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WI governor ups the ante : senators must come back now or 1500 get fired within hours

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posted on Mar, 4 2011 @ 01:22 AM
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Wisconsin governor tells absent senators: Return or 1,500 get laid off

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Thursday warned 14 absent lawmakers trying to stall his controversial budget bill to return to the state Capitol immediately to vote on the measure, or layoff notices will be sent to 1,500 public employees before the weekend.

"Unfortunately, if we don't have action by tomorrow we have a legal and moral obligation to start forewarning people," Walker said a Thursday night press conference.

So... showdown within 12 hours. Me thinks they won't come back.

But if they don't come back they will be fined :
Capitol Chaos: Resolution Passed To Fine 'Wisconsin 14'

MADISON - The 14 Wisconsin state Senate Democrats who left the state two weeks ago will now face fines of $100 for each day they miss, if they miss two or more days.

Republicans remaining in the Senate approved the daily fine on Wednesday morning with none of the Democrats present.

That'll help pay the deficits!

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posted on Mar, 4 2011 @ 01:25 AM
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What kind of human threatens peoples livelihoods as bargaining chips for their own political agenda? Too many these days, it seems.



posted on Mar, 4 2011 @ 01:34 AM
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This governor seems like he's power hungry! I think he needs a hug.
Maybe he should put all that energy he's using to kill worker's bargaining rights into compassion for the working class.



posted on Mar, 4 2011 @ 01:35 AM
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Originally posted by Mossflower
What kind of human threatens peoples livelihoods as bargaining chips for their own political agenda?


They are government employees and they are overpaid.

Wisconsin will benefit from firing the striking public workers.



posted on Mar, 4 2011 @ 01:39 AM
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Why isn't our President intervening with this?

This would be a great political statement for him. He'd make nice with the mafia hot shots who will lose out on this bill - and might regain some trust from his American civilians who have stood outside in Wisconsin for the past 17 days.

What is going on here, why is this dimwit governor still opening his mouth?

Is there literally some big fat demon stomping around in the white house, lashing everybody who stands out against socialism - or what?



posted on Mar, 4 2011 @ 01:40 AM
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If you ask me fire them all and give the jobs to people who actually want and respect having the job...let them become a part of the unemployed and see how they like it...though i'm sure they'll file for unemployment and live off that for the next year like the leeches most of them don't mind being



posted on Mar, 4 2011 @ 01:45 AM
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Originally posted by ThinkingCap

What is going on here, why is this dimwit governor still opening his mouth?



Because he is right and the greedy government employees are in the wrong.



posted on Mar, 4 2011 @ 01:45 AM
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When the 14 Dems left, it was because "this process is moving too fast." They have had almost 3 weeks. I'm sorry, Walker won the vote. You can't undo a vote because you don't like it.

Teachers strike, students and parents suffer.
Elected officials run away, and the rule of law and voters suffer.

I had a lot of sympathy for my fellow WI folks who opposed this initially. That is over now. Too many people are getting hurt due to the opposition.

Good luck with recall efforts and the next election, Dems. Honestly. The voters (and too lazy to vote) put Walker in and deserve his change. Same with Obama's HCRB change. You cannot strip the rule of the voters by illegal channels.



posted on Mar, 4 2011 @ 01:48 AM
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Originally posted by Mossflower
What kind of human threatens peoples livelihoods as bargaining chips for their own political agenda? Too many these days, it seems.


ummm excuse me !!!

what do you think the Dems are doing
holed up in a hotel out of state ???
The same exact thing !!!



posted on Mar, 4 2011 @ 02:06 AM
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Hmmm.
I'll bet those 1500 were gonna and still will get the axe.
The gov will only put it off a couple of weeks or months.



posted on Mar, 4 2011 @ 04:25 AM
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The idiots in the senate didn't pass anything: they lack a quorum since the Dems walked out - they can't vote on squat.

The Governor is now practicing terrorism, and shows how little he actually cares for "the little people" by threatening 1500 with losing their jobs in this lousy economy. He is a true POS.



posted on Mar, 4 2011 @ 04:39 AM
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Originally posted by mydarkpassenger
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The Governor is now practicing terrorism, and shows how little he actually cares for "the little people" by threatening 1500 with losing their jobs in this lousy economy. He is a true POS.


Are you a public employee or something?

Walker does care about the little people - but the protesting public employees clearly don't. They should all be fired and replaced with workers who'll do the job for less. The little guy (most taxpayers) will benefit.



posted on Mar, 4 2011 @ 04:42 AM
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Originally posted by Exuberant1

Originally posted by Mossflower
What kind of human threatens peoples livelihoods as bargaining chips for their own political agenda?


They are government employees and they are overpaid.

Wisconsin will benefit from firing the striking public workers.


Still if Walker is working on behalf of the bankers and big business, no one wins, Working conditions for all Americans will be reduced.



posted on Mar, 4 2011 @ 04:48 AM
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You are making predictions.

The private sector pays the wages of the public employees, who are overpaid and too many in number.

The ones who are protesting can all be replaced and they should be. They are already getting too much for what they do.



posted on Mar, 4 2011 @ 04:55 AM
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The idiots in the senate didn't pass anything: they lack a quorum since the Dems walked out - they can't vote on squat.

They don't need to vote on anything to fire those 1500 people.

Executive power. They will be fired on April 1.


Concerns about safety risks arising from the nonstop presence of demonstrators at the Capitol were heightened Thursday with the discovery of 41 rounds of hollow-point rifle ammunition found outside the building.

Police continued their search for more ammunition, and the person to which it belongs, amid a contentious budget showdown over a measure that would -- among other things -- curb the collective bargaining rights of most state workers.

A message to someone?

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posted on Mar, 4 2011 @ 04:56 AM
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So by reducing the working conditions of pay for one group , you think it will be beneficial for another group of workers? Or will the workers who replace those protesting be forced to work for less? No one benefits except big business like the Koch Brothers and the banks. At some point you are going to need to pick a side, your fellow working American or Big business and the banks who have created this mess in the first place.



posted on Mar, 4 2011 @ 04:59 AM
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Originally posted by Exuberant1

Originally posted by ThinkingCap

What is going on here, why is this dimwit governor still opening his mouth?



Because he is right and the greedy government employees are in the wrong.


Is the he you are talking about a Government Employee???

All hail the corporation!

Hack the Pleads, they take your money!!!



posted on Mar, 4 2011 @ 05:01 AM
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Originally posted by Exuberant1

Originally posted by mydarkpassenger
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The Governor is now practicing terrorism, and shows how little he actually cares for "the little people" by threatening 1500 with losing their jobs in this lousy economy. He is a true POS.


Are you a public employee or something?

Walker does care about the little people - but the protesting public employees clearly don't. They should all be fired and replaced with workers who'll do the job for less. The little guy (most taxpayers) will benefit.


Walker cares about self serving career - Walker does not care about the little people, he cares about the corporation and its freedom to dominate all it sees!



posted on Mar, 4 2011 @ 05:04 AM
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Originally posted by here4awhile
If you ask me fire them all and give the jobs to people who actually want and respect having the job...let them become a part of the unemployed and see how they like it...though i'm sure they'll file for unemployment and live off that for the next year like the leeches most of them don't mind being


And I bet if we asked you, you would prefer to take a straw and drink out of the Koch Brothers water buckets
in hopes that you might come up on a diamond encrusted bladder stone, you faux aristocrat you
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posted on Mar, 4 2011 @ 05:50 AM
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Originally posted by woodwardjnr
reply to post by Exuberant1
 


So by reducing the working conditions of pay for one group , you think it will be beneficial for another group of workers? Or will the workers who replace those protesting be forced to work for less?



Private sector workers pay government employees, they will benefit from paying them less.

Hopefully Walker will fire the protesting workers and replace them with workers who will work for less.



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