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Scuba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:31 AM
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Walker tells Congress his budget is "truly progressive"
http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/news/119838014.html


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Washington -- Testifying in DC on the debt problems facing state and local governments, Gov. Walker planned to tell a House committee Thursday morning that his own budget achieves something truly progressive by cutting compensation to public workers in order to avoid massive layoffs, massive property tax increases or both.

Walkers appearance underscores his growing status as a symbol to both parties, with Democrats viewing him as a poster-boy for conservative over-reach and Republicans hailing him as a hero for taking on public employee unions.

In his prepared testimony (which you can read here), Walker said his proposals in Wisconsin were a bold political move but a very modest request of our employees.


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Scuba's comment: must be typo. I'm sure he meant "regressive". He couldn't be that uneduca..... oh wait, never mind.
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bullwinkle428 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:31 AM
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1. So this bastard is now trying to steal our mantle?
:mad:
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ixion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:34 AM
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3. Exactly. They've already co-opted and corrupted 'liberal' so 'progressive' is next on the list
the fact that there's nothing at all 'progressive' about it has nothing to do with it.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:32 AM
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2. He didn't do well in school, did he?
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Blue Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:41 AM
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4. From the man who says Wisconsin is broke
Somewhere a billionaire is laughing...
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Zorra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:44 AM
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5. Hey, nothing new. Part of the great fascist delusion.
Nazis called themselves "socialists".

It's a crazy wold, huh?
;-)
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Scuba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:46 AM
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6. Blog reply on jsonline nails it....
*BREAKING NEWS*

Governor Wanker announces to America he is a PROGRESSIVE!!!

No word yet from Tea Party Republicans on the governor's coming out of the closet revelation. Fox News reported today that Wanker's announcement that he is in fact a "Progressive" is a shock, quoted Bill O'Reilly, "Wanker coming out of the closet today in announcing he's a Progressive is mindblowing, if I'd only known I'd never have invited him on my program, I sort of feel like the those people in WI who voted for a balanced budget and got a union buster instead!", unquote.

Russ Feingold did make a statement to the press, "Douglas LaFollete was a Progressive, I've known Progressives, you sir,(Wanker), are no Progressive".
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:47 AM
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7. he put the state into debt so he can save it?
he`s created 100 jobs in wisconsin that has no return on investment for years down the road. he`s lost thousands since he took office.

yup, he has a lot to be proud of!
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