Scott Walker's Wackenhut problem

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    When Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker announced that privatizing security at the courthouse and other county facilities would save taxpayers more than $750,000 a year, it seemed preposterous.

    And it was.

    According to new numbers crunched by the county’s audit department, the county will save an estimated $411,000 per year from outsourcing some of its security to global giant G4S Wackenhut.

    But the savings in 2010 are even less than that revised estimate: about $125,000.

    Why? Because during the two-week “transition” period, county taxpayers were footing the bill for three security teams: county-employed security staff, sheriff’s deputies (overtime costs ran to $29,000) and Wackenhut employees (an estimated $41,679). The county is also responsible for paying unemployment compensation for the displaced workers, who are now trying to find work during a recession. Even worse, the Wackenhut employee in charge of this team has now been removed, since he had five misdemeanor convictions in 2004.

    Issue of the Week: Scott Walker’s Courthouse Security Privatization: Epic Fail

    So Walker busted the unionized security guards and hired a Wackenhut employee with a criminal record to be in charge of security, and it didn't save that much money.

    But there's more....

    Now a judge has ruled that Walker's union busting was illegal, and the county has to hire all the old security guards back and with back pay.

    So this is Walker's MO from before he was governor.
     
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    The Wackenhuts were the ones who got busted for drinking vodka out of each others assholes, among other lewd things.
     
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    If only Walker had hired a few rejects from the TSA screener pool. :rolleyes:
     
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    Looks like he saved money. But a judge called it "Union Busting" so now the county has to hire them back at even more expense. Wonderful!

    You think this is a "victory" against Scott Walker? This is a defeat for the people of Wisconsin.

    When are you people gonna' wake up and see that we're out of money?
     
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    It's funny that Wisconson is "suddenly" out of money after it gave tax cuts to the rich. And it's also funny that the United States is "suddenly" out of money after it gave tax cuts to the rich.

    For all the rhetoric about what good business sense conservatives have..they do seem to "suddenly" run out of money alot when they run the show.
     
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    People have a right to pursue happiness, and keep the fruits of their labor without the lazy poor people straight up STEALING it via the barrel of the government gun. Communism doesn't work. get over it.
     
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    Yep.

    And they might have run an underage prostitution ring in Kabul.

    Go Team!:lol:
     
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    Taxation isn't communism. It's right up there with defense in a Constitutional sense.

    Actually commies..don't pay taxes.
     
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    Riiiight....Everything from busted budgets to ring-around-the-collar can be traced to tax cuts for them dastardly rich people. :rolleyes:
     
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    Fight for the rich and destroy institutions for the middle class...makes sense if you're rich. Somehow tho, the middle class is protecting the rich like we should shoot ourselves in the foot for rich. Cut taxes to the rich if you care so much about deficits.
     

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