by Pierce County Herald
August 9, 2011 at 2:36 am in Pierce County Herald
Wisconsin News — Democrats are looking to flip the majority in the state Senate going into the recall elections today by winning at least three of the six districts up for grabs. Continue Reading
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If you care about the great state of Wisconsin, you will vote for Sheila today. If you hate Wisconsin, you will vote for the Union!!
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Unions have been slowly driving jobs out of America for decades with the high cost of labor. It’s time to put the brakes on and get the American worker back on the road to employment. Vote against the union today.
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I agree Tap…..It’s time to get our great state back on it’s feet! Start by voting Republican today, and support Gov. Walker!!!!!
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As a life long resident of River Falls(not a paid poster, by the way), I urge every voter to think hard before casting your vote tomorrow.
Don’t fall prey to all the lies coming from the out of state contributors backing the Moore campaign. They are running scared that the union meal ticket is in serious jeopardy and are spending tons of money on these totally unnecessary recall elections.
Nothing wrong or malicious was done. The budget was filled with runaway spending that had to be balanced. The majority spoke last Nov. and now the whiners are crying ‘cos they didn’t get their way. Boo-who. Accept the vote and wait until the next election if you disagree. Good grief!
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Sorry folks; I meant to say “before casting your vote today” : )
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Was listening to CNN this morning. They’re predicting that four of the six Democrats are going to win. Moore may lose the battle, but the Democrats may win the war.
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Looks like you should have watched fox. Just proves they have a liberal slant that fails to bring real news.
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The liberal Dailykos latest polls show a slight bump to all the Republicans in today’s elections. Could be a ploy to get the Republican voters to think it’s in the bag and not vote.
Don’t bite…get out there and vote for Sheila today.
Support the representative who’s done what she campaigned on and kept her promise to the voters of the 10th district. She didn’t run to Illinois. Every day more articles show how Walker’s budget is benefiting Wisconsin’s school districts. Show your apprecriation to Sheila for having the courage to not be intimidated by the Unions.
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I predict we’re going to see record numbers of Republicans voting today. WI can NOT go back to the failed policies of the past.
Achieving fiscal responsibility is not an easy task. It’s a balancing act of cuts and spending less. The entire world is facing huge deficits and fiscal troubles and if we don’t start correcting our problems now, who knows what things will be like in 5-10yrs. I for one don’t want my children handed a country on the brink of failure. And that’s where we’re headed folks if this BS is not stopped.
It’s time to move forward and dig ourselves out of the mess and return WI into greatness.
Get out to vote for Sheila!
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I heard a MN TV news station was claiming Sheila was way ahead in exist polls. Do NOT let this type of reporting give you the idea you don’t need to vote for Sheila. Get out to VOTE! The results are not final until the polls close. Everyone who stands with Sheila go out and support her to prove these recalls were a WASTE of tax dollars.
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Unions and teachers are not the enemy you have been led to believe they are.
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I’ll agree with half of your statement. Teachers are not the enemy. But, there is no place for Unions in the public sector. Vote to keep forced union membership out of WI.
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Why not? Can you provide a reasoned explanation as to why unions do not belong in the public sector?
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I haven’t been “led” to believe anything about unions, teachers, public employees, etc. My beliefs are based on:
1)looking at the amount of money unions put into political campaigns. The money is coming from union members who pay VERY large salaries to union bosses and ends up in political campaigns where it seems the goal is to elect politicians who will enact laws and regulations that benefit unions through union worker requirements on public works projects, mandated higher salaries on said jobs, etc.
2. I asked the local school board member about labor negotiations before CB reform. He said the pay part was fairly easy to resolve. But “the union” demanded benefits beyond what the district could comfortably afford. With mediation, the teachers would not agree to a contract instead waiting for the mediator to rule. The board member said more than once the mediator gave the union even more than they were asking….not based upon district taxpayer ability, but based upon neighboring district settlements. Many years we had to borrow money to pay our property tax bill just so teachers didn’t have to pay their ‘fair share.’
I have a neighbor and also an in-law who both worked for national telephone companies. The neighbor retired at 55 with an incredibly comfortable salary. The in-law retired because the company finally realized they had to change retirement benefits due to increasing costs. He retired early so he didn’t miss the gravy train. How many dollars were added onto our monthly bill to pay for a retirement plan for the neighbor which includes unlimited home phone lines…he put a phone in every room…including the bath room and attic.
Unions have outlived their usefulness of poor pay, terrible conditions, 14-hour days. They have become pools for greed. I am tired of it…and NO ONE led me…I do my own thinking.
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Excellent points, gs. Unions today do not serve the purpose they did in the early days of the industrial revolution. I know a person in the Postal Union and he goes on trip after trip to conventions all over the US with full pay and all expenses are paid. Huge dinner parties with drinks and entertainment. His wife gets to go too.
The unions have gotten too big and it’s about time their claws are trimmed back and not scratching the backs of the taxpayers of cash.
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Get out and vote for Shelly Moore if you love Wisconsin!
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I am proud to say I just voted for Sheila Harsdorf on my way to work. She has been our best representative we have had in our district. Please support her. Those democrats leaving the state to avoid voting on Scott Walkers budget are the ones who should have been recalled not the republicans who chose to vote for balancing the state budget.
We need a balanced state and federal budget or things will get much worse.
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I voted for Shelly. We need Medicare and SeniorCare for the sick and elderly. We don’t need to give more to the rich. We need a balanced budget that does not prey on the poor and middle class. Looks like we cancelled each other out there TAP. Have a good night.
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Many votes will cancel each other out, Alice. It’s the votes above and beyond those that determine elections. Just like the results from last Nov. The majority spoke and we moved forward. Unfortunately, some got the idea to take advantage of the recall clause. But nothing illegal or malicious had taken place. Just a lot of WHINING by the losing side. Senators leaving the state, holding the state’s business hostage, instead of balancing the budget. It took all of courage and strong leadership to finally make the decisions that will turn the state around.
Regardless of the outcome of today’s voting, it’s sad these silly recalls that cost the state too many precious tax $$, ever happened in the first place. You didn’t hear a peep about recalls when the heathcare reform bill was jammed down Americas’ throat. The majority didn’t want it, but the Dems in control did it anyway. Read the bill after it’s passes. All those politicians should have been recalled too, but not a word. hmmm… Goes to prove that BIG money was behind the WI recalls. It’s a shame. A darn right shame!
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One more time – No one on the left is “WHINING”… yaaaawnn…
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The only ones whining are the bag.gers.
*sobs* “We just want to take our country back!” *sobs*
Right back to the 19th century.
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Everyone should pay their fair share and not expect to be supported by “the rich”. The whole problem is everyone thinks the rich are people that make more than they do. In the global economy, we are all rich and should ALL contribute. And many that are “poor” are poor by choice. If you can afford to buy “toys”, you can pay taxes.
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Bar Stool Economics and how our taxes work….
Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten comes to $100. If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this:
The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing.
The fifth would pay $1.
The sixth would pay $3.
The seventh would pay $7.
The eighth would pay $12.
The ninth would pay $18.
The tenth man (the richest) would pay $59.
So, that’s what they decided to do. The ten men drank in the bar every day and seemed quite happy with the arrangement, until one day, the owner threw them a curve. ‘Since you are all such good customers, he said, ‘I’m going to reduce the cost of your daily beer by $20. Drinks for the ten now cost just $80.
The group still wanted to pay their bill the way we pay our taxes so the first four men were unaffected. They would still drink for free. What happens to the other six men – the paying customers? How could they divide the $20 windfall so that everyone would get his ‘fair share?’ They realized that $20 divided by six is $3.33. But if they subtracted that from everybody’s share, then the fifth man and the sixth man would each end up being paid to drink his beer. So, the bar owner suggested that it would be fair to reduce each man’s bill by roughly the same amount, and he proceeded to work out the amounts each should pay.
The fifth man, like the first four, now paid nothing (100% savings).
The sixth now paid $2 instead of $3 (33% savings).
The seventh now pay $5 instead of $7 (28% savings).
The eighth now paid $9 instead of $12 (25% savings).
The ninth now paid $14 instead of $18 (22% savings).
The tenth now paid $49 instead of $59 (16% savings).
Each of the six was better off than before. And the first four continued to drink for free. But once outside the restaurant, the men began to compare their savings.
‘I only got a dollar out of the $20,’ declared the sixth man. He pointed to the tenth man, ‘But he got $10!’
‘Yeah, that’s right,’ exclaimed the fifth man. ‘I only saved a dollar, too. It’s unfair that he got ten times more than I!’
‘That’s true!!’ shouted the seventh man. ‘Why should he get $10 back when I got only two? The wealthy get all the breaks!’
‘Wait a minute,’ yelled the first four men in unison. ‘We didn’t get anything at all. The system exploits the poor!’
The nine men surrounded the tenth and beat him up.
The next night the tenth man didn’t show up for drinks, so the nine sat down and had beers without him. But when it came time to pay the bill, they discovered something important.
They didn’t have enough money between all of them for even half of the bill!
And that, boys and girls, journalists and college professors, is how our tax system works. The people who pay the highest taxes get the most benefit from a tax reduction. Tax them too much, attack them for being wealthy, and they just may not show up anymore. In fact, they might start drinking overseas where the atmosphere is somewhat friendlier.
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All the money and time that was wasted could have been put to better use. Millions of dollars in advertising and for what result?
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No kidding. Such a waste indeed!
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Hopefully a few less Republicans in the WI state senate.
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