Unions' Fight in Madison Is a Disgrace

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The Democratic/government-union days of rage in Madison, Wis., are a disgrace. Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan calls it Cairo coming to Madison.

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Rock

Munfordville, KY

#1 Feb 19, 2011
Cut their wages back to minium wage. Then let them fuss.

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Eristotle

Indianapolis, IN

#2 Feb 19, 2011
Goes to show that the Democrats believe in the "Democratic Process" only when it works in their favor...otherwise, the courts, protests, and/or riots are fair substitutes for democracy...the will of the electorate be damned.

Oh, I guess legislators hiding out in another state (Texas Democrats hid out in Oklahoma in 2001), abdicating their electoral responsibilities, also seems, to the Democrats, to be a rational tactic to thwart the democratic process.

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mos

Watertown, WI

#3 Feb 19, 2011
Eristotle wrote:
Goes to show that the Democrats believe in the "Democratic Process" only when it works in their favor...otherwise, the courts, protests, and/or riots are fair substitutes for democracy...the will of the electorate be damned.
Oh, I guess legislators hiding out in another state (Texas Democrats hid out in Oklahoma in 2001), abdicating their electoral responsibilities, also seems, to the Democrats, to be a rational tactic to thwart the democratic process.
Republicans fled Texas, nice try though
Getflushed

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#4 Feb 19, 2011
mos wrote:
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Republicans fled Texas, nice try though
Yep, those $87,500 for nine months work teachers have done a good job in Wisconsin. Misinformation seems to go hand in hand with their fraudulent and illegal shutdown of WI schools.

Republicans would have had a difficult time redistricting if they "fled Texas."
Don Gagnon

AOL

#5 Feb 19, 2011
What a demonstration of democracy! Just shut the legislature process down when you disagree with it. Way to go teachers..then go into your classroom and teach the great American way to your students. You're a bunch of phonies. When the economy goes up demand more pay and when it digresses..still demand more pay. You make the majority of the people in this country sick!!!

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End Busing

Albany, NY

#6 Feb 19, 2011
In New York state, Skidmore College campus janitors, dining service workers and other maintenance employees received late notice from the SEIU that 4.15 percent of their gross earnings will now be deducted from their paychecks to cover the cost of the health plan provided through the behemoth 1199 SEIU Greater New York Benefit Fund.(If the name sounds familiar, it’s because this is one of several privileged SEIU affiliates that has received an Obamacare waiver.)

These workers are forced to join the union in order to preserve their jobs, and unlike non-union workers, they are locked into a single health plan. The SEIU has now decreed that they must pay new fees to include spouses on their plans and has hiked employee co-pays for doctor visits and prescription drugs.

What’s necessary for New York union workers is necessary for Wisconsin union workers — and for the rest of the protected union worker class in bankrupt and near-bankrupt states across America. The “persuasion of power” so ruthlessly and recklessly exercised by the SEIU and its thuggish allies must be broken by the moral courage of fiscal discipline. It’s now or never.
PR and Proud

Milwaukee, WI

#7 Feb 19, 2011
Ryan ought not compare the Wisconsin situation to Cairo. They are protesting a dictator there. Oh! Wait! He's right... it is the same thing.

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Leo

Cedarburg, WI

#9 Feb 19, 2011
Rock wrote:
Cut their wages back to minium wage. Then let them fuss.
This is Wisconsin pal, we have higher standards than you do in Kentucky (at least for now) Teachers with masters degrees get more than minimum wage Maybe that's why we won the war.
Fire the UNION BASTARDS

Fort Leonard Wood, MO

#10 Feb 19, 2011
Only Benny Hinn can save all the high tax liberal union states as they fail.

If you believe in unions and liberals, you'll believe in a miracle from Benny.

Rock

Munfordville, KY

#11 Feb 20, 2011
Leo wrote:
<quoted text> This is Wisconsin pal, we have higher standards than you do in Kentucky (at least for now) Teachers with masters degrees get more than minimum wage Maybe that's why we won the war.
Yes you probaly do but i hope you can live on a turd,because the shit is fixin to hit the fan.Union Bastards
Evilmonger

Evansville, IN

#12 Feb 20, 2011
Leo wrote:
<quoted text> This is Wisconsin pal, we have higher standards than you do in Kentucky (at least for now) Teachers with masters degrees get more than minimum wage Maybe that's why we won the war.
You guys really have high standards. You want to put up with your teachers mounting an illegal wildcat strike ('sick out'), and then using fake doctor's slips to get paid for it (fraud). It looks to me like Wisconsin parents are allowing their children to be taught by a gang of criminals.

“I blog about Buddhist news.”

Since: Apr 08

USA

#13 Feb 20, 2011
Evilmonger wrote:
<quoted text>You guys really have high standards. You want to put up with your teachers mounting an illegal wildcat strike ('sick out'), and then using fake doctor's slips to get paid for it (fraud). It looks to me like Wisconsin parents are allowing their children to be taught by a gang of criminals.
Which is why so many of them have come out in support at the protest with signs saying "We love our teachers"...
Evilmonger

Evansville, IN

#14 Feb 20, 2011
lotus_in_the_hills wrote:
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Which is why so many of them have come out in support at the protest with signs saying "We love our teachers"...
Sure they have. I don't suppose that there is any chance that they are unionized government employees from Wisconsin or union agitators shipped in from out of state. The video of the doctors handing out fake slips to allow illegally striking teachers to STEAL from the taxpayers is going viral. See how much THAT does for your cause.
LMAO

Waycross, GA

#15 Feb 20, 2011
Leo wrote:
<quoted text> This is Wisconsin pal, we have higher standards than you do in Kentucky (at least for now) Teachers with masters degrees get more than minimum wage Maybe that's why we won the war.
That's ok, we're all sitting around laughing at Madison.

I'm just glad none of those those "committed and dedicated" teachers aren't teaching my kids.......

LMAO, Madison -- keep the laughs coming
True Grit

Cincinnati, OH

#16 Feb 20, 2011
Leo wrote:
<quoted text>This is Wisconsin pal, we have higher standards than you do in Kentucky (at least for now) Teachers with masters degrees get more than minimum wage Maybe that's why we won the war.
Wow, a masters degree everyone, all that education but you can't seem to get your head out of your ass.
Eristotle

Indianapolis, IN

#17 Feb 20, 2011
mos wrote:
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Republicans fled Texas, nice try though
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2003_Texas_redis...

During the 2003 legislative session, under the encouragement of Tom DeLay and Governor Rick Perry, the Republican majority introduced legislation to redraw the districts from 2001. This legislation was taken to federal court, where a three judge panel declared that it violated neither the Texas Constitution nor the Voting Rights Act.[7]
Because the Democrats did not have enough votes to stop the legislature from passing the plan, 52 Democrats from the House of Representative left for Oklahoma in order to prevent a quorum.
Eristotle

Indianapolis, IN

#18 Feb 20, 2011
mos wrote:
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Republicans fled Texas, nice try though
I may have gotten the date wrong...but not the Party.

“I blog about Buddhist news.”

Since: Apr 08

USA

#19 Feb 20, 2011
Evilmonger wrote:
<quoted text>Sure they have. I don't suppose that there is any chance that they are unionized government employees from Wisconsin or union agitators shipped in from out of state. The video of the doctors handing out fake slips to allow illegally striking teachers to STEAL from the taxpayers is going viral. See how much THAT does for your cause.
The only people shipped from out of state were the tea partiers actually. The multi-million dollar backer that organized the tea party rally was based in Virginia, NOT Wisconsin. As for the parents and kids holding the "I love my teachers" signs that I spoke to, they were from local public schools in Madison, Stoughton, and Sauk Prairie, among other districts. Again, don't make allegations if you aren't here to witness this first hand. I don't blame the teachers' walk out, they are fighting for their jobs and their lives. I saw the doctors handing out sick slips, there was no attempt made to hide it. Previous Wisconsin state law negotiated between the legislature and the unions made strikes illegal with the guarantee that unions' bargaining rights would be preserved. Now unions bargaining rights are being taken away AND it's still illegal to strike, do you expect them to just roll over without a fight?
Evilmonger

Evansville, IN

#20 Feb 20, 2011
lotus_in_the_hills wrote:
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The only people shipped from out of state were the tea partiers actually. The multi-million dollar backer that organized the tea party rally was based in Virginia, NOT Wisconsin. As for the parents and kids holding the "I love my teachers" signs that I spoke to, they were from local public schools in Madison, Stoughton, and Sauk Prairie, among other districts. Again, don't make allegations if you aren't here to witness this first hand. I don't blame the teachers' walk out, they are fighting for their jobs and their lives. I saw the doctors handing out sick slips, there was no attempt made to hide it. Previous Wisconsin state law negotiated between the legislature and the unions made strikes illegal with the guarantee that unions' bargaining rights would be preserved. Now unions bargaining rights are being taken away AND it's still illegal to strike, do you expect them to just roll over without a fight?
The fact they they didn't try to hide committing a crime simply points out their arrogance. A simple visit to the Organizing for America website will show the outside help the unions are getting. The unions will have their bargaining rights hampered in certain areas, while other areas will not be affected. What is happening now is that the elected representatives of the taxpayers are asserting OUR right to expect to have some control over the budget. We in the private sector have already taken our haircuts because the stimulus money did nothing to spare us. The public sector is now going to catch up with the economic reality.
Jimmy

Milwaukee, WI

#21 Feb 20, 2011
PR and Proud wrote:
Ryan ought not compare the Wisconsin situation to Cairo. They are protesting a dictator there. Oh! Wait! He's right... it is the same thing.
Nice to see everyone ignored you usual BS ...

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