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Old 02-18-2011, 09:23 PM   #1
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The dems have fled the state to avoid a vote. Here'* a little read to get you up to speed. Better read it, Wisconsin is just the start, this will be played out in other states as well.

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Are we to feel sorry for State Workers who have steady job'* for going Mad over having to pay 1/2 of what the private citizens pay for Health/Retirement?

The country is going to hell in crate and I don't think either party can actually bail us out. Speaking of which,... While the Republicans have us all distracted about health care and other little tidbit worries, we seem to have forgotten who wage the wars we can't win, who crafted the bailouts that didn't work, and who wanted to rape Social Security and extend retirement to 69 years old. I lost over 40% of my Retirement Worth under Bush. Do I support the Dems or Obama. No. I just have no faith left in our government regardless of affiliation. Pretty sad situation all around.
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Wisconsin was a blue state, until the last election. The dems lost big time, why, because we have been picked clean, and demanded change. Walker is doing that. When tax dollars pay your wage, then tax payers should have a say in how much you get. We all have to tighten our belts, it'* about time they do the same.
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I'm liberal about a lot of things, but the whole unionized public employment thing is really killing a lot of states fiscally. Something has to give. Here in New York, we have a Democratic Governor pushing cuts on the school system while the teachers are going beserk. So many silly programs to try and get kids to score only a few points higher on standardized tests. The MTA in NYC has risen the fare to buses and trains to 2.50, up 25 cents from last year, and you get on the subway and see MTA employees standing around doing nothing but earning 30 dollar/hour+benefit wages. Its a bit maddening that is being labelled as a tea party issue, since its obvious a lot of these unions need to start from square one, wherever that is.
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