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What Happened in Wisconsin
American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees, AFSCME ^ | June 06, 2012 | Gerald W. McEntee

Posted on 06/08/2012 1:44:28 PM PDT by mdittmar

This message is from Pres. Gerald W. McEntee and Sec.- Treas. Lee Saunders.

By now you’ve probably heard that Scott Walker survived his recall election. To do so, he spent nearly $50 million.

But with the recall of Sen. Van Wanggaard, a pro-worker majority now controls the Wisconsin Senate and we have dealt a major blow against Walker’s ability to do more damage to the working families of Wisconsin.

We should all be proud of the AFSCME sisters and brothers who came together in Wisconsin and inspired workers across the country to fight back against the orchestrated attacks on the middle class.

The Walker recall was an uphill battle from the very start. This is only the third such recall election in our country’s history, and our odds were made even more difficult by the vast amount of funding that Scott Walker’s cronies flooded Wisconsin with. Combined with his race in 2010, that’s twice now that the Koch brothers and Wall Street have bought Scott Walker the governor's office.

Although we didn’t win, Wisconsin’s working families sent a loud and clear message to anti-worker governors, and their shady corporate backers: Efforts to destroy the rights of workers, and our ability to have a voice on the job, will not go unchallenged. We will take them on, just as we did in Ohio, where we overturned John Kasich’s anti-collective bargaining bill, and in Florida, where we successfully stood up to Gov. Rick Scott’s efforts to privatize programs throughout the state.

The spirit of Wisconsin should continue to inspire our commitment to fight even harder. Our success has never depended on any one single battle. We know that from experience. We will win back the rights that Walker and his allies stole from our members.

We will win by remaining strong and united, committed to one another in the fight for America’s future. We can either settle for a country where a shrinking number of people do really well, while more Americans barely get by. Or we can build a nation where everyone gets a fair shot, everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same rules. That is the kind of country we are fighting for – it is a fight that will not be over until we win – and we’re honored to be standing alongside our members like you. As they say in Wisconsin, one day longer, one day stronger.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: afscme; mcentee; milwaukee; neanderthal; publicsectorunions; scottwalker; sourgrapes; tombarrett; unions; wisconsin; wisconsinshowdown
AFSCME motto from their home page,
"We Make America Happen"

Them unions sure are full of themselves.

1 posted on 06/08/2012 1:44:31 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

What happened in Wisconsin? We won BIG!


2 posted on 06/08/2012 1:47:02 PM PDT by hflynn
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To: mdittmar

What happened in Wisconsin? We won BIG!


3 posted on 06/08/2012 1:47:13 PM PDT by hflynn
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To: mdittmar

One hardly knows where to start deconstructing such drivel, so I’ll just sit back and enjoy their pain.


4 posted on 06/08/2012 1:48:48 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (The Presidential Race is about the relative light reflectivity of your Socialist Slavemaster.)
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To: mdittmar
AFSCME motto from their home page, "We Make America Happen"

New Tea PArty motto: "We pay to make America happen"

5 posted on 06/08/2012 1:49:33 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Delusional Rat rants are often entertaining, but never pretty.


6 posted on 06/08/2012 1:54:40 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over...)
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To: mdittmar
They won a state senate seat that won't reconvene until after the November election... And what did that dead senate seat cost them? Haha... What morons...
7 posted on 06/08/2012 1:54:55 PM PDT by DB
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To: mdittmar

Well, there is a bright side for the AFSCME—they only had to buy a third as many stamps to mail this letter out to their members.


8 posted on 06/08/2012 1:55:58 PM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: randog
What happened in Wisconsin?

For the "Progressives" a WTF moment. Like in WTF hoppen??

9 posted on 06/08/2012 1:57:52 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: mdittmar
We're AFSCME and we are here to help....

rid you of your money and make our officials very, very rich.

10 posted on 06/08/2012 2:01:50 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: mdittmar

AFSOWEME union, making the taxpayers unhappy everyday, can they spin any faster?


11 posted on 06/08/2012 2:03:18 PM PDT by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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To: mdittmar
"We can either settle for a country where a shrinking number of people do really well, while more Americans barely get by. Or we can build a nation where everyone gets a fair shot..."

2007 Gross Salaary and Total Compensation

Gerald McEntee AFSCME $316,916 $551,428

It looks like union members took his advice and voted accordingly.

12 posted on 06/08/2012 2:04:32 PM PDT by ILS21R (John Locke: When the social contract is broken, the people must revolt.)
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To: Uncle Miltie
The guy even lies to his own members.

The Wisconsin Senate won't be in session until after the next election.

13 posted on 06/08/2012 2:04:51 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

This is a huge case of whistling as the avalanche approaches. Sure, Walker spent a lot of money. But it was all privately donated, including mine. In contrast, the recall elections have cost Wisconsin taxpayers millions of dollars to finance, not that clowns like this idiot care. Democrats live to spend other people’s money. And it was all because the state union employees didn’t want to give up their Cadillac retirement plans.


14 posted on 06/08/2012 2:05:38 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: mdittmar

If I were a member of this union and received a letter like this from the President I would be so pissed about him blowing all of the hard earned money I seen him on a stupid recall election. Any of the members who agree with what he said is an idiot.

Scott Walker is now my hero in the Republican Party.


15 posted on 06/08/2012 2:05:53 PM PDT by kempo
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To: mdittmar

Wow! With idiotic claims like this, now the remaining 40 percent of union members are going to opt out of union dues. They’ll be down to a handful of members and will have to shutdown entirely.


16 posted on 06/08/2012 2:12:05 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: mdittmar
"We have dealt a major blow to Governor Walker." Baghdad Bob
17 posted on 06/08/2012 2:12:21 PM PDT by henkster (Wanted: Politicians willing to say "No" to people. No experience required.)
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To: randog

LOL!


18 posted on 06/08/2012 2:14:54 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

Efforts to destroy the rights of workers, and our ability to have a voice on the job, will not go unchallenged.

19 posted on 06/08/2012 2:41:01 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: randog
"Well, there is a bright side for the AFSCME—they only had to buy a third as many stamps to mail this letter out to their members."

Well said. I understand that quite a few ex union members got a nice pay raise when the State stopped taking their money for the unions.

20 posted on 06/08/2012 2:41:31 PM PDT by lstanle
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To: mdittmar
Talk about trying to make lemonade out of a lemon. Too bad for the thugs, the Van Wangaard recall will be meaningless--the state senate is adjourned until after the Fall elections--when that particular mistake will likely be corrected.

I love to hear leftwingers whingeing in the morning--it sounds like freedom reigning on the thug parade.

21 posted on 06/08/2012 2:44:56 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: mdittmar
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22 posted on 06/08/2012 2:45:23 PM PDT by CMailBag
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To: Raycpa

LoL!


23 posted on 06/08/2012 2:48:42 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: lstanle

Afscme one big miscalculation.


24 posted on 06/08/2012 2:59:28 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: hinckley buzzard

I do believe re-districting takes effect in the next go round.


25 posted on 06/08/2012 3:02:50 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: mdittmar

Yes AFSCME be proud of your goons and other fraudsters creating havoc and stealing as many votes as possible. Whatever the vote totals you will always be Losers and takers for the cause.


26 posted on 06/08/2012 3:13:16 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: randog

Good one!!!!!!


27 posted on 06/08/2012 3:40:03 PM PDT by scram2
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