2/15/2011

Storm Trooper Scott


Governor Walker is preparing to call in the Wisconsin National Guard to defend his plan to take away nearly all collective bargaining rights from state nurses, teachers and other employees. With virtually no public input, discussion or debate with affected workers, Governor Walker is briefing the Guard and state agencies to prepare for a disaster that he might cause. The Governor should not threaten to use the National Guard against Wisconsin public workers!

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7 comments:

Will said...

You have to give the Guv a break. Being the college frat party dropout that he is, he sometimes get the horse's ass before the horse.

He was speaking about the prison union. If they went on strike (which is illegal), he would have the storm troopers ready to run the prisons.

Did you know that one of the groups the lobbies for tougher and longter sentences is the state prison union. Interesting how that works.

What percent of the public unions impacted by Walker's plan do you think voted for Walker? My guess is 40 percent. Perhaps they might learn a lesson in how politics works.

Likewise, what Walker is doing is no surprise to me. He talked about this all through the campaign. This is what the Democrats get when they stay away from the polls in the off year. The TEA Party won because the opposition didn't show up.

TP Goper said...

Its probably a good thing that private sector workers, who have suffered the most in the current economic downturn, are not threatenting public demonstrations that would lead to calling out the National Guard.

Yet coddled public sector workers sound like they are ready to take to the streets in violent protest when the recession impacts their gravy train of high pay, great benefits, and lifetime job security.

Hey you govt workers, wake up. You, who are employed and paid via taxes paid by productive, wealth-generating private sector workers - many of whom do not make as much as you do - come on and feel the pain of a rotton ecomomy.

And stop threatening to riot. As if your lot is any different than anyone else's in this era of massive government bailouts, deficits, and regulations that stifle productive business pursuits.

Besides, McDonalds and Burger King are hiring should you find that your so-called skills really don't fit the real world ecomomy.

Thurston Howell III said...

T P Goper,
What you fail to realize is that public employees have been characterized as the "Boogie Man" since the unfortunate reign of Ronald Reagan. If you had paid attention for 25 years or if your even old enough to have paid attention,you would have witnessed year after year of budget cuts and zero growth in wages for public sector employees,while private sector employees were celebrating by creating a housing bubble.
This is going to be bigger than you think. Wisconsin is the historic birthplace of American Unions, a fact you I'm sure you are unaware of, as most Tea Party members are.They ignorant of history if it didn't happen in 1776 or they try to revise it and put it in Texan textbooks to propagandized their New interpretation of the NEW DEAL and replace it with the RAW Deal.

Dick Weed said...

TP paints with a pretty wide brush. If he is correct, there is a vast segment of the working sector that are only fit for making burgers. That would be the police, firemand, military, brain surgeons at the VA, road builders, snowplow drivers, blah, blah, blah.

How ignorant can a fucking idiot be and still be able to type?

TP Goper said...

TH III said:

“if your (sic) even old enough to have paid attention,you would have witnessed year after year of budget cuts and zero growth in wages for public sector employees,while private sector employees were celebrating…”

Well, Thurston, I was old enough and I was paying attention. Fortunately, so was the Bureau of Labor Statistics, whose figures were reported in this past March (8th) item in USA Today headlined: ‘Federal pay ahead of private industry’:

“Overall, federal workers earned an average salary of $67,691 in 2008 for occupations that exist both in government and the private sector, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data. The average pay for the same mix of jobs in the private sector was $60,046 in 2008, the most recent data available.

“These salary figures do not include the value of health, pension and other benefits, which averaged $40,785 per federal employee in 2008 vs. $9,882 per private worker, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis.”

I don’t see a lot in this report for private sector workers to be celebrating. I think it bears repeating: lower income private sector workers are paying the salaries of higher paid government workers – much higher paid if benefits are included.

That ‘raw deal’ you are talking about in reality refers to what the private sector is getting.

And Dick Weed (nice appellation) writes:

“How ignorant can a fucking idiot be and still be able to type?”

Some day you may learn how to make a coherent argument, and not resort to insult and ad hominem attacks when logic and reason cannot support your position. Absent that, you ought to post on the blog “On the Borderline;” they like that kind of retort when words fail them.

Dick Weed said...

TP:

I got your fucking borderline hanging! That blog is nothing more than a bunch of peanut selling faggots crammed into a libertarian hot tub. Get a life! Pay some taxes and go fuck yourself.

Thurston Howell III said...

TP Gopher:
First of all, your argument is flawed from the beginning since your are comparing apples to rutabagas.
This post is about State employees, not Federal.
I'll give you specifics.
As a State Employee, with a Master's Degree and numerous national and international awards for my work, I grossed $59102.90 in 2008.
My take home pay was $3,021.87 a mo. Over a year that's $36,262.44.
If, with my qualifications and dedication to my work, and 30 plus years of experience, that's tit sucking, then in the words of John Boehner, "So Be It!.
P.S. I paid taxes too! and didn't whine about them. If you check YOUR facts, property taxes have actually decreased for some individuals,as in this example of a VERY prominent tax critic and public figure who I am dying to name but will restrain myself for the now to avoid being Ad Hominum.
Here are the pertinent facts:
Property tax for xxxx-xxxxxxx:

2010 = $3,637.08
2009 = $3,661.56
2008 = $3,478.63
2007 = $3,632.29
2006 = $3,493.19
2005 = $3,837.96
2004 = $3,970.35
That's $333.27 less in 2010
than in 2004.
Show me ONE household expense that has experienced a negative rate of inflation , other than property taxes.
I can assure you this person brings home more than $37,000 net annual income!
Go to the county and check out your own, or better yet give me your address and I'll do it for you.
I hope this is FACTUAL enough for you. Now give me your facts. Tell my how much your property taxes have increased since 2004, then I might consider your complaints about overtaxation. Since you will not be able to prove your point, I'd suggest you stop spreading falsehoods, or in other words, stop lying about this issue.