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Old 01-07-2012, 01:21 PM   #201
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INDIANAPOLIS (WTW) — The Indiana House speaker has called off what would have been the first day of the new legislative session after most House Democrats remained behind closed doors to discuss their response to a "right-to-work" bill pushed by majority Republicans.

Republican Speaker Brian Bosma tried three times Wednesday afternoon to gavel the House into order, but each time no more than five of the 40 Democratic members were on the floor.

Bosma says he'll try to have the House meet on Thursday, but that a Democratic boycott won't lead to Republicans backing off on the "right-to-work" bill.
This is what "union-bought" democracy looks like.
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Old 02-01-2012, 09:10 PM   #202
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Gov. Daniels signs right to work bill

Gov. Mitch Daniels signed "right to work" legislation this afternoon without a ceremony, making Indiana the 23rd state in the nation with the law.

Daniels and other Republican supporters characterized the measure as needed for Indiana to attract jobs.

“The only change will be a positive one," the governor said in a statement released today by his office.

"Indiana will improve still further its recently earned reputation as one of America’s best places to do business, and we will see more jobs and opportunity for our young people and for all those looking for a better life.”

His signature will make Indiana the 23rd state in the nation with the law, and the first in the so-called “rust belt” states of the industrial Midwest and Northeast.
The next few years are going to be booming for U-Haul renters in Ohio, Michigan and our president's home state.
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Old 02-01-2012, 09:55 PM   #203
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Old 06-04-2012, 11:12 PM   #204
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Tomorrow in Wisconsin voters rise up and give a big win to the



GOP.

Sorry students and union workers but looks like Gov. Scott Walker will get the win.
Hopefully it will be a small win,
a margin of 5 or more per cent will be a real set back.
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It's heartening to know that a billionaire in far away states can buy an election for a Wisconsin governor.
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Dems cry foul early into Election Day; Sen. Taylor demands investigation

With only about four hours into the Election Day voting, members of the Milwaukee Democratic Party claim that calls are going out to voters telling them if they'd signed the recall, they didn't need to vote today.

Meanwhile, State Sen. Lena Taylor, D-Milwaukee, sent a letter to Government Accountability Board Director Kevin Kennedy asking for an investigation into that alleged call and another that claimed the election was Wednesday.

WisPolitics Election Blog: Dems cry foul early into Election Day; Sen. Taylor demands investigation
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Tomorrow in Wisconsin voters rise up and give a big win to the



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Sorry students and union workers but looks like Gov. Scott Walker will get the win.
Hopefully it will be a small win,
a margin of 5 or more per cent will be a real set back.
People calling in on the radio in Wisconsin are saying today that voter turn out at some polls is higher than in 2008! That usually means good news for Dems, I hope so anyway. Record number of voters so far!

Did you hear about the robo calls going around last night? Someone put together a robo call in Walker's camp to try and make people confused saying that if they signed the recall petition they didn't need to go vote.
Classy eh?
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Old 06-05-2012, 03:43 PM   #208
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no one is optimistic about the Dems chances, but we'll see.

i'm wondering why we don't just elect Foster Friess and/or Sheldon Aldelson to the presidency. as billionaires they are entitled to much more free speech than the rest of us.
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I do believe public pensions and benefits are a serious problem, they are way out of portion compared to the private sector.

But, this meat cleaver approach does seem a bit too heavy handed, I am not sure how I would vote if I lived in Wisconsin.
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It's heartening to know that a billionaire in far away states can buy an election for a Wisconsin governor.
Unless you are equally concerned with billionaires like George Soros pumping money into Wisconsin or union protestors being bussed in from other states your objection rings rather hollow.
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Do we need to talk about Citizens United again?
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Scott Walker wins.

This is what democracy looks like when it throws away the bongos, takes a bath and gets a real job.
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Unless you are equally concerned with billionaires like George Soros pumping money into Wisconsin or union protestors being bussed in from other states your objection rings rather hollow.
Yes, because those are the same.

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It's sad that the whole recall movement went through all that work just to watch Barrett shit his pants again.
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he and his cohorts win by a bigger margin than the 2010 election
36% of union workers voted for him

truth? , this really is the people's will

I know the tea party people did not want to believe Obama's win in 2008 was the people's will
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But there aren't any jobs, INDY. Austerity now, austerity tomorrow, austerity forever!
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I do believe public pensions and benefits are a serious problem, they are way out of portion compared to the private sector.

But, this meat cleaver approach does seem a bit too heavy handed, I am not sure how I would vote if I lived in Wisconsin.
Best post in this thread.

Increasingly issues such as this one will become generational fights. We have perhaps the most entitled generation of all, the baby boomers, and then we have the younger people, who are allegedly the entitled ones. Talk about being bamboozled about what is actually going on. The youth these days is fighting for the entitlements of their parents, which their parents gave themselves willy nilly and set themselves up nicely while we'll have to slave into old age. The problem is that these social programs are not sustainable at the current demographics and given our current budgets so everyone under 50 or 55 is up a shit creek without a paddle.

Way to go, boomers.
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This is what democracy looks like when it throws away the bongos, takes a bath and gets a real job.
Dude, you've got to come up with some new tropes.

How about addressing the knee-jerk support for big government handouts by the lefties on this forum as illustrated in Anitram's most recent post. . . .

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Some woman in the audience slapped that Barrett guy after his concession speech.

I agree 100% that public pensions and benefits are out of proportion. It's only natural that people working in the private sector, and unemployed people, would be very angry about it.
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Yes, because those are the same.
...and Obama vastly outspent McCain.

The big spender almost always wins. Democracy is still broken, regardless of party affiliation.

Now when the big spender loses anyways? Well that guy just plain sucks.
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