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Wisconsin Governor Says Unions Have Made It Personal

January 6, 2012 by  

Wisconsin Governor Says Unions Have Made It Personal

With impending June recall election becoming all the more certain, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has said the debate is no longer just about collective-bargaining rights, as union leaders have made it personal, The Washington Times reported.

"They want me dead. I don’t think that’s an exaggeration," Walker said in an interview with the newspaper.

The Times reported that his opponents have until January 15 to collect roughly 540,000 signatures and trigger another election. This would likely center around the successful efforts by the Governor to strip some of the collective-bargaining rights from teachers and other government employees.

This move was made by the Governor out of an effort to close budget gaps and put Wisconsin back on more solid footing, according to the newspaper.

The Hill reported that Walker, speaking at the American Enterprise Institute, urged his fellow governors to seek "structural reforms" like eliminating collective-bargaining rights.

"If you are going to do it, don’t go halfway," Walker said. The Governor also suggested that House Budget Committee Chairman Representative Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) shares his views.

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  • cawmun cents

    “Just like a politician to point out someone else.”-CC.

  • s c

    While I don’t live in Wisconsin, I have great respect for Governor Walker. He’s doing things RIGHT, and because unions and the puppets who control them can’t stand ‘competition’ or anyone who deviates from the deviant norm, Walker is a prime target.
    Sooner or later, people will see unions for what they are. They are tools of Lenin. They have been indoctrinated to hate those who are successful, and willingly think living under a repressive government is the same as an American utopia.
    Give ‘em what they deserve, governor. If they’d rather trade an out-of-debt state, lowered property taxes and SOLVENT local governments for union tyranny, then let the worthless SOBs admit who they really are. Ship their sorry, collective asses off to China, where they can compare notes.

    • Joe H.

      I’m hoping the GOOD people of Wisconsin will keep the governor in office!!!!

      • smilee

        They won’t

  • http://deleted Claire

    Scott Walker has the coldest, most expressionless eyes of anyone I ever saw. While I do not think Unions are so great, I don’t think Walker is any better. I simply do not trust the guy. I need to do research on him–there was some kind of crap going on in Milwaukee (?) that he supposedly was involved with before he became governor. From what I hear, the Koch Brothers poured money into Walker’s cause during the recall fiasco. I have Republican and Democrat relatives in Wisconsin–and some of them aren’t speaking to each other over this mess.

  • ron

    Scott Walker has been on every news outlet that he thinks would spread his nonsense across America. (Fox/Fixed news) The fact is he has not saved one dime from the un-American policies he has put forward. Lenin has nothing to do with unions unless you are a scab, or leech. Ask those who live off the unions if they are willing to give back the wages unions have negotiated for. I ask one of my managers that because he was a union member prior to going into management. Fact is he would have never gotten in the system had it not been for unions negotiating for new hires. Scott Walker never wanted to talk to the unions prior to the re-call drive. Now all of a sudden he and his wife are on television saying we can and should talk. If he is proud of what he did then he should stand up and face the re-call if that’s what happens. If not shut his cowardly behind up.

    • s c

      Comrade r, you don’t know much about history. You don’t know much about unions. You don’t know much about Lenin. You don’t know much about Marx OR communism. So, what the #^*_ DO you know about ANYTHING? LOOK IT UP. If it wasn’t for LENIN, America wouldn’t have ANY unions! Do you get PAID to be this ignorant?

      • APN

        Ouch! Well put!

  • Stan Smith

    Go Walker! Go Indiana pass the right to work bill! Lol! The Libtards Democraps Run with their tail between their legs Just like the Libtards Democraps in WI did!
    See how Libtard ron is peeing his pants! spin libtard spin! Yea ron you don’t like FOX news go back watching your master of spin of Libtard No News Media!

  • http://deleted Claire

    Regarding the Walker issue–be careful what you wish for. It may happen and we may not like it. Of course, this comment can apply to almost every issue facing America and all Americans at this time. Things simply are not what they seem.

  • GILLYSROOMS in Australia

    If you belive in FREE ENTERPRISE for your citizens then Unions whether you agree with them or not have the same rights as corporations. If a union has 540,000 or more members who I assume have been voted in to represent them collectively then I cant see how Lenin who was a dictator has anything to do with it. If the unions are breaking the constution and the laws of your land, then they can be prosecuted…however if they are representing their members in collective bargaining then so be it…thats their job. Slavery is not in your constitution as far as I am aware and neigher is a dictatorship by Governor Scott Walker in any part of your constitution? Freedom is not limited to just a limited few groups of businesses.

    • Joe H.

      What about my union friends that support Ron Paul but because of the union leaders, their dues go to support Adummer??? Where is THEIR representation??? Where is their voice in the union??? They want to insure their right to own and carry a gun, where is THEIR voice of representation??? Adummer wants to do away with all guns!!! Suggest you meddle in YOUR countrys affairs and leave ours to US!!!

    • APN

      Gilly……….Unions have done more damage to this country that any other group in the country. Nothing but a bunch of jack booted communist thugs and our schools and economy reflect that fact.

  • http://deleted Claire

    I have posted before concerning dictatorship. If people think the Liberals are in dictator mode, check out the Republicans. Also, check out the definition of the word “progressive”—in the political vein, it can be interpreted to apply to both parties.

    • Joe H.

      not too many here are arguing that point. Look at Boehner. Progressive through and through, same with Mcshame!! Hell, there are a lot of progressive repubs, but they are RINOs, not true republican conservatives!!

  • Thinking about

    Hey, Scott,thought you did not like negotiations, well now you have your wish, the voters of Wisconsin is not in the mood to negotiate. You have probably never had the priviledge of being a union member and perhaps did not know in times of unjust you could call on a job steward to assist you but you don’t have the priviledge of doing so. By the way, all your moves to stop collective bargaining has resulted in recalls costing how much? Wow, you have really saved money in Wisconsin. Happy trails to you, adios and goodbye.

  • Jerry Person

    If Wisconsin US attorney was a honest honorable person not a Protection Rackeet for his fellow republicans. Walker would be in a federal penn. A federal judge in Milwaukee in 1/2001 ordered Milwaukee county to rehired all the people Walker fired. The judge stated Walker mislead the county board on everything. The judge basicily stated Walker commit a few dozens of crimes and without any doubt abused his power. The judge stated Walker created a FALSE emergency. The judge detailed Walkers crimes. This has cost the state how many millions? Why is US attorney John Vaudruel protecting Walker and allowing him to continue his reign of terror on the seniors, poor, and or future our children. Is Vaudruels agenda protecting his GOP pals more important than our children? John stop your protection rackeet.

    • s c

      Ask around, j. You might be surprised to learn that
      federal judges do NOT have a monopoly on integrity. These days, you can buy a politician, you can buy people in law enforcement and you can buy a JUDGE. Do you REALLY think that ‘judge’ isn’t in someone’s back pocket? Whatever you’re smoking or mainlining, you’ve GOT to pass it around, dude.

    • Thinking About

      You must be on top of these stories and we are not hearing them around the country. Thanks for the updates, for too long politicians operate like dictators and an end should be for all of them. I back those who are working so hard to right some wrongs.

  • Jerry Person

    Walker thinks it is personal. Websters says to change what is norm for personal, religous, or political reasons is an act of perversion. Scotty three strikes your a full blown Perv.

    • Joe H.

      Why? Because he doesn’t support the union who sent thugs to a community meeting to beat the hell out of a man in a wheelchair??? If you support THAT then YOU are the full blown perv!!!

      • APN

        Yep! Well said !!

      • Thinking about

        You must not have watched the link from Ron Paul Forum and you would find what is a terrible acting job. It is like a city bus is involved in an accident with 10 people and by the time the police arrive to investigate they find 20 passengers. Check it out, you might be surprised.

  • jopa

    JoeH;It is common knowledge that the Koch brothers send in individuals to stir up trouble to make it look like the honorable protesters are doing bad things.This may be the same as the instance you mentioned above.It would be like saying all the Teabaggers that marched on Washington are bad because one individual decided to spit on a black member of Congress that the MSM made a big story of.In any large group you may find a few bad apples.

    • Thinking about

      in this case the bad apple is a bad actor.

    • Joe H.

      NOPE!! It was confirmed on the news later, three news stations in fact, that they WERE, indeed union THUGS!!

      • Palin16

        Joe H.,
        I remember when I went to the Searchlight tea party meeting, and union thugs were photographed pelting the Tea party express bus with eggs and rocks. It was a great day though. 20,000 people there to see Sarah. The MSM reported “a few dozen people” were there. I took lots of photos.

      • Thinking About

        I guess Ron Paul site is linked to a different story than you watched or either you watched and believed what his lawyer was saying, another of those who dont seek the truth.

  • Jack

    “made it personal”? duh !!
    The conservatives made personal a long time ago, the gloves are off now pal.


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