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And when the guy you're competing with is happy to have a 10x12 cardboard hut next to an open sewer and a bowl of rice a day to feed his family, I guess it's a no-brainer who the greedy corporate types are going to pick.

You libs are such a frickin joke. Here you are whining about cheap foreign labor but then you have no problem with illegal aliens coming across the border.

And you want to raise taxes on those "greedy" corporations so they get up and leave. Look at Caterpillar warning the state of Illinois to cool it with taxes or they will leave. Look at Amazon leaving Texas.

Liberals think stupidly. Gov solves no problems but it creates many. The more you tax the rich the faster they expatriate. So you are as a liberal taking in an illegal and kicking out a billionaire. Somehow that doesn't seem too intelligent. More welfare demand and less suckers to pay for it. I think libs are mentally defective. So let the libs live with all the illegals and shufflefoots and the rest of the nation will start from scratch without welfare, and all the garbage brought to us by liberalism. Liberals need to pack up their shit and leave.

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I disapprove of unlawful immigration. Always have.

Immigration to Wisconsin

As of 2006, it is estimated (FAIR) that the immigrant population of Wisconsin is 241,240 which equates to approximately 4.3 of the state’s population. The majority of immigrants are from Mexico (27.7%), Laos (8.8%) and Germany (7.2%). India, Canada, China (including Hong Kong and Taiwan), Thailand, Korea, U.K. and Poland account for another 23.4% of the immigrants to Wisconsin.

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Illegal Immigration to Wisconsin

As of 2007, FAIR estimates the state’s illegal alien population at about 90,000 persons which equates to approximately 1.6 percent of the overall population. The annual fiscal cost to Wisconsin taxpayers for emergency medical care, education and incarceration projected by FAIR is currently $249 million and is estimated to rise to $425 million per year in 2010 and $738 million per year in 2020.

Wisconsin Immigration Statistics

  • Wisconsin’s immigrant population increased by nearly 25% between 2000 and 2006
  • In 2005, housing authorities reported over 34,000 of Wisconsin households as crowded or severely crowded. Studies by the Urban Institute in 2001 indicate a rise in crowded housing often correlates with an increase in the number of immigrant residents
  • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2007 Wisconsin’s unemployment rate is 5%, equal to the national average

usimmigrationsupport.org

Edited by Silver Rider

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We all have to share the burden of this economic collapse caused by Barney Frank and greedy teachers. And by "all" I mean the bottom 90%. Asking the rich to share any of the burden of the catastrophe they caused would be socialism.

Palin 2012!!!1

http://www.usatoday.com/money/companies/management/2011-03-31-ceo-pay-2010.htm

CEO pay soars while workers' pay stalls

Updated 8h 23m ago

The heads of the nations top companies got the biggest raises in recent memory last year after taking a hiatus during the recession.

At a time most employees can barely remember their last substantial raise, median CEO pay jumped 27% in 2010 as the executives compensation started working its way back to prerecession levels, a USA TODAY analysis of data from GovernanceMetrics International found. Workers in private industry, meanwhile, saw their compensation grow just 2.1% in the 12 months ended December 2010, says the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Two years of scaling back amid tough economic times proved temporary as three-quarters of CEOs got raises in 2010 and, in many cases, the increases were substantial.

The sizable pay hikes came even though the economys recovery remains frail, unemployment is high and corporate profits last year were roughly flat, up 1.5%, from where they were in 2007 when the stock market peaked.

Edited by Rock N' Rollin' Man

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It will be interesting to see how this issue settles.

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Wisconsin judge halts gov's union law, at least for now

by Todd Richmond and Scott Bauer, Associated Press

kmov.com

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You libs are such a frickin joke. Here you are whining about cheap foreign labor but then you have no problem with illegal aliens coming across the border.

And you want to raise taxes on those "greedy" corporations so they get up and leave. Look at Caterpillar warning the state of Illinois to cool it with taxes or they will leave. Look at Amazon leaving Texas.

Liberals think stupidly. Gov solves no problems but it creates many. The more you tax the rich the faster they expatriate. So you are as a liberal taking in an illegal and kicking out a billionaire. Somehow that doesn't seem too intelligent. More welfare demand and less suckers to pay for it. I think libs are mentally defective. So let the libs live with all the illegals and shufflefoots and the rest of the nation will start from scratch without welfare, and all the garbage brought to us by liberalism. Liberals need to pack up their shit and leave.

More shit from a FUX News robot. The dumbing down continues.

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We've Become a Nation of Takers, Not Makers

More Americans work for the government than in manufacturing, farming, fishing, forestry, mining and utilities combined.

By STEPHEN MOORE

If you want to understand better why so many states—from New York to Wisconsin to California—are teetering on the brink of bankruptcy, consider this depressing statistic: Today in America there are nearly twice as many people working for the government (22.5 million) than in all of manufacturing (11.5 million). This is an almost exact reversal of the situation in 1960, when there were 15 million workers in manufacturing and 8.7 million collecting a paycheck from the government.

It gets worse. More Americans work for the government than work in construction, farming, fishing, forestry, manufacturing, mining and utilities combined. We have moved decisively from a nation of makers to a nation of takers. Nearly half of the $2.2 trillion cost of state and local governments is the $1 trillion-a-year tab for pay and benefits of state and local employees. Is it any wonder that so many states and cities cannot pay their bills?

Every state in America today except for two—Indiana and Wisconsin—has more government workers on the payroll than people manufacturing industrial goods. Consider California, which has the highest budget deficit in the history of the states. The not-so Golden State now has an incredible 2.4 million government employees—twice as many as people at work in manufacturing. New Jersey has just under two-and-a-half as many government employees as manufacturers. Florida's ratio is more than 3 to 1. So is New York's.

Even Michigan, at one time the auto capital of the world, and Pennsylvania, once the steel capital, have more government bureaucrats than people making things. The leaders in government hiring are Wyoming and New Mexico, which have hired more than six government workers for every manufacturing worker.

Now it is certainly true that many states have not typically been home to traditional manufacturing operations. Iowa and Nebraska are farm states, for example. But in those states, there are at least five times more government workers than farmers. West Virginia is the mining capital of the world, yet it has at least three times more government workers than miners. New York is the financial capital of the world—at least for now. That sector employs roughly 670,000 New Yorkers. That's less than half of the state's 1.48 million government employees.

Don't expect a reversal of this trend anytime soon. Surveys of college graduates are finding that more and more of our top minds want to work for the government. Why? Because in recent years only government agencies have been hiring, and because the offer of near lifetime security is highly valued in these times of economic turbulence. When 23-year-olds aren't willing to take career risks, we have a real problem on our hands. Sadly, we could end up with a generation of Americans who want to work at the Department of Motor Vehicles.

The employment trends described here are explained in part by hugely beneficial productivity improvements in such traditional industries as farming, manufacturing, financial services and telecommunications. These produce far more output per worker than in the past. The typical farmer, for example, is today at least three times more productive than in 1950.

Where are the productivity gains in government? Consider a core function of state and local governments: schools. Over the period 1970-2005, school spending per pupil, adjusted for inflation, doubled, while standardized achievement test scores were flat. Over roughly that same time period, public-school employment doubled per student, according to a study by researchers at the University of Washington. That is what economists call negative productivity.

But education is an industry where we measure performance backwards: We gauge school performance not by outputs, but by inputs. If quality falls, we say we didn't pay teachers enough or we need smaller class sizes or newer schools. If education had undergone the same productivity revolution that manufacturing has, we would have half as many educators, smaller school budgets, and higher graduation rates and test scores.

The same is true of almost all other government services. Mass transit spends more and more every year and yet a much smaller share of Americans use trains and buses today than in past decades. One way that private companies spur productivity is by firing underperforming employees and rewarding excellence. In government employment, tenure for teachers and near lifetime employment for other civil servants shields workers from this basic system of reward and punishment. It is a system that breeds mediocrity, which is what we've gotten.

Most reasonable steps to restrain public-sector employment costs are smothered by the unions. Study after study has shown that states and cities could shave 20% to 40% off the cost of many services—fire fighting, public transportation, garbage collection, administrative functions, even prison operations—through competitive contracting to private providers. But unions have blocked many of those efforts. Public employees maintain that they are underpaid relative to equally qualified private-sector workers, yet they are deathly afraid of competitive bidding for government services.

President Obama says we have to retool our economy to "win the future." The only way to do that is to grow the economy that makes things, not the sector that takes things.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704050204576219073867182108.html

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MADISON, Wis. — A Wisconsin woman accused of emailing death threats to GOP state lawmakers during the Capitol debate over the collective bargaining law was charged Thursday with two felonies.

Katherine Windels, 26, was charged with two counts of creating a bomb scare, along with two misdemeanor counts of computer-based threats to injure or harm. The charges carry a combined maximum penalty of 7.5 years in prison.

The criminal complaint accuses the Cross Plains woman of sending two emails to senators threating to shoot them and plant bombs around their homes.

The first message sent March 9 to Sen. Robert Cowles of Green Bay said the sender and others had decided to kill the Republican senator by "arriving at your house and putting a nice little bullet in your head," the complaint said. The email also claimed the group had planted bombs around the senator’s house and car and the Capitol building.

A similar email with the same threats was sent to other Republican senators two hours later. Both emails chastised the lawmakers for voting earlier that day for the budget repair bill, which strips most public employees of collective bargaining rights. The emails also praised Republican Sen. Dale Schultz of Green Bay, who was not sent a threat, as "heroic" for voting against it.

The emails were sent from a computer account that appeared to belong to someone named Lisa Patterson. Police contacted Patterson, who said she didn’t set up the account, the complaint said.

Authorities eventually tracked the computer’s IP address — the unique number assigned to every computer that connects to the Internet — to Windels’ parents. Police approached Windels, who allegedly admitted she sent the emails but said she never meant to carry out the attacks.

Calls by The Associated Press to Windels’ house were not answered.

Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne said Windels had not yet been served with the complaint.

The complaint was filed hours after the Department of Justice expressed concern that Ozanne had not yet filed charges against the suspect. Windels is the only person charged so far for threats against the lawmakers.

© Copyright 2011 Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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So now it's name calling? :blink: Brilliant.

C..c..c..can't we all just git along?

RK

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Hi all,

C..c..c..can't we all just git along?RK)

Da troll is a trying! :hysterical:

Brunch tomorrow? :aw:

Keep on troillin',er cooking,...

KB (Love ya R,do,...)

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Translated:I do know any facts. :slapface:

So now it's name calling? :blink: Brilliant.

E-fookin gad!

Okay. What facts do you know? The twisted ones you hear from your Fox butt buddies? I think so because you all repeat them verbatim. Come up with an something original and get back to me. Then we canl have an intelligent conversation.

Edited by danelectro59

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Okay. What facts do you know? The twisted ones you hear from your Fox butt buddies? I think so because you all repeat them verbatim. Come up with an something original and get back to me. Then we canl have an intelligent conversation.

You call me a troll,I am an orc,FYI.

Now I am butt buddy?The last story I posted was from the AP,.........ho-hum,... :rolleyes:

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You call me a troll,I am an orc,FYI.

Now I am butt buddy?The last story I posted was from the AP,.........ho-hum,... :rolleyes:

You call me a troll - no, I didn't call you one, but if the shoe fits.

Now I am butt buddy? - only you know the answer to that.

The last story I posted was from the AP - so, that's not your thoughts. Cutting and pasting articles is only someone else's opinion. Anyone can do that. Why don't you show us how you (in your own words) would make everything better. Please elaborate. It's Sunday, raining outside and i've nothing better to do today

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"While both laws severely limit public employees’ ability to bargain collectively — they both prohibit any bargaining over health coverage and pensions — the Ohio law largely eliminates bargaining for the police and firefighters."

That will come back and bite them in the ass.

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