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    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

    Raise the curtain.

    Wisconsin: Open For Business !!!

    By Corinthian Scales, Section News
    Posted on Tue Feb 15, 2011 at 04:18:55 PM EST
    Tags: Right-To-Work, Governor Walker, Wisconsin Republican Majority, Governor Snyder, Price Stickers, Government Bridge, Michigan Republican Majority, RTW Zones, Dashboards, Group Hugs, Expand Milliken Park (all tags)

    That's right folk's.  Our neighboring Cheesehead's in Republican Majority staring out across the Mishigami at us in Michigan have decided it's time for them to nut-up instead of shut-up.

    Saying those who didn't see it coming must have been in a "coma," Gov. Scott Walker unveiled sweeping legislation that would severely curtail public employee rights and dramatically change the way Wisconsin negotiates with unions going forward.

    Officials alerted the Wisconsin State Employees Union on Friday that expired collective bargaining agreements would be canceled March 13. State unions have been operating under the terms of their previous contracts, an arrangement that can be terminated with 30 days notice.

    The news came on the same day the governor unveiled a budget repair bill that would remove nearly all collective bargaining rights for nearly all public employees in the state and make it easier for employers to fire workers that engage in some form of labor unrest.

    Governor Snyder, you're chasing around price stickers, a government bridge, fatty patrols and a less punitive replacement business tax?  Seriously?  ...and, maybe Right-To-Work "Zones" so not to offend?

    MI-GOP in Lansing, it's time for you to nut-up or shu, no, sorry, not this time.  It's time to nut-up, or be voted out in 2012.

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    Rut oh!!! (none / 0) (#1)
    by grannynanny on Tue Feb 15, 2011 at 06:07:47 PM EST
    Another Chris Christy in the making perhaps?  Wisconsin will pass this important legislation and fly out of their problems.

    Michigan - eh, jump on that liberal choo choo train and trug along the choo choo tracks of liberalism and right out of business.

    What do you wanna bet that Snydholm's next announcement will be the acceptance of billions of federal dollars to build high speed rail available from the front door of each Detroit Public School door to Marquette so those deprived students in DPS can go to the UP and utilize all of that Wi-Fi that O'Dummer bragged about last week.

    Governor Kasich is busting 'em too... (none / 0) (#2)
    by Corinthian Scales on Tue Feb 15, 2011 at 06:38:09 PM EST
    ...just as he guilefully asserted.

    Senate Proposals in the bill:

    State workers

        * Eliminates collective bargaining for state workers, including higher education employees.
        * Requires the Department of Administrative Services to develop a merit-based system of pay.

    Local workers

        * Removes the requirement that deadlocked safety forces go to binding arbitration, instead extending the prior union contract for one year.
        * Requires mediators to consider wages of employees who are not members of the union and does not allow them to consider future tax increases as part of an entity's ability to pay.
        * Allows employers to hire permanent replacement workers during a strike.
        * Removes health insurance from collective bargaining. Management will pick insurance policies, and employees must cover at least 20 percent of the cost.
        * No longer requires that once a subject is included in a contract that it becomes a mandatory subject of future bargaining.
        * Defines an "impasse" as a lack of agreement after 90 days. After that point, it requires each side to make public its last, best offer.
        * Prohibits public employers from picking up extra employee pension contributions.
        * Eliminates from state law automatic pay increases for experience and education.
        * Eliminates from state law leave policies and automatic 15 sick days for teachers.
        * Prohibits school districts from bargaining away certain management powers, such as the ability to deploy teachers to certain buildings.
        * No longer makes longevity a deciding factor when management is deciding to make layoffs.
        * Requires a public employer to publish on its website any changes in the union contract that impacts compensation of workers, including wages, length of service payments, and insurance coverage.
        * Requires the employer and the State Employment Relations Board to publish the parties' offers on their websites before and after fact-finding is complete.
        * Allows schools or local governments in fiscal emergency to terminate or modify a collective bargaining agreement.

    Go Buckeyes!

    • I never by grannynanny, 02/15/2011 06:45:42 PM EST (none / 0)
      • Christie by JGillman, 02/15/2011 07:51:42 PM EST (none / 0)
        • Yah, J-man... by Corinthian Scales, 02/16/2011 12:42:59 AM EST (none / 0)
    Just read (none / 0) (#6)
    by grannynanny on Wed Feb 16, 2011 at 11:10:01 AM EST
    over at Michelle Malkin that the unions stormed the state capital last night and that the teacher's were going to stage a "sick-in" (for the children of course).  I hope the gov and the legislature would rush thru law that would allow teachers to be fired immediately for this non-sense.

    From Cairo to Madison? (none / 0) (#7)
    by Corinthian Scales on Wed Feb 16, 2011 at 11:33:35 PM EST
    American's tax dollars at work, or something like that.

    So, who showed?

    The AstroTurf...

    Zombieland, a video feed from the Ruskies...

    America's indoctrinated yewts...

    ...and, the Global Commies promoting "Revolution".

    Yes, it's true... yesterdays flower children are today's blooming idiots.

    Sad.  Just sad.

    Wisconsin has become Greece... (none / 0) (#8)
    by Corinthian Scales on Thu Feb 17, 2011 at 01:45:43 PM EST
    ... Democrats will not show up to vote in Madison, WI to effectively hijack any vote against their beholden unions.

    Police are out searching for the no-show Democrats.  Only one Democrat needs to be present for a vote to be held.

    Meanwhile, the Teacher's Union, Firefighters, and other Unions are out in force to protest the VOTE!

    Fuggin' amazing...

    Organized by the White House... (none / 0) (#9)
    by Corinthian Scales on Thu Feb 17, 2011 at 04:37:24 PM EST
    A list of demands from WI Dems?!?! (none / 0) (#11)
    by Corinthian Scales on Fri Feb 18, 2011 at 12:12:08 AM EST
    I honestly have never seen anything so f#@%ing bizarre in my life.

    State Senator Mark Miller, a member of the missing band of Wisconsin Democratic lawmakers who fled Madison Thursday to avoid a vote on a budget bill, called into CNN with the group's list of demands for Republican Gov. Scott Walker.

    Miller, a state senator since 2004, would not disclose where he and his colleagues were hiding out, saying only "we are in what we consider a secure location outside the capital. We are not all in one place at this time."

    WTF kind of bizarro cowardly sh!t is that?  I sure as hell hope that TEA Partiers are watching for those 14 hostage takers of the function of government and turn their rat bastard commie asses whereabouts in to state police.

    "We demand that the provisions that completely eliminate the ability of workers... to negotiate on a fair basis with their employers be removed from the budget repair bill and any other future budget," Miller said.

    He also demanded legislative oversight on changes to the state's medical programs, which are targeted for changes in the bill. The bill would also require union members to contribute to their health care and pensions.

    Their justification for being Service Dodgers?

    "The economy's recovering and the governor is completely ignoring the fact that we have a... recovery going," Miller said. "The only thing that hasn't recovered has been the rate of unemployment."

    Ah yes, those pesky little details like unemployment...

    Miller maintained that, by leaving Madison to evade a vote on the budget-repair bill, the lawmakers are "trying to allow an opportunity for democracy to work."

    The number of teachers protesting in Wisconsin, according to union representatives, in the name of better serving the students of the state, has also shut down many public schools this week.

    Governor Walker is da man... (none / 0) (#14)
    by Corinthian Scales on Fri Feb 18, 2011 at 10:47:26 AM EST
    ...I'm lovin' it.

    "If anything, I think it's made the Republicans in the Assembly and the Senate stronger," he told Fox News's Greta Van Susteren in an interview Thursday night. "They're not going to be bullied. They're not going to be intimidated."

    Walker also fired back at President Obama, who sided with the public employees, saying on Fox News Friday, "We are focused on balancing our budget. It would be wise for the government and others in Washington to focus on balancing their budgets, which they are a long way off from doing."

    BWAAAHAHAHAHAHAHA!  I really, really am loving this.  I cannot even begin to express my contempt for any president that'd support the actions of public sector union employees hiding behind the use of sick days to effectuate a strike at a states capitol and at their lawmakers homes.

    Oh, how I wish for 30 years ago to repeat...

    THAT is what a President looks like.

    Stand fast Governor Walker, this nation is rooting for you!

    I also hope Lansing is taking notes... Right-To-Work Zones?  Way to pass the buck, dudes and dudettes.

    Talk radio... (none / 0) (#15)
    by Corinthian Scales on Sun Feb 20, 2011 at 10:22:02 AM EST
    ...is still valid and what the Old Media refuses to tell you.

    On Thursday, legislators were advised to return to their offices and lock their doors. Mobs roamed the halls, banging on the glass of the doors, pounding on the walls. No one could move in the halls or enter or leave the building. The glass of the Supreme Court's entrance was broken. Legislators were genuinely afraid. Our elected representatives were afraid. In our Capitol.

    A young female reporter trying to get into the Senate chamber struggled to get through the crowd. She arrived disheveled and upset because she had been roughed up as she tried to get through "Bitch-slapped" the mob told her. A senior senator was spat on. A senator and his female staffer struggled to get into the capitol. He was worried about his staffer because the crowd was grabbing at her and pushing her. University Police were two arms lengths away and did nothing. They, of course, are union.

    Everyone has heard the story of the Democrats fleeing the state (Our slogan: Wisconsin; Illinois is beneath us). Everywhere are signs comparing Walker to Hosni Mubarak.  What is their end game? Overturning an election and seizing our government?

    Protesters spent the night on the floor of the Capitol. A friend of mine said the entire place smelled when she walked in on Friday morning. There was garbage everywhere. This is one of the most beautiful Capitol buildings in the country. The mob had no respect for the place, for what happens there, or for the citizens whose freedoms it represents.

    Fuggin' disgusting.  Prolly a good thing that Governor Walker hasn't deployed the NG yet.  But there is a silver lining to the piggy little children union running wild.

    On the other hand, one of the freshmen (Republican) members of the assembly tells me that the leggies are united and have bonded in a way that would never have been possible in other circumstances. On Thursday night, behind locked doors she said, they wept, held hands, and prayed, vowing unity. Another Senator says she thinks the tide has turned. Another (Repub) answered in response to my question; "This is kinda fun!"

    The Governor stands firm. I understand that there are strategies in place for next steps which will shake up the stalemate....I have known him for at least 15 years, but he is different now. He is a man who has met his time and his place, and he seems to know it.

    Oh hell yes!  Bust their sorry asses.

    Pay legislators a per diem to do their jobs (none / 0) (#17)
    by terrier on Sun Feb 20, 2011 at 05:01:31 PM EST
    Don't show up, don't get paid.

    Meet Fred Levenhagen (none / 0) (#20)
    by Corinthian Scales on Mon Feb 21, 2011 at 10:07:36 PM EST
    Here is Fred on TV...

    A rather charming idiot, isn't he?

    Now, here is where Fred is supposed to be.

    If that was a "sick day" used in capturing Fred's national TV debut... Fred LIED, Fred LIED, Fred LIED....

    Fred Levenhagen
    Position: 8th Grade Teacher
    E-Mail Address: fred.levenhagen@lcs.k12.wi.us
    Phone Number: (262) 367-3606 ext. 283

    Seriously, if you can, homeschool!  Keep these demented union parasites away from your children.

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