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Wisc. National Guard Preps For Worker Unrest After Governor Unveils Emergency Budget

National Guard could Respond to Unrest, as State Employees Learn of his Budget Proposal

However, if there is worker unrest, Governor Walker says the Wisconsin National Guard is prepared to respond.

The governor revealed Friday that he wants the state Legislature to go into Special Session next week to take up his plan to close a budget deficit. His plan calls for workers to lose nearly all their collective bargaining rights. State employees also would be required to pay more for pension and health care benefits.


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Police unions

need to be eliminated. All "govt" unions should be eliminated. Working for the "govt" shouldn't pay more than minimum wage.

The government call out the government on the government?

why am i not gripped with apprehension?

Be brave, be brave, the Myan pilot needs no aeroplane.

The Governor can round up the

The Governor can round up the uppity liberal Progressive Collectivist Democrats and put them in the FEMA Camps. I knew we could find a good use for those camps.


This is where the bulk of our tax dollars go, salaries and benefits of government workers. Non competitive tax-eaters.

Cut cut cut, good for him.

You're wrong. And I'll explain why. Scott Walker...

Walker thought it was a good idea to force people in Wisconsin to do something good. We never got a chance to vote on it. After the fact we were told that our opinions do not matter as this was something good for us that we are simply too dumb to see.

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Mox has the Fox video

Wisconsin Governor Threatens To Call Out National Guard As Union-Busting Tactic

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Dismantle from within

Ironically, the best way to bleed the unions is for freedom fighters to join the police, firefighters, etc. as long as they can keep their eyes on the prize.


if they don't like that, I'm sure that closing their departments and eliminating their jobs could be arranged.
They ARE "gov't employees", after all, right?

Maybe they should try getting "real jobs".

Will not work

The Wisconsin National Guard members also have family members that will be affected by this move.He has the vehicle but it may not steer in the direction he plans,It may have a mind of it's own in the end.They cannot take for granted that they are robots with no feelings or loyalties to someone other than the state.This will be always the problem with any attempt to use military against the citizens.

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

As an Wisconsin resident

I really would not worry to much about an upheaval. Outside of a Packer World Championship tailgate party it will be hard to band people together in this entitlement rich State.
I would volunteer my services for free to help keep the peace during a SURGE.

Let the correction begin. And buy the way, apparently the collective bargaining process must be too much of a responsibility for the State negotiators and Walker can see this. When State employees negotiate with State employees the tax payers lose, slowly but surely. The piggish benefit packages of the State and local employees have accumulated over decades only to create themselves bubble.

Marley, let me just say this.

This is very dangerous. This week it is the state workers, next week they'll be calling the National Guard on those that disagree politically. Do you see my point?

I am sure the National Guard

I am sure the National Guard is being put at the ready to deal with violence that will be initiated by the public employee unions.

Is Scott Walker Bush's cousin?


From a GW Bush speech:
"I want to thank Scott Walker. I call him "cousin." After all, I'm George Walker Bush. At least I call him "cousin" so long as he's doing a good job."




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Lehman Brothers

investments....I should have known that.

Another Bush cousin (who was at Goldman Sachs) and brother at Lehman:

"The state’s pension fund owns more than $420 million in troubled financial companies — including over $100 million in Lehman Brothers stocks and bonds."

"The Core Fund managed by the State of Wisconsin Investment Board is down 28.3% through November, while the riskier Variable Fund plummeted 40.9%, according to preliminary figures the board released Thursday."

"The audit also showed that the state borrowed more than $1 billion on a short-term basis from the investment fund in fiscal 2009 to shore up the state budget.

The borrowed amount was within limits set by the Legislature, but was 57% higher than the $648 million borrowed in the previous fiscal year."

"George H. Walker, who will be the new CEO of a reincarnated Neuberger Investment Management, now independent of the bankrupt Lehman Brothers. George H. Walker is the first cousin of President George W. Bush. Walker goes from being a manager of a subsidiary to CEO of the phoenix company rising from Lehman's ashes.

Although Lehman isn't the direct recipient of a government bailout, Neuberger's financiers, Bain Capital and Hellman & Friedman, will receive special consideration and financial guarantees via the Treasury Temporary Guarantees Program to offset their risks." Bain Capital is connected to Romney.


Thanks for the clatificaion:

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker wants to make sure just about everyone who works for the government can't negotiate their working conditions — except for local police, firefighters and state troopers.

Walker has introduced a bill that would strip public employees across the board — from teachers to snowplow drivers — of their right to collectively bargain for sick leave, vacation, even the hours they work. But absolutely nothing would change for local police, fire departments and the State Patrol.

The bill smacks of political favoritism for public safety unions that supported Walker's election bid last year and sets up new haves and have-nots in Wisconsin government, said Paul Secunda, a Marquette University professor who specializes in labor law


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Paul Secunda can suck an egg...

His whole agenda is to create a foggy view of the process. His students will be labor lawyers and he must create a delusional unbalanced scenario to keep his classes full.

You're welcome

It looks like they are playing divide and conquer with the state workers and he wants the ones that carry weapons.