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Wisconsin State Senate Republicans Took Hundreds Of Thousands In Government Farm Subsidies


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Carrie
- 3031 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
At least three of the Wisconsin state Senate Republicans currently demanding that public workers sacrifice benefits, wages and even collective bargaining rights for the sake of the budget have applied for and received hundreds of thousands of dollars...



   

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Bill K (3)
Tuesday March 8, 2011, 4:34 pm
of course, it's always money given to OTHER people that's wasteful. even the governor's salary is more than twice that which he claims overpaid teachers make.
 

Mike S (86)
Tuesday March 8, 2011, 5:03 pm
Noted and thanks Carrie. Does the hypocrisy ever end?
 

Helen Avila (166)
Tuesday March 8, 2011, 5:06 pm
Really... are we surprised? Walker needs to get rid of that money so he can cry bankruptcy and break the unions.. i'm shocked.
 

Susan Ayres-Lynch (126)
Tuesday March 8, 2011, 5:07 pm
Say it with me..."Greedy bastards!"
 

. (0)
Tuesday March 8, 2011, 6:06 pm
The recall will be coming.
 

Yvonne White (229)
Tuesday March 8, 2011, 6:55 pm
Oh, but RepubliCONs DESERVE their economy busting subsidies & Tax Breaks!;)
Welfare RepubliCONs (which includes Sarah Palin's bunch, they're not just in Wisconsin!) don't need Unions, they have their own Social Security Network - keeping them warm & well-fed on sideways Graft!
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 8, 2011, 8:33 pm
Noted and thanks Carrie.
No surprise here !
 

Ralph R Sutton (56)
Tuesday March 8, 2011, 8:59 pm
This can't be true; republiCONs would never take money they didn't deserve, would they?? Damned right they would, they do it all the time so why should ANYONE be surprised.
 

William Y (54)
Tuesday March 8, 2011, 9:07 pm
HYPOCRITES!!!!!! Is there any lowness that these idiots won't stoop to?
 

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Tuesday March 8, 2011, 10:38 pm

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Lisa H (180)
Tuesday March 8, 2011, 10:53 pm
Well of COURSE they did! It's a HANDOUT and taxpayer BURDEN only if it goes to a Dem! Otherwise, It's a DONATION and ASSISTANCE when going to a Repug!
Yep, Greedy Bastards!! oops! I meant LYING Greedy Bastards!!
 

Mary S (1)
Wednesday March 9, 2011, 5:09 am
Please, modern day Republicans firmly believe it is "do as I say, not as I do".
 

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Wednesday March 9, 2011, 6:12 am
Without a conscience evil men do their dirty deeds against humanity! Thanks Carrie.
 

. (0)
Wednesday March 9, 2011, 7:20 am
noted and thanks!
 

patricia lasek (317)
Wednesday March 9, 2011, 8:27 am
Why does this not surprise me? I wonder how they'll feel Saturday when the farmers drive into Madison to protest against them.
 

Dotti L (85)
Wednesday March 9, 2011, 8:28 am
To Sally Brown - are you for real? Your comment certainly has nothing to do with the subject of this article.
 

Carrie B (306)
Wednesday March 9, 2011, 8:38 am
Dotti, I try to flag this spam as soon as I see it. If you or anyone wants to flag, please do!
 

Lydia S (155)
Wednesday March 9, 2011, 8:53 am
Interesting post, Spam flagged,
 

Constance F (418)
Wednesday March 9, 2011, 8:57 am
Henriette, I think you got it right. They have no conscience, not all, but many. Hate to harp on it, but they genuinely do not have a shred of conscienceness. They feel nothing. They are not evil, because that would imply feeling something. They feel no shame, remorse, guilt, care, concern....you got my drift... They are not like you or I. The only thing to do with people like them is to expose them loudly.
 

Helen Avila (166)
Wednesday March 9, 2011, 9:23 am
Anyone from Idaho on Care2 who sees this please send me a note via Care2.. we have a petition to recall our school superintendent Lunatic Luna who is trying to bust the unions and have schools online..
 

Sir Walk F (124)
Wednesday March 9, 2011, 9:41 am
Republicans ADORE "Big Government'. They merely object to the 'welfare' that helps the most marginalized, not the welfare that benefits THEIR constituents.
 

Barbara K (61)
Wednesday March 9, 2011, 9:59 am
Rethuglicans have become the most corrupt, greedy, selfish heap of lying unconscionable trash this country has ever known, and the Tbaggers are Rethuglicans too, they are all out of the same cesspool. I hope that people wake up and realize that YOUR VOTE DOES COUNT! If the Dems had not set out this last election, we wouldn't be in this predicament and would be well on the way to recovery, as the more than 250 Bills that would fix this entire thing are setting in the Senate with Rethuglican holds on them. They do not want us to have a recovery or even a decent living. They want the economy to be as bad as they could possibly make it as they think that we will then be stupid enough to vote for more Rs next election. They think we are really stupid, but look who put them in office.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday March 9, 2011, 10:52 am
Noted, thanks. I sometimes wonder if Repugs are human. To paraphrase a famous Shakespeare quote "if we prick them, would they bleed?".
 

Thomas H (37)
Wednesday March 9, 2011, 11:28 am
Typical of Republicants. You don't have to turn more than a stone or two to find their forked tonguedness. Every single time.
 

Kit B (276)
Wednesday March 9, 2011, 11:52 am

I do try to give republicans the benefit the doubt, yet each time they manage to live up to my lowest expectations.
 

Fiona Ogilvie (562)
Wednesday March 9, 2011, 1:35 pm
I favor online learning. No school buses, no heating large buildings. It will cut so many green house gases.
 

Amir M (136)
Wednesday March 9, 2011, 1:42 pm
GOP

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Barbara Erdman (63)
Wednesday March 9, 2011, 2:01 pm
Very Interesting post thanx Carrie :) and go Helen !!!
 

Matthew Cloner (114)
Wednesday March 9, 2011, 5:24 pm
Friends don't let friends vote Republican! Unfortunately, we are seeing much of this same behavior being exhibited by some Democrats, too. We need our public officials to be held accountable, irregardless of their party affiliation or their political ideology. As far as I'm concerned, this is just plain old fashioned hypocrisy taken to the most outrageous level. Thanks for posting, Carrie!
 

Barbara W (342)
Wednesday March 9, 2011, 6:27 pm
As I've said before, gr$$d is a disease and has no conscience.

HYPOCRITES! The one thing that angered the Christ was the hypocrite. Anyone worth their salt cannot abide a hypocrite. Hypocrisy is a betrayal of another's trust! These Wisconsin legislators must be recalled. There are serious conflicts here and a double standard. IMPEACH!
 

Kriti S (26)
Wednesday March 9, 2011, 6:54 pm
These corrupt Senators are usurpers regardless of the federal farm subsidies having effect / non-effect on the budget, nor does it matter if the amount given as state subsidies is comparitiv­ely high or low in WI.

This is clearly abuse of funds (corruptio­n), and also a conflict of interest, similar to some of the shady non-profit organizati­ons that solicit and receive funds for the non-profit but keep the funds for themselves­, or help a family member obtain those funds.

Is the Wisconsin AG office going to prosecute them or not?
Let me list the names again, so this time the AG does not have a hit or miss :
Olsen, Schultz, Harsdorf
 

Trish K (93)
Wednesday March 9, 2011, 6:55 pm
Snake worship in america, the lowest of the low take the cake. I hope this cake was made by a wicked witch.
 

Carmen S (69)
Wednesday March 9, 2011, 10:28 pm
Disgusting behavior from Repugs. but what else can you expect from the greedy party. I just hope everyone remembers at voting time.
 

Charlie L (47)
Thursday March 10, 2011, 11:40 pm
Public employees and anyone else who really works for a living in WI should be organizing a march into the state Capital. The marchers should demand that the Governor and any other politician who is worth more than a million bucks....and I think that would be most of them....should either agree to work for no more than minimum wage or forever shut their pie holes about how desperately they want to balance the budget!
 

Mandi T (367)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 12:32 pm
Thanks Carrie. What a surprise ! NOT
 

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Tuesday March 22, 2011, 7:59 am
Figures. Do as I say, don't do as I do.
 
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