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    Wisconsin Who?

    Wisconsin Who?

    The failure of Democrats in Wisconsin to stop passage of a budget repair bill, including a scaling back of public sector collective bargaining as to benefits, is being portrayed as a “gift” to Democrats and public sector unions.  The usual suspects are describing Gov. Scott Walker’s victory in the legislature as Republican’s “Waterloo.”


    There will be no groundswell of support for public sector unions, even as people feel a connection to public sector employees.  The reason is that not much really has changed for public sector employees or the public, other than putting Wisconsin’s ship of state on a proper fiscal course.

    Wisconsin has been a devastating blow to public sector union power and pocketbooks, but it was not a blow to public sector employees whose jobs now are more secure because layoffs will not be needed to balance the budget.

    In a few days or weeks, even with the recall efforts by national unions and Democratic groups, the nation will have moved on …

    to the possible government shutdown in Washington, D.C., budget crises in multiple other states, more controntations between Governors of each party and public sector unions, and so on.

    The protesters will be bused elsewhere.  The public sector employess will see more money in their paychecks.

    There are hockey games to attend, snow to shovel, and a private sector economy to grow.

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    I never fail to be amazed at what you can learn with a little bit of web surfing.

    While Michael Moore-on was busy telling the protesters in Wisconsin that the state was NOT broke, that "it's our money and I want it back" and other such far leftist assinine comments, it seems that Mr. Moore-on is a "fat" cat himself, in more ways than one.

    How much did Moore-on earn from his bogus crockumentary, Sicko? Well, it seems more than most producers would. The movie cost $9 mil to make and earned roughly $25 Mil in U.S. theaters. Moore negotiated via his agent, a tony 50% of the movie's gross profits (minuse the theater owner's take of ticket sales). And while most producers get a 20% take of DVD sales, oh, no, not the man of the people. He gets 50% of all DVD sales.

    So Michael Moore-on's Sicko take seems to work out to about another $10 million to add to the already $10 million of his estimated worth.

    And who was the agent that negotiated such a lucrative deal for Michael Moore-on? None other than Ari Emanuel, brother of the former White House Chief of Staff and now the newly elected Mayor of Chicago.

    Now, I'm off to see if I can find out how much money Moore-on donates to charity. I am sure he just saves enough to live off of in some little suburb outside of Walawallah. But then, he does have to keep enough to send his kids to that private school with such great [non-union] teachers.

    Everyone needs to keep in mind that this group

    is running the attempt to destroy the US in Wisconsin.

    The Communists have trained their whole lives, in many cases, to defeat us.

    My father was a shop steward with the CWA. He hated the union, but because of the closed shop, he got every employee to join the union they were forced to pay into .. might as well get what you were forced to pay for. If they had been given a choice not to pay, the whole shop would have dropped the union in a minute.
    I expect to see a lot of defections as union members get the choice not to pay their dues.

    I am a bit confused. I thought the issue in Wisconsin was about the budget. If this bill passed does not affect employees' compensation, how does it deal with those budgetary issues?

    Seems like this is good old fashion union busting, dressed up as fiscal restraint.

    obpopulus — it's fiscal restraint by limiting their ability to extract more from the taxpayers. Nice try, though.

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