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Old 02-22-2011, 09:25 PM
 
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Not much detail in this article ... but interesting to see the results of the USA Poll:

Poll: Americans oppose weaker unions - USATODAY.com

Poll: Americans oppose weaker unions

By Dennis Cauchon, USA TODAY

Updated 15m ago |
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MADISON, Wis. — Americans strongly oppose laws taking away the collective bargaining power of public employee unions, according to a new USA TODAY/Gallup Poll. The poll found 61% would oppose a law in their state similar to such a proposal in Wisconsin, compared with 33% who would favor such a law.

 
Old 02-22-2011, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Brawndo-Thirst-Mutilator-Nation
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All I have to say is that it is HILAROUS that this country can no longer logically work out its problems. We have become a nation of pathetic idiots who are so allergic to changes.......wow, it is going to be neat WHEN THERE IS NO CHOICE BUT TO MAKE REAL BIG CUTS IN THINGS LIKE SS AND MEDICARE/MEDICAID. I already considered this a failed nation, things will just get worse, more and more divided....makes me truly happy, this country is getting just what it deserves, bunch of spoiled babies.
 
Old 02-22-2011, 09:41 PM
 
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Old 02-22-2011, 09:49 PM
 
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All I have to say is that it is HILAROUS that this country can no longer logically work out its problems. We have become a nation of pathetic idiots who are so allergic to changes.......wow, it is going to be neat WHEN THERE IS NO CHOICE BUT TO MAKE REAL BIG CUTS IN THINGS LIKE SS AND MEDICARE/MEDICAID. I already considered this a failed nation, things will just get worse, more and more divided....makes me truly happy, this country is getting just what it deserves, bunch of spoiled babies.
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Old 02-22-2011, 09:55 PM
 
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Not much detail in this article ... but interesting to see the results of the USA Poll:

Poll: Americans oppose weaker unions - USATODAY.com

Poll: Americans oppose weaker unions

By Dennis Cauchon, USA TODAY

Updated 15m ago |
1745 | 30 Share
MADISON, Wis. — Americans strongly oppose laws taking away the collective bargaining power of public employee unions, according to a new USA TODAY/Gallup Poll. The poll found 61% would oppose a law in their state similar to such a proposal in Wisconsin, compared with 33% who would favor such a law.
This poll is BS but it also does not matter. What matters is what Wisconsin voters want. The Governor and republican politicians ran on doing exactly what they are currently doing and they were voted in because that’s what the people wanted. End of story.
 
Old 02-22-2011, 10:06 PM
 
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Not much detail in this article ... but interesting to see the results of the USA Poll:

Poll: Americans oppose weaker unions - USATODAY.com

Poll: Americans oppose weaker unions

By Dennis Cauchon, USA TODAY

Updated 15m ago |
1745 | 30 Share
MADISON, Wis. — Americans strongly oppose laws taking away the collective bargaining power of public employee unions, according to a new USA TODAY/Gallup Poll. The poll found 61% would oppose a law in their state similar to such a proposal in Wisconsin, compared with 33% who would favor such a law.

LOL! Yeah right, that's like saying most Americans are in favor of paying higher taxes!
 
Old 02-22-2011, 10:07 PM
 
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Hey Dawg -- pretty good find, have to say But no squirrel pictures? Just Governor Walker doing his best imitation ...

Anyway ... the content of your citation pieces seems pretty good ... and demonstrates the human propensity for contortion ... both sides have taken liberties with the facts ... not sure that one case is worse than the other, though. Technically Maddow and the libs didn't lie -- but the historical reality of non-budget expenditures is, well, a reality too ... thus it is sorta also fair for Walker to claim the $137 million deficit -- uh, sorta.

On the other paw (we're still talking squirrels here, you know), Guvnor hisself is playing tricks with the legislation that WILL cost the $140 million -- and which expenditures will favor the already rich elite -- just in the next budget cycle (and which solution is still not accounted for).

On the third paw, Walker can sorta get away with that because he actually knows the pension plans aren't in danger -- in spite of his inferences otherwise.

So, after reading the articles and links, I am left wondering what's in the fourth paw ... as Bullwinkle used to say: "See! Nothin' up my sleeve!"

Bottom line: Walker is still trying to bust the union out of political motives -- and removing the unions will leave an unbalanced field of influence that favors the right to the severe detriment of a balanced quality of life for the middle class. They're all a**holes, both sides ... but without both sides sh8tting on each other, the working middle class is the one under the biggest pile of stink.
 
Old 02-22-2011, 10:10 PM
 
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Polls are funny, when you poll the "American people" they support conflicting things. For example, they want deficit reduction but they don't want to reduce spending on any major programs.
 
Old 02-22-2011, 10:11 PM
 
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Polls are funny, when you poll the "American people" they support conflicting things. For example, they want deficit reduction but they don't want to reduce spending on any major programs.
That is the name of a classic Blues tune:
"Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven, But Nobody Wants To Die"
 
Old 02-23-2011, 12:03 AM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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I doubt it very much if the same thing will happen here in ca. The public unions own the horrid legislature & govenor + californians tend to be not agressive (example..tea party) compared to many states.
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