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  • guyinwoods guyinwoods Apr 5, 2011 12:17 PM Flag

    Get Rid of Gov. Walker

    I live in WI and am overjoyed that we finally have a Governor who is tired of handing over all of the taxpayer money to union workers. Our teachers make VERY GOOD incomes (for only 9 moths of work) and have ridiculous benefit packages. The union thugs are threatening business and our republican senators. The cowardly democratic senators ran away to Illinois to avoid a vote and then cried foul when the republicans stripped out the fiscal part of the bill and passed it. Public sector unions are bullshit but they will still retain all of the rights that are afforded to Federal union employees. The Governor is finally trying to fix the problem: bloated union wages & benefits, without passing on higher taxes to the rest of us. Teachers say "it's all about the kids", which is a load of crap. They are all about protecting their oversized pay/benefit packages. Everyone else has had to sacrifice, it's their time. Put the money into the classroom...not into their pockets. Record numbers of teachers (81 only in Waukesha county) are retiring early, BECAUSE THEY CAN ON THEIR RIDICULOUS PENSIONS. Time to get in line with the rest of the real world and pay something for your cadillac health care and a lousy 5% towards their own pensions. Public union employees are killing this country...get a clue. We have a $3.6 BILLION dollar deficit in WI and we're tired of reckless government spending and criminal unions living high off the backs of taxpayers!

    Screw collective bargaining.....have your worth measured like the private sector does: based on merit!

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    • Listen, we either we start spending less money in state government or we find a way to raise more money. Raising the tax rate may not increase tax revenue as we already are losing more businesses than we are bringing into the state. Furthermore, Wisconsin is normally among the highest tax paying states, even in the top 3 at times. What bothers many of us tax payers is the contempt from the left who feel they deserve more and more of my money. It has to stop! That is why Walker was elected...to end this madness. It needs to stop

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      • Well said. The damn unions are destroying our ability to compete. Public sector unions and techers are over paid and their benefits are ridiculous and then they cry that their isn't enough money for the kids. Give me a nreak! The greedy left is going to regret it eventually when they finally kill the golden goose.

        With Abele and Kloppenberg we can look forward to higher taxes, higher unemployment, poor business climate and growing debt. Idiot voters don't have a clue as to what's in the best interest of the state and our long term growth. Sad, brianless, short- sighted union pawns afraid to be judeged on their merits!

 
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