Is the expression 'union thugs' original to you? You are parroting words that big business wants you to. If you have retirement, sick leave, a 40 hour week, insurance, etc., you can thank a union somewhere. Dues and strikes and sacrifice achieved so many benefits for the working, middle and upper-middle classes.
I'm confused. WI has lost jobs every month for the last six but the country has increased jobs. This says he has added jobs!!! Also, Walker said he balanced the budget with his wonderful policies, but he has $143,000,000 shortfall and he and his Attorney General are taking $25,000,000 from the fund the big banks designated for housing reparations for the citizens of WI to cover some of the shortfall in a budget where he gave businesses and the rich tax cuts.
I'm confused. Wisconsin has lost jobs every one of the last six months while jobs have been created nationally. oldwhitefemdem
Nothing has worked to the benefit of Wisconsin residents. Plus he's likely to be charged with some felonies from his Milw County Exec days. Check it out.
Nope. Not true. He has basically destroyed this state.
We now have a deficit bigger than when he came on board and he's robbing the mortgage/foreclosure settlement payments to pay for it. What happened to all of that money he fleeced from public employees to cover the deficit? The deficit has actually grown. We've lost more jobs than any state in the union. We now have the most suppressive voter laws in the country and the unemployment rate is above the national average. Several of his former aids from Milw country are perp walking and I expect walker will too. He constantly lies about all kinds of things and always has some lame explaenation about why he "mispresented" very simple facts. He's cut all kinds of services to citizens. He spends most of his time out of state begging for money.
Remind me again what he's done FOR the state? Support this guy at your own peril.
I live in Madison, Wisconsin and I see him close up.
If anyone who reads this site regularly hasn't sent a small $25.00 to his recall election campaign, SHAME ON YOU!
C'mon folks, we can't leave the ones who have the cajones to do what he did out to dry.
If 1 million conservatives, just 1 million, all gave $25 he would have one hell of a war chest.
Yes he's a great guy...
Break our unions, enslave us in poverty. Grant special priveledges to the rich, they are the "KINGS" of our society. I don't want to live to a ripe old age and retire with dignity. I want to slave away in poverty and die young.
I truly believe that this facade of a recall election is making Wisconsin look even worse than it did before. There's always been questionable election tactics in this state and now the liberals are trying to toss out a governor that has proven he can fix things. Wisconsin is NOT one of the bright shining states on a hill, but if we can manage a conservative stand against this onslaught from the democrats we can turn this around for the state.
Walker says Illinois is doing horribly and Wisconsin is doing great
Here is an article that compares jobs in Illinois and Wisconsin
Here is another
Watch the video, read the articles
You decide who is lying
This is so funny--quoting the Madison media complex. The union trolls are everywhere. I live in Wis and I can attest that Governor Walker is doing a very good job so far. Everyone that has any concern for this state should contribute to Walker's re-election. He has allot to contend with from the federal government. Kick Obama out and we will see things pick up on the state level but until then it won't happen.
It's vitally important for folks on the right to recognize that Walker's efforts are not directed at unions in general. Somewhere in time, the states allowed public service employees to unionize. This is something that should have been prevented in the articles of the Constitution, and anyone attempting to set up a similar style of juicing the public sector should be convicted of a high crime and serve major time.
The problem isn't that there are many members and they vote. The problem is that YOUR tax dollars are used against your interest by laundering it through public sector unions to promote single-party government. This is corruption made legal, and it has to stop.
Strong unions that use member money to help those members are not the problem.
But no union should have preference over the individual. If union leaders threaten public groups--like the local Chamber of Commerce--with work stoppages throughout the city if businesses fail to hire union workers, then that should be considered a criminal act.
If unionization is forced on people, as was done in the home childcare industry in Michigan recently, then that should be an act punishable by long jail terms.
These kinds of problems only occur when unions are given preferential treatment under the law. Law-abiding unions are not the problem.
I believe Scott Walker will run for president, and hopefully become president, sometime in the next twenty years (maybe on the "sooner" side of twenty). He has a lot to commend him: strong character, steady temperament, political boldness, firmness with kindness, integrity of philosophy and life. He's socially and fiscally conservative, with an ability to make strong, articulate, and intellectual arguments for his convictions.
Unions served a purpose once... back when there were such things as "company towns," "company housing" and "company stores," and it was nearly impossible for workers to pay off the debt they owed to their employer. Now, they're a dinosaur that has outlived its usefulness. If you don't like how your employer is treating you or you aren't earning the prevailing wage for your work, you can leave and find a job for someone who will treat and pay you better - even if it means relocating.
Unions today exist to protect the job of the worst employee and to line their own pockets. Some members defend the unions based on the pension system, but how many union leaders have NOT looted the pension fund for their own, selfish interests? How many unions are running pension deficits and looking for bailouts? How many companies are going to fall into debt and are failing because they're forced to pay huge percentages of their profits to retired, former employees?
It's estimated that unions have shrunk the US economy by over 1 trillion constant dollars annually for the past 5 decades. While union members do get a slightly larger piece of the pie than their non-union counterparts, the way they hamper the economy means they're just getting a larger piece of a much smaller pie. It is time for a national right-to-work law if not a constitutional amendment.
hang together vs. hang separately...
There was something about the "deeper implications" of what Gov. Walker said when he quoted Ben Franklin's "hang together ... hang separately" phrase that has been buggin' me for some time now.
There is a putsch being perpetrated by the BHObama regime that reminds me of what we have read in history books and what we've been shown on tv, The History Channel for example, about how Chancellor Adolf Hitler snoockered, i.e., he LIED to, the German people into "giving" him dictatorial power... to save the Reich, of course, and at the same time he started the nascent demonizing of the Jewish people... to save the Reich, of course.
What happened to opponents of the Reich... the regime?
It is at THAT point that the FREEDOM "deeper implications" are starting to materialize... right before our eyes in real time.
Is it possible that "never again" is starting to happen again... starting with the Roman Catholic's?
Are we at that point where future generations will say, during the Obama regime "first they came for ..."
Yes, if we don't hang together, we will hang separately... again.
All right thinking Republic watchers must understand what is the final putsch by neo-nazi and neo-marxist progressive socialists marxists.. all are extremists.
I like the German word “putsch” but the dictionary definition is much more poignant.
Putsch – “A sudden attempt by a group to overthrow a government.”
That describes the neo-marxists and the latest idiocy of the “occupy” puppets who really believe that George Soros is not their puppet master and that BHObama is attacking FREEDOM of religion... to save the Republic, of course, and attacking all political opinions that are contrary to his regime... to save the "transformed" Republic... of course.
I am so very proud of my governor! His speech comes from the heart and common sense. If you don't live in Wisconsin, just know that the fight to recall our great governor is coming from a small percentage of our population fueled by outside influences. As he said in the speech, "its all about money" for them. We will prevail but there is hard work ahead.
The speech is a bit long, but the the achievements of his administration are remarkable, and Governor Walker deserves every accolade he receives. He has been a fine example of "doing the right thing" and courageous leadership in politics and government.
He has no achievements. Check the facts. We now have a deficit bigger than when he started dismantling the state. Don't beileve what he says. He has a problem embracing the truth and he demonstrates his problem with no shame and with a very straight face. Read some Wiscosnsin newspapers. Follow him at your own peril.
Yea, it was more like a State of the State address than a CPAC speech but I appreciated the depth. So often they speak in platitudes but this speech introduces a broad audience to his actual accomplishments.
I also like that he comes from humble beginnings. Too many are out-of-touch, especially the ones born with silver spoons in their mouths. Hint Hint.
I'm very proud to have Scott Walker as our Governor. The liberals and unions are just plain unhinged with anger, they spew hatred at him his family and the other republicans. The media stands by and does nothing. Every story that has to do with our state or our governor is slated as negative as can be in our local paper. He is in for a tuff fight but I believe he will win.
He has such a natural, engaging demeanor and delivery. I love that he does the right thing without question or hesitation and that he cuts right through the union's "we're for the working man" facade and tells the truth about their true, money-grubbing, power-mad agenda. What a great leader. Glad to have him on our side!
You have a role model, and a proven system to run the government. Gov Perry has shown you. Heed or weep.
First time I've heard him and I really like him. No stumbling over words and speaking from the heart. Why can't he be a 2012 choice? :-)
I heard the other day that the authorities in Wisconsin will not verify the authenticity of those people that signed the recall petition. This is an outrage to say the least. The people of Wisconsin voted the man in legally. He should at least be able to question the legality and legitimacy of the recall effort against him. The Filthy Unions and the Dirty Democrats are behind all of this.
Scott Walker is to be commended and held up as an example of how to turn things back around and be fiscally responsible. He took back control from out of control government bureaucrats. We need an army of Scott Walkers!
PFFV, I heard that the authorities won't accept anything that comes from a tea partier. I am not a tea party member, but I do believe in smaller Government for the authorities NOT to accept either help or complaints from a tea party member is ridiculous.
I was discussing the evidence of fraud in the petition process with my wife, who is an accountant and former auditor. I argued that fraudulent signatures called the petitioner's reliability into question. She disagreed, saying that, if a sample audit turned up one bad signature on a paper petition, it would not be enough to call all of the signature on that paper or all the signatures collected by that petitioner into question, but it would would justify a thorough audit.
Seems to me like, if one signature on any paper petition is fake, it calls the whole thing into question. There are plenty of volunteers who are willing to verify the signatures, so it shouldn't be a problem that they be allowed to do so. If the election board won't let them ensure the recall is legitimate, the Walker camp needs to sue. Take it to the state supreme court and maybe to federal district court. He can't let himself be taken out by cheaters.
Over 10,000 volunteers (from all states) are working on the petions. We have found thousands of false signatures so far and we are still working on the data. Volunteers are entering around 2700 names per minute. If you want to help please join the effort, it's easy, free and can be done anytime you have to offer. Over 1mil signatures to through and we need to give Gov. Walker a chance to continue his effort and just maybe we will one day have a chance to nominate him to clean up DC.
That was certainly the GAB's position when we submitted signatures to try to recall the Dem Senators. But not this time.
Of course, when one of the members is openly tweeting anti-Walker smears and outright lies on his private Twitter account, the answer to the "Why?" becomes quite clear...
I hope Governor Walker's record showing that his policies are improving the state of Wisconsin will overcome the smears and lies of the democrats/progressive unions! His recall election is HUGE! It's very important he Wins!