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Union nemesis Walker basks in Republican applause

There are 233 comments on the Reuters story from Aug 28, 2012, titled Union nemesis Walker basks in Republican applause. In it, Reuters reports that:

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who made his name by fighting his state's public sector unions, basked in a warm ovation at the Republican convention on Tuesday, his first victory lap on the national stage since surviving a recall vote on June 5. The 44-year-old has been a rising Republican star since taking office in January 2011 for his ... (more)

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“Make America Great Again”

Since: Jun 07

Bring Obama Back!

#1 Aug 28, 2012
Wow, the first night of the republican convention was very pathetic… WOW!

Ann Romney didn’t connect in any part of her blabbering. She seemed tipsy as she blurted out a few times as if she was with a group of her friends on ‘girls night out’. And then Mitt Romney walks out like a Martian robot, LOL. Later, as Ann Romney sat in the audience, they even caught her at one point on camera looking disinterested as if she would rather be in her mansion sipping an expensive wine. Chris Christie was disastrous; he was grim and angry and he only mentioned Romney once, and it was 1800 words in, and never again, WOW, LOL.

Can’t wait until Romney speech Thursday night.
Mary Montoya

AOL

#2 Aug 28, 2012
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
Wow, the first night of the republican convention was very pathetic… WOW!
Ann Romney didn’t connect in any part of her blabbering. She seemed tipsy as she blurted out a few times as if she was with a group of her friends on ‘girls night out’. And then Mitt Romney walks out like a Martian robot, LOL. Later, as Ann Romney sat in the audience, they even caught her at one point on camera looking disinterested as if she would rather be in her mansion sipping an expensive wine. Chris Christie was disastrous; he was grim and angry and he only mentioned Romney once, and it was 1800 words in, and never again, WOW, LOL.
Can’t wait until Romney speech Thursday night.
Walker renewed our faith in America when he defeated the UnionCrat thugs in Wisconsin. Now we have a chance to Save America from Obama. The Left thinks America's best days are behind us but the Romneys disagree and so do I.

Romney Ryan 2012. Our children deserve a chance!!!
Ex-GOP Con

San Jose, CA

#3 Aug 28, 2012
"WE built that!"

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A golden parachute has been defined as an agreement between a company and an employee (usually upper executive) specifying that the employee will receive certain significant benefits if employment is terminated. Most definitions specify the employment termination is as a result of a merger or takeover[1][2][3], also known as "Change-in-control benefits".[4] But more recently the term has been used to describe excessive CEO (and other executives) severance packages unrelated to change in ownership.[5] The benefits may include severance pay, cash bonuses, stock options, or other benefits.

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7 Of The Most Outrageous Severance Packages In Recent Wall Street History

Tom Montag

If you ever need to negotiate an exit from your current employer and have Tom Montag's number - call him.

First he left Goldman Sachs for Merrill Lynch in May 2008. Merrill Lynch bought out his remaining Goldman compensation package for approximately $10 million.

Then, when Merrill Lynch was acquired by Bank of America in January 2009, BofA bought out all of Montag's Merrill Lynch options, vested and unvested, for a value of $29.9 million.

He stayed at BofA, where he is now co-COO.

A little background on Montag: he was once one of the largest individual taxpayers in Japan and he was the one that called that one deal that totally caused the financial crisis 'shitty.'

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Peter Kraus

Peter and Tom definitely talked this thing over.

Kraus joined Merrill at the same time as Montag, with a similar buyout of his Goldman compensation package.

Kraus, however, did not stay on at Bank of America and collected his $25 million severance package.

It was rumored that his split from BofA was in part related to his 'flashy' behavior, which included brandishing his bright green blackberry in meetings.

He consoled himself by buying at $36.6 million apartment and later becoming CEO of AllianceBernstein.

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Joe Cassano

Technically, the guy who lit the fuse at AIG did decline his severance.

But only after his CEO begged regulators to allow the failed insurer to retain Cassano as a consultant at $1 million per month and public uproar ensued.

The irony of the idea that Cassano was needed for his '20-year knowledge' of credit derivatives after that same knowledge decimated AIG is enough to land him on this list.

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Ex-GOP Con

San Jose, CA

#4 Aug 28, 2012
"Restore OUR Future!"

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Hank Paulson

Wait, he didn't get a severance package, right? Think again.

When he accepted President George W. Bush's nomination as Treasury Secretary, he was forced to sell his approximately $500 million dollars in Goldman shares.

Nothing wrong with that.

The real severance payment?

Because of a seldom utilized tax loophole, Paulson paid no capital gains taxes on this sale. That's right, not a single cent, saving him an estimated $200 million.

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Martin Sullivan

Not surprisingly, Joseph Cassano's old boss had a bit of an warped view of what constituted acceptable behavior.

When he was fired as CEO of AIG, Sullivan collected $47 million.

Later, he named as one of the 'Worst CEOs Of All Time' by Time Magazine.

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Stanley O'Neal

After leaving Merrill Lynch with an $8 billion write down, O'Neal left the firm with a total of $160 million.

While not technically severance pay, when Merrill claimed that the pay was for performance in previous years as CEO, questions were raised.

The assets that lead to his departure and dragged down Merrill's balance sheet to such an extent that Bank of America was called in to acquire the firm were purchased during those years when O'Neal's performance apparently merited such a massive payout.

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Chuck Prince

While Citigroup claimed in regulatory filings that it was not technically severance pay, when Chuck 'We're Still Dancing' Prince received $29.5 million in stock options, grants and perks when he left as CEO in the wake of billions of dollars in asset write downs.

He also received approximately $13 million in cash for his performance during the same year when those write downs occured.

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AND RICH MONEY'S AND PAUL RYAN'S PLAN IS MORE TAX CUTS FOR THE 1%.

“Proud To Be An American”

Since: Apr 07

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#5 Aug 28, 2012
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
Wow, the first night of the republican convention was very pathetic… WOW!
Ann Romney didn’t connect in any part of her blabbering. She seemed tipsy as she blurted out a few times as if she was with a group of her friends on ‘girls night out’. And then Mitt Romney walks out like a Martian robot, LOL. Later, as Ann Romney sat in the audience, they even caught her at one point on camera looking disinterested as if she would rather be in her mansion sipping an expensive wine. Chris Christie was disastrous; he was grim and angry and he only mentioned Romney once, and it was 1800 words in, and never again, WOW, LOL.
Can’t wait until Romney speech Thursday night.
Attention moron cow patty!!! An impressed Bob Schieffer gave a bunch of accolades about Ann Romney's speech. It was not a speech intended for deranged mealy mouth anti-Americanism marxists like you. You'll have to wait for the DNC to fascinate you with their marxist poop.
Furthermore, Governor Christie did very well indeed as did every speaker at the convention...I can't wait to hear Mitt Romney speak either...While that's going on perhaps you should play in the freeway.
Ex-GOP Con

San Jose, CA

#6 Aug 28, 2012
I am most looking forward to hearing Sarah Palin speak at the convention this year.

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“Proud To Be An American”

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#7 Aug 28, 2012
Yepper, the same marxist a-holes who said Walker Wisconsin Ranger was going down are the same marxist a-holes doing the same with Mitt Romney.
The obama marxists are doing their best to libel the Romney Family...I mean the marxists are doing everything the can to destroy Mitt Romney short of using bombs to make their point like b. h. obama's mentor bill ayers...

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individual...

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/groupProfi...

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1222128560757...

“Proud To Be An American”

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#8 Aug 28, 2012
Ex-GOP Con wrote:
I am most looking forward to hearing Sarah Palin speak at the convention this year.
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Attention excrement!!! I hate to pee on you and your wish list but both myself and Governor Sarah Palin have a big problemo with perverts like you who are sandusky skid mark lickers and obama/ayers azz kissers...you'll just have to find something else to set your sights...like your anthony weiner photo collection.
Reality bites

AOL

#9 Aug 28, 2012
Ex-GOP Con wrote:
I am most looking forward to hearing Sarah Palin speak at the convention this year.
.
I hope Comrade Pelosi and that Wasserman Schultz woman will be spewing HATE at the DNC Convention. Wait til America gets a load of the Convention Chairman Antonio VivaLaRaza. Ay Carumba!

That should sober up fair minded Democrats from all over the Country.
They won't say much but when it counts they will Vote for Romney Ryan!!

“Proud To Be An American”

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#10 Aug 28, 2012
Sherman, set the WayBack Machine to the 2008 Democratic National Convention - Invesco Stadium, Denver…that way we can see exactly how America got into in the pathetic shape it is today…

Schedule of Events

7:00 pm OPENING FLAG BURNING
7:15 pm PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE UNITED NATIONS
7:20 pm Ted Kennedy PROPOSES A TOAST
7:25 pm NONRELIGIOUS PRAYER, IDOL WORSHIP & RACE BAITING - The "Reverends" Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and Jeremiah Wright
7:45 pm CEREMONIAL TREE HUGGING - Darryl Hannah
7:55 pm Ted Kennedy PROPOSES A TOAST
8:00 pm HOW I INVENTED THE INTERNET - Al Gore
8:07 pm USING GOVERNMENT BUREAUCRATS & CARBON REDUCTION CREDITS TO EXTORT MONEY FROM AMERICAN CORPORATIONS - Al Gore
8:12 pm THE NEW FRONTIER: RUNNING YOUR OWN SHAMWOW FRANCHISE - Al Gore
8:15 pm GAY WEDDING PLANNING - Rosie O'Donnell
8:25 pm UFO's ... DO THEY CONTRIBUTE TO GLOBAL WARMING?- Dennis Kucinich
8:35 pm Ted Kennedy PROPOSES A TOAST
8:40 pm OUR TROOPS ARE WAR CRIMINALS - John Kerry
8:45 pm GROWING A $2 BILLION URBAN PROJECT INTO A $23 BILLION TAXPAYER LIABILITY - OUR STEWARDSHIP OF THE BIG DIG - Ted Kennedy & John Kerry
8:50 pm "IF JOHN MCCAIN IS ELECTED, I WILL LEAVE THE UNITED STATES" - Alec Baldwin
9.00 pm MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR SADDAM, HIS SONS, INSURGENTS et al - Cindy Sheehan and Susan Sarandon
9:15 WE’RE NOT MILITARY STRATEGISTS, ECONOMISTS, ELECTED LEADERS OR CONCERNED CITIZENS: WE JUST PLAY THESE ROLES AT DEMOCRATIC FUNDRAISERS: Matt Damon, Paris Hilton, Bruce Springsteen, Natalie Maine
9:30 pm DRIVER"S LICENSES, COLLEGE TUITION AND SANCTUARY FOR CRIMINAL ALIENS Patrick Leahy, Charles Schumer, Hillary Clinton
10:00 pm "CAN YOU BELIEVE IT? WE'RE AVAILABLE TO SPEAK!" - Gloria Steinem, Geraldine Ferraro, Al Gore, Michael Dukakis
10:30 pm CAREER ADVANCEMENT THROUGH CONGENITAL LIES, SELF-SERVING DECEIT, GENDER- BAITING, AND CONSPIRACY THEORY - Hillary Clinton
11:00 pm Ted Kennedy PROPOSES A TOAST
11:05 pm COLLECTION FOR THE OSAMA BIN LADEN KIDNEY TRANSPLANT FUND - Barbara Streisand
11:15 pm FREE THE FREEDOM FIGHTERS FROM GUANTANAMO BAY - Sean Penn
11:30 pm OVAL OFFICE AFFAIRS - William Jefferson Clinton
11:45 pm Ted Kennedy PROPOSES A TOAST
11:50 pm HOW GEORGE BUSH BROUGHT DOWN THE WORLD TRADE TOWERS - Howard Dean & Dennis Kucinich
12:15 am TRUTH IN BROADCASTING AWARD - Presented to Dan Rather by Michael Moore
12:25 am Ted Kennedy PROPOSES A TOAST
12:30 am SATELLITE ADDRESS - Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
12:45 am NOMINATION OF BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA - Nancy Pelosi
12:52 am "THE AMERICAN HEARTLAND: CLINGING TO GUNS & RELIGION" - Barack Obama
1:00 am "HOW TO BE THE TOP RECIPIENT OF 6-FIGURE CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS FROM FREDDIE MAC & FANNIE MAE LOBBYISTS" Barack Obama, John Kerry & Barney Frank
1:15 am Ted Kennedy PROPOSES A TOAST To Obama
1:30 am Ted Kennedy PROPOSES A TOAST To Hillary Clinton
1:35 am Bill Clinton insists Ted Kennedy drive Hillary home
Ex-GOP Con

San Jose, CA

#11 Aug 28, 2012
JohnInLa wrote:
<quoted text>Attention excrement!!! I hate to pee on you and your wish list but both myself and Governor Sarah Palin have a big problemo with perverts like you who are sandusky skid mark lickers and obama/ayers azz kissers...you'll just have to find something else to set your sights...like your anthony weiner photo collection.
“Skid mark”? Wow…is that what you refer to the wounds suffered by a rapist? You disgust every decent human being.

You are Republican RINO Personality Disorder #2: The Tourrette’s Sufferer.

Your opinion means sh*t you disgusting piece of sh*t considering you hold a rapist of little boys Sandusky to a higher regard than the President of the United States of America. You disgust me and every decent human being.

http://www.topix.com/forum/us/politics/TU2SCT...

JohnInLA wrote:“Attention con artist!!! You get bent out of shape with sandusky yet where's your outrage when it comes to b. h. obama's associations with the likes of bill ayers? The fact of the matter is bill ayers is worse than sandusky”

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Topix Index to the Message Boards and RINO Party Members:

(You’re guaranteed to run across one of these personality disorders.)

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1) The Habitual Liar: Bluebonnets-Thistle

http://www.topix.com/forum/us/politics/TU2SCT...

2) The Sandusky Lover Suffering from Tourette’s: JohnInLa

http://www.topix.com/forum/us/politics/TU2SCT...

3) The Sandusky Loving Off-Topic Frenchman: Le Jimbo

http://www.topix.com/forum/us/politics/TRU90N...

4) The Sandusky Loving Spammer: The Laughing Liberal

http://www.topix.com/forum/us/politics/T3VIR5...

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Clint Eastwood

Petersburg, VA

#12 Aug 28, 2012
Ex-GOP Con wrote:
I am most looking forward to hearing Sarah Palin speak at the convention this year.
.

Yeah, It will be you only chance to learn something.
Ex-GOP Con

San Jose, CA

#13 Aug 28, 2012
Reality bites wrote:
<quoted text>
I hope Comrade Pelosi and that Wasserman Schultz woman will be spewing HATE at the DNC Convention. Wait til America gets a load of the Convention Chairman Antonio VivaLaRaza. Ay Carumba!
That should sober up fair minded Democrats from all over the Country.
They won't say much but when it counts they will Vote for Romney Ryan!!
That's not important now. What's important is the Sarah Palin will give a riveting speech at the convention and outshine all these Republican RINOs. They are just mice compared to her. Go Sarah!
Clint Eastwood

Petersburg, VA

#14 Aug 28, 2012

Walker took a Bad Situation and TURNED IT AROUND.

Barack Hussein Created a Bad Situation as Senator and Made It Worse as President. It's no surprise the American Electorate is Enthused to Get Rid of the Kenyan.
Clint Eastwood

Petersburg, VA

#15 Aug 28, 2012

Scott Walker Balanced the Budget after democrats claimed it was impossible. He did what he promised. Something liars like barack hussein never do. In fact, speaking of budgets, Obama Got ZERO VOTES for His ridiculous budget proposal!

Zero!
Clint Eastwood

Petersburg, VA

#16 Aug 28, 2012
Mary Montoya wrote:
<quoted text>
Walker renewed our faith in America when he defeated the UnionCrat thugs in Wisconsin. Now we have a chance to Save America from Obama. The Left thinks America's best days are behind us but the Romneys disagree and so do I.
Romney Ryan 2012. Our children deserve a chance!!!
Good Points! Even CNN pointed out that Wasserman Shultz was a lair!
She's nothing but a lapdog for the kenyan.
Clint Eastwood

Petersburg, VA

#17 Aug 28, 2012
LIST OF OBAMA LIES 2012 - UPDATED - OBAMA LAUNDRY LIST OF LIES


Crop Failure (Obama lies when he says Paul Ryan is blocking drought relief)


Barack Obama has been proven by more than one fact checking organization to be a habitual liar.

House passed bill on August 2, 2012 (Paul Ryan voted yes)
Clint Eastwood

Petersburg, VA

#18 Aug 28, 2012

Obama-“For the first time since 1990, American manufacturers are creating new jobs.”

Truth-O-Meter rating: False
Clint Eastwood

Petersburg, VA

#19 Aug 28, 2012
Obama-“I didn’t raise taxes once.”

Truth-O-Meter rating: False
(PolitiFact-We’ve tracked more than a few increases)
Clint Eastwood

Petersburg, VA

#20 Aug 28, 2012
Obama-“The vast majority of the money I got was from small donors all across the country.”

Truth-O-Meter rating: False
(PolitiFact-Big donors bankrolled much of Obama’s campaign)

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