” (7)

Multiply this by the number of school districts (list here, looks like a couple hundred), and you have the unions (and the Dems) losing a HUGE amount of money

16 posted on 06/07/2012 11:58:53 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: Oldpuppymax
Wisconsin has 59,552 teachers, with each paying between $700 and $1,000 a year in union dues. They lost a third of that. That's a lot of money.
17 posted on 06/07/2012 12:03:25 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: Oldpuppymax

As a right-to-work state, WI should try to get Caterpillar to move north from Illinois, where they’re already pretty fed up.

Then you’d REALLY see some union heads exploding!


18 posted on 06/07/2012 12:59:17 PM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: Oldpuppymax

bflr


19 posted on 06/07/2012 1:29:52 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Oldpuppymax
And as for the $21 million FOX News reported organized labor to have poured into the recall sweepstakes? Call it a crap shoot...

I call it $21 million that's NOT going to be spent on Obama.

20 posted on 06/07/2012 1:32:38 PM PDT by GOPJ (Take your little hammer, little sickle and your scary red signs with a fist on it, and go home...)
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Unions are money-laundering machines for the Rats; they take money (union dues or “fees” for political activities) from workers before they are legally are allowed to vote on their own ‘collective’ contracts.

You can’t have a say as a worker, unless you contribute to the Rat campaigns.

Corrupt, oppressive, unjust, service-cartel racket.


21 posted on 06/07/2012 4:43:41 PM PDT by 4Liberty (88% of Americans are NON-UNION. We value honest, peaceful Free trade-NOT protectionist CARTELS)
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To: Oldpuppymax

Bump to read later


22 posted on 06/07/2012 5:02:28 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: 4Liberty
Unions are money-laundering machines for the Rats; they take money (union dues or “fees” for political activities) from workers before they are legally are allowed to vote on their own ‘collective’ contracts.

It was even worse in Wisconsin. The school districts had to buy health insurance from a company that was owned by the union.

One of Walker's key reforms was to allow the school districts to put the health insurance contracts out for bid. <

The result: The Milwaukee school district alone saved over $30 million in health insurance costs.

23 posted on 06/07/2012 5:07:10 PM PDT by okie01
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To: Oldpuppymax

The union tactics and the left wing acolytes radical agenda was the cause of the general public having their eyes opened to the cost and entitlement mentality of their pubic sector unions...

If they had just played their incremental game of waiting the politics out they would probably be in a much stronger position in a few years rather than being decimated and their power broken over the taxpayer wallet...

As normal liberals overreach and got greedy and are their worst enemies....could not have happened to a bunch of more deserving vermin...


24 posted on 06/07/2012 5:43:52 PM PDT by Popman (When you elect a clown: expect a circus...)
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To: huldah1776
As long as the money was spent in the USA, that creates jobs and sustains the economy.

That's the Broken Window Fallacy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gG3AKoL0vEs

The economy would have been far better off, had the unions never emerged and became entrenched. Money spent battling them is wastage. It's like money spent repairing windows broken by hooligans.

25 posted on 06/07/2012 6:27:50 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: 4Liberty
You can’t have a say as a worker, unless you contribute to the Rat campaigns. Corrupt, oppressive, unjust, service-cartel racket.

In the short run Union bosses win by being bullies. In the long run, workers run from them. That's what they should have learned from Wisconsin... that the 'bully' thing doesn't work in secret free elections.

26 posted on 06/07/2012 8:00:55 PM PDT by GOPJ (Take your little hammer, little sickle and your scary red signs with a fist on it, and go home...)
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To: Oldpuppymax

Although the Walker ads were decent, I wish they’d made one explaining to Wisconsinites exactly how bad they’d been screwed by the Dems and the teacher’s union over the years.


27 posted on 06/08/2012 3:34:45 PM PDT by driftless2
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