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    Default Wisconsin recall

    Well, I guess that's over with.

    More of the same. The best politician money can buy.

    $45.6 million for Walker and $17.9 million for Barrett.

    I would think folks will now want some return on that investment.
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    Default Re: Wisconsin recall

    I thought this was a Trek thread ;)
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    I'm not on FB so I can't "Like" a post, but that was priceless.
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    Default Re: Wisconsin recall

    This was the correct result. About time someone had the guts to do the right thing.
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    Default Re: Wisconsin recall

    To gggross: Amen, bro!
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    While I acknowledge the correctness of the result and that he has been affirmed by the voters, that has little to do with the 'right thing' as I see it. He took on some public unions and left others alone, depending on who donated to his campaign. If this isn't government for sale, then I don't know what is. I think Gov. Walker is a disgrace and polarizes and alienates half the population in a way few politicians have ever done. Wisconsin is my home state and if I were a resident I would have voted against him. That said, the voters have voted and he remains in office. Hopefully, when his term ends, my fellow Cheeseheads can elect someone who is less divisive and able to lead the state to prosperity and stability, regardless of party affiliation. Gov. Walker has succeeded in dividing families and communities and friends with his rhetoric and I find that very unfortunate.
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    I've got several friends in WI that are public school teachers (and love riding bikes) that didn't make a great wage, have now lost benefits and are now worrying about their homes. They do a good job. Walker is effing rich. I don't live there, but now I'm sure I never would.
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    I do live in Wisconsin and have had a chance to talk to the Governor. Everyone is entitled to their perspectives, but as a Wisconson tax payer, his positions absolutely represents my best interests as a tax payer and citizen. I suppose some folks would have seen our founding fathers as "divisive" as well. If divisive means fixing what was broken, so be it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by happycampyer View Post
    I'm not on FB so I can't "Like" a post, but that was priceless.
    Yes you can.
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    I don't agree with recalls, but Walker is a disgrace.
    Like our own freak down here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gggross View Post
    I do live in Wisconsin and have had a chance to talk to the Governor. Everyone is entitled to their perspectives, but as a Wisconson tax payer, his positions absolutely represents my best interests as a tax payer and citizen. I suppose some folks would have seen our founding fathers as "divisive" as well. If divisive means fixing what was broken, so be it.
    Am I the only person who votes on the basis of my perceptionof the common good, not just of my own?
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    I was once told by an acquaintance when I said that as Americans we need to try to find more common ground that "common ground is for communist countries like Canada". I was simply speechless because this person was totally serious. That's how we have ended up where we are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JBLANDE View Post
    Am I the only person who votes on the basis of my perceptionof the common good, not just of my own?
    No, you're not. But in our modern me me me society, we appear to be a declining minority.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saab2000 View Post
    I was once told by an acquaintance when I said that as Americans we need to try to find more common ground that "common ground is for communist countries like Canada". I was simply speechless because this person was totally serious. That's how we have ended up where we are.
    Step 1. Ask this person to define "communist." Just request a simple definition. Or, better yet, ask him or her to differentiate "communism" and "socialism." Or, better yet, ask him or her to define a "republic" or a "democracy."
    Step 2. Grab a beer.
    Step 3. Sit back and enjoy the hilarity.
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    Default Re: Wisconsin recall

    This is full of sarcasm, but it is dead on in revealing the truth of the matter.



    For those who opposed Walker, wake up.
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    Default Re: Wisconsin recall

    We're OK with political discussions here in the OT, but please stick to substance. There are more than enough people shouting at their opponents already.

    Thanks.
    GO!
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    Default Re: Wisconsin recall

    I think the people that opposed Walker are wide awake.
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    Default Re: Wisconsin recall

    Quote Originally Posted by JBLANDE View Post
    Am I the only person who votes on the basis of my perceptionof the common good, not just of my own?
    The best way to contribute to the common good is to be self sufficient and not be a burden on your fellow citizen. A lot of people want to get taken care of, I always vote for the person who I think will help me take care of myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gggross View Post
    I do live in Wisconsin and have had a chance to talk to the Governor. Everyone is entitled to their perspectives, but as a Wisconson tax payer, his positions absolutely represents my best interests as a tax payer and citizen. I suppose some folks would have seen our founding fathers as "divisive" as well. If divisive means fixing what was broken, so be it.
    Broken, or demonized due to rigid ideological opposition?

    Was the response proportional to the problem? It didn't look that way to me.

    The Philadelphia School District is broken. It has a higher deficit than the state of Wisconsin. Wisconsin needed some minor tweaking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shoney View Post
    The best way to contribute to the common good is to be self sufficient and not be a burden on your fellow citizen. A lot of people want to get taken care of, I always vote for the person who I think will help me take care of myself.
    I totally understand your sentiment, and I agree absolutely. For the most part.
    I also work clinically with people who are either permanently or temporarily unable to not be a "burden" on their fellow citizens (people who have suffered brain injuries and cannot work). Most of them are acutely aware that they are a burden. Many of them were extremely high functioning pre-TBI and would also subscribe to the notion of individual contribution.
    There are times when all of us need to be a burden on each other. This is my definition of a working society, as it is my definition of a working family.
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