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Wisconsin Police Have Joined Protest Inside State Capitol
02-27-2011, 03:40 PM #1
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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“Police have just announced to the crowds inside the occupied State Capitol of Wisconsin: ‘We have been ordered by the legislature to kick you all out at 4:00 today. But we know what’s right from wrong. We will not be kicking anyone out, in fact, we will be sleeping here with you!’ Unreal.”

http://understory.ran.org/2011/02/25/bre...e-capitol/

Getting interesting...
02-27-2011, 04:36 PM #2
Octo Mother Superior
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wow! damned.gif We need a popcorn emote. Interesting for sure
02-27-2011, 05:00 PM #3
Hercules Alpha Mule
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I think that's so cool. Representing the people for a change. hi5.gif
02-27-2011, 05:02 PM #4
Octo Mother Superior
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No shït Hercules wave.gif I see why they want dumb people in the police force chuckle.gif
02-27-2011, 05:10 PM #5
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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Pinned! beercheer.gif

I wonder if it was as much the new legislation would affect the cops too or if it was altruistic motives that made them? Either way, they're throwing their weight to the good side.

As the nation focuses on the efforts of Governor Scott Walker to take away collective bargaining rights from public employees in Wisconsin, new information is coming to light that reveals what is truly going on here.

Mother Jones is reporting that much of the funding behind the Walker for Governor campaign came from none other than uber-conservatives, the infamous Koch Brothers.

What’s more, the plan to kill the unions is right out of the Koch Brothers play book.


http://blogs.forbes.com/rickungar/2011/0...ic-unions/

Gov Walker would seem to be a Koch sucker.
02-27-2011, 05:11 PM #6
Hercules Alpha Mule
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(02-27-2011, 05:02 PM)Octo Wrote:  No shït Hercules wave.gif I see why they want dumb people in the police force chuckle.gif

wave.gif Octo.

Agreed. chuckle.gif
02-27-2011, 05:16 PM #7
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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hi5.gif Almost brought a tear to my eye, this is going to go mega viral. This looks to be the beginning of the common man taking back the reigns of control from corrupt corporations and their puppet lawmakers.
Great stuff! Haven't allowed myself much hope for real change, so this is an improvement. People are finally fed right the ğck up!

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02-27-2011, 05:17 PM #8
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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hug.gif Morning Herc! Could be the start of something eh?
02-27-2011, 05:24 PM #9
Hercules Alpha Mule
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(02-27-2011, 05:17 PM)Shadow Wrote:  hug.gif Morning Herc! Could be the start of something eh?

Good Morning Shadow! hug.gif I really hope so. It seems most authority figures have become so separated from the populace they can't be trusted nor relied upon to protect our rights.
02-27-2011, 05:25 PM #10
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Quote:The best way to understand Walker's proposal is as a multi-part attack on the state's labor unions. In part one, their ability to bargain benefits for their members is reduced. In part two, their ability to collect dues, and thus spend money organizing members or lobbying the legislature, is undercut. And in part three, workers have to vote the union back into existence every single year. Put it all together and it looks like this: Wisconsin's unions can't deliver value to their members, they're deprived of the resources to change the rules so they can start delivering value to their members again, and because of that, their members eventually give in to employer pressure and shut the union down in one of the annual certification elections.

You may think Walker's proposal is a good idea or a bad idea. But that's what it does. And it's telling that he's exempting the unions that supported him and is trying to obscure his plan's specifics behind misleading language about what unions can still bargain for and misleading rhetoric about the state's budget.

Walker's proposals do have important fiscal elements: they roughly double health care premiums for many state employees. But the heart of the proposals, and the controversy, are the provisions that will effectively destroy public-sector unions in the Badger State. As Matt Yglesias notes, this won't destroy the Democratic party. But it will force the party to seek funding from sources other than unions, and that usually means the same rich businessmen who are the main financial backers for the Republican party. Speaking of which....


Who is Scott Walker?

Walker was elected governor in the GOP landslide of 2010, when Republicans also gained control of the Wisconsin state senate and house of representatives. His political career has been bankrolled by Charles and David Koch, the very rich, very conservative, and very anti-union oil-and-gas magnates. Koch-backed groups like Americans for Prosperity, the Cato Institute, the Competitive Enterprise Institute, and the Reason Foundation have long taken a very antagonistic view toward public-sector unions. They've used their vast fortunes to fight key Obama initiatives on health care and the environment, while writing fat checks to Republican candidates across the country. Walker's take for the 2010 election: $43,000 from the Koch Industries PAC, his second highest intake from any one donor. But that's not all!:


Continue reading mother jones

Not that the Dems are that much better, But at least they don't go for the juggler to completely kill off the middle/working class as the GOP has/ is trying to do. As their concerns are truly the 0.001 that have most of the wealth. See Walker's Billionaire backers the Koch Brothers.

Quote:“Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power” Benito Mussolini
That coming from the guy who was the first to go all out Fascist. But it didn't end up well for him, at least in the long run.

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02-27-2011, 05:31 PM #11
Octo Mother Superior
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"Koch sucker" rofl.gif
02-27-2011, 05:41 PM #12
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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chuckle.gif

It isn't about budget cuts though, that's just their excuse to bust the unions..

This afternoon, Marty Beil, executive director of the Wisconsin Public Workers Union, sent a message to the Governor’s office agreeing to the cuts to pension & welfare benefits sought by Walker in his bill. The governor’s response was “nothing doing.” He wants the whole kit and kaboodle – the end of the collective bargaining rights of the public unions.

http://open.salon.com/blog/whatsthematte..._wisconsin
02-27-2011, 05:42 PM #13
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agent_smith.gif I'm certain the think tanks are already putting wheels in motion to infiltrate, divide and conquer in case this keeps spreading. Money whores.

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02-27-2011, 05:48 PM #14
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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Good call JR, you'd be right

The Americans for Prosperity group, a Tea Party group that is a Koch Brothers front, has put up a website and petition called standwithwalker.com. The website attacks all collective bargaining – not just for public employees’ unions. Americans for Prosperity is also organizing a rally tomorrow in Wisconsin to support Gov. Walker.

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02-27-2011, 07:43 PM #15
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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The website attacks all collective bargaining eh? 13.gif The wealthiest asshats cant get a minutes peace until they have all the money. Greedy ass soulless lizards need to control their natural reflex impulse to be control freaks.
Id rather live a life of poverty than be a wealthy moron.

And the meek shall inherit the earth.

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