February 26, 2011
The governor wants to get demonstrators out of the dome today. Why? Why else? Shocked that citizens would camp out on the hard floors of their Capitol for two weeks, he will now use Capitol police to keep out sleeping bags and pillows and to close the building every night--just wait. (They may be trying the undisclosed plan to place trouble makers in the crowd.)
Typical Walker; not telling the truth again, one can almost hear him, "C'mon out--you demonstrators can go back in..." Yah, sure Ole! Just like his admission to the prank caller about how he would trick the FAB 14 back to Wisconsin. "Said the spider to the fly..."
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, firmly on the side of Walker/Koch/Grebe and Sykes (recall that as soon as the Sentinel merged with the Milwaukee Journal the union leaders were sacked), wrote that I misquoted Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald. Nonsense. Fitzgerald, as if to refute MJS, repeated on Here and Now that he and Walker believe local officials need the flexibility of establishing budgets without unions. Odd when Fitzgerald quickly clears the record on MJS's claim. (Note to MJS: Go to the shouting match on Friday night's Here & Now. See for yourself if Fitzgerald made it clear that unions must go.)
Another missed investigation by MJS appeared in, of all places, Forbes.com. Catch this: "The Wisconsin lie Exposed. Taxpayers Actually Contribute Nothing to Public Employee Pensions." The author points out that the so-called pension is really deferred compensation not an extra benefit in the form of a pension from the employer. "Out of every dollar that funds Wisconsin's pension and health insurance plans for state workers, 100 cents comes from the state workers." How's that, MJS? Too complicated? Read the Forbes article and the comments. If investments go bad, it may be a different story.
See you tomorrow at the People's Legislature. The situation is always fluid. So, time to catch up.
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When a politician gets caught in a tryst with his pants down, the outrage usually forces the politician out of office.
Here we have a corporate governor caught in the act of abuse of power as he attempts to turn our state topsy-turvy wit his style of Fascism. He's still here.
Is extramarital sex more of a crime than what Walker is doing to us?
-Maria Caliente | Middleton | February 26, 2011
A former local Union member who did negotiating said that if the money that goes into benefits the government doesn't pay social security, medicare etc taxes on this so it costs LESS to give them their compensation this way. Could this be true, and why is this not explained?
-WisconsinLiberal | Fox Valley, WI | February 26, 2011
"ED." NOTE: I have prepared an "Open Letter to my Fellow Citizens in Wisconsin" and published it as a bog essay: http://dagblog.com/reader-blogs/open-letter-my-fellow-citizens-wisconsin-9121
I invite you to look it over and use it however you see fit.
Sadly, I can't be there tomorrow (Sunday) for the "People's Legislature." Joan and I will be at the Capitol today, and otherwise support FightingBob.com's efforts in response to this abomination that is Scott Walker's Koch War.
"Koch-Heads make lousy Governors."
We're making that point known throughout the country and, indeed, the world. Thank you for your efforts on behalf of all working families.
-Jeff Pieterick | Waterloo, WI | February 26, 2011
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-gary glonek | montreal, wi | February 26, 2011