Milwaukee business execs react to ele...

Milwaukee business execs react to election results

There are 47 comments on the Business Journal story from Nov 8, 2012, titled Milwaukee business execs react to election results. In it, Business Journal reports that:

On Tuesday, as voters throughout southeastern Wisconsin were going to the polls, I asked readers of The Business Journal to submit their reactions to the closely watched election results.

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Oblama needs to go!!

Milwaukee, WI

#24 Dec 10, 2012
wedjat wrote:
<quoted text>Excellent reply, which shows exactly that you have no idea what you're talking about. Try getting educated before you spout your incorrect part rhetoric.
Nothing unexpected from you. More insults without actual discussion or your own thoughts. If you are going to insult everyone at least ad your views on the topic in addition. Just blatant attacks are childish.
Milw TaXpayer

Racine, WI

#25 Dec 10, 2012
wedjat wrote:
<quoted text>Excellent reply, which shows exactly that you have no idea what you're talking about. Try getting educated before you spout your incorrect part rhetoric.
In September, membership of one of its major unions, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, voted narrowly to accept a new contract with reduced wages and benefits. The Bakers' union rejected the deal, however, prompting Hostess management to secure permission from a bankruptcy court to force a new concession contract on workers.
The Teamsters union, which represents 6,700 Hostess workers, issued a statement blaming mismanagement by Hostess executives for the company's problems. But it also was critical of the decision of Bakers' union, although it did not identify the union by name.
"Unfortunately, the company's operating and financial problems were so severe that it required steep concessions from a variety of stakeholders but not all stakeholders were willing to be constructive," said Ken Hall, the Teamsters' Secretary-Treasurer. "Teamster Hostess members, based on the facts and advice from respected restructuring advisors, understood what was at stake and voted to protect all jobs at Hostess."
The new contract cut salaries across the company by 8% in the first year of the five-year agreement. Salaries were then scheduled to bump up 3% in the next three years and 1% in the final year.
Hostess also reduced its pension obligations and its contribution to the employees' health care plan. In exchange, the company offered concessions, including a 25% equity stake for workers and the inclusion of two union representatives on an eight-member board of directors.
Seems to me the "Bakers Union" had a pretty large hand in what happened at hostess, rather then agree with their fellow union members and accept a contract they showed em didn't they.
They didn't accept the contract so they, and their fellow union members, are out of a job!

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#26 Dec 11, 2012
[QUOTE who="Oblama needs to go!!"]<quoted text>
Nothing unexpected from you. More insults without actual discussion or your own thoughts. If you are going to insult everyone at least ad your views on the topic in addition. Just blatant attacks are childish.[/QUOTE]no reply? Excellent.

Since: Apr 10

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#27 Dec 11, 2012
Sigh, never mind the pension AND the management bonuses. You really could give two craps about workers, could you? If it happens to be union, screw 'em right? You're pathetic.
Ratliff

Orlando, FL

#28 Dec 11, 2012
With the exception New Mexico, the ten poorest (HIGHEST WELFARE) states all voted for Romney. So much for out of touch Mitten's nitwit theory about losing due to "gifts from Obama."
1. Mississippi
2. West Virginia
3. Arkansas
4. Kentucky
5. Alabama
6. Tennessee
7. Louisiana
8. New Mexico (Blue)
9. South Carolina
10. Oklahoma
Ratliff

Orlando, FL

#29 Dec 11, 2012
Not only was Obama strong in states with the highest percentage of college graduates, he was also strong in states with the highest average household incomes. For example, the five states with the HIGHEST average household incomes (which, not coincidentally, were also among the states with the highest percentage of college graduates).
Maryland $67,469
New Hampshire $67,287
Connecticut $67,165
New Jersey $65,072
Massachusetts $62,809
Virginia $62,776
Ratliff

Orlando, FL

#30 Dec 11, 2012
The dumber the state the more likely they are a red state. On the other hand, Obama won Florida which has only 23% college graduates.
"According to a state-by-state breakdown by the Census Bureau, here are the top 15 states with the best college completion rates as of 2010. All of them have at least 43 percent of its young residents holding a college degree, but only two states have over 50 percent. D.C., which was included in the study, beat out all of the states with an impressive 68.8 percent.
Blue - Massachusetts 54.3% of the population
Red - North Dakota 50.8% of the population
Blue - Minnesota 49.8% of the population
Blue - New York 49.6% of the population 47.2% of the population
Blue - New Jersey 47.2% of the population
Blue - New Hampshire 46.0% of the population
Blue - Connecticut 45.9% of the population
Blue - Iowa 45.5% of the population
Blue - Maryland 45.5% of the population
Blue- llinois 45.3% of the population
Blue - Virginia 44.6% of the population
Blue - Vermont 44.5% of the population
Red - Nebraska 44.2% of the population
Blue - Pennsylvania 43.9% of the population"
So out of the fifteen states with the highest percentages of college graduates, twelve voted for Obama. And as for the nonsense some have proposed about liberalism being "cyclical", republicans have gotten the majority of the white vote in every presidential race since 1964.
Ratliff

Orlando, FL

#31 Dec 11, 2012
Republicans have gotten the majority of the white vote in every presidential race since 1964.
Ratliff

Orlando, FL

#32 Dec 11, 2012
The ONLY ethnic group where Romney lead was white men. Republicans have won the white vote in every presidential election since 1964, and that continued Tuesday with Romney beating Obama by 20 points, 59 percent to 39 percent, according to exit polls.
Ratliff

Orlando, FL

#33 Dec 11, 2012
Obama won 80 percent of the minority vote, which, besides Latinos, included African Americans, 13 percent of turnout, the same as 2008, and Asian-Americans, who were 3 percent of the vote, up a point from the last election. President Barack Obama on Tuesday won a whopping 71% of the Latino vote, up from 67% in 2008.
Ratliff

Orlando, FL

#34 Dec 11, 2012
In Iowa and New Hampshire, states without big minority populations, Obama won by gaining the support of nearly six in 10 women.
Ratliff

Orlando, FL

#35 Dec 11, 2012
From the exit polls, President Obamaís support from men slipped a few points from 49% four years ago, but women supported the president over Romney by 55% to 44%.
Ratliff

Orlando, FL

#36 Dec 11, 2012
In Colorado, Obama captured three-quarters of Hispanic voters, up from 61 percent in 2008.
Ratliff

Orlando, FL

#37 Dec 11, 2012
Obama also improved his Hispanic performance in Florida, a result that included dominance of the heavily Puerto Rican swing precincts around Orlando and the election of a Cuban American Democrat to Congress, symbolizing the end of the GOPís decades-long lock on that community. In 2012, the share of the Latino vote rose to a record high 10%, a number thatís doubled in the past 16 years. President Obama won about 8.4 million Latino votes, using a rough calculation based on exit-poll data. Romney captured no more than 3.44 million votes.
Ratliff

Orlando, FL

#38 Dec 11, 2012
Obama won 71% of the Asian-American vote.
Ratliff

Orlando, FL

#40 Dec 11, 2012
"Based on Census Bureau estimates, the nationís white population, which was 85 percent in 1960 and 63 percent in 2011, will drop to minority status, about 47 percent, in 2050. Latino population, only 3.5 percent in 1960 and 17 percent last year, is projected to rise to 29 percent by then, while Asian-Americans, less than one percent 52 years ago and 5 percent last year, is seen as rising to 9 percent in 2050. The trend of fast-rising Latino population is happening in other traditionally Republican states such as Arizona and Texas."
Oblama needs to go!!

Milwaukee, WI

#41 Dec 11, 2012
Ratliff wrote:
"Based on Census Bureau estimates, the nation’s white population, which was 85 percent in 1960 and 63 percent in 2011, will drop to minority status, about 47 percent, in 2050. Latino population, only 3.5 percent in 1960 and 17 percent last year, is projected to rise to 29 percent by then, while Asian-Americans, less than one percent 52 years ago and 5 percent last year, is seen as rising to 9 percent in 2050. The trend of fast-rising Latino population is happening in other traditionally Republican states such as Arizona and Texas."
Please pay attention to the topic. Your spewing crap that has nothing to do with the topic is typical liberal bs when they have nothing intelligent to say about the actual topic. Deflect deflect deflect.
Ted

Cedarburg, WI

#42 Dec 11, 2012
[QUOTE who="Oblama needs to go!!"]<quoted text>
Please pay attention to the topic. Your spewing crap that has nothing to do with the topic is typical Neo-Con bs when they have nothing intelligent to say about the actual topic. Deflect deflect deflect.[/QUOTE] Ya

Since: Apr 10

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#43 Dec 12, 2012
[QUOTE who="Oblama needs to go!!"]<quoted text>
Please pay attention to the topic. Your spewing crap that has nothing to do with the topic is typical liberal bs when they have nothing intelligent to say about the actual topic. Deflect deflect deflect.[/QUOTE]How often are you going to post w/out providing a direct response to that post? You just did it to my post above. Quit deflecting & start providing substance. The only things I see you post are whines about liberals. Typical conservative bs. You must be that guy from Bayview, what was your previous name, Jared something? I see nothing's changed.
Oblama needs to go!!

Milwaukee, WI

#44 Dec 12, 2012
wedjat wrote:
Sigh, never mind the pension AND the management bonuses. You really could give two craps about workers, could you? If it happens to be union, screw 'em right? You're pathetic.
Why in right to work states are non union pay rates on the rise and the number of people when they have the choice to be in a union or not are choosing not to join. The population growth is also higher in right to work states. The numbers don't lie unions are dying and are past their usefulness.

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