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Wisconsin governor recall petitions to be filed

Organizers of a drive to recall Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker said they have far more signatures than they need to file on Tuesday to force the controversial Republican to defend his seat in a special election barely a year into his first term.

Recall officials expect to turn in far more than the 540,208 signatures required on Tuesday to force a special election, a milestone in their effort to recall Walker and slow an agenda that has diminished the power of public unions.

If the state Government Accountability Board, the agency charged with validating the petitions, determines enough valid signatures have been gathered, it will set a recall election for Walker and Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch.

Only two governors in U.S. history have been successfully recalled — California’s Gray Davis in 2003 and Lynn Frazier of North Dakota in 1921.

No Democrat has emerged to run against Walker, although Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, who ran for governor against Walker in 2010, and Secretary of State Doug La Follette have been mentioned as possible candidates.

Others include former congressman Dave Obey, state Senator Jon Erpenbach and former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk.By law, organizers had only 60 days to conduct the formal petition drive, which they launched in November with thousands of volunteers fanning out across Wisconsin.

The roots of the drive stretch back nearly a year to efforts by Walker and the Republican-controlled state legislature to pass a raft of controversial measures that included strict limits on the union rights of public employees.

The anti-union measures triggered weeks of mass protests in Madison and a fierce political backlash from Democrats and union supporters.

Walker defended the measures as necessary to address a budget gap and to make Wisconsin attractive to employers.

Backing his agenda, which also included passage of voter identification and looser gun laws, six Republican senators and Walker allies faced recall last summer. Three Democratic senators who opposed the measures also faced recall.

Of those, two lost their seats to Republican challengers.

Along with the governor and lieutenant governor, as many as 17 state senators — 11 Republicans and six Democrats — could face recall elections this year in Wisconsin.

The contests could tip the balance of power in the state senate, where Republicans hold a slim 17-16 majority.

On Friday, organizers of a separate effort to recall Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said they had enough signatures to force the Republican to defend his seat in a special election.

Fitzgerald has filed a complaint with the GAB, claiming recall organizers took too long to collect signatures.

According to a GAB report, processing the Walker recall petitions will cost the state more than $650,000, including the purchase of software and staff time. The total cost of recall elections for the state and municipalities may be more than $9 million, according to estimates from GAB officials.

Comment by Corkie Taylor-WashingtonWe already know that Obama is behind this. We know that AFL-CIO Union thug Richard Trumka is behind this and we know that state “outsiders” are behind this.
Governor Scott Walker NEEDS our help! Without our help he will lose his elected position from the onslaught of left wing lunacy that want to unseat him because of his conservative values and love for his state to bring it out of Obama debt! Don’t forget the Democrat elected officials who ran and hid in order to shirk their civil duties to create a budget that would bring Wisconsin out of debt. They along with their cheat and liar in Chief of the United States, Barack Obama are out for his head.
Please, do what you can do to help him even if it’s a word of encouragement. He has only been able to raise aprox. 5 million for his defence. Much of that from outside sources.
America NEEDS Scott Walker!


The White House will propose a 0.5 percent pay increase for civilian federal employees as part of its 2013 budget proposal, according to two senior administration officials familiar with the plans.

The across-the-board pay jump would be the first increase for federal workers since before a two-year freeze began in late 2010. Raises for within-grade step increases and promotions have continued during the freeze.

The proposal, which requires congressional approval, differs from Republican plans supported by lawmakers and presidential candidates that would freeze basic pay rates for one more year. Some of those plans also call for denying within-grade raises. In recent weeks, GOP lawmakers have called for extending the pay freeze as a way to pay for a payroll tax extension.

But, “a permanent pay freeze is not an acceptable policy,” one of the senior Obama administration officials said Friday. “While modest, a 0.5 percent increase reflects the belt-tightening we must do in these difficult times.”

The officials were unauthorized to speak publicly on the matter, but said that the White House notified agency budget offices about the decision Friday morning so that agencies could complete their 2013 budget requests.

The White House is expected to formally unveil its fiscal 2013 budget proposal in early February. No decision has been made yet on a potential pay raise for uniformed military personnel, the officials said, though lawmakers and federal worker unions traditionally push to ensure pay parity between civilian and military personnel. Pay parity was the standard practice for many years before 2009.

The pay bump is below the 3.6 percent cost of living adjustment that went into effect this week for Social Security recipients and most federal retirees to keep pace with inflation. It is also far below private sector earnings, which climbed roughly 2 percent in 2011, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Federal worker union leaders voiced tepid support Friday.

William R. Dougan, president of the National Federation of Federal Employees, called the move “a breath of fresh air for all those who serve their country every day.”

But John Gage, president of the American Federation of Government Employees, the nation’s largest federal union, said the move “doesn’t make me yell and cheer.”

“Clearly I don’t think it comes close to paying federal employees what they’re worth, but at the same time, it also breaks this terrible pay freeze that has been put on us,” Gage said. “And hopefully it will carry through, and we will avoid any pay freezes that might come from the payroll tax deduction negotiations.”

Gage said “a real threat” remains that Republicans will successfully enact a pay freeze as part of the payroll tax negotiations. AFGE and other unions believe Republicans should focus on raising taxes on the wealthiest Americans instead of federal employees, the vast majority of whom are middle-class wage earners.

Lawmakers who track federal personnel issues were not immediately available for comment.

The federal government employs roughly 2 million civilian federal employees, with about 85 percent living and working outside the Washington area…

Occupy Wall Street Was Organized From Day One by George Soros, SEIU / ACORN Front - The Working Family


We Want to Destroy Americas Financial System to Create Revolution – George Soros, Francis Fox Priven, SEIU Union


SEIU Labor Organizer Plans to Terrorize Corporate Executives

Radical labor organizer Stephen Lerner of SEIU intends to terrorize the families of bank executives in their homes as part of the Occupy Wall Street protests.

SEIU, a longtime ally of ACORN, has done it before, as ably documented by Big Government’s Liberty Chick.

The home invasions are scheduled to begin Tuesday.

Lerner, a prime architect of the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations, laid out the Left’s plans to his fellow Marxists at the left-wing Take the American Dream Back conference in Washington, D.C., on October 3, 2011.

Here’s the video of his remarks:



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People need to understand what he is advocating here..Class warfare!

He has given up on reasonable debate, and even admits he cant win the debate intellectually …so violence is the answer..this is the way of anti-American leftist, progressive. They want the rule of law thrown out because the argument is to weak…and they call YOU stupid because you don’t agree. Can you imagine what would have happened if some guys with hoods on tried this….OH wait…America rejected that too. WAKE UP!!!

More Ugly Unions - Union supporters disrupt GOP state senators' restaurant meal

The volatility surrounding the collective-bargaining debate spilled into the night Wednesday when police were called to a German Village restaurant after a group verbally accosted a gathering of Senate Republicans.

After the vote on Senate Bill 5, seven Republican senators, including President Tom Niehaus, R-New Richmond, grabbed dinner at the Easy Street Cafe. As the lawmakers neared the end of their meal, a group of five to 10 union supporters angry about the passage of the bill hours before burst into the restaurant and began shouting.

The commotion eventually led to pushing and shoving with the restaurant staff and owner, before police arrived to calm the situation as a police helicopter hovered overhead. No senators were involved in the physical altercations, and no charges have been filed.

“It could have (gotten physical),” said Sen. Frank LaRose, 31, a Fairlawn Republican who served as a Green Beret. “The group was agitated and they were shoving the owner, and he had nothing to do with this.”

LaRose said it didn’t take special intelligence training to notice that while the lawmakers were eating, a woman walked past the window several times, poked her head in the door and got on her cell phone.

“It was planned,” LaRose said. “They gathered as a group and waited until they had about 10 people before they caused a disturbance.”

When the group burst into the restaurant, the woman, Monica Moran, deputy director of public affairs for SEIU District 1199, raised her hands in the air, yelled “Can I have your attention?” and then shouted “something nasty,” LaRose said. Soon after, the rest of the group of men and women joined in with a chant.

“They stormed through my dining room,” said George Stefanidis, owner of the Easy Street Cafe. “I told them they had to leave, and they wouldn’t.”

Stefanidis said he called 911 when the protesters refused to leave. LaRose said there was pushing and shoving with the restaurant staff. Meanwhile, someone on the outside slapped an anti-Senate Bill 5 sign on the window near where Niehaus was sitting.

“I understand their argument, but they should do that some other place,” Stefanidis said. “It just ruined the whole night.”

He said about 70 people were in the restaurant, at 197 Thurman Ave., at the time.

Witnesses said Stefanidis and his staff held the group back from the senators.

“I was tempted to help, but us getting involved would have escalated it, not de-escalated it. We decided to stay quiet,” LaRose said.

Moran, who is married to a top researcher at the Ohio Republican Party, was unapologetic.

“It is unfortunate that rather than focus on the adverse impact that this legislation will have on hard-working, middle-class Ohioans, there are those who would choose to focus on a conversation I had with Senate Republicans,” she said in a written statement to The Dispatch.

“The moment of discomfort Senate Republicans may have felt as a result of my expressing my opinion pales in comparison to the extreme discomfort and financial hardships that public employees will endure as a result of SB5.”

Sens. Kevin Bacon of Minerva Park, Keith Faber of Celina, Larry Obhof Jr. of Montville Township, Chris Widener of Springfield and Gayle Manning of North Ridgeville also were at the restaurant. All but Manning voted in favor of Senate Bill 5.



Andy Stern’s SEIU pawns play their part,

by Tamara Heater

It was not enough to take over the auto industry and energy industry, they had to effectively kill the job market, what was left of it after Andy Stern and his boys shipped all the jobs overseas.  The majority of citizens are acutely aware that the unions have tipped their hat to join those who would rather see America on the road to ruin.

Workers of the World UNITE!!

Yes, indeed they did unite.  They united in Wisconsin to say they do not give a damn about the state budget or the deficit, or their neighbors having to cough up the difference in supporting their lifestyle, that is a good deal better than their private sector counterparts.  Even worse, they united to tell America, we do not care if our government has to borrow another trillion or so from China, as long as we get what we paid, our $600 fee in dues, to get, from you.  In addition the display of depravity in achieving these ends by any means, to them meant fraud, threats, just about anything you can name.

Sealing the deal on Unions in Public Service

America was surely entertained by the wolf-pack mentality these union employees displayed.  I am sure many were so disgusted as to take out their tablets and place a little diddy on the to do list: “ensure my state is a right to work state, yesterday”.

The unions have ran this story in to the ground, and Americans feel we are watching the Soviet Union experience the apparatchiks who controlled their economy.  If Glasnost was freedom, it is Governor Walker who is representing that freedom in asking these union thugs to take a very modest cut for which they went ballistic.  Obama much like Gorbachev has underestimated the common sense of American sensibility to know that the unions are the source of unsustainable spending.  He thinks that the US citizens will join him and rise to join him in perestroika.  But this could very well be the END of all union activity in public service sectors.

He is pounding the citizens into anvils ….and he decidedly wants Americans to fear the progressive movements.  Fear is not what he is getting in return.  Resolve to relieve America of this disgusting practice is far more like it.

They say the crowds reached 60,000!  Whooptie DOO!

The state installed a republican governor for a reason, one reason is housekeeping.  In such a progressive state, a republican administration must have hair lipped the left, the very day he took the oath of office.  But you and I know that 60K people do not a state make.  There were surely people at home hoping the patty wagons would roll up at any moment. Clearly they have been chomping at the bit to exercise this bit of liberty, but is protesting where it ends???  Do they have more sinister plans in place when their demands are denied?? Well over at Huff-PO Lennard had this to say in defense of perestroika.

“How do you get ordinary American workers to look at collective bargaining and think it is some kind of communist-inspired concept? Well, first you generate anger at unionized workers’ salaries and benefits. You point out that union pension funds provide comfortable retirement packages. You exaggerate a financial crisis, and then you point to the frivolity of having decent, hard-working Americans fund such benefits for state or city workers.”

When it quacks like a duck….then …………he goes on to lambaste the rich robber barons of free enterprise including the Koch Brothers, who he accuses of funding the tea party protests.  Good grief….please let the Koch Brothers know I did not receive my plane ticket or a check….because had I received it I sure would have been there.  Have your lost your mind LINNERD???  The robber barons???????  The robber barons…LOL…. as you so easily point to, are not paying these people salaries.  IT IS THE TAX PAYER, GOOB (short for goober)….Which is the whole point of this mess.  We do not need public servants who will wig out and throw a fit in the streets when times get tough and everyone has to sacrifice to pay the state and national debt.  Exaggerated??, Lennard???  Huff-po needs a mental health check, but Lennard need to be committed!

Unions still have their place in our society…such as ….the merchant marines…ya know …on a ship in the middle of the pacific, or for the welder who has to go a mile under the oceans surface to do some underwater welding….but in the USA, we have labor standards that were set long ago.  Where ever unions are….there you will find business fleeing in droves.  Their goal is to completely cripple private enterprise, and conglomerate everything into a statist corporation, increase the unemployment levels to a comfortable 20% so they can practice favoritism, and ensure most of the jobs left are union so someone can collect dues.

Their collective bargaining is what has put Wisconsin and the USA into the very financial crisis it is in, and democrats will smile and skip town when the protests begin, not because they support the unions demands, but because they have gotten these people to do their bidding, and had them bank roll it too..(60,000 x 600….yea)…and now, they will get to rip those contracts and begin again……yepper… have all played the part of drone, doing what your were told.  Now pay the troll your toll, and go protest… a good union worker…unite..who hoo!

And the nation sees very clearly that if our police and firefighters and paramedics and nurses and doctors will do this……then there is NO HOPE. Then again, that is exactly the change Barack Obama has delivered from day one …Change without hope!  It is an empty, dark, dry, dusty well, that man has dug!

People know the voice of reason.

They understand very clearly we are on the “road to ruin” as Sarah Palin so clearly pointed out.  When the private sector is free to create jobs, there are more of them, and with more jobs available, more people work, and when more people have a job, household incomes increase, and when household incomes increase, not only do they buy things, they fund their own retirements, and pensions and pay for their at least part of their own healthcare.  WHICH DECREASES THE STATE and FEDERAL BUDGETS!

Make no mistake, the union exposition in Wisconsin is a definitive attempt by democrats to shut down the government both at the state and federal level, just like they are telling you they are trying to do by accusing REPUBLICANS of it…..A COMMUNISTS PLAY……SEND OUT THE WORD OF WHAT YOU ARE DOING ON OFFENSE……BY ACCUSING YOUR OPPONENT OF THAT VERY THING……IT SERVES AS A FINGER POINTED IN BLAME AND A MEDIA CALL…..GET IT????  It will take hard and swift measures to maintain control against those who want their control back.  It is all tied to the budget, which by all promises should be reset to 2008 levels.  It is time to fire those who protest in favor of USA government demise at the state and federal level, who are the public servants hired to ensure its services.

Therefore, these very people are in contempt of their very own livelihood, so FIRE THEM!

Sarah discusses our economy when she visited Long Island last week, and she had plenty to say on Wisconsin while there as well, as this activity is tied to “budget control”.  You know CBS desperately need ratings so they disabled embedding, ….lol… , POOR things….

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