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Old 04-12-2015, 11:18 AM
 
Location: The land where cats rule
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The political world is looking more at Senators Cruz and Paul this week, as well as Mrs. Clinton. Walker didn't go anywhere, the political spotlight is just on other people now.
You do realize that Walker has not declared his intention to run, right? Those who have declared deserve the attention of "the political world".
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Old 04-12-2015, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Old Mother Idaho
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Asking whether Walker will win is about like asking if Christie will win. Both got their day in the sunshine, and both are now back in the rainstorm of politics at home. Chris'es sunny day just came earlier than Scottie's by almost a year. That's the only difference.
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Old 04-12-2015, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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He was just on another trip to Great Britain, which cost tax payers over $140,000.

GeminiCares just announced they are closing and laying off 700 workers. They blame Walker's changes to Wisconsin's long term care system.

"Government by surprise" seems to be a good way to sum up Walker's leadership style.
I wonder why Walker didn't do any "trade missions" his first term in office. Walker has been on a "Magical Mystery Tour" since his last election.
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Old 04-12-2015, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Oh dear!

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Gov. Scott Walker was dealt a major blow Wednesday when a federal appeals court overturned a lower court’s ruling that had stopped a probe into alleged illegal campaign activity involving Walker’s campaign and more than two dozen Republican and conservative groups.
Read more: Federal court lifts injunction against investigation into Scott Walker, conservative groups : Wsj


Read the ruling reversing Judge Rudolph Randa's injunction

Read more: http://host.madison.com/read-the-rul...#ixzz3X93RLiv6
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Old 04-15-2015, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
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He did win reelection, twice.

I'm not there, of course, but I bet a lot of people like the way he granted state employees and teachers the right to work- although the unions were a bit peevish about losing all that dues money.
Yeah, he granted them the right to work for less - which has depressed incomes across the state and slowed the economy due to less consumer spending.

He's also threatened to hack off a lot of the University of Wisconsin's budget, too, in order to plug a fiscal hole created with his tax breaks to corporations...but the anticipated job growth to justify those tax cuts to business hasn't really materialized.

Walker's political playbook in WI is really about appealing to your base (his is in the suburbs around Milwaukee, the WOW counties, which are politically and ethnically polarized vis-a-vis the city of Milwaukee) and turning them out with wedge issues - rather than to attract undecideds or so-called independents, because there really aren't a lot of them in the state. This approach isn't going to be as successful on a national basis, though.
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Old 04-15-2015, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Yeah, he granted them the right to work for less - which has depressed incomes across the state and slowed the economy due to less consumer spending.

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Except for perhaps a handful of professional union staff, how has Wisconsin's Right to Work statute depressed anyone's income in such a short period of time?

You do know that RTW doesn't outlaw unions at all, doesn't relieve any employers of their duty under the NLRB to negotiate with certified unions either, and doesn't reduce anyone's wages or change any existing labor contracts.


It merely prohibits employers from firing workers for not paying union dues or"fair share" assessments.


You can argue that RTW will slow the economy in the long run, but it has only been a brief moment that Wisconsin has had it, so if the economy is for a different reason.


Typically, its states that already have slow economies that adopt RTW, current day Michigan, the various southern states who were all in a long slump back in the 1940's when they adopted the law.
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Old 04-15-2015, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Washington State
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The simple answer is no, Scott Walker cannot win without winning his home state. I hate to say it becasue I like our last VP candidate but the Repubs need at least 1 Hispanic on the ticket and they need a dynamic personality and I'm not sure either candidate from Wisky fits the bill. Rubio is the best Repub candidate to win election and at least Rand Paul attracts independents and a different group of voters than any other Repub currently. So how about Rubio & Rand?
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Old 04-15-2015, 03:35 PM
 
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Except for perhaps a handful of professional union staff, how has Wisconsin's Right to Work statute depressed anyone's income in such a short period of time?

You do know that RTW doesn't outlaw unions at all, doesn't relieve any employers of their duty under the NLRB to negotiate with certified unions either, and doesn't reduce anyone's wages or change any existing labor contracts.


It merely prohibits employers from firing workers for not paying union dues or"fair share" assessments.


You can argue that RTW will slow the economy in the long run, but it has only been a brief moment that Wisconsin has had it, so if the economy is for a different reason.


Typically, its states that already have slow economies that adopt RTW, current day Michigan, the various southern states who were all in a long slump back in the 1940's when they adopted the law.
Perhaps it wasn't the RTW legislation (yet) that depressed the income in WI. Seems it is all of Scott Walker's policies that caused the overall income in WI to drop.

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Wisconsin Household Income
According to the Census ACS 1-year survey, the median household income for Wisconsin was $51,467 in 2013, the latest figures available. Compared to the median US household income, Wisconsin median household income is $783 lower.
The income for WI residents has dropped every single year Walker has been governor.

Wisconsin State Household Income | Department of Numbers
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Old 04-15-2015, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Perhaps it wasn't the RTW legislation (yet) that depressed the income in WI. Seems it is all of Scott Walker's policies that caused the overall income in WI to drop.



The income for WI residents has dropped every single year Walker has been governor.


Or maybe the demand for cheese and beer hasn't kept pace with the overall economy?

Incomes have been dropping in various other states, blaming one man for Wisconsin's economic problems seems a little convenient.

Did you give credit to Gov. Palin in 1988 for having the most solvent state at that point in time? Probably not, as it wasn't politically convenient. Of course, the governor of Alaska doesn't control demand for oil, and neither does the governor of Wisconsin control demand for dairy products, beer or Jeeps (they still make jeeps in greater Racine, no?)
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Old 04-16-2015, 03:06 PM
 
Location: MPLS
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New poll, more of the same:

Marquette University
(4/16/2015) {R.V.}

Clinton......... 52%
Walker......... 40%
undecided...... 8%
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