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Uncle Bill

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  1. Uncle Bill


    Reports today are the Delaware cops are investigating if he tweeted his weiner to an underage girl. He's dead man walking if he did.
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    This article spells it out. Conclusion: A criminal investigation will no doubt occur, and there might be some minor charges about use of public facilities, but I'm guessing all participants were of age and consented. Civil liability requires intent, and there doesn't appear to be any intent for him to expose the target of his attentions to public scrutiny.
  3. Osama's final facebook status update:
  4. If by "topped himself" you meant committed suicide, that's incorrect. The Aircraft Commander, Paul Tibbets, died in 2007 of heart failure( at age 92). The copilot, Robert Lewis, also died of heart failure in 1983( at age 66).
  5. I see one 527 raising money to fight another 527 (The Greater Wisconsin Committee, a union front group) it seems to me both sides can do this. I think we need real campaign finance reform.
  6. Teachers are included, cops and firemen were not, I think they should have been included as well.
  7. Let me guess, you read that somewhere and can't back it up?
  8. Let's see if that's true: Top All-Time Donors, 1989-2010 rank - organization - total amount - % democrat - %republican 1 ActBlue $51,124,846 99% 0% 2 AT&T Inc $46,292,670 44% 55% 3 American Fedn of State, County & Municipal Employees $43,477,361 98% 1% 4 National Assn of Realtors $38,721,441 49% 50% 5 Goldman Sachs $33,387,252 61% 37% 6 American Assn for Justice $33,143,279 90% 8% 7 Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers $33,056,216 97% 2% 8 National Education Assn $32,024,610 93% 6% 9 Laborers Union $30,292,050 92% 7% 10 Teamsters Union $29,319,982 93% 6% 11 Carpenters & Joiners Union $29,265,808 89% 10% 12 Service Employees International Union $29,140,232 95% 3% 13 American Federation of Teachers $28,733,991 98% 0% 14 Communications Workers of America $28,376,306 98% 0% 15 Citigroup Inc $28,065,874 50% 49% 16 American Medical Assn $27,597,820 40% 59% 17 United Auto Workers $27,134,252 98% 0% 18 National Auto Dealers Assn $26,311,758 32% 67% 19 Machinists & Aerospace Workers Union $26,229,477 98% 0% 20 United Parcel Service $25,290,039 36% 62% Out of the top 20, 5 are Corps, 11 are unions. Almost all give more to dems. So your statement is incorrect. http://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/list.php
  9. Back on the topic of this thread: This article sums it up pretty well, (as long as we are posting walls of text from partisan sources) The Basics Last November, for the first time in a long time, Wisconsin voters went to the polls and gave Republicans control of the assembly, senate, and governorship. Governor Scott Walker, the former County Executive of Milwaukee, ran as a reformer, inherited a crushing deficit, and drafted a Budget Repair Bill that would allow him to do two vital things. His first priority was to not lay off any public employees. His second priority was to create long-term, sustainable fixes to the state budget. One of the only ways he could do this was to increase the percentage public employees pay for their health insurance coverage from 6% to 12.6% (still half the national average) and their pension contribution from 0% to 5.8% (most Americans don’t even get pensions). By far, though, the most controversial and necessary part of the bill is the stripping away of public employee collective bargaining rights in all matters other than wages. Opponents say collective bargaining has nothing to do with the budget, that it’s just an attack on workers’ rights. That’s a lie. And here’s why they’re telling that lie. How Public Employee Unions Elect Democrats With Your Tax Dollars Currently, if you’re any kind of public employee in Wisconsin, union membership is compulsory. If you want to work for the State, you are forced to join the union and therefore you must pay dues that average around $800 a year. These dues are not only the lifeblood of public union power, they are the lifeblood of power for elected Democrats in WI (and nationwide). Using dues forcibly taken from public employees (right out of their paychecks), in 2008 public unions gave almost all of their political donations to local Democrats. Furthermore, three national public unions dropped almost $3 million into WI Democrat coffers in the form of straight-forward political donations and television ads in support of Democrats. For instance, among the 14 Senate Democrats who fled the state to avoid voting for Governor Walker’s Budget Repair Bill, public unions represented anywhere from 5% to 66% of their total campaign contributions from ‘07 to ‘10. Nationwide the numbers are even more staggering. Unions, mostly public employee unions, gave a staggering $400 million to Democrats in 2008 alone. Taxpayers — Republicans, Independents, and Democrats alike — pay for all of this. This is our money being used in a corrupt laundering racket to funnel money from our pockets to public employees to their unions and then, ultimately, straight into the coffers of Democrats throughout the country and at every level of government — from your local school board to the President of the United States. How Collective Bargaining Bankrupts States As we’ve already established, elected Democrats rely on public union donations to win office which, of course, means they are then beholden to these unions once they reach office. Well, guess who the public unions then do their collective bargaining with? Yes, with the very same Democrats who rely on public unions in order to get them elected. It doesn’t get any more corrupt than this. Furthermore, what are elected Democrats using to please their important public union contributors? Your tax dollars. This isn’t like a private business where sitting across the table from union officials are hard-nosed negotiators worried about the bottom line, stockholders, and their own profits. If they give away the store they go out of business. Wisconsin, on the other hand, can’t and won’t go out of business. Therefore, elected Democrats have no stake in protecting the taxpayers and so they do give away the store. That’s why public employees have Cadillac benefits and you and I don’t. That’s why it’s impossible to fire bad teachers. That’s why it’s a contract violation to clear your streets of snow even when the unions won’t. That’s why states across the country are going bankrupt. And believe it or not, it gets worse… The Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC), the state’s largest teachers union, has used collective bargaining to muscle school districts into purchasing their own over-priced health insurance coverage program. Yes, the very same teachers union that spent $1.6 million to elect Democrats then sits down with Democrats to collective bargain regarding which health insurance provider the various districts will purchase from — and lo and behold a number of school districts throughout the state have their benefits administered through the union’s own WEA Trust. By most accounts this is a Cadillac benefits plan that costs the state millions more than it should — a lucrative plan that we private sector employees could only dream of. Worse still, there’s no serious competition for a less expensive, more reasonable plan. Why would there be? Elected officials aren’t spending their own money or their company’s money. They’re spending your money. Their only incentive is to please the same unions that fund their campaigns — and collective bargaining rules makes all of this look perfectly acceptable and legal. This is nothing more than legalized graft and racketeering. Franklin Roosevelt was exactly right about the dangers of collective bargaining in the public sector when he said: "All Government employees should realize that the process of collective bargaining, as usually understood, cannot be transplanted into the public service. It has its distinct and insurmountable limitations when applied to public personnel management. The very nature and purposes of Government make it impossible for administrative officials to represent fully or to bind the employer in mutual discussions with Government employee organizations. The employer is the whole people, who speak by means of laws enacted by their representatives in Congress. Accordingly, administrative officials and employees alike are governed and guided, and in many instances restricted, by laws which establish policies, procedures, or rules in personnel matters." Why Democrats and Public Unions are Terrified of Governor Walker’s Bill Governor Walker’s bill hits at the very heart of this legalized graft and racketeering by stripping away the collective bargaining that burdens Wisconsin taxpayers with programs like WEA Trust — which is a cash cow for the public sector unions and therefore a cash cow for elected Democrats. The more money public unions receive, the more money they have to help elect Democrats. What most frightens the unholy duo of Democrats and public unions, though, is that Walker’s Budget Repair Bill is a victory for workers rights inasmuch as it ends, not only the forcing of public workers into the union, but also the garnishment of their pay checks to pay union dues. Once you give public employees the God-given right to opt out of the union and force unions to collect their own dues, there’s no doubt some people’s eyes will open just as they have in the private sector. The result is that public union membership will wither on the vine just as private union membership has. The result… Public unions lose their power, elected Democrats lose a crucial ally funded with your taxpayer dollars, and this viciously corrupt circle takes its rightful place on the ash-heap of history. Finally, this will also create something of a cultural shift. Without wildly influential public unions spreading their disgusting entitlement mentality, fewer idiots will be brainwashed into thinking they deserve something for nothing. And if anything best describes the Democratic base, it’s “entitled idiots who think they deserve something for nothing.” Why Obama Has a Dog In the Wisconsin Fight Wisconsin is a vital swing state for Obama. In 2008 he won the state by an impressive margin, but 2010 saw a sea change in the state’s electorate that created a tidal wave in favor of Republicans, a tidal wave that could extend to 2012 and cost the president his re-election. The more unpopular Republicans are in Wisconsin, the better chance Obama has of winning the state. By using this bill as a way to toxify Governor Walker and the Republican Party in general, by waging a sort of psy-ops war on the population with all the divisive tension and anguish the protests and the 24/7 news coverage cause (think of the 2000 presidential election recount times 100), the idea is to lay the groundwork for an Obama victory in a state that just a few months ago had turned on him. http://biggovernment.com/jjmnolte/2011/03/27/april-5th-will-decide-who-governs-wisconsin-the-voters-or-4-judges/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+BigGovernment+%28Big+Government%29&utm_content=Twitter
  10. I'm still not seeing anything to back up your claim that "The Koch Brothers received a very substantial tax cut in Wisconsin."
  11. That's what I thought, you just made that up. lol
  12. Quoting talking points from lefty sites isn't the same as siting your source for "The Koch Brothers received a very substantial tax cut in Wisconsin." You want to give that another try? The only tax cuts I'm aware of are the ones for small businesses and company's that create or move new jobs to our state as outlined here (and passed w/ bipartisan support): Tax cut for job creators advances Madison — The Assembly Tuesday approved Gov. Scott Walker's tax cut bill for businesses, and the Senate sent the Republican governor two more tax incentive measures ahead of his "state of the state" speech next week. A key part of Walker's special legislative session on job creation, the tax cut bill was scaled back by the governor from a campaign proposal for small businesses and then went through further changes by Republican lawmakers before its passage. The other two bills given final passage by the Senate in bipartisan votes Tuesday included a measure to add $25 million in tax credits to an economic development program and another to wipe away the taxes for two years of businesses moving to the state. http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/114586774.html
  13. Please site your source. a reliable one, not dailykos, lol
  14. That will be the case once this law is finally put into effect, it isn't the case now. The way it works now is, the state deducts union dues right from the workers checks and gives it to the union, the union then spends the money supporting democratic candidates whether the member wants that or not.
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