Unions must decided whether to commit funds to beating Walker or reelecting Obama

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    Stephen Moore: The Most Important Non-Presidential Election of the Decade - WSJ.com

    Much more good stuff at the link. Hard to decide what to include here without posting the whole thing.
     
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    3 billion dollar deficit to a 200 million surplus? With out raising taxes or laying off teachers, cops or fire fighters?

    Good luck running Walker out of town, Progressives...you're gonna need it!!!
     
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    Ugh. Just noticed the typo in the title.

    Cue the razzing. :thup:
     
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    That could be a tough call for the unions.

    Union membership has been on the decline since the 1980s. Unions only make up 11.9% of the the US workforce, where as the unions at one time had about 25% of the workforce. Thusly the monies coming in via dues has been reduced significantly. Unions just don't have the politcal and finacial power they once had.

    The reduced influence might be good for some, but it has hurt the middle class as the middle class's share of the US aggregated income has dropped in unison with the strength of the unions.
     
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    Looks like Indiana is poised to pass a right to work law, maybe this week. Ohio passed one that got shot down I think, anyone know if they are reloading?

    Re Scott Walker, if things are going well up there or at least better than the rest of the country then one would think it'll be hard to vote him out. The unions may save their money to re-elect Obama and some of the Senate dems.
     
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    Wow, irate protesters? I live in wisconsin :~( and didn't see any. I however did see many teachers, firefighters, snow plow drivers, policemen, and other city-state workers protesting against walker's union busting measures. anyone wondering why there's a recall effort now?

    note: Unions are not exactly in love with Obama either.... he didn't go to these states and back up the unions like he said he would, but, not to worry any, it's estimated Obama's campaign contributions will be about $ 1B, and that ain't hay.
     
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    Reloading? yeap! you think middle class Americans are going to take this shit lying down?
    Ed Schultz.
     
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    Agree.

    This recall bs is just a waste of their dues payers money.

    If the voters in WI want him out then they will vote him out next election.

    They could have saved that money and donated it to Barry's re-election.

    OH wait. Mayby this recall isn't such a bad thing. If your a Rep that is.
     
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    Were your eyes closed? They would have been pretty hard to miss.
     

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