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Tue Jun 5, 2012, 10:22 AM

Family shocker! My brother and SIL are NOT supporting Walker this time around.

They are both voting for Barrett and Mitchell today. Here's the story.

My little bro works at Quad Graphics and has for over 20 years. It's a great company, but VERY anti-union. He tends to go with the flow which is repug there (except for Obama) and she's, well, an idiot in her own right. They were both supporting Walker up until very recently, with my brother cracking first. The funny story is my SIL.

She was a stauch Walker supporter and very smug about it; refused to sign the recall petition and would not let my brother sign either. She's the type that likes to pretend she belongs in his "club."

Then a month or so ago something happened at my nieces school--some cuts were made that really affected the kids (I think it was funding for a summer retreat). SHE WAS PISSED! She called my sister and I both, completely in a snit as to how this could happen at their school. My sister loved telling her it was Walker's cuts. She HATES him now. LOVE IT!!

I'm a wreck today. I thought this might lighten the mood a bit! I hope so!

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Reply Family shocker! My brother and SIL are NOT supporting Walker this time around. (Original post)
Greybnk48 Jun 2012 OP
Kalidurga Jun 2012 #1
Greybnk48 Jun 2012 #7
think Jun 2012 #2
Jackpine Radical Jun 2012 #3
postulater Jun 2012 #32
Woody Woodpecker Jun 2012 #4
Cary Jun 2012 #5
Greybnk48 Jun 2012 #12
LuckyLib Jun 2012 #17
AnotherMcIntosh Jun 2012 #18
Greybnk48 Jun 2012 #28
abelenkpe Jun 2012 #26
kemah Jun 2012 #30
nineteen50 Jun 2012 #24
Gothmog Jun 2012 #6
Lifelong Protester Jun 2012 #8
Greybnk48 Jun 2012 #13
Bonduel Jun 2012 #9
think Jun 2012 #10
shcrane71 Jun 2012 #11
Greybnk48 Jun 2012 #14
Bonduel Jun 2012 #33
Henley96 Jun 2012 #15
Greybnk48 Jun 2012 #16
Old Vet Jun 2012 #19
AnotherMcIntosh Jun 2012 #21
AnotherMcIntosh Jun 2012 #20
Worried senior Jun 2012 #22
abelenkpe Jun 2012 #27
existentialist Jun 2012 #23
Chorophyll Jun 2012 #25
MiniMe Jun 2012 #29
harun Jun 2012 #31

Response to Greybnk48 (Original post)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 10:25 AM

1. Glad to hear it...

At least she cares about her kids enough to change her mind. Hopefully other parents will have the same reaction.

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Response to Kalidurga (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 10:43 AM

7. Good point.

That's her redeeming quality, she LOVES those kids.

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Response to Greybnk48 (Original post)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 10:25 AM

2. Thanks for the smile.

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Response to Greybnk48 (Original post)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 10:28 AM

3. We're all wrecks today.

Thanks. I hope that story is a template for thousands of others.

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 02:12 PM

32. I never have trouble sleeping. I did last night.

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Response to Greybnk48 (Original post)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 10:28 AM

4. Great news.

 

I just hope the numbers like your bro and sil will rise by the thousands of dissatisfied WI residents who has buyer's remorse.

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Response to Greybnk48 (Original post)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 10:30 AM

5. My home room teacher in high school, 35 years ago, was rather strange but...

...interesting. The word was that he had a steel plate in his head from an accident. His eyebrows would go up and down uncontrollably.

35 years ago the rage was California Proposition 13 and this fellow who seemed old to me, would give out his usual strange giggle and utter something about how if you cut taxes you can't pay for things. To this day I'm quite certain what he was getting at but it seems he was prescient in a way. A few years later we got Reagan, who started us down this pernicious "supply-side economics" path.

I wouldn't think that my home room teacher would be a Keynesian, but maybe he was?

California Proposition 13: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Proposition_13_%281978%29

And look at California now.

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Response to Cary (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 10:59 AM

12. California used to have free college tuition for residents

in the 60's if I'm not mistaken. The Reagan era and it's fallout is such a shame. And sadly, many today don't know what they're missing. A few extra bucks on our tax bills makes a huge positive difference.

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Response to Greybnk48 (Reply #12)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 11:45 AM

17. It wasn't free, but was heavily subsidized -- tuition

at the Univ of California in 1966 for a full course load was $81 per quarter. That's $458 in today's dollars, or $1374 for an academic year. Californians believed in supporting young people through college, "investing" in the future.

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Response to Greybnk48 (Reply #12)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 11:50 AM

18. I think that you are right for the State colleges while the State universities may have charged

 

a small amount.

Later, the State colleges (or many of them) were rolled into the California University system.

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Response to AnotherMcIntosh (Reply #18)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 01:33 PM

28. My sis went to San Diego state in the early 60's.

I'll ask her next time we talk, but I think her tuition was free.

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Response to Greybnk48 (Reply #12)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 01:22 PM

26. Whaaat?!

Really? I'd pay more so my kids could go to college for free. My hubby and I both moved here for graduate school. Despite large scholarships we had to take out loans and pay on them for years. (Why we missed the housing bubble...probably a good thing) Anyway we've been living and working here and now have two kids. Would love it if they didn't have to bear such a burden.

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Response to Greybnk48 (Reply #12)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 02:02 PM

30. I went to San Diego State and the tuition was $80 per semester

California believed in that giving an individual a free education it would get its money back by the individual having to pay a higher state income tax the rest of their working lives. So it was a win win for the student and the state.

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Response to Cary (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 12:25 PM

24. There are also numerous loopholes

written to allow corporate and business to get around reassessments to current values when property ownership changes hands.

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Response to Greybnk48 (Original post)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 10:40 AM

6. Thanks for the story

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Response to Greybnk48 (Original post)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 10:44 AM

8. Good story, need a little levity

It's a little tense here in WI, no?

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Response to Lifelong Protester (Reply #8)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 11:01 AM

13. I can't move my neck and it's only 10 a.m. n/t

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Response to Greybnk48 (Original post)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 10:48 AM

9. Unfortunately, my in-laws, who were both teachers

 

are voting for Walker because they are so pissed about the recall. They voted for Barrett the last time around but are sick and tired of all the recalls. I told them to stay home. Don't vote if you don't like the recall, but don't vote for Walker.

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Response to Bonduel (Reply #9)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 10:53 AM

10. You might want to inform them that a vote for Walker is a vote

for Koch Industries who is trying to buy this election for it's anti union and anti environmental agenda:

http://www.kochwatch.org/

I don't know if this would help or if they know about the millions of dollars Koch has dumped into Wisconsin to keep their puppet in office. But if they don't know they should before voting for the likes of Scott Walker.

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Response to Bonduel (Reply #9)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 10:53 AM

11. Welcome Bonduel... This *is* nervewracking!

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Response to Bonduel (Reply #9)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 11:02 AM

14. Tell them to look up Walker and recalls. He loves them

and was in office in Milwaukee due to a recall he supported. Tell them that before they vote.

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Response to Greybnk48 (Reply #14)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 02:23 PM

33. My in-laws are very principled people.

 

If they don't agree with something they aren't going to do it because the other side does. I have mentioned that Walker was part of a recall. They don't care. They believe it is wrong and nothing is going to change their mind. It is very frustrating

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Response to Greybnk48 (Original post)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 11:37 AM

15. Spam deleted by gkhouston (MIR Team)

 

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Response to Henley96 (Reply #15)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 11:39 AM

16. Welcome Henley96

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Response to Greybnk48 (Original post)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 11:53 AM

19. 63 Million Dollars VRS 6 Million Dollars?

I fear whats happening in WI will be the template for the general Election. Due to Citizens United in my Lifetime I will witness a election being bought and paid for.(Presidential) Although Barrett is giving it hell and common sense dictates the little guy will be decimated by walkers policies. How do you compete against such money? I wholeheartedly believe Romney will far surpass a BILLION dollars in negative ads.

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Response to Old Vet (Reply #19)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 12:04 PM

21. Good question. Good thing that Barrett didn't have triangulating-advisors.

 

It may be that the distinction between his policies and Walker's policies may allow him to win notwithstanding being out-spent.

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Response to Greybnk48 (Original post)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 11:55 AM

20. Some of those in the deer-hunting counties should also have a turn-around in their thinking

 

if they know Walker and his appointee wants to squeeze out the working-class hunters and reserve what is now public land for the super-rich.

Walker probably has adverse plans for all working-class supporters. Let's hope that they find out before the day is over.

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Response to Greybnk48 (Original post)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 12:18 PM

22. I am so scared

my stomach is rolling. Don't even want to look at the news this evening for fear it doesn't go our way.

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Response to Worried senior (Reply #22)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 01:25 PM

27. Me too :)

And I'm in CA!

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Response to Greybnk48 (Original post)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 12:18 PM

23. It won't take very many shifts like that to make the difference.

I just hope that they have happened in time.

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Response to Greybnk48 (Original post)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 12:39 PM

25. I love how people never think cuts will affect them directly.

It'd be funny if they didn't keep voting against themselves all the time.

Glad your SIL woke up.

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Response to Greybnk48 (Original post)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 01:45 PM

29. It is the typical "I agree with what Walker is doing"

until it affects them personally. Then it is "how dare he do that"

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Response to Greybnk48 (Original post)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 02:11 PM

31. It's all fun and games for the Repug's until they finally have something happen to them.

Only then do they realize they screwed themselves.

Selfish idiots don't mind seeing others get screwed but once it happens to them "Oh, wait, this actally SUCKS!!!!".

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