walker survives recall by wide margin

walker survives recall by wide margin

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“Its Eaiser to fool people than”

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#1 Jun 5, 2012
Wisconsin GOP Gov. Scott Walker survived his recall election Tuesday, capping months of acrimony in the state that began when the first-term governor and Republicans in the state Legislature rolled back what they considered excesses in the collective bargaining agreements of public-employee unions.

The Republicans argued the move was a necessary part of their efforts to cut Wisconsin’s estimated $3.6 billion budget shortfall. Democrats and union leaders accused them of overreaching.

On Tuesday, an overwhelming majority of Wisconsin voters concluded that the complaints against Walker were not enough reason to oust him midterm.

With more than 90 percent of precincts reporting, Walker had nearly 54 percent of the vote, compared with 45 percent for Barrett, according to unofficial returns tabulated by The Associated Press.

"Voters really do want leaders who stand up and make the tough calls," Walker said in his victory speech, to chants of "Thank You Scott."

He also thanked people for their prayers, promised to meet soon with state lawmakers and urges residents to come together.

"Now is the time to move forward," he said. "Tomorrow we are Wisconsinites.... But bringing the state together will be tough. There's no doubt about it."

Barrett, who also lost to Walker in 2010, struck a similar note.

"To those of you who fought and stood out in the cold to obtain (petition) signatures to do what you thought was right, never stop doing what is right," he said. "Now we must look to the future."

Wisconsin went for President Obama in 2008, but the recall results give Republicans hope that their presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, can win there in November.

The outcome Tuesday is also a blow to the labor movement, which poured considerable resources into the failed effort to remove Walker.

Of the three recall elections of governors in U.S. history, only Walker has survived.

Walker’s lieutenant governor, Rebecca Kleefisch, also was projected to survive her recall election.

The recall effort started about a year and a half ago, after the legislature passed Walker’s proposal to curb public employee union power, while also requiring most public state workers to pay more for health insurance and pension benefits.

Democrats and unions argued the governor had gone too far, and they helped organize massive statehouse protests and gather 900,000 signatures for the recall vote.

Roughly $63 million was spent on the race, with much of Walker’s support coming from outside of the state.

The Republican Governors Association spent $1.5 million in a last-minute, get-out-the-vote effort. However, most voters seemed to have decided long before Election Day.

Democratic groups -- including those funded by unions, the Democratic Governors Association and the Democratic National Committee -- poured in about $14 million, based on a tally from the government watchdog group the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Barrett's $4.2 million in donations were mostly from inside Wisconsin.

The race attracted some big names on both sides. Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie appeared on behalf of Walker, while former President Bill Clinton came out for Barrett in the race's final days.

The impact of the vote is expected to carry into the November elections.

“I congratulate Scott Walker on his victory in Wisconsin,” Romney said.“Governor Walker has demonstrated over the past year what sound fiscal policies can do to turn an economy around, and I believe that in November voters across the country will demonstrate that they want the same in Washington.”

Though Romney visited the state with Wisconsin GOP Rep. Paul Ryan earlier this year, President Obama did not travel to Wisconsin to campaign for Barrett, though he tweeted his support Monday night.

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“Invisible Pink Unicorn”

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#2 Jun 6, 2012
Well Well look at the Fox news slant on this one.

One interesting bit from this is that Barrett's $4.2 million in donations were mostly from inside Wisconsin while most of Walker’s support came from outside of the state. AKA 13 out of state billionaires.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/clareoconnor/2012...
Aggie Nostic

Denver, CO

#3 Jun 6, 2012
Jammercolo wrote:
Well Well look at the Fox news slant on this one.
One interesting bit from this is that Barrett's $4.2 million in donations were mostly from inside Wisconsin while most of Walker’s support came from outside of the state. AKA 13 out of state billionaires.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/clareoconnor/2012...
Waaaahhh! When Obana outspends and raises billions it's a mandate. When Occupy gets big name support you cheer. When the right gets into the community organizing biz you lefties cry and moan about how UNFAIR it is.

Sour grapes. Public unions overstepped badly and the taxpayer is not buying it, not even many who will still support Obama. Hope he is watching- his union thug buddies who called us SOB's while Obama grinned helped A LOT.

Funny how they can't collect dues in Wisconsin from union members without payroll deduction, isn't it?

Maybe the "Flee Party" should run away again- and STAY Away!

LMAO!!!!!!!
Aggie Nostic

Denver, CO

#4 Jun 6, 2012
Oh, and btw, I sent a little cash to the Save Walker Campaign, something I have never done before. So did many other private sector Earners/taxpayers.

Time for the public sector gravy train to SLOW DOWN.

“Its Eaiser to fool people than”

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#5 Jun 6, 2012
Jammercolo wrote:
Well Well look at the Fox news slant on this one.
One interesting bit from this is that Barrett's $4.2 million in donations were mostly from inside Wisconsin while most of Walker’s support came from outside of the state. AKA 13 out of state billionaires.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/clareoconnor/2012...
Lets see..The union cronies backed Barrett..money from the unions came from all over the country..How far do you want to go ? Barrett even bussed in people from other states to do protesting..Hmmm one crony turn deserves another I guess..It doesnt matter where the money came from when you are up against the corruption of the lefties..Justice prevails again..Just look at all the money obozo collects and from who..Washed up actors ???Yea thats real support all right..Actors..LMAOFFF..

Cathouse Mouse

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Cathouse Mouse

#6 Jun 6, 2012
All wasted money - Scott Walker will be in jail in a couple months.

“Invisible Pink Unicorn”

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#7 Jun 6, 2012
Aggie Nostic wrote:
<quoted text>
Waaaahhh! When Obana outspends and raises billions it's a mandate. When Occupy gets big name support you cheer. When the right gets into the community organizing biz you lefties cry and moan about how UNFAIR it is.
Sour grapes. Public unions overstepped badly and the taxpayer is not buying it, not even many who will still support Obama. Hope he is watching- his union thug buddies who called us SOB's while Obama grinned helped A LOT.
Funny how they can't collect dues in Wisconsin from union members without payroll deduction, isn't it?
Maybe the "Flee Party" should run away again- and STAY Away!
LMAO!!!!!!!
When they are done with the unions nothing will stop them from going after your pay/benefits.

Will see who's whining then.

“Its Eaiser to fool people than”

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#8 Jun 6, 2012
Cathouse Mouse wrote:
All wasted money - Scott Walker will be in jail in a couple months.
Wasted money is right..The lefties spent millions trying to do a recall that would never work..That is all it did was cost the taxpayer more money..The left is so selfish and blind to our failing economy that they continue to try to pull crony crap because they know their time is over..Mmmmmmgoodbye...

“Invisible Pink Unicorn”

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#9 Jun 6, 2012
Aggie Nostic wrote:
Oh, and btw, I sent a little cash to the Save Walker Campaign, something I have never done before. So did many other private sector Earners/taxpayers.
Time for the public sector gravy train to SLOW DOWN.
Ya should have but that in your retirement account instead. I raised my 401k plan to the max in April. Odds are social security will be gone soon.
Ya might want to zip down to Mexico for your needed prescription medicine as well as that will not be covered soon.

“Its Eaiser to fool people than”

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#10 Jun 6, 2012
Jammercolo wrote:
<quoted text>
When they are done with the unions nothing will stop them from going after your pay/benefits.
Will see who's whining then.
Americans prevailed against anti Americans.Thats what counts..Your union job is next jammer..Hold your butt..Its gonna hurt..

“Invisible Pink Unicorn”

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#11 Jun 6, 2012
Sniper II wrote:
<quoted text>Lets see..The union cronies backed Barrett..money from the unions came from all over the country..How far do you want to go ? Barrett even bussed in people from other states to do protesting..Hmmm one crony turn deserves another I guess..It doesnt matter where the money came from when you are up against the corruption of the lefties..Justice prevails again..Just look at all the money obozo collects and from who..Washed up actors ???Yea thats real support all right..Actors..LMAOFFF..
All you wrote is a bunch of whinny dribble with nothing to back it up. Post a link.

“Its Eaiser to fool people than”

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#12 Jun 6, 2012
I posted the article......Dummy....Im good with it..I never feel a need to "post a link" to known facts that are on the news everyday..Watch a reputable news source if you want to keep up with me..Im done with you for now..Post something relevant and dont worry about me..Dummy..
You do know your 401 is going to be hit hard by obummbler dont you ??

“Invisible Pink Unicorn”

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#13 Jun 6, 2012
Sniper II wrote:
I posted the article......Dummy....Im good with it..I never feel a need to "post a link" to known facts that are on the news everyday..Watch a reputable news source if you want to keep up with me..Im done with you for now..Post something relevant and dont worry about me..Dummy..
You do know your 401 is going to be hit hard by obummbler dont you ??
Only on those making over 250k a year. I don't come close to that.

“Lets redistribute the wealth!”

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#14 Jun 6, 2012
What about the children?

“Its Eaiser to fool people than”

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#15 Jun 6, 2012
Jammercolo wrote:
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Only on those making over 250k a year. I don't come close to that.
Not so my jammy friend..If you as a combined household make more than [ it was 33,000 for single] 45,000 for couples then your taxes WILL GO UP 6%...No more deductions and no more refunds.. It amounts to you paying about 9,000 more a year in taxes starting with these numbers..Im pretty sure Ive already posted the article about this..Now I really gotta go..See ya..Obummbler doesn't know how to make money,,,only TAKE money..

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#16 Jun 6, 2012
Rabid Liberal wrote:
What about the children?
Is that animal abuse or was it his idea ?? LOL..Welcome to Denver..
Aggie Nostic

Denver, CO

#17 Jun 6, 2012
Jammercolo wrote:
<quoted text>
When they are done with the unions nothing will stop them from going after your pay/benefits.
Will see who's whining then.
Nonsense. More scare tactics from the people who think gov't should redistribute wealth.
Aggie Nostic

Denver, CO

#18 Jun 6, 2012
Cathouse Mouse wrote:
All wasted money - Scott Walker will be in jail in a couple months.
How silly.

But even it were true it would not change the fact that the citizens voted against public unions holding us and the politicians that represent us hostage.

That was what was important.

And it feels GOOD.
Aggie Nostic

Denver, CO

#19 Jun 6, 2012
Jammercolo wrote:
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Ya should have but that in your retirement account instead. I raised my 401k plan to the max in April. Odds are social security will be gone soon.
Ya might want to zip down to Mexico for your needed prescription medicine as well as that will not be covered soon.
The $50 won't break me.

And I agree that SS is in trouble- that is one reason I am so pissed about Obama getting his foot in the door on the payroll tax deduction and Romney for giving into that debacle for the sake of uninformed public opinion.

I am only worried about the cost of meds if ObamaCare doesn't crash and burn as it should.
Aggie Nostic

Denver, CO

#20 Jun 6, 2012
I would recommend, Jammer, if you haven't already, to pay your taxes on your investments NOW and put it in a Roth.

The biggest problem with administration is that they refuse to be honest or to even have a plan about what things are going to COST in the future.

Devastating to their case, I guess.

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