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Wisconsin Is A Battleground Against The Billionaire Koch's Plan To Break Labor's Back

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Wisconsin, Tea Party, Republicans, Governor Walker, Koch Brothers, Union Busting, Democrats )

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Republican and Tea Party plans to bust unions state by state.

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Melva H (93)
Friday February 18, 2011, 8:45 am
It has been said of most GOP presidents that their long-range aim for the Future was to have only 2 classes of people: The ultra rich and their minons who work for them - and the very poor. Democracy with its "Human Rights"; unions that fight corporations on behalf of the working class; charities; the state and federal programs that help women and children - these barriers to the GOP dream of Complete Control - are being destroyed, one-by-one. The Republican's seemingly Impossible Dream no longer seems so impossible!!

Craig Zimmerman (86)
Friday February 18, 2011, 9:21 am
Thanks for the comment Melva and I agree that the US is by design becoming a nation of Haves and Have-nots.

Sheryl G (360)
Friday February 18, 2011, 5:55 pm
Important, the Koch brothers are behind many of these things. Big money, follow the money as they say.

Craig Zimmerman (86)
Friday February 18, 2011, 7:01 pm
Thanks for the comment Dandelion. Unfortunately, money does buy political influence in the United States.

Mike S (86)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 6:46 pm
Noted and thank you for posting this article Craig. Money buys political influence in Canada also. :(

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 7:17 pm
Look at those idiots that want middle class people brought to poor status. Not a god damned brain in their collective heads. A fight for any middle class issue is a fight FOR the middle class. Vision, people! Look at it from 30,000 feet! We need to take back the future, not make every one equally poor!

Lisa H (180)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 10:37 pm
The BIG PICTURE is becoming more clear! I have to wonder how many years this plan has been in development. It seems evident to me that the combination of factors that are suddenly much, much worse has been an organized coordinated plan. I'm betting by the time most americans wake up to that, it will be WAAAAAAAAAY too late.

KS Goh (0)
Sunday February 20, 2011, 12:20 am
Thanks for the article.

Kriti S (26)
Sunday February 20, 2011, 3:03 am
Lets examine what is happening in Wisconsin.

Governor Walker wants to favor the businesses that funded his election.

Wisconsin has a legitimately elected Governor that now acts as a dictator.

Walker signs 2 business tax cuts to please the business community.

Walker wants to totally eradicate the Unions, also known as Collective Bargaining Agents.

There are no unions in communist countries like China, and the curruption and dictatorship will lead USA in the same direction. Our country will be the worst in the entire western hemisphere to ignore worker rights and worker benefits.

Walker has already put a strangle hold on the Wisconsin State Workers by placing a wage freeze for the 3rd consecutive year.

Medicaid funding will be in the hands of Walker, which should be re-named the New Dictator Medicaid Fund.
Walker ultimately wants to De-fund Medicaid.

State Medicaid it seems would end, giving the private sector freedom to set the premiums and make maximum profits.

Should we hail the WALKER-KOCH-DICTATORSHIP or should we denounce it.

Craig Zimmerman (86)
Sunday February 20, 2011, 8:07 am
Thanks for the comments and notes everyone. Unfortunately, Republicans have a way of making their anti-worker,anti-government ,and anti-women messasge appealling to ordinary Americans. Ignore the clever campaign slogans and look at the record of candidates running for office.

Past Member (0)
Sunday February 20, 2011, 4:01 pm
Hans, Hans. 16% of the voters in 08 that didn't show up in 10 were the youth that vote Democratic. The most misinformed voters that did show voted for an (R), period. They didn't know this crook from all of the others.
Don't forget that Fox news makes you stupid study. Fox says, vote for the corporate fascists and they go out and do it. They have been told to hate liberals so many times that they just do it.

The big picture, Hans. Blurbs are of no use in the misinformation age. They just complicate and steer the eyes away from the big picture....

Craig Zimmerman (86)
Sunday February 20, 2011, 7:33 pm
Regarding Han's comment. I can't imagine why anyone would vote for a Republican based on the GOP's record. The last Republican congress started a pointless war, cut taxes for billionaires which created huge deficits, and let Wall Street run wild to the point that the world economy nearly collapsed.

Past Member (0)
Sunday February 20, 2011, 10:23 pm
Because they are so misinformed and conditioned to hate liberals. What else could make some one shoot themselves in the foot and if it hurt like hell, shoot the other foot?

Craig Zimmerman (86)
Monday February 21, 2011, 10:10 am
I don't agree that Jimmy Carter was inept. Carter inherited a bad economy from Nixon-Ford and he got no help from the Federal Reserve which chose to hike interest rates to over 20 percent. I do think that Carter could have handled the Iranian crisis better.

Past Member (0)
Monday February 21, 2011, 7:07 pm
Carter had a whole party out to see him fail. They worked hard at it so people today would bad talk him and all liberals. He IS a model american, unsurpassed by any other president.

Kriti S (26)
Wednesday February 23, 2011, 10:43 am
Walker-Koch has done the damage to Wisconsin.
But all is not lost, there is still hope that by repudiating the federal funding, Walker's hands will be tied and he will be asking Koch help for budget crises. Unfortunately Koch is not going to finance more, he has already done so, koch is waiting for payback. Most of the Tea Party supporters are from outside Wisconsin, they have come to join the feast for the fun with the Republicans, just like the hippos do, when the aligators are having a feast.
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