Walker recall campaign reaches key threshold

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    MILWAUKEE - With two weeks to go until the final deadline for gathering names, the labor-backed campaign to recall GOP Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin reached its needed minimum of 508,240 signatures.

    But organizers want to send at least 720,277 names to the state by the deadline, Jan. 17, both as a show of strength and to provide a cushion should officials disallow some of the signatures. Organizers garnered the minimum in just over a month.

    “Wow!” the Wisconsin State AFL-CIO said on its blog. “If everyone pitches in we will have the grassroots people power to combat Walker’s big moneyed corporate backers like the Koch Brothers.

    “A new report released by the Institute for Wisconsin’s Future shows the ripple affects of Walker’s policies will cost Wisconsin over 18,000 full-time, private sector jobs a year. This report is a stark reminder of why we must recall Walker. In Wisconsin, we need jobs, not a governor who puts corporate special interests above the 99%.”

    The effort to recall Walker began after he pushed through legislation destroying collective bargaining rights for 200,000 state and local government employees. Two Republican state senators who backed the anti-worker measure already have been recalled.

    Walker and his allies have spent at least $3 million so far to fight the recall, according to media reports.

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    You guys have been harping about this since the democrats fled the state like chicken shits. At the rate your going you might get a recall election about the same time he's up for reelection anyhow.

    Good use of resources.

    Idiots
     
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    Good to hear, hope they have enough in spite of the assholes signing it multiple times or giving fake names.
     
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    Lets say Walker is recalled, loses the election, his policies overturned.

    Where does the money come from to pay for these public employees?

    Aren't you just stuck in the same budgetary problems you started with before Walker?

    Where's the win..win..for the taxpayers?
     
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    what happened to 'we are not going to release any numbers until the 17th'?
     
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    libtards don't think that far ahead.
     
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    They could reverse those corporate tax cuts they made working people pay for.
     
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    Exactly. Walker came into office and immediately gave huge corporate tax breaks, then claimed the state was broke.
     
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    you mean the ones Democarts called 'mostly symbolic'?
    Scott Walker: Governor Scott Walker signs tax cut bill - WITI

    Don't think there is enough there to cover it.
     
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    Im amazed you guys faked that many signatures. you know when they review the petitions they are going to eliminate every signature by Mickey Mouse right?
     

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