OT: How Walker of Wisconsin got snookered

By now, everyone will have heard or seen the transcript of fake phone call to Gov. Walker from someone successfully masquerading as one of the infamous Koch brothers of Texas. Walker gave away the store about his REAL motivation for trying to take away the collective bargaining rights of the state's public workers.
Of course Jon Stuart was right on it. Hilarious!
Soooo, Gov, next time you get a call from one of your corporate masters, be sure to check their ID before opening your "heart" to them
HB
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Higgs Boson wrote:

Half of the states in the U.S. don't follow Wisconsin's method according to this: http://preview.tinyurl.com/6dmp8vr
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the point IS...whys is walker talking AT ALL to a billionaire who doesn't even live in his state?!
gotta get that private jet ride to Cali I guess huh
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On Fri, 25 Feb 2011 22:32:51 -0600, snipped-for-privacy@privacy.net wrote:

Because there is no law against talking to anyone?

That *must* be it.
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On Fri, 25 Feb 2011 22:32:51 -0600, snipped-for-privacy@privacy.net wrote:

The same reason all of those Democrats answer George Sopros' call ... MONEY.
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Union greedy guts made the mess,now they are being forced to pay for it. How sad...not.
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Those greedy Unioners agreed to go along with everything the Guv asked them to except the right to collective bargain in the future.
The Gov, on the other hand, considered sending in troublemakers to blend in with the protesters. Recon they were too peaceful for him. He decided not to do it but not because it was wrong and somebody might get hurt but because it might backfire on him.
The Guv is a skunk!!
-C-
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Country wrote:

Heh! The unions can give up EVERTHING, but as long as collective bargaining remains, they can get it all back in a week.
As for sending in "troublemakers," it may have been considered, but Republicans just don't do that sort of thing.
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The core of the problem is the collective bargaining, which is totally unsuited to the public sector. In the case of the private sector, you have two sides which have seperate interests. In the case of the public sector, you have two sides which have common interests. These unions contribute to the politicians campaigns and control voting blocks that can mean the difference between them getting elected or voted out of office. Does the union at a company get the CEO elected? Contribute to his campaign? Of course not. But in the case of public workers, that is exactly what is going on.
So, the politicians give away the store to keep themselves in power. And even worse, much of it is done by giving away benefits that only show up as a financial impact 20 years later. You want to be able to retire at 50 with 80% pay? Wink, wink. My campaign could use another $200K and make sure your union guys all vote for me..... And so it goes, with the taxpayers drowning. That's the real story, not some BS fake call.
The unions are so arrogant they are running a radio ad in NYC that makes demands of the mayor. In the process they bich about how they claim they will have to work unitl 65. Then it continues on that next the govt will make the rest of us work to 75. WTF? Isn't that unbelievable? I mean right there in their own ad, they are setting themselves up as better than everone else. It includes crap like unions built this country. I suppose those of us that worked elsewhere, for companies like Intel and Apple did nothing at all..... And if we can do it without unions, why should I give a rat's ass about a union hog?
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