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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 02:14 PM
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Walker defends Wis. collective bargaining law, calls it "progressive"
Source: CBS News

April 14, 2011 12:02 PM
Walker defends Wis. collective bargaining law, calls it "progressive"
Posted by Lucy Madison

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Thursday defended the Wisconsin "budget repair" law stripping public workers of most of their collective bargaining rights, arguing that the legislation was "progressive, in the best sense of the word."

Speaking before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in a hearing hosted by committee chair Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), Walker argued that the budget repair bill was necessary to protect middle-class workers and make "a commitment to the future."

"This makes the government work better," Walker said during the hearing, in defense of the legislation.

Walker argued that he had been forced to choose between "massive layoffs and massive property tax increases," and "a different option - a progressive, in the best sense of the word, a progressive option."

Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20053926-503544....



The headline says it all.
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Turbineguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 02:16 PM
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1. Well, yes.
At one time in history, feudalism was progressive.
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drm604 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 02:20 PM
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2. They really must think we're stupid.
Slap the label "progressive" on it and we're all for it, right? :sarcasm:
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Lefta Dissenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 02:29 PM
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3. I'm not giving up my label!!!
I'm a Proud, Patriotic Progressive :patriot: and he can keep his words the hell off my label!!! :mad:

Oh and yeah, just as a reminder, here's the screenshot I captured of Walker testifying at that hearing this morning



I posted it this morning, but some pictures bear repeating
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 02:31 PM
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4. no, what makes the government run better is not having republicans running it
you know, the ant-government types that claim government can't do any good, but the rich, wealthy and corporate can?
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Maeve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 02:32 PM
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5. PRE-gressive, RE-gressive...po-TAY-to, rudabega....
Who cares about word meanings, anywho?? :eyes:
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Iliyah Donating Member (828 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 02:45 PM
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6. Like his conrads
Heil Walker is in the "Twilight Zone"
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OHdem10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 02:49 PM
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7. The next step will make things even better( Right to Work State)
so Wisconsin can compete with Southern States. This
is what is behind this whole attack on collective bargaining.

Lower wages so they can compete with Lower Wage States.

This AM on AMJoe, Gov. McDonald R. Va explained how he
is going to China to try to interest Businesses in coming
to his state. He says his Right to Work (Unions Not Welcome)
will give him an edge.
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louis-t Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 03:08 PM
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8. Uh, there was a third choice.
STOP THE HUGE STINKIN' TAX BREAK HE GAVE TO CORPORATIONS!

End of rant.
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Recursion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 03:41 PM
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9. Well, 1920's "Progressive", maybe
Strom Thurmond and Herbert Hoover were "progressives" once.
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iwishiwas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 04:19 PM
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10. HAHA HA HA. WHAT A JOKE WALKER IS.
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