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are we being punk’d?

March 21, 2011

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Daily Kos: Girlfriend of Wisconsin Republican state Senator gets state job, 36% raise. On February 7, on the advice of Scott Walker’s cabinet, Cass was hired and given a 36% raise compared to her predecessor. Four days later, Scott Walker unveiled the budget repair billcalling for deep cuts in the salaries, benefits and collective bargaining rights […]

Stephen King talks politics

March 12, 2011

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Stephen King Slams Tea Party, Suggests Putting Florida Governor Rick Scott in Horror Novel | AlterNet. this is awesome. I’ve read more of his books and short stories than a person should.  I’m glad to know I was supporting a kick ass person.

using workers as pawns for political power: wisconsin

March 10, 2011

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ThinkProgress » WI Senate GOP Leader Admits On-Air That His Goal Is To Defund Labor Unions, Hurt Obama’s Reelection Chances. FITZGERALD: Well if they flip the state senate, which is obviously their goal with eight recalls going on right now, they can take control of the labor unions. If we win this battle, and the money […]

Wisconson, Ohio, and unions… oh my

March 10, 2011

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Meanwhile, in Ohio… | Mother Jones. SB 5 “severely limits my union’s ability to collectively bargain,” Erin said. “It involves jail times and fines for striking. It takes away employers’ incentive to bargain in good faith. Then you’re just at the mercy of your board. It’s not like just because I’m in a union I’m […]

Wisconsin GOP Bypasses Democrats

March 9, 2011

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Wisconsin GOP Bypasses Democrats On Budget Repair Vote : NPR. Before the sudden votes, Democratic Sens. Bob Jauch said if Republicans “chose to ram this bill through in this fashion, it will be to their political peril. They’re changing the rules. They will inflame a very frustrated public.” Things are going to continue spiraling in […]