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  1. Holy Diver

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    #80 Jersey

    So....

    Gov Walker's first wave of killin Union's right to collectivly bargain
    slashing teacher's pay
    Defunding Medicare
    Paying for budget shortfalls by forcing seniors to cover the gap?


    Seniors - Teachers - Union Members


    Sounds like they are pi$$ing off a HUGE portion of people who actually vote. Plus, are they so shortsighted as to not have seen what these radical stances have done to them in past elections?


    who is running this show? Looks like suicide to me.
     
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    Sometimes people do the CORRECT thing to deal with the reality of a situation instead of kicking the can down the road to try and get reelected congratulations to Walker.


    BTW the CB is still there for salaries just the CB for benefits have been stopped.
     
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    "Its a short-sighted and foolish strategy to try to govern a complex society by clubbing the "minority" (48%?) over the head. it breeds polarization, hostility and eventually it becomes "payback" time when the current minority wins an election...This politics of "might makes right" and "vendetta" harms everyone in the society. Change therefore should be incremental and mutually worked out through concession and dialogue rather than through a radical agenda imposed from above in a dictatorial manner. It is time for the governor to understand that one-sided solutions imposed with "my way or the highway" arrogance will not bring about a governable environment for the future...it is not about the balancing of the budget, although it might also be said that taking the money away from the middle class civil workers is not the best way to even try to balance a budget deficit caused by the ultra-rich members of society grabbing up as much money as they could over the last decade, even allowing their greed to cause a meltdown of the financial system, massive unemployment through outsourcing and the financial meltdown, and increasing use of technology to do away with jobs...It is not the fault of the workers that the system is broken, and it is not on their backs that it should be "balanced" because in fact, taking money out of the middle class simply increases the economic hardship, reduces the money available to be spent for goods and services, increases thereby unemployment and suffering. It would be better to put in a modest tax increase for the wealthiest who have seen their share of America's weatlh increase dramatically in the last decade, and cut back on corporate subsidies". Its the Tyranny of the temporarily in power. Just sayin.....
     
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    hahahhahahahah...


    as if discressionary war spending, tax cuts, and the medicare perscription plan (All unpaid for) weren't kicking the can somehow?


    BRILLIANT!


    NIce try at a derail though....


    So, the strategy is to give Seniors "vouchers" make them each pay 6k MORE a year
    Take away Union rights
    Pay teachers less


    and somehow thats supposed to WIN more votes? Last time I checked, Seniors, and Union members turn out and VOTE.


    (as a liberal, I love this strategy....I'm behind it 100%...but for completely different reasons than the 25% of americans who seem to be dry humping Scott Walker and Paul Ryan)
     
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    First Read - The GOP's big gamble





    A GOP strategist admitted that backing the Ryan plan is risky for the Republican Party. "I'm afraid the GOP is walking into a buzz saw," the strategist told First Read before today's vote. "There is no electoral mandate for entitlement reform. In fact, Democrats suffered with seniors in 2010 because of their cuts to Medicare in the health care bill."
     
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    Doing the Right thing rather than the politically expedient thing is very dangerous which is why politicians rarely do the right thing.
     
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    Yeah you said that earlier or did you forget?
     

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