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Walker wins Wisconsin recall. What next?

Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆ 2012/06/06 19:08:12
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Scott Walker kept his job
in the Wisconsin recall fight yesterday. He won with about 53 percent
of the vote. This will hurt both the Democratic Party and the union
movement, in Wisconsin and nationwide.


Wisconsin recall results

Scott Walker is the third governor in history to face a recall, and the first governor in history to survive one. The final tally, according to Fox News: 53 percent to 46 percent, with almost all precincts reporting.


Ironies in the Wisconsin recall story abound. Wisconsin invented
recall elections, as part of the Progressive movement. Wisconsin also
invented public-employee unions and strikes. Scott Walker has taken away
the right to strike from most of his State’s public-employee unions.


The Wisconsin recall results go beyond numbers and proportion of
votes. Reince Priebus, Chairman of the Republican National Committee, boasted about the results, according to Alicia Cohn of The Hill. “Absolute disaster,” he said. And:


The Democrats lost an election of their own making.


Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, his Democratic counterpart, defied the Wisconsin recall results last night.


[Scott Walker]‘s brand of divisive politics is offensive
and wrong. Thousands of Wisconsinites mounted [the Wisconsin recall]
effort in the face of a flood of out of state, secret and corporate
special interest money.


Stone barn built in Chase, Wisconsin The Wisconsin recall almost replaced barns like this as the State symbol.

Stone barn in Chase, Wisconsin. Photo: User KKNiteOwl (Wikipedia); public domain release


Wasserman-Schultz can’t seem to blush. The recall had help from an equal flood of out-of-State, secret and union
special-interest money. And more than money: warm bodies. Those bodies
flocked to Wisconsin to do more than knock on doors to “get out the
vote.” One witness called a radio talk show to say that some of them were driving in to cast the vote as well:


We’re going to Wisconsin. We’re from Michigan. Right
outside Detroit and… they got four buses up here, Chris. I dont know if
they got other buses coming from other directions but it’s four buses
and we’re going to Wisconsin to vote.


Chris Plante, the host, later said that the caller hung up and left
no call-back number. But if the caller was telling the truth, perhaps he
couldn’t call back, or leave a number.


At 4:00 p.m. yesterday, the city clerk of Madison, WI, told
the Center for American Progress that turnout might reach “119
percent.” (The CAP seemed to think that was a legitimate result when
people register to vote on the same day.) Politico.com called the clerk back, and the clerk revised that down to 96 percent.


Wisconsin recall, the day after, and the future

The shockwave from the Wisconsin recall results is still reverberating. Mike Flynn at Breitbart.com said
at once why Scott Walker kept his job: his policies worked. They worked
for Wisconsin, so that several cities and counties balanced their
budgets without laying anyone off. They worked for the workers
themselves, so that more than half of them quit their unions. And they
worked for Scott Walker, because grateful taxpayers, and those same
workers who quit their unions, voted for him.


John Gizzi at Human Events says
that other States will follow Wisconsin’s lead. These States have a
common and dire problem: they over-promised on public-employee pensions,
and those bills are now due, or overdue. Because Scott Walker kept his job, other governors will gladly risk theirs to make the pension system affordable again.

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  • Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆ 2012/06/06 19:09:35
    Unions: bust! And so is Obama.
    Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆
    +18
    The unions already were hurting. Walker had taken away their collective bargaining rights (for most public employees), and freed many public employees to get out of the union. They pulled out all the stops, not stopping at fraud, either. To no avail.

    And as goes Wisconsin, so will go other States.

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  • ScottyG - Faqueue 2012/06/08 22:11:53
    Unions: bust! And so is Obama.
    ScottyG - Faqueue
    +1
    It's just beginning. We are taking back our America. Their Emerika is ours in Nov.
  • Mike 2012/06/08 04:46:46
    Undecided
    Mike
    Lets hope the good governor follows his own rules, and what he takes from public union members in pensions, wages, etc., also applies it to his own wages, pension, etc.

    What better way to further the cause, than by setting example... right govenor?
  • Bureauc 0Bamao 2012/06/07 23:30:18 (edited)
    Unions: bust! And so is Obama.
    Bureauc 0Bamao
    +2
    We have all seen the stats. Public sector union members earn more and STILL pay less towards their HC and retirement than the private sector. Why the hell would/should they since we have to bare the cost?

    Walker was just doing what was necessary.
    What's next is the 'Cascade Effect' of other states that take on the public sector unions.
    Way to go Walker, you've ushered inn the beginning of the end of the 'out of control' debt and deficits.
  • ETpro 2012/06/07 17:00:32
    Undecided
    ETpro
    Unless the average American wakes up to what the right intends, the total destruction of the American Middle Class and conversion of the nation into a banana republic is what's next. Anything to make sure our poor, deprived billionaires get more. They are, after all The Creators.
  • Bureauc... ETpro 2012/06/07 23:40:05
    Bureauc 0Bamao
    +2
    Take off the blinders.
    Now that union dues are not forcibly confiscated from the pay checks of public sector workers in Wisconsin, union membership dropped off by more than 50%.
    Answer me this. Why should the tax payers (of any state) allow public workers to be paid more and contribute FAR less to their HC and Retirement than these very same tax payers that are taxed to pay for the public sector union members?
  • the spoiler 2012/06/07 15:08:20
    Undecided
    the spoiler
    +1
    They have cut off their noses to spite their faces. " Don't let the Camel get his head in the tent" you had your chance
  • Matt 2012/06/07 14:33:31
    Undecided
    Matt
    +1
    More right to work laws, lower wages, and an even smaller middle class who will be taxed at a higher rate to pay for endless wars foreign aid and corporate and lower class welfare.
  • 4570GOVT 2012/06/07 14:06:14
    Unions: bust! And so is Obama.
    4570GOVT
    +3
    Americans ( Poor , Out Of Work Americans ) are tired of PUBLIC SECTOR Unions , sucking the life out of their states . The Public Sector should NEVER be allowed to Unionize and it should not be permitted . Your State ( any state ) is stuck forever paying pensions & medical when it should be free of this burden . Two California Cities atre bucking the trend because they are Going Broke and cannot even make payroll or have even basic city functions .
  • bob h. 4570GOVT 2012/06/07 15:09:36
    bob h.
    +1
    California is going broke because they have more prison inmates than England, Germany and France combined, at a cost of $50-$75 per day/inmate to the taxpayer. Imagine the uproar if welfare or unemployment paid $1,500 -$2,250 a mo.
  • 4570GOVT bob h. 2012/06/07 15:48:08
  • bob h. 4570GOVT 2012/06/11 16:47:34
    bob h.
    how do you retire from prison. are you crazy?
  • 4570GOVT bob h. 2012/06/11 19:24:27
    4570GOVT
    +2
    They are TWO DIFFERENT THINGS ............. Are " YOU " Crazy ?
    Prisoners are sucking the Government Tit , Dry ........... true .
    But - Government Run Retirement Plans & Perks are doing even MORE damage .
    ...................... get with the program , Bob ( and pay attention )
  • bob h. 4570GOVT 2012/06/12 03:05:27
    bob h.
    Do you think for one minute, that it takes $50-$75 a day to house an inmate. Especially if it's a private prison using inmates for private labor? Did you think Corporations bought prisons out of social conscience?
  • 4570GOVT bob h. 2012/06/12 17:40:45
    4570GOVT
    +2
    WTF ....... Are You Talking About ???????
    Exactly " WHERE " did you get that figure ( $50-$75 a day ) ......... AND WHY SHOULD I CARE ?
    YOU have a problem , and I suggest that YOU get professional help !
  • bob h. 4570GOVT 2012/06/13 03:55:38
    bob h.
    Do I detect a meltdown?
  • 4570GOVT bob h. 2012/06/13 15:47:57
  • Bureauc... bob h. 2012/06/07 23:48:36
    Bureauc 0Bamao
    +3
    California is going broke because they are in many cases paying public sector unions members more in retirement than the earned as a worker. Do the math. It's not sustainable.

    If liberals and PC were not allowed to run amuck, prison might be a deterrent to crime. How much could California save it they shut off the AC Cable TV and Internet inn the jails. Put those bastards to work on chain gangs 'doing work americans don't want'. How much could California save it they housed criminals in tents? Tents are good enough for our military and I care a whole lot more for them.
  • 4570GOVT Bureauc... 2012/06/08 05:19:01
    4570GOVT
    +1
    Awwwwwwwww , Sheriff Joe fan i see ! " Makes me all warm & fuzzy ". Turning jails back into jails kinda' makes you NOT want to come back .
  • 4570GOVT Bureauc... 2012/06/12 17:45:43
    4570GOVT
    YOU - Are Correct , Sir !

    PS ; What Is With That Guy ?

    As for housing prisoners in tents .......... Sounds Good To Me ! Sheriff Joe is my hero , Chain Gangs - Pink Underwear - Tent City - The DISNEY CHANNEL On TV - Balogna Sandwiches For Meals ...... " THAT'S THE WAY TO RUN A COUNTY JAIL ! "
  • bob h. Bureauc... 2012/06/13 03:54:52
    bob h.
    So if all the prisons in california shut off their cable. everything would be OK?
  • Bureauc... bob h. 2012/06/13 04:08:51
    Bureauc 0Bamao
    +1
    Silly liberal, you are the one that brought up Prisons.
    ''California is going broke because they have more prison inmates than.......... ''
    I'm simply stating the obvious needed changes to make prisons less burden on the productive class (tax payers). It's a step in the right direction just like the measures taken by San Diego and San Jose last week.
  • bob h. Bureauc... 2012/06/13 22:38:57
    bob h.
    San Diego jail has no cable? How's that working? That $20 a month should carry them thru.
  • Bureauc... bob h. 2012/06/13 23:18:47
    Bureauc 0Bamao
    +1
    Are you really That ignorant?
    San Diego, San Jose passed serious pension reform initiatives by overwhelming margins
  • bob h. Bureauc... 2012/06/13 22:36:34
    bob h.
    Repeat after me. L-I-F-E-I-N-S-U-R-A-N-C-E.
  • Bureauc... 4570GOVT 2012/06/07 23:49:37
    Bureauc 0Bamao
    +2
    You are correct! The Public Sector should NEVER be allowed to Unionize.
    Why do they need protection from the gov't?
  • bob h. Bureauc... 2012/06/13 22:40:11
    bob h.
    No bargaining rights? so what's another right into the crapper.
  • Bureauc... bob h. 2012/06/13 23:20:30
    Bureauc 0Bamao
    When they need protection from the gov't, I will march with them.
  • raine 2012/06/07 13:28:07
    Undecided
    raine
    I don't live in Wisconsin so I don't care. Plus I have visited there and found the people to be less than friendly. Lots of big fat blondes. I see no reason to ever go back there.
  • Clyde 2012/06/07 12:46:51
    Unions: bust! And so is Obama.
    Clyde
    +5
    What's next is saving the rest of the country from the socialist revolution.
  • jimmy Clyde 2012/06/07 13:16:07
    jimmy
    +4
    boy, you got that right
  • bob h. Clyde 2012/06/07 15:10:38
    bob h.
    And right into Fascism.
  • Clyde bob h. 2012/06/07 15:36:57
    Clyde
    +3
    No, we are saving it from liberal fascism.
  • bob h. Clyde 2012/06/12 03:06:19
    bob h.
    Which is it?
  • Clyde bob h. 2012/06/13 13:13:11
    Clyde
    They are one in the same.....socialist revolution = liberal fascism
  • Bureauc... bob h. 2012/06/07 23:55:39
    Bureauc 0Bamao
    +2
    Fascism is a form of Statism and not so different from socialism. All of your liberal ideals are bankrupt and on the outs. I thank barack for that. Yes it has been creeping in on us but at a rate we hardly noticed but barack's accelerated agenda has brought it to the forefront. America won't stand for it. I cite the 2010 elections, Walker's win, San Diego and San Jose push back as evidence.
  • bob h. Bureauc... 2012/06/12 03:07:59
    bob h.
    Not even close. Patriot Act, Bush Doctrine, TSA, Homeland Security: text book Fascism.
  • Bureauc... bob h. 2012/06/12 03:29:20
    Bureauc 0Bamao
    As I previously stated, ''Statism'' has been slowly creeping into our lives for sometime now. Barack's done NOTHING to reverse it. Accelerated it actually and in doing so, has awoken the masses. For instance, 0webama campaigned on repealing the Patriot Act but ended up amending it to further chip away at our freedoms.
  • Sissy 2012/06/07 12:40:17
    Undecided
    Sissy
    +1
    Its going to be up to Walker "what is next". He promised healing and the one million voters for Barrett cannot and should not be discounted.
  • Always ... Sissy 2012/06/08 17:34:02
    Always Right
    +2
    Why not, most of them came from Michigan!
  • Sissy Always ... 2012/06/09 12:58:50
    Sissy
    LOL. Walker sent out an army of criminal investigators, lawyers, and aides from his office to "cover" the polls all over Wis but most heavily in Milw., and Madison. That is pure wishful thinking that one million democrats showed up and I wouldn't carry that schtick too long.

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