Friday, March 18, 2011

Wisconsin Public Sector Unions: Separating Fact From Fiction

Here is Governor Walker answering some tough questions:

Guess who Scott Walker's role model is?  None other than Ronald Reagan.  I tell ya, I really like this guy. He says that Reagan made the tough choices when it came to his firing more than 11,000 air traffic controllers who ignored Reagan's orders to get back to work.   Walker said he is prepared to follow in President Reagan's footsteps for as long as he is in office. Gov. Walker realizes that the stakes are high, just as they were back in 1981 when Reagan made bold and difficult decisions.

Unfortunately, Gov. Scott Walker and the rest of the GOP in Wisconsin have hit a bump in the road.  Judge Maryann Sumi has blocked the new law from going into effect.  Judge Sumi, who is a Democrat liberal activist judge, issued the injunction because she thinks that the legislative committee was required to give 24- hours notice which is required during the regular legislative session. But, this bill was not voted on or signed into law during the regular session but in fact during the special legislative session, where giving 24-hour notice is not a requirement.  These Democrats are unbelievable!  First, they run away and refuse to do their jobs and now they had the district attorney, who is a Democrat, file a lawsuit to stop the law.  These irresponsible fleebaggers didn't leave the GOP much choice.  The GOP gave the Democrats every opportunity to return but the Dems decided to take the low road.  What a bunch of cowards!  If the public sector unions had been willing to compromise instead of demanding lavish pay and benefits for the past 30 years or so then Gov. Walker and other Republican governors wouldn't have been faced with massive budget deficits, and forced to make huge budget cuts which includes limiting the unions so-called collective bargaining rights.  I have a feeling that Gov. Walker will prevail in this battle. 

Now, let's separate fact from fiction with regards to the Wisconsin protester's claims. 

Taxpayers have had enough and are not willing to pay for public sector employees excessive benefits and salaries any more. The unions need to contribute more to their benefits, just like those of us in the private sector do.  


Anonymous said...

We are having the same problem here in Indiana

Most Rev. Gregori said...

Even if a 24 hr. notice had been given, does anyone think that the 14 demorats would have rejoined the sinking ship? I don't.

Unions are pimple on the butt of society.

Eric Graff said...

The way to fix this is just vote again. Call them to the floor and vote.

Walker has other options too. He could wait, and that’s what he may do, but he could make a bold statement here and that would be my plan.

Ignore the judges ruling.

Yeah, that’s right. Ignore it. He could do this for two reasons. One would be because it’s going to become law anyway, no matter what is done here. This is just another delay tactic by liberals. The second takes a page right out of Obama’s play book. The Obama administration is ignoring a federal judges ruling on “The Paitiant Protection and Affordable Care Act” also know as Obamacare. The administration continues to force this law down the throats of the American people even though Judge Roger Vinson has ruled the law unconstitutional. When Vinson’s ruling came out, the administration dismissed it, saying it was “judicial overreaching” by a Reagan appointed judge. Vison’s ruling was the equivalent of an injunction, yet the Obama administration holds the courts ruling in contempt. Good luck with that Mr. President.

By this standard, Scott Walker could do the same. If he did, it would be really interesting, but he will stick to the legal letter of the law I’m sure because that’s what Republicans do. Liberals find the law to be only an obstacle.

Exhibit A: When asked if Obamacare was constitutional, then House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said, “Are you serious? Are you serious?” The reporter said yes. She then said, “You can put this on record: That is not a serious question.”

They (liberals) can ignore what laws they don’t like. We (conservatives) cannot.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Teresa, I was in a union for 30 years, AND I HATE UNIONS !!!!

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