10 Things You Didn't Know About Wisco...

10 Things You Didn't Know About Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker

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2, 1967, in Colorado Springs, Colo., to Llewellyn, a pastor, and Patricia Walker, a department store bookkeeper who also wrote a column for the local newspaper.

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Jesus valadez

Davis, CA

#1 Mar 4, 2011
I think is friaking stupid they are you guys doing!!!!
Scotty ScrewUs

Milwaukee, WI

#2 Aug 3, 2011
1. Scott Walker was born on Nov. 2, 1967, in Colorado Springs, Colo., to Llewellyn Rosco, a pastor, and Patricia Helga Walker, a department store bookkeeper who also wrote a column for the local newspaper. His family moved to Delavan, Wis., after Walker was arrested for vandalism.


2. Walker is an Eagle Scout and in 1985 was selected as one of two to represent Wisconsin at the American Legion Boys Nation in Washington, D.C. He refused the trip due to his interest in Fish.

3. In 1986, Walker began college at Marquette University in Milwaukee, where he ran unsuccessfully for class president. He later dropped out after charges of cheating on an exam.

4. After Walker left Marquette during his senior year to take a marketing and development job with the American Red Cross. He never earned a degree.

5. Walker married his wife, Tonette, in 1993. They have two teenage sons.

6. Walker was elected to the Wisconsin state Assembly in 1993 and served nine years.

7. In 2002, Walker was elected Milwaukee County executive after a pension scandal forced the sitting executive to step down.

8. Walker first ran for Wisconsin governor in 2006, but dropped out of the race after a year of campaigning because he couldn't raise enough money.

9. Walker was elected governor of Wisconsin in November 2010. With Tea Party support and a pledge to bring 250,000 carnival jobs to the state, he defeated Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.

10. In November, Governor-elect Walker signaled that he would turn down almost $810 million in federal dollars for a rail development project in Wisconsin, arguing its operation costs would be too high. We now know that this move will cost the state three times as much without the Federal program.
Winds of Change

Delavan, WI

#3 Aug 3, 2011
Governor Walker has done an excellent job of destroying Wisconsin. Many predict that he will be recalled in January 2012. He has alienated almost every group except the super rich and super selfish. He is a nut job...albeit a nut job with power.
Joliet Jake

Maywood, IL

#4 Aug 3, 2011
Winds of Change wrote:
Governor Walker has done an excellent job of destroying Wisconsin. Many predict that he will be recalled in January 2012. He has alienated almost every group except the super rich and super selfish. He is a nut job...albeit a nut job with power.
You are an intellectually lazy effin moron. Come on down to Illinois and see what Doyle had in store for you.My state id screwed up because of people like you.

The only nut jobs are the leftists such as yourself.
Scotty ScrewUs

Milwaukee, WI

#5 Aug 3, 2011
Winds of Change wrote:
Governor Walker has done an excellent job of destroying Wisconsin. Many predict that he will be recalled in January 2012. He has alienated almost every group except the super rich and super selfish. He is a nut job...albeit a nut job with power.
He WILL be gone next year
Joliet Jake

Maywood, IL

#6 Aug 3, 2011
Here is the atypical leftist philosophy in action:

Michelle Obama, as we reported on July 7, is not served by twenty-two attendants who stand by to cater to her every whim.

She is served by twenty-six attendants, including a hair dresser and make-up artist.

The annual cost to taxpayers for such unprecedented attention is approximately $1,750,000 without taking into account the expense of the lavish benefit packages afforded to every attendant.

Little did American voters realize the call for “change” would result in the establishment of an Obama oligarchy.

The discovery of the additional attendants was made by D’Angelo Gore of factcheck.org and by calls to Katie McCormick Lelyyeld, Michelle Obama’s press secretary.

Mr. Gore launched his investigation of the First Lady’s staff in the wake of an article that appeared on thelastcrusade.org and Canada Free Press on July 7.

The article, which became a chain letter viewed by millions of Americans, reported that Michelle Obama requires more than twenty attendants -- more than any First Lady in U.S. History. It provided the following list of White House staff members assigned to the First Lady:

$172,2000 - Sher, Susan (Chief Of Staff)
$140,000 - Frye, Jocelyn C.(Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Policy And Projects For The First Lady)
$113,000 - Rogers, Desiree G.(Special Assistant to the President and White House Social Secretary)
$102,000 - Johnston, Camille Y.(Special Assistant to the President and Director of Communications for the First Lady)
$102,000 - Winter, Melissa E.(Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief Of Staff to the First Lady)
$90,000 - Medina, David S.(Deputy Chief Of Staff to the First Lady)
$84,000 - Lelyveld, Catherine M.(Director and Press Secretary to the First Lady)
$75,000 - Starkey, Frances M.(Director of Scheduling and Advance for the First Lady)
$70,000 - Sanders, Trooper (Deputy Director of Policy and Projects for the First Lady)
$65,000 - Burnough, Erinn J.(Deputy Director and Deputy Social Secretary)
$65,000 - Reinstein, Joseph B.(Deputy Director and Deputy Social Secretary)
$62,000 - Goodman, Jennifer R.(Deputy Director of Scheduling and Events Coordinator For The First Lady)
$60,000 - Fitts, Alan O.(Deputy Director of Advance and Trip Director for the First Lady)
$60,000 - Lewis, Dana M.(Special Assistant and Personal Aide to the First Lady)
$52,500 - Mustaphi, Semonti M.(Associate Director and Deputy Press Secretary To The First Lady)
$50,000 - Jarvis, Kristen E.(Special Assistant for Scheduling and Traveling Aide To The First Lady)
$45,000 - Lechtenberg, Tyler A.(Associate Director of Correspondence For The First Lady)
$45,000 - Tubman, Samantha (Deputy Associate Director, Social Office)
$40,000 - Boswell, Joseph J.(Executive Assistant to the Chief Of Staff to the First Lady)
$36,000 - Armbruster, Sally M.(Staff Assistant to the Social Secretary)
$36,000 - Bookey, Natalie (Staff Assistant)
$36,000 - Jackson, Deilia A.(Deputy Associate Director of Correspondence for the First Lady)
Readers throughout the country expressed outrage that Mrs. Obama would hire an unprecedented number of staffers in the midst of the Great Recession.
Fetch Almighty

Milwaukee, WI

#7 Aug 3, 2011
Federal subsidies to U.S. businesses now cost American taxpayers nearly $100 billion a year. If all corporate welfare programs were eliminated, Congress would have enough money to entirely eliminate the capital gains tax and the death tax. Alternatively, Congress could cut the personal and corporate income tax by 10 percent across the board. Either of these alternatives would do far more to enhance the competitiveness of U.S. industry than the current industrial policy approach of trying to help American companies one at a time.

Federal subsidies to corporate America take many forms: direct grant payments, below-market insurance, direct loans and loan guarantees, trade protection, contracts for unneeded activities, and unjustified special interest loopholes in the tax code. Despite their promises to downsize government, congressional Republicans have retreated from any serious attempt to reduce business subsidies. The Bush administration had routinely requested budgetary increases for corporate handouts, including the Export Import Bank, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, and the Commerce Department's Advanced Technology Program.

This study refutes common myths about corporate welfare programs: that they create jobs and promote growth; that they =`level the playing field=' with our foreign competitors; that they help small businesses; and that the payments are provided without regard to political considerations. The main effects of industrial policy programs are to undermine the free enterprise system and corrupt the political system. Congress should get businesses off the dole and use the savings to cut taxes, reduce the national debt or both.
You Betcha

Romeoville, IL

#8 Aug 4, 2011
Joliet Jake wrote:
Here is the atypical leftist philosophy in action:
Michelle Obama, as we reported on July 7, is not served by twenty-two attendants who stand by to cater to her every whim.
She is served by twenty-six attendants, including a hair dresser and make-up artist.
The annual cost to taxpayers for such unprecedented attention is approximately $1,750,000 without taking into account the expense of the lavish benefit packages afforded to every attendant.
Little did American voters realize the call for “change” would result in the establishment of an Obama oligarchy.
The discovery of the additional attendants was made by D’Angelo Gore of factcheck.org and by calls to Katie McCormick Lelyyeld, Michelle Obama’s press secretary.
Mr. Gore launched his investigation of the First Lady’s staff in the wake of an article that appeared on thelastcrusade.org and Canada Free Press on July 7.
The article, which became a chain letter viewed by millions of Americans, reported that Michelle Obama requires more than twenty attendants -- more than any First Lady in U.S. History. It provided the following list of White House staff members assigned to the First Lady:
$172,2000 - Sher, Susan (Chief Of Staff)
$140,000 - Frye, Jocelyn C.(Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Policy And Projects For The First Lady)
$113,000 - Rogers, Desiree G.(Special Assistant to the President and White House Social Secretary)
$102,000 - Johnston, Camille Y.(Special Assistant to the President and Director of Communications for the First Lady)
$102,000 - Winter, Melissa E.(Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief Of Staff to the First Lady)
$90,000 - Medina, David S.(Deputy Chief Of Staff to the First Lady)
$84,000 - Lelyveld, Catherine M.(Director and Press Secretary to the First Lady)
$75,000 - Starkey, Frances M.(Director of Scheduling and Advance for the First Lady)
$70,000 - Sanders, Trooper (Deputy Director of Policy and Projects for the First Lady)
$65,000 - Burnough, Erinn J.(Deputy Director and Deputy Social Secretary)
$65,000 - Reinstein, Joseph B.(Deputy Director and Deputy Social Secretary)
$62,000 - Goodman, Jennifer R.(Deputy Director of Scheduling and Events Coordinator For The First Lady)
$60,000 - Fitts, Alan O.(Deputy Director of Advance and Trip Director for the First Lady)
$60,000 - Lewis, Dana M.(Special Assistant and Personal Aide to the First Lady)
$52,500 - Mustaphi, Semonti M.(Associate Director and Deputy Press Secretary To The First Lady)
$50,000 - Jarvis, Kristen E.(Special Assistant for Scheduling and Traveling Aide To The First Lady)
$45,000 - Lechtenberg, Tyler A.(Associate Director of Correspondence For The First Lady)
$45,000 - Tubman, Samantha (Deputy Associate Director, Social Office)
$40,000 - Boswell, Joseph J.(Executive Assistant to the Chief Of Staff to the First Lady)
$36,000 - Armbruster, Sally M.(Staff Assistant to the Social Secretary)
$36,000 - Bookey, Natalie (Staff Assistant)
$36,000 - Jackson, Deilia A.(Deputy Associate Director of Correspondence for the First Lady)
Readers throughout the country expressed outrage that Mrs. Obama would hire an unprecedented number of staffers in the midst of the Great Recession.
Piggy obammy will be gone next year anyway.
Buster Highmann

United States

#9 Aug 4, 2011
I get satisfaction of three kinds. One is creating something, one is being paid for it and one is the feeling that I haven't just been sitting on my ass all afternoon like the obammy union goons and uc collectors.
rider

Ishpeming, MI

#10 Aug 4, 2011
CopyPaste to your forums/ twitter/Facebook/e-mails etc. Let America no what republicans are all about! http://www.youtube.com/watch ... monarch
http://www.youtube.com/watch ... Foley Pedophile Sex Scandal May Go Back 20 Years

Republican GOP pedophilia cover-up #1 http://www.youtube.com/watch ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch ... http://www.youtube.com/watch ... Pedophilia in the White House: interview Noreen Gosch 1/3Pedophilia in the White House: interview Noreen Gosch, mother of abducted Johnny Gosch, presumably aka Jeff Gannon franklincase.org http www ...
rider

Ishpeming, MI

#11 Aug 4, 2011
http://www.illuminati-news.com/graphics/06-11... (1).gif Perverts in High Places
by Hazel W.M. McKinlay, Nov 16, 2006

Last Updated: Thursday, November 16, 2006 05:30:00 AM


Hazel W.M. McKinlay
Illuminati News Guest Writer



he sadistic paedophile ring, operating from the White House, who abduct young children as sex slaves, drug couriers and for espionage, after intensive trauma-based mind control, includes the highest echelons of the ruling class, royalty, presidents, senators, congressmen, executives, directors, judges, priests and police chiefs.

Almost everyone holding a position of power in government and the armed services is compromised by their involvement in this clique. They use their authority to keep a lid on their heinous activities and leave a trail of death whenever they are threatened with exposure. Detectives, lawyers, witnesses and victims have all been liquidated.
rider

Gary, IN

#12 Aug 4, 2011






According to the latest analysis of the effectiveness of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (aka the Stimulus package) the numbers for the cost of jobs produced by the Stimulus aren’t good! The following are findings concerning the effectiveness of the Stimulus:

Cost for each job works out to $278,000Unemployment was at 7.3% during stimulus debate, today it is 9.1%-

America probably isn’t laughing along with the President about “shovel-ready” jobs:
rider

Gary, IN

#13 Aug 4, 2011
Che Guevara’s motto was “If in doubt, kill him,” and he killed a great many.

...as in all leftist political systems the end results are the same...mediocrity, genocide and repression are the norm and always take place where leftist ideologies are dominant.
Elvis Three

Milwaukee, WI

#14 Aug 4, 2011
rider wrote:
According to the latest analysis of the effectiveness of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (aka the Stimulus package) the numbers for the cost of jobs produced by the Stimulus aren’t good! The following are findings concerning the effectiveness of the Stimulus:
Cost for each job works out to $278,000Unemployment was at 7.3% during stimulus debate, today it is 9.1%-
America probably isn’t laughing along with the President about “shovel-ready” jobs:
Much more Successful, was the TARP “Bush singed “ Bank & Wall Street Bailout” of late 2007 early 2008. To date moneys paid back with interest to the public =$ 0.0 (Thanks Banks!)

Moneys paid back from the Stimulus to GM and Chrysler ….GM paid in full + Interest. Chrysler currently at 83% and continuing payments.
Elvis Three

United States

#15 Aug 4, 2011
Elvis Three wrote:
<quoted text> Much more Successful, was the TARP “Bush singed “ Bank & Wall Street Bailout” of late 2007 early 2008. To date moneys paid back with interest to the public =$ 0.0 (Thanks Banks!)
Moneys paid back from the Stimulus to GM and Chrysler ….GM paid in full + Interest. Chrysler currently at 83% and continuing payments.
Not really, GM has not paid all of the money back as the pre-takeover/union bailout stockholders got screwed. When will they get paid back? Also the majority of shares were given to the UAW with no concessions for the inequity in the pension funds. Under the circumstance they will be at obama's door looking for another handout that the taxpayers fund in short order. Try researching your opinions before you post. Are you "IMBARSSED" yet? if not you should be.
Elvis Three

United States

#16 Aug 4, 2011
The idea behind capitalism is that you leave the state out of things as much as possible, and allow the forces of supply and demand – the market – to allocate capital in the most efficient way possible. So money flows where it will deliver the greatest risk-adjusted return. Entrepreneurs take big risks in the hope of reaping big rewards. Those who get it wrong, see their businesses fail, which is painful, but this frees up those resources to be used in pursuing other, more profitable opportunities. Joseph Schumpeter dubbed it "creative destruction".

But the state can't stay out of things. Voters like economic growth. Years of recent experience suggest that you can do pretty much what you want as long as the economy keeps growing. Much as I think the holding of MPs to account over their expenses is long overdue, the story has only grown as big as it has because house prices are no longer rising.

The role of the state in distorting capitalism's most basic functions is most obvious in the financial sector, which has operated with the implicit backing of government for a long time. The clearest manifestation of this backing was the "Greenspan put" – Alan Greenspan's habit of slashing interest rates any time the Dow Jones index threatened to fall by more than a few hundred points. The free licence that this backing gave Wall Street to misbehave is one of the main reasons we're now in this mess, as the Institute of Economic Affairs confirmed in a recent report into the causes of the crash. If you remove the risk of failure, all you're left with is returns – so you chase the biggest.

And governments across the globe are continuing to back the financial sector now. Bear in mind that it's not just the nationalised banks that owe their continued existence to the government. The knowledge that the entire sector is backed by the taxpayers of the world is the only thing that has kept many of these companies afloat, even those still ostensibly in the private sector.

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Perhaps saving the banks was better than letting them collapse. In any case, it's the option Governments chose. However, we now need to make sure that we don't end up with companies that are "too big to fail" again in the future, by breaking them up if necessary. Yet now that we have a rally in progress, any sensible discussion of how to go about this is migrating from the backburner to the long grass.
Saving GM

Meanwhile, the state is continuing to creep ever further into the economy. That's where we come back to GM. At first sight, the whole Chapter 11 idea sounds great. Under Chapter 11, a company is protected from its creditors for a period, rather than being liquidated. It gets a chance to restructure and work out a plan to repay its creditors, and as long as they can agree, then ideally it comes out fighting fit and ready to take on the world again.

That's the idea with GM. Frank Henderson, the chief executive, said that "the GM that has let many people down is history." The new GM will be "built from the strongest parts of our business including our best brands and finest products."

The plan involves shutting down 14 plants and shedding between 20,000 and 30,000 of its 90,000 US workers in total. During the process, the US and Canadian governments are supplying around $40bn to fund the group's operations. That's on top of the $19.8bn in emergency loans the US taxpayer has already stumped up.

When the company emerges from Chapter 11 (which is meant to happen in 60 to 90 days), it'll be leaner and meaner. It'll also be 60% owned by the US government, 11.7% owned by Canada, and the rest will be in the hands of the United Auto Workers union and GM's bond holders.
MIlw Taxpayer

Waukesha, WI

#17 Aug 4, 2011
Fetch Almighty wrote:
Federal subsidies to U.S. businesses now cost American taxpayers nearly $100 billion a year. If all corporate welfare programs were eliminated, Congress would have enough money to entirely eliminate the capital gains tax and the death tax. Alternatively, Congress could cut the personal and corporate income tax by 10 percent across the board. Either of these alternatives would do far more to enhance the competitiveness of U.S. industry than the current industrial policy approach of trying to help American companies one at a time.
Federal subsidies to corporate America take many forms: direct grant payments, below-market insurance, direct loans and loan guarantees, trade protection, contracts for unneeded activities, and unjustified special interest loopholes in the tax code. Despite their promises to downsize government, congressional Republicans have retreated from any serious attempt to reduce business subsidies. The Bush administration had routinely requested budgetary increases for corporate handouts, including the Export Import Bank, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, and the Commerce Department's Advanced Technology Program.
This study refutes common myths about corporate welfare programs: that they create jobs and promote growth; that they =`level the playing field=' with our foreign competitors; that they help small businesses; and that the payments are provided without regard to political considerations. The main effects of industrial policy programs are to undermine the free enterprise system and corrupt the political system. Congress should get businesses off the dole and use the savings to cut taxes, reduce the national debt or both.
No business pays it full taxes, all those taxes are passed on to the comsumer or to the stockholder. No matter how you tax a business or corporation they simply pass that on down the line by either raising prices, cutting the workforce, or finding friendly tax havens (like moving jobs overseas). A business or corporation will do what ever it has to do to be profitable. It can cut pension contributions,cut wages,raise prices,lower stock dividends,cut jobs.
It's simply economics, they will never pay all the taxes you want them too. They will simply move their production to a different place to make their profit. It's so simple I don't understand how you can't see it.
Why do you think so many companies end up in foreign countries...because even with the cost of moving the company and hiring new people it is profitable. Until the US makes it easy for companies (job producers) to do business in this country buy cutting taxes and regulations business will continue to find ways to avoid all these costs.
LESS GOVERNMENT IS BETTER FOR EVERYONE, BUSINESS & INDIVIDUAL alike!
BY THE PINHEADS

Beaver Dam, WI

#18 Aug 5, 2011
Prices for Treasury securities jumped Thursday, sending the yield on the two-year note to a record low, as investors rushed to U.S. government debt in search of safety.

Stocks tumbled around the world on worries that the U.S. economy is weakening and that Europe's debt problems are getting worse. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 513 points, its biggest drop since December 2008.

The yield on the two-year Treasury note fell to 0.26 percent, a record low. Late Wednesday it was 0.34 percent. Bond yields fall when demand for them increases. That means traders are willing to accept smaller returns in exchange for investments they consider to be relatively stable.

The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 2.39 percent, the lowest level since October. That's down from 2.62 percent late Wednesday. Its price jumped $2.06 for every $100 invested. The 10-year yield is used as a benchmark for many other interest rates. When it drops, rates on mortgage and other consumer loans usually follow suit.

The yield on the 30-year bond fell to 3.66 percent from 3.90 percent. Its price leapt $4.66 per $100 invested.

Investors are becoming more worried as bad news on the U.S. economy keeps coming in. Economic growth through the first six months of the year was far weaker than economists expected.

The U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of just 0.4 percent in the first three months of the year, according to revised figures released last week. Manufacturing grew in July at the weakest pace since 2009. And economists expect Friday's jobs report to show the unemployment rate remained stuck at 9.2 percent last month.

"Most of us thought that the economic weakness was transitory," said Kim Rupert, managing director of global fixed income at Action Economics. "But after some of the weakness in the July data that we've seen recently, that has just added to concerns that `transitory' is going to be longer than any of us expected."

Even if Friday's job report comes in better than economists expected, it may not be enough to end the worries, said Ward McCarthy, chief financial economist at Jefferies.

"When you look around the world, there aren't a lot of places that are offering encouragement," he said. "This is a global event."

European stock markets fell Thursday on worries that Italy or Spain may be the next country to need help from the European Union to pay its debts. Italy's main stock index fell 5.2 percent, and Spain's fell 3.9 percent.

"I can't tell you how many people I spoke to today that had that same, distant stare that I saw in the September to December 2008 period," William O'Donnell, head of U.S. Treasury strategy at RBS Securities, wrote in a report. "It's that peer-into-the-unknown look that's quizzical and confounded."

The yield on the three-month T-bill was unchanged at 0.01 percent. Its discount wasn't available.
Rudy

Milwaukee, WI

#19 Aug 5, 2011
Bin Laden, Wall Street, and the Tea Baggers. A Three have created financial chaos. All three hate this country. All three are (where) terrorist in their own way through the use of ultimatums, and demands. One down, and two to go!
Rudy

Romeoville, IL

#20 Aug 5, 2011
I mistyped again...Bin Laden, Wall Street, and the leftist liberal demotards. A Three have created financial chaos. All three hate this country. All three are (where) terrorist in their own way through the use of ultimatums, and demands. One down, and two to go!

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