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Court upholds Walker's union limits law in Wis.
(AP) ^ | January 18, 2013

Posted on 01/18/2013 12:14:25 PM PST by READINABLUESTATE

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld Gov. Scott Walker's contentious law stripping most public workers of nearly all of their collective bargaining rights.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: scottwalker; unions; walker; wisconsin; wisconsinshowdown
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1 posted on 01/18/2013 12:14:32 PM PST by READINABLUESTATE
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To: READINABLUESTATE

Good!


2 posted on 01/18/2013 12:17:39 PM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: READINABLUESTATE; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; ...

Walker court victory!

FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.


3 posted on 01/18/2013 12:17:39 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: READINABLUESTATE

This. Is. Awesome!


4 posted on 01/18/2013 12:19:15 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: READINABLUESTATE

Union thugs will most likely trash the state capitol again.


5 posted on 01/18/2013 12:20:30 PM PST by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: READINABLUESTATE

This is wonderful news!


6 posted on 01/18/2013 12:21:17 PM PST by rusty schucklefurd
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To: READINABLUESTATE
yesssssss .... now for the twists of the wise latina and co.

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7 posted on 01/18/2013 12:21:27 PM PST by Elle Bee
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To: READINABLUESTATE

” stripping most public workers of nearly all of their collective bargaining rights.”

They keep saying that and it isn’t true.
He evened the playing field instead.


8 posted on 01/18/2013 12:23:21 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: READINABLUESTATE

Not much bias in that lede, is there? Sarc/off


9 posted on 01/18/2013 12:26:23 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: READINABLUESTATE

Hurrah for a lawful judge! They are getting rare...


10 posted on 01/18/2013 12:31:23 PM PST by veracious
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To: rusty schucklefurd

Good time to release it too, just before a three day public employee holiday which means at least half took today off too and the rest are sitting around talking about the upcoming ordination coming on monday.


11 posted on 01/18/2013 12:32:45 PM PST by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

VICTORY!


12 posted on 01/18/2013 12:38:51 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: READINABLUESTATE
Scott Walker's contentious law stripping most public workers of nearly all of their collective bargaining rights.

Collective bargaining is not a right, it is a privilege given to these whiny and serial malcontents by the state legislature. This privilege can be removed at any time....as this court case makes clear.

Screw the unions.

13 posted on 01/18/2013 12:40:18 PM PST by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: READINABLUESTATE

It’s nice when a court rules for capitalism and individual liberty instead of communism. It’s as if, at least here, we are headed in the right direction.


14 posted on 01/18/2013 12:41:02 PM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: tgusa

“Union thugs will most likely trash the state capitol again.”

Unlikely. They hired a new Capitol City Police Chief and the guy kicks ass and takes names!

DOUBLE VICTORY!


15 posted on 01/18/2013 12:41:17 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Mase; All

Typical “progressive” agenda reporting from AP.


16 posted on 01/18/2013 12:42:44 PM PST by marktwain
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To: READINABLUESTATE
Just heard this on the news. The court upheld the law IN ITS ENTIRETY, including reversing the minor parts that were cut down by a federal judge a few months ago. This is great news not just for Wisconsin, but for America.

A federal appeals court has upheld Gov. Scott Walker's contentious law...

By the way, notice how its only Republican-passed laws that are "contentious"? The scumbag Associated Press would never call a Democrat-passed law - - for example, a "gun control" law - - "contentious", now would they?

17 posted on 01/18/2013 12:48:29 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: tgusa

AND they thwarted the loon with the four molotov cocktails the night of the Governor’s speech. I feel confident we Taxpayers won’t be soaked for another nightmare like that 18 month period of ‘occupation’ on the Square.

I hope so, anyway!


18 posted on 01/18/2013 12:49:05 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: READINABLUESTATE

I thought I could hear a distant, collective screech of defeat from the North (I’m in Texas.)


19 posted on 01/18/2013 12:52:44 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: C210N
This past year in Wisconsin is a perfect case in point for why government employee unions need to be busted to hell.

For decades the politicians have met in smoke-filled back rooms with union pinky rings and, with a wink and a nod, offered to give the rank-and-file lavish pension plans and lifetime retirement bennies IN LIEU OF big pay raises that would have to be paid for out of CURRENT budgets, and that might require tax hikes. But, see, lavish pension plans and lifetime retirement bennies, well... they get paid for out of FUTURE budgets - - decades in the future.

That is, the politicians buy their votes today with the taxpayer money of tomorrow. They just kick the can down the road and let future politicians and future taxpayers deal with the inevitable financial calamity that comes to bear in 20 or 30 years. "That'll be their problem, (shrug)", has been the unspoken understanding of the slimy politicians and their pinky ring union collaborators. Meanwhile, current taxpayers can shrug because, hey... their taxes didn't go up this year.

This is this kind of corrupt "negotiating" that politicians can get away with because, unlike in the private sector, they get to "negotiate" with other people's money. There is no "bottom line" or "profit and loss" statement, and no annual report to stockholders to worry about. No, when politicians "negotiate" with government employee unions, it's like the foxes negotiating with the coyotes over how to divide up the chickens in the hen house.

Anyway, in many states and cities, 20 or 30 years have come and gone. Now what?

Thank God for Scott Walker and a few other governors who have had the guts to put their foot on the can and kick it right back where it came from.

20 posted on 01/18/2013 1:06:17 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: rusty schucklefurd
I have a question for anyone living in Wisconsin...what are the names of some of the towns in Southeastern Wisconsin that are Conservative? My buttons are bustin’ over your victory and the fact that YOU have a great Governor!
21 posted on 01/18/2013 1:11:53 PM PST by itssme
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To: Mase

Especially those tax $$$-sucking public unions.


22 posted on 01/18/2013 1:21:21 PM PST by ScottinVA (More dizzying than a Tilt-a-Whirl is an around-a-circle argument with a liberal about gun control.)
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To: itssme
what are the names of some of the towns in Southeastern Wisconsin that are Conservative?

Waukesha's a biggie! (Remember that Waukesha's vote tally beat Kloppenberg for the judicial seat)
23 posted on 01/18/2013 1:29:10 PM PST by Dr. Sivana ("C'est la vie" say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell. -- Chuck Berry)
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To: READINABLUESTATE

ESAD Union goons!!!


24 posted on 01/18/2013 1:36:27 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Darksheare

Public workers shouldn’t have collective bargaining rights.


25 posted on 01/18/2013 1:40:14 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Lancey Howard

That is exactly what took place plus millions in bribes and kickbacks were given to Democrat hacks who “negotiated” these sweetheart union contracts.

What? You thought they did it because they were nice guys? Altruists?


26 posted on 01/18/2013 1:41:49 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: fortheDeclaration

Nope.
They shouldn’t.
They supposedly serve the public.


27 posted on 01/18/2013 1:44:15 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: fortheDeclaration
Public workers shouldn’t have collective bargaining rights.

They're not "rights" they're "privileges", and it's up to the people as to what privileges they are afforded.
28 posted on 01/18/2013 1:51:40 PM PST by Sopater (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. - 2 COR 3:17b)
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To: Mase

Not to pick nits, but the right to associate is a basic right, not a privilege, of all free men. While some free men may choose to associate in the form of labor unions, some may not. What Walker has done is not limit the right of association of union members, but protect the right of association of those who don’t care to be associated with unions.


29 posted on 01/18/2013 2:04:29 PM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: Sopater; fortheDeclaration
They're not "rights" they're "privileges", and it's up to the people as to what privileges they are afforded.

They're not "rights" or "privileges." They're *contracts* between the unions and the Employer (the Taxpayer). The Big Dig has been the Taxpayer hasn't had any decent representation on this side of the table and were (still are) getting raked over the coals with outrageous taxes to pay for these contracts. We still have a ways to go to ease up the burden on the Taxpayers of WI.

30 posted on 01/18/2013 2:12:06 PM PST by Ladysmith (Every time another lib loses its job, an angel gets its wings.)
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To: itssme

Waukesha, Cedarburg, Mequon...


31 posted on 01/18/2013 2:13:55 PM PST by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: itssme

Some conservative towns in SE Wisconsin are in the WOWS counties. That stands for Washington Co, Ozaukee County, Washington County, and Sheboygan county.

Sheboygan, West Bend, Waukesha, Ozaukee, Port Washington, Mequon-Thiensville, are a few of the cities.


32 posted on 01/18/2013 2:15:40 PM PST by Wisconsinlady (The 2nd amendment is NOT about hunting-but protection from a tyrannical govt)
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To: itssme

Some conservative towns in SE Wisconsin are in the WOWS counties. That stands for Washington Co, Ozaukee County, Washington County, and Sheboygan county.

Sheboygan, West Bend, Waukesha, Ozaukee, Port Washington, Mequon-Thiensville, are a few of the cities.


33 posted on 01/18/2013 2:15:43 PM PST by Wisconsinlady (The 2nd amendment is NOT about hunting-but protection from a tyrannical govt)
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To: fortheDeclaration
Public workers shouldn’t have collective bargaining rights.
Government employees shouldn’t have collective bargaining rights.
We should reject the use of euphemisms for government. “Public schools” are government schools, “public employees are government employees . . . and “society” is not the same as government.
Common Sense

By Thomas Paine
SOME writers have so confounded society with government, as to leave little or no distinction between them; whereas they are not only different, but have different origins. Society is produced by our wants, and government by our wickedness; the former promotes our happiness positively by uniting our affections, the latter negatively by restraining our vices. The one encourages intercourse, the other creates distinctions. The first is a patron, the last a punisher.

Society in every state is a blessing, but government even in its best state is but a necessary evil in its worst state an intolerable one; for when we suffer, or are exposed to the same miseries by a government, which we might expect in a country without government, our calamities is heightened by reflecting that we furnish the means by which we suffer! Government, like dress, is the badge of lost innocence; the palaces of kings are built on the ruins of the bowers of paradise. For were the impulses of conscience clear, uniform, and irresistibly obeyed, man would need no other lawgiver; but that not being the case, he finds it necessary to surrender up a part of his property to furnish means for the protection of the rest; and this he is induced to do by the same prudence which in every other case advises him out of two evils to choose the least. Wherefore, security being the true design and end of government, it unanswerably follows that whatever form thereof appears most likely to ensure it to us, with the least expense and greatest benefit, is preferable to all others.


34 posted on 01/18/2013 2:23:48 PM PST by conservatism_IS_compassion (The idea around which “liberalism" coheres is that NOTHING actually matters except PR.)
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To: conservatism_IS_compassion

Well played, sir, very well played.


35 posted on 01/18/2013 2:26:54 PM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: itssme

“what are the names of some of the towns in Southeastern Wisconsin that are Conservative?”
Everything between Milwaukee and Madison is quite conservative. Most of rural Wisconsin is conservative. Like most places, it’s only the cities and university towns that are strongly blue.


36 posted on 01/18/2013 2:44:11 PM PST by zagger
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Check out the new Chief:
http://host.madison.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/new-capitol-police-chief-to-clamp-down-on-protests/article_2532072a-f0ad-11e1-b5cb-001a4bcf887a.html

Looks like he’s going to kick ass and take names! It’s about time someone bitch slaps the ACLU.


37 posted on 01/18/2013 3:05:36 PM PST by vette6387
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To: READINABLUESTATE

I smell another Executive Order brewing.


38 posted on 01/18/2013 3:46:59 PM PST by golas1964 (Obama must be defeated in 2012)
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To: Mr. Lucky

re: “What Walker has done is not limit the right of association of union members, but protect the right of association of those who don’t care to be associated with unions.”

Exactly right!


39 posted on 01/18/2013 4:00:30 PM PST by rusty schucklefurd
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40 posted on 01/18/2013 4:21:21 PM PST by RedMDer (HEY LIBS! GUN FREE ZONE T-SHIRTS AVAILABLE NOW. I DARE YA!)
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To: READINABLUESTATE

Walker. Wisconsin Ranger.


41 posted on 01/18/2013 4:34:09 PM PST by LiveFreeOrDie2001 (Elections have consequences - NOW LOOK what we have to deal with...)
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- GO AHEAD HUSSEIN - MAKE MY DAY -









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42 posted on 01/18/2013 6:08:35 PM PST by devolve ( ---- ---- ---- -CHEESEBURGER_CHEESEBURGER_CHEESEBURGER- ---- ---- ---- ---- John Belushi ---- ----)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Wow! First time I’ve seen you post in years. I thought you got eaten by a black bear at the musky bar in Lac du Flambeau.

Stay more current, Diana, and poke your head up once in a while to let us know about your nefarious schemes. You northern Wisconsin women are impeccable and mysterious. I’ll be up there fishing for walleyes this summer.

Do you still eat chocolate fudge?

Cheers.


43 posted on 01/18/2013 6:43:52 PM PST by sergeantdave (The FBI has declared war on the Marine Corps)
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To: READINABLUESTATE

Praise The LORD!!!


44 posted on 01/18/2013 7:10:38 PM PST by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: dennisw
"ESAD Union goons!!!"

Apparently, not even the rent-a-pickets were enough.


45 posted on 01/18/2013 7:10:47 PM PST by clearcarbon
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To: vette6387

Great article. I agree with you. I think he will be fair but a no-nonsense type of guy, which is way past due. Especially when the article mentioned how the protestors would follow employees around to their desks & distrupt their work. I hope there will be some head busting as well! RAT bastard liberals, socialists, & unions. Taking care of these bastards is way past due!


46 posted on 01/18/2013 7:18:40 PM PST by rcrngroup
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To: READINABLUESTATE; Reaganite Republican; Clintons Are White Trash; HerrBlucher; mgist; raptor22; ...

All Government employees should realize that the process of collective bargaining, as usually understood, cannot be transplanted into the public service.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt


47 posted on 01/18/2013 7:22:59 PM PST by narses
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To: Dr. Sivana

I’m in Port Washington in Ozaukee County. Quite conservative with scattered pockets of liberalism. I’ve got my dog trained to use those yards for his toilet. I clean up the mess of course. Even liberals in my neighborhood get my courtesy, whether they deserve it or not. And Beauregard earns himself a nice knibblet for his patriotic poopage.


48 posted on 01/19/2013 4:43:14 AM PST by SkiKnee
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To: fwdude

That was actually the State of Illinois you heard - the get away state for Wisconsin Politicians whom do not want to work when it comes to pass a bill. Illinois is preparing its citizenry to go up to Wisconsin to protest in Madison. Since, if they protest in Illinois, Jesse Jackson will scream racism and want their guns seized.


49 posted on 01/19/2013 5:20:25 AM PST by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: sergeantdave

Hi, Dave!

Yes, yes and yes! Thanks for all the nice compliments. :)

In the past two years I was promoted at work, so less time to screw around on the WWW. Fell in ‘love’ (or something like that) so now I have my farm and another to help run. Taking care of my Dad who is resisting going to a facility, so we’re doing what we can with additional home help for now, and just enjoying life in general...in my spare time. *SMIRK*

However, the chocolate stash is a little low these days, so feel free to send some my way! :)


50 posted on 01/19/2013 6:04:26 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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