I am an Ultra-Conservative, Alpha-Male, True Authentic Leader, Type "C" Personality, who is very active in my community; whether it is donating time, clothes or money for Project Concern or going to Common Council meetings and voicing my opinions. As a blogger, I intend to provide a different viewpoint "The way I see it!" on various world, national and local issues with a few helpful tips & tidbits sprinkled in.
It was like pulling teeth to get it (that is another blog post and a letter to the State for all of the Open Records Request issues)!
Governor Scott Walker said. "We are broke in this state. We have been broke for years. People have ignored that for years, and it's about time somebody stood up and told the truth. The truth is: We don't have money to offer. We don't have finances to offer. This is what we have to offer.”
I am preempting the guest blog to ask some questions to the readers.
The Consumer Price Indexes (CPI) program produces seasonally adjusted monthly data on changes in the prices paid by urban consumers for a representative basket of goods and services
Let’s look at a national study on this from left leaning MSNBC:
Some reflections, observations, and ramblings
There is a refinancing deadline of Friday February 25th (NOT the June 30th deadline) to allow time to refinance state bonds in order to save the money. If not serious cuts will additionally be made.
From: Governor Scott Walker [mailto:GovernorWalker@wisconsin.gov]
A snippet from the Washington Examiner
Governor Walker's Fireside Chat to Taxpayers 02.22.11
946.12 Misconduct in public office. Any public officer or public employee who does any of the following is guilty of a Class I felony:
Feb. 23: How teachers are and are not affected by Scott Walker's bill.
To all AWOL Democrat Senators:
Here is the poll that the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel took down after it didn’t come out the way they wanted it to.
UPDATED – Protesting Teachers Could Reap $9 Million from Taxpayers to Attend Rallies
Absent educators may be paid to abandon students and march on the Capitol
Responding to Rachel Maddow
By Bill Adair, Greg Borowski
Union Leader tells it how it really is!
Collective Bargaining is not a right, it is a privilege granted by State Law passed in 1959.
Randy I am emailing you because you seem like a reasonable person who is fair and I love to read your blog even though I don’t agree with you. I didn’t’ vote for Walker as I am a Democrat, not a liberal, but a Labor Democrat. I am not shocked by what
Most Wisconsinites believe that Governor Walker’s proposed budget changes that include unions to pay 5.8% of their salary toward the cost of their pensions plans and double their contributions for health care premiums to 12.6% are fair, according to a new poll sponsored by WisconsinReporter.com.
I am sure by now you have seen the email, tweet, facebook, blog posts on how 5 states that don’t have collective bargaining for teachers that the students didn’t score well on the ACT/SAT tests is because of no collective bargaining. It is not only fuzzy logic it is not the truth.
After 62 hours, listening to the stall tactics here is the State Assembly Democrats throwing temper tantrums.
Government Union AFSCME Workers, did you know your union has connections to the socialists? Are you okay with that and if not, are you going to stand up against it or just stay silent and do nothing and let them use your money?
I think taking some of the power away from the public sector unions is a major part of Governor Walker’s plan, has been from the get go. Whether it was directly stated or not doesn’t really matter since Governors do many things that they NEVER said during the campaign trail time. It is silly to think otherwise.
Missing senators rely heavily on union campaign dollars
Senate Dems offer alternate budget fix