Posts Tagged ‘Scott Walker’

“The Ugly States of the Union”

Each year we get an assessment of the nation’s health.

That comes from the President in the State of the Union address delivered to the whole nation in front of both houses of Congress. And, whether you like it or not, it’s the President’s view of how we’re doing as a nation.

And, though our nation is slowly recovering from the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, there are some big problems in this country that we, as a nation, need to address.

These huge problems are originating at the state level.

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“Wisconsinites Strike the First Blow!”

This article was posted on The Huffington Post. Click on the link to read it on HuffPost.

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The Supreme Court election in Wisconsin was the first battle in a protracted fight for democracy!

Wisconsin voters, angered by recent political developments in Wisconsin, turned out at the polls in huge numbers to vote for the Wisconsin Supreme Court candidates, David Prosser and JoAnne Kloppenburg. Wisconsin has become the battleground for the middle-class.

What appeared to be an easy reelection for incumbent Supreme Court Justice, David Prosser, ended up being a dead heat with newcomer, Assistant District Attorney, JoAnne Kloppenburg, the apparent winner by 204 votes. Kloppenburg recovered from a 30% deficit in the non-partisan election just two months ago. Nearly one-and-a-half-million voters cast their ballots on Wednesday.

This was a clear referendum against the anti-union stance taken by Scott Walker and the Wisconsin Republicans. Other state’s Republican Governors, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Florida, and New Jersey, have pushed a similar agenda in an effort to eliminate collective bargaining rights of public unions in their states and are facing the same resistance.

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“Are Republican Governors Killing America?”

New Republican Governors are clearly misreading their mandate!

The People’ in many states are realizing the mistake they made in the 2010 elections and are fighting back.

Destroying working families by breaking the unions is not an isolated case. It’s not happening only in Wisconsin. It’s going down in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Idaho, Virginia, and New Jersey. Thanks to poster child, Scott Walker, it’s now obvious that this job-killing action is an ideology aimed at destroying any opposition to the corporatist take-over building for over 30 years.

Governors warn of catastrophic consequences of state deficits while giving away hundreds-of-millions in taxpayer dollars to corporations and campaign donors creating an even greater shortfall. They hope their citizens are too stupid to see what they’re doing.

Was this the mandate the voters gave Governors?

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Posted in Economy, Election 2010, Jobs, UnAmerican | 1 Comment »

“A Fascist Regime in Wisconsin!”

The battle between hard-working Wisconsinites and Wisconsin’s Legislature rages on!

As this situation has escalated things have gotten uglier and more childish.

Republicans in Wisconsin’s state house continue their push to break up the public employees unions amidst declining citizen support.

Though the Wisconsin unions have agreed to all budgetary demands Governor Walker requested, he is insistent on breaking the union; eliminating collective bargaining for public workers. He is determined to turn Wisconsin into a fascist state employing fascist tactics to achieve his goals.

Of the 14 characteristics of fascism, Scott Walker and his comrades in the legislature are exploiting eight of them, obliterating some of the most sacred freedoms of a democracy.

The Governor, on Wednesday, issued an unlawful arrest order for the 14 Democrat Senators who fled the state to preserve democracy and protect Wisconsin’s citizens. A distinctive move in a fascist regime. In his decision, Walker clearly overstepped his gubernatorial powers, trampling civil liberties—moving ever closer to fascism.

Is Walker A Fascist? Is Senator Grothman, or Majority Leader Fitzgerald? Are the rest of the Republican Senators?

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“Is That All You’ve Got, Still?”

Posted on The Huffington Post on Thursday evening March 3rd. Click on the link to view the article on The HuffPost.

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The GOP is vainly searching for a qualified Presidential Candidate!

With the elections less than two years away Republicans are still sifting through a tired list of potential candidates with very little luck!

The list of potential Presidential candidates reflects the uncertainty and unrest in the new Republican Party.

It seems like every few weeks a new prospect rises within the party and another on the list loses their lustre.

The list, since Obama’s defeat of McCain in 2008, has been in flux with no less than 18 potential stars. Some have already gone supernova, permanently fading from the list. Others are soon to follow.

The current list, which includes recirculated hopefuls like Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, and Sarah Palin, and Presidential wannabe’s like Tim Pawlenty, Newt Gingrich, and Michele Bachmann, is a study in both inanity and insanity.

Which Republican Presidential candidate can challenge President Obama?

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“Wisconsin: the Battleground For the Middle-Class?”

Not since the late 1920’s has a struggle been so important!

We’re all union members now!

This fight is not just a fight for the unions but for the middle-class—for the dignity of every hard-working, red-blooded, man, woman, and child in America.

Governor Scott Walker and Wisconsin’s Republican Legislature has taken on a battle that pits all Americans against the right-wing ideology. An ideology of suppression and oppression. An ideology that moves more toward fascism and further from democracy every day.

The GOP has been headed down this dark oppressive path for a long time but Wisconsin has brought their ideology to the surface and to the attention of all Americans.

Fascism in America? In Wisconsin?

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Posted in Call to Action, Economy, Opinion, Politics, Wisconsin | 15 Comments »