Which unions did Scott leave "untouched"? Why?

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    The exemption could create jealousy among government workers upset they must suffer while police, firefighters and state troopers go on as if nothing has changed, Marquette’s Secunda said. That might be what Walker wants, he said; private sector managers have traditionally tried to weaken unions’ clout by dividing workers into camps.

    Exemptions for police, fire fighters in Walker budget bill sparks questions of political payback | The Oshkosh Northwestern | thenorthwestern.com

    We know the real reason. Someone has to pepper spray the crowd.
     
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    Divide and conquer is their game.
     
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    Why didn't Scott touch these unions?
     
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    It starts like this. Certain elements of the populace are singled out for preferential treatment. Sure some people do put their lives in jeopardy every day and should be given respect but will it become a society where the ones who wear uniforms are a special class of untouchables. And in a society that has a special class does it infringe upon the average citizens freedom? In this case the safety and security of the citizenry is the justification but where does it lead?
     
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    They don't feel that way about the soldiers. Tom Coburn wants to cut veterans health care. Remember the first responders? McCain said if you give soldiers too many benefits, they won't stay in the military.

    Republicans don't just screw over anyone not rich, but they seem to go after those they use as "cards" for political gain.
     
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    Because those unions supported him in the last election. Of course, it's just a figleaf. Once they kill the other unions, they'll cut the police and firefighters as well.
     
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    Why are certain companies exempt from Obamacare?
     
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    Big difference between getting a special kickback like Walker is giving to the police and firefighter in Wisconsin and applying for a waiver than any company that meets the qualifications is eligible for and even then it's only temporary.
     
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    I suspect that's probably true.
     
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    Waiver = "special kickback".

    Do the math.
     

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