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Wed Nov 7, 2012, 12:05 PM

What will be the Republican agenda in Wisconsin?

For starters, here's a list taken from a reader posting in the Cap Times comments section:

With complete control of both houses in Wisconsin we could have the following bills on the table for hardworking Wisconsin families.
1. Right to Work
2. Additional cuts to state aid to school districts and municipalities
3. Major expansion of the school voucher program
4. Additional cuts to the state university system
5. Deregulation of the Payday Loan interest caps
6. Reduction in taxes for manufacturers
7. A deregulated mining bill
8. Deregulation for the fracking sand industry
9. A complete takeover of the Department of Public Instruction
10. State mandated changes to Science and History curriculum in K-12 schools
11. A move to privatization of the state prison system
12. Additional regulation of renewable energy sources
13. Revisiting the Wisconsin retirement system


http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politics/elections/republicans-retake-state-senate-full-control-of-state-government/article_89232d4a-28ca-11e2-8f58-001a4bcf887a.html

I think they will quickly push through a mining bill, go after the WRS, and obliterate and profitize both k-12 education and the UW-System. What else is on the agenda and how can it be slowed, if not stopped?

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Reply What will be the Republican agenda in Wisconsin? (Original post)
lutefisk Nov 2012 OP
dragonlady Nov 2012 #1
lutefisk Nov 2012 #2
lutefisk Nov 2012 #9
midnight Nov 2012 #3
mojowork_n Nov 2012 #4
lutefisk Nov 2012 #5
mojowork_n Nov 2012 #6
yourout Nov 2012 #7
Viking12 Nov 2012 #8

Response to lutefisk (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 12:17 PM

1. Let's work for a new Supreme Court justice

Patience Roggensack is up for reelection in April next year, and the campaign for her successor should start tomorrow. (I have no idea who that person should be.)

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Response to dragonlady (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 12:21 PM

2. Thanks- that's something concrete to work for...

I'm grasping here- the next 12 months is looking bad for the State.

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Response to lutefisk (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 12:22 PM

3. K&R

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Response to lutefisk (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 01:31 PM

4. What's with the long numbered list? There's only one agenda:

Memorable line from Goodfellas summarizes it nicely....

  • Strangle, maim, cripple, bury or dispose of government/union/communitarian and/or green function.

  • Proceed to the check out line:




Apologies for the vulgarism, but there's nothing civilized about their agenda. Period.

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Response to mojowork_n (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 01:46 PM

5. First laugh of the day- thanks! Sad but funny.

At least the Mob only f**ks up a few people and not a whole state.

This bunch is so, so bad. We know the people of Wisconsin are going to suffer in the months and years ahead. This is just going to be crazy.

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Response to lutefisk (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:05 PM

6. Number 5 in dude's list tripped the association.

Number 1 -- divide and conquer in pure form ("right to work for less"), then 4 items in a row about how to dumb down critical thinking, then after all that hard work, time to remember a pay-off:

2. Additional cuts to state aid to school districts and municipalities
3. Major expansion of the school voucher program
4. Additional cuts to the state university system
5. Deregulation of the Payday Loan interest caps

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Response to lutefisk (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:24 PM

7. Empty the coffers and dumb down the populous.

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Response to lutefisk (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:29 PM

8. Fuck workers. Fuck women. Fuck the environment.

In no particular order.

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