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Originally posted by mickdundee23
Considering it was from a Muslim country is it safe to am assuming that there was no pork? Pepperoni, Ham, or sausage. Please question anything they do. Until they stop stoning gays and women to death, making women sit in the back with head-scarves on, and killing adulterers, I will not take them seriously. I guess I a will always view them as a nuisance.
Originally posted by sayiamu
Wouldn't it be cool ... if a Super Supreme were the downfall of TPTB and ended their grip on it all...
The People Rise Above Special: 2000 X Large 50,000 wings and a Soda Truck ... Tuesdays Only!
edit on 21-2-2011 by sayiamu because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by jjkenobi
Um maybe except Egypt evicted a dictator. In Wisconsin the Unions are the dictators.
Originally posted by TheAgentNineteen
I can't believe anyone would fall for this garbage. First off, the protesters in Wisconsin are a bunch of liars and cheaters. I have teachers in my family, and I support them 100%, but even they think that the individuals in Wisconsin are acting like a bunch of spoiled brats.
Originally posted by Janky Red
Originally posted by jibeho
I find it very difficult to compare the unrest in Egypt to the plight of the PUBLIC unions in Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio etc etc.
Greed, Greed, Greed... Entitlements, Entitlements, blah blah,,,, The taxpayers have spoken and the taxpayers have had enough. Yes, the taxpayers who foot the bill for these union members to shut down schools thereby placing more hardship on the school families and the children in the schools. Clearly, we know what is more important to these teachers. I suggest these folks seek a new vocation. Tough to find job that will replace their $100k pay and benefit package though.
These little President backed union uprisings will do more harm to the unions than good. Wisconsin will be the tipping point. Their true colors are shining through the fog. Keep up the good work!! The truth hurts and reality bites.
I don't think that people realize that it is the unions who have long maintained the stronghold, the leverage and the power. NOT the Govt. The govt. is biting back in the best interest of the majority of the taxpayers. FOR ONCE. Representatives are actually doing what they were ELECTED to DO!!edit on 21-2-2011 by jibeho because: (no reason given)
Actually a great deal of the Egyptian protesters were there because of wages, many of them were also public/government employees.
If I am not mistaken there was a surplus before this fellow initiated tax breaks, a crisis by design, if I am wrong post your evidence.
Our conclusion: Maddow and the others are wrong.
There is, indeed, a projected deficit that required attention, and Walker and GOP lawmakers did not create it.
More on that second point in a bit.
The confusion, it appears, stems from a section in Lang’s memo that -- read on its own -- does project a $121 million surplus in the state’s general fund as of June 30, 2011.
But the remainder of the routine memo -- consider it the fine print -- outlines $258 million in unpaid bills or expected shortfalls in programs such as Medicaid services for the needy ($174 million alone), the public defender’s office and corrections. Additionally, the state owes Minnesota $58.7 million under a discontinued tax reciprocity deal.
The result, by our math and Lang’s, is the $137 million shortfall.
It would be closer to the $340 million figure if the figure included the $200 million owed to the state’s patient compensation fund, a debt courts have declared resulted from an illegal raid on the fund under former Gov. Jim Doyle.
A court ruling is pending in that matter, so the money might not have to be transferred until next budget year.
To be sure, the projected shortfall is a modest one by the standards of the last decade, which saw a $600 million repair bill one year as the economy and national tax collections slumped.
Originally posted by TheAgentNineteen
I can't believe anyone would fall for this garbage. First off, the protesters in Wisconsin are a bunch of liars and cheaters. I have teachers in my family, and I support them 100%, but even they think that the individuals in Wisconsin are acting like a bunch of spoiled brats. Second, most of them aren't even teachers, nor are they even from Wisconsin. They're a bunch of bussed in professional protest artists. Third, many of the Egyptian protesters aren't so much pro-democracy, as they simply are anti-Mubarak. What a bunch of tools these fools are.