Wisconsin governor, likely rival tied in recall vote

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    Poll: Wisconsin governor, likely rival tied in recall vote - Yahoo! News

    I find it interesting that Walker, despite raising seven times more money, is in a "statistical tie". Most of that money must be coming from out of state.
     
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    Another poll??

    Really??
     
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    I've got mixed feelings about the Walker thing.

    I certainly do feel that the war on unions is a war on teh working class. It seems that instead of being mad that big corporations took away all the good benefits in the private sector, working folks are upset that the public sector was able to keep theirs. How dare they not go along. It's like instead of wanting to go after the arsonist, you want them to burn down your neighbors house, too.

    That said, a lot of what Walker did needed to be done. The state was insolvent, and he made tough choices to make it solvent. It's the kind of thing we keep demanding of politicians, but when one actually does it and doesn't kick the can down the road, we're ready to string him up. Don't even wait for the next election, get him out now!
     
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    They are not part of the working class they are part of the elite class. Union members are over paid people.
     
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    Depends on what you consider "overpaid".

    Franly, I don't think paying someone $28.00 an hour to assemble a car or $55,000 to teach kids being overpaid. I consider that fair compensation.

    As opposed to a CEO who gets an 8 figure salary and a golden parachute for driving their companies into bankruptcy.

    They fought for fair compensation... and didn't give it up when the rest of you were letting yourselves get cheated. Good on them.
     
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    According to who? You?

    The unions had already agreed to compensation reductions but Walker wasn't satisfied with that. He had to attack their very existence which would take Wisconsin back to the days when public sector jobs were nothing more than political patronage and changed with each election.
     
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    Yes according to me and anyone else who is non union who has worked with union people on non union jobs.
     
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    They are over paid for doing very little work.
     

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