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Gingersnap
02-18-2011, 10:46 AM
Obama joins Wisconsin's budget battle, opposing Republican anti-union bill

Wisconsin protests swell to 25,000

By Brady Dennis and Peter Wallsten
Washington Post Staff Writers
Friday, February 18, 2011; 12:00 AM

MADISON, WIS. - President Obama thrust himself and his political operation this week into Wisconsin's broiling budget battle, mobilizing opposition Thursday to a Republican bill that would curb public-worker benefits while planning similar action in other state capitals.

Obama accused Scott Walker, the state's new Republican governor, of unleashing an "assault" on unions in pushing emergency legislation that would nullify collective-bargaining agreements that affect most public employees, including teachers.

The president's political machine worked in close coordination Thursday with state and national union officials to mobilize thousands of protesters to gather in Madison and to plan similar demonstrations in other state capitals.

Their efforts began to spread, as thousands of labor supporters turned out for a hearing in Columbus, Ohio, to protest a measure from Gov. John Kasich (R) that would cut collective-bargaining rights.

By the end of the day, Democratic Party officials were working to organize additional demonstrations in Ohio and Indiana, where an effort is underway to trim benefits for public workers. Some union activists predicted similar protests in Missouri, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Scratch liberal, find a union shill. :rolleyes:

Wa Po (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/17/AR2011021705494.html)

djones520
02-18-2011, 10:53 AM
Here he goes sticking his nose into something he has no authority to stick it into again.

AmPat
02-18-2011, 11:12 AM
This is NOT in O Blah Blah's job description.

Dear Leader, (PBOY)

You want to be in state politics? PLEASE resign and run in WI. God knows it is beyond your proven abilities, but at least you would do less damage to fewer people than your present performance indicates.

lacarnut
02-18-2011, 12:31 PM
Obama is such an ignoramous to insert himself into state politics. He has no business doing so and will alienate independents who believe in state rights. That will not keep this community organizer who thinks he is all things to all people from doing so. The Magic Negro's favorability rating should drop like a lead balloon after this stupidity.

Apache
02-18-2011, 01:06 PM
Get ready for the new line of defense...

They make 25% less than people in the private sector...of course they only work 75% of the year too, but you won't hear that brought up....:rolleyes:

Wei Wu Wei
02-18-2011, 01:39 PM
Americans love the idea of cutting the wages, benefits, and bargaining power of working and middle-class public employees while believing that letting tax cuts on wealthy people (the only group doing consistently well throughout this economic crisis) expire is morally wrong.

lol working Americans so eagerly adopting the values and positions of those with the most oppressive power.

lacarnut
02-18-2011, 01:54 PM
Americans love the idea of cutting the wages, benefits, and bargaining power of union workers in the public sector who are raping us and causing states to go bankrupt.

lol working Americans so eagerly adopting the values and positions of those with the most oppressive power (Unions).

Why should these greedy Union bastards not pay a portion of their health care premiums and a portion of their retirement fund like 99% of those in the private sector do?

Fixed for accuracy.

fettpett
02-18-2011, 04:57 PM
He can STFU and Lead the Country, not send his union cronies to do his dirty work for him.

NJCardFan
02-18-2011, 06:24 PM
Americans love the idea of cutting the wages, benefits, and bargaining power of working and middle-class public employees while believing that letting tax cuts on wealthy people (the only group doing consistently well throughout this economic crisis) expire is morally wrong.

lol working Americans so eagerly adopting the values and positions of those with the most oppressive power.

Why do you live here, really. Move to fucking Cuba already. Oh, and name me one poor union boss.

Zathras
02-18-2011, 07:09 PM
Americans love the idea of cutting the wages, benefits, and bargaining power of working and middle-class public employees while believing that letting tax cuts on wealthy people (the only group doing consistently well throughout this economic crisis) expire is morally wrong.

lol working Americans so eagerly adopting the values and positions of those with the most oppressive power.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v602/HeroesAtWork/demotivational-poster-lion-facepaw.jpg

lacarnut
02-18-2011, 07:12 PM
Why do you live here, really. Move to fucking Cuba already. Oh, and name me one poor union boss.

They would not take him. He is of no value and a waste of skin.

AmPat
02-18-2011, 10:56 PM
Americans love the idea of cutting the wages, benefits, and bargaining power of working and middle-class public employees while believing that letting tax cuts on wealthy people (the only group doing consistently well throughout this economic crisis) expire is morally wrong.

lol working Americans so eagerly adopting the values and positions of those with the most oppressive power.
The stupidity is strong with this one. You really need an economics class.:cool:

SaintLouieWoman
02-18-2011, 11:14 PM
Get ready for the new line of defense...

They make 25% less than people in the private sector...of course they only work 75% of the year too, but you won't hear that brought up....:rolleyes:

What kills me is their pension plan. Generally they don't contribute. A friend of my sister taught for less years than I worked in corporate America. All the time that I worked, I contributed to my own retirement plan, first an old fashioned thrift plan, then a 401k. She contributed nothing to her plan, yet retired at 55 with about $55-60k a year. She double dipped and taught elsewhere. It's fine that she has a good retirement, but hate to think it's on the taxpayers back. They should contribute some of their earnings, just like the rest of us.

RobJohnson
02-19-2011, 02:35 AM
I know judges in Illinois that have pensions equal to 90% of their salary when they retired. These were elected positions, in which they ran for judge, just to get the pension benefits..

At least one that I know decided to retire just two months after re-election. He was a republican. The election locked in a pay raise for him...

fettpett
02-19-2011, 02:53 AM
I know judges in Illinois that have pensions equal to 90% of their salary when they retired. These were elected positions, in which they ran for judge, just to get the pension benefits..

At least one that I know decided to retire just two months after re-election. He was a republican. The election locked in a pay raise for him...

and he should have had it stripped from him

Adam Wood
02-19-2011, 08:25 AM
Scratch liberal, find a union shill. :rolleyes:

Wa Po (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/17/AR2011021705494.html)

WaPo lies again. Obama didn't "join" the battle. He created it. This entire "protest" is Obama astroturf. It was entirely put together by Organizing for America (http://my.barackobama.com/page/content/ofasplashflag/), Barack Obama's personal army of union thugs. Gotta do something with all that leftover campaign cash, I guess.

OFA bussed in these "protesters" to Madison. This was an Obama operation from the get-go.