Wisconsin Democrats’ Divided House
The Wisconsin Democratic Party had scheduled a unity rally the day after tomorrow. Tomorrow, Democrat voters will go to the polls to pick a candidate to put up against Scott Walker in the Wisconsin gubernatorial recall. Well, it seems the preferred candidate isn’t going to win and the Democrats have said to heck with unity. The Unity Rally is cancelled. It won’t happen. There will | Read More »
Big Labor Pours $7 Mil. Into Recall, Likely to Exceed 2011 Spending
Just released campaign finance documents show Big Labor both inside and outside of Wisconsin pouring just over $7 million into the effort to recall Governor Scott Walker and four GOP state senators. In the 2011 recall campaign combined total spending by unions and progressive groups reached $14.7 million, or just over twice what labor unions alone have managed to raise or spend in what is | Read More »
WI-GOV Recall Democrats running on… property tax hikes?
If states are really the laboratories of democracy, then apparently Wisconsin is the place where all the mad scientists go to cook up the latest abomination of science with which to terrify the populace. And one case in point is the way that the Democratic party in Wisconsin has decided to run with the novel platform of explicitly offering to raise other people’s taxes in | Read More »
The Left, the Media and Plans to Destroy Scott Walker
From the diaries… Labor union bosses, trial lawyers and the Wisconsin Democrats have been out to end the political career of Governor Scott Walker since the moment he took office. His move to reform government employee union collective bargaining rights was a public relations spark that ignited a partisan heap of half-truths and electoral grudges. To date, Scott Walker and his reforms are still standing | Read More »
Right-To-Work Is Right For Ohio* (and Elsewhere)
* See update at bottom. As today’s government-union bosses push higher taxes, establish dues schemes to fund their bloated salaries and union-bought politicians, the evidence has become pretty clear: Government unions have become political, parasitic entities injuring taxpayers and the communities they control (see Central Falls and Providence, RI; Detroit, MI; and the once-great State of California for examples). In the private sector, however, where taxpayers’ | Read More »
Judge David Flanagan linked to Scott Walker recall. Twice.
Quick background, as to why you should care: Judge Flanagan has placed a temporary (although you can count on the Democrats wanting to put that adjective in scare quotes, and right quickly) restraining order on last year’s Wisconsin voter reform law mandating that voters show picture ID. There are a few “this just happens” involved, here: This just happens to prevent Voter ID from being | Read More »
Update on the Scott Walker recall shenanigans.
So, let me tell you of the wickedness of the world… or, more accurately, of the abject stupidity of the anti-Scott Walker forces in Wisconsin. Which is really not the same thing, but it at least sounds good. Or at least jovial. Anyway, here’s the background: the Wisconsin Left, having managed to allegedly get enough signatures to force a recall election against a governor enjoying | Read More »
First reports of Wisconsin recall petition fraud?
Could be, could be: The Racine County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate possible fraudulent recall signatures collected by Mark Demet, a Racine man whose brother’s signature was found four times on petitions to recall Sen. Van Wanggaard, R-Racine. His mother’s signature was also found twice. But both say they didn’t sign, said Capt. Thomas Lamke of the Racine County Sheriff’s Office. This is, by | Read More »
Wisconsin’s Walker Leads Poll As Union Bosses Burn Through Members’ Money
Following Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s reforming his state’s collective bargaining laws and breaking the stranglehold unions held on taxpayers (saving them $476 million so far), union bosses across the country laid siege on the dairy state’s capitol and declared war on Walker and his fellow Republicans. In 2011, union bosses and other outside groups spent tens of millions of dollars in a failed attempt to recall | Read More »
Everything you need to know about today’s WI recall filing.
In general: Democratic Big Labor cronies are submitting recall petitions today to force a recall election of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch. They claim to have enough to weather the inevitable challenges. This latest exercise in partisan petulance is scheduled to cost the state of Wisconsin 9 million dollars’ worth of taxpayer money, once you factor in all the state- and | Read More »
WI School Teachers Vote To Disband Union: “…we never had to use their services.”
When given a choice, teachers in four out of eleven schools in Racine County, Wisconsin have decided to disband the unions they paid dues into for years. According to the Journal Times, by a slim majority (of those voting), North Cape School District teachers voted to disband the union. However, in Yorkville, the vote was unanimous. Out of the 29 teachers who voted, all 29 | Read More »
Wisconsin Democrats voting the graveyard on Walker recall?
[UPDATE] Before anybody starts complaining that I shouldn’t have taken this calendar entry seriously, I’d just like to note: as of 10:54 AM EST, so did up to 71 Wisconsin Democrats. One wonders how many people they’ll have sign up to conspiracy to commit election fraud before the plug is pulled? – I’m hoping for three digits, myself. This almost has to be a fake. | Read More »
Wisconsin Union Hypocrisy: WEAC Accused of Breaking Staff Union Contract
Pot, meet Kettle. While it occupied Wisconsin’s state capitol, the union that represents many of Wisconsin’s public school teachers, WEAC, demonized governor Scott Walker’s government union reform as an attack on collective bargaining. Yet, when WEAC found itself no longer able to forcibly collect union dues without state help, with its forced funding being diminished, WEAC decided to lay off 40%of its staff. Now, in | Read More »
Wisconsin progressives attack charter school.
Yup, ‘attacked.’ Those locks didn’t vandalize themselves, and they weren’t vandalized by the Scott Walker administration. That leaves a pretty small list of suspects from which to choose. Anyway, I’m just putting this video about the protests at Messmer Preparatory Catholic School (via Hot Air) up, without any of the (scathing) editorial comments that I had originally written. But see if you can guess what | Read More »
Dismantling the Union Monopoly: Wis. teachers union to lay off 40% of staff
For years, the Wisconsin Education Association Council maintained a virtual monopoly on Wisconsin’s education system, raking in $25 million in union dues from teachers in 2009. Moreover, it also controls an insurance trust called the WEA Trust, which gave the union the ability to “sell” (though negotiations) school districts health insurance for teachers–often at a premium price. Of course, most Americans never heard about this | Read More »