Obama slinks away from Wisconsin union fight
After throwing the weight of the presidency and its campaign apparatus behind the Wisconsin public workers’ unions, the Obama regime is now backing away. The New York Times reports the regime claims it did “nothing to encourage the demonstrations in Wisconsin.” This latest bit of Obama trying to have it both ways can only mean someone has read the polls and knows Obama blew it. | Read More »
Public employee unions: The big money in politics
A lot of people focus on the federal level when they think about politics. On the day after the 2010 election, I urged people to continue the fights at the state level. The unions — and especially the public employee unions — know that. Recall that in October of last year, the Wall Street Journal broke a very important story that found that AFSCME, the | Read More »
Leadership Requires Leadership
All of the attempts by the media to make stories out of the budget battles going on in Washington, D.C. will not change the bottom line of how it will end up, no matter how many ways they try to create a story. Namely, the taxpayers will get stuck with more debt and more taxes again. After all of the political punches are thrown, President | Read More »
I Stand With Walker
There is going to be a vigil in support of Scott Walker and Wisconsin Republicans on Wednesday. If you go to I Stand With Walker you can get the details on it. Likewise, Democrats and Unions are flooding Wisconsin with hundreds of thousands of dollars to support the Democrat Party there. We need to respond accordingly and give the Wisconsin GOP the funds with which | Read More »
President Obama’s Biggest Mistake
The Silvered, Fork-tongued One skates through electoral mayhem with the grace of Johnny Weir, but this time, he falls and fails badly. It will come back to haunt him. I refer to President Obama siding with the public sector unions across the country while the Governors, both Republican and Democrat, try to balance state budgets and ask the unions to make less-aggressive concessions than private | Read More »
Barack Obama’s Stand With Unions in Wisconsin is Hurting Him
Supporting public sector unions in Wisconsin must be hurting Barack Obama. We know because he is using the New York Times to back away from his earlier statements and the tactics of his own Organizing for America. In fact, the White House says the involvement of the DNC and OFA “were overblown from the start”, but even the Times can’t help but note Before Mr. | Read More »
The Left’s Union Problem in Wisconsin
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss German elections and the continued battle between the unions and Scott Walker in Wisconsin. We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment and Stephen Clouse and Associates. If you’d like to email us, you can do so at coffee[at]newledger.com. | Read More »
Unions starting to cave in Wisconsin.
The report is that the unions will agree to “the financial aspects of [Gov. Scott] Walker’s budget-repair bill” (which is nice, because they don’t have the votes to stop them) in exchange for the removal of the collective bargaining provisions (which is – oddly enough! – also something that they don’t have the votes to stop). Walker’s response? Get back to work: As thousands of | Read More »
RS Caption Contest 02.19.2011
Saturday: Enter your captions here on Redstate in the comments section. Sunday: Vote for your favorite caption at TobyToons (poll in right sidebar). Monday: Winning entries announced here at Redstate This week, I made it a little harder… you have to fill in both parts of the dialogue.
WEAC Publishes Home Addresses of Wisconsin Legislators
The Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC) has stepped up their protest efforts in Madison, WI in an attempt to stop Governor Scott Walker’s efforts to close his state’s projected $3.6 Billion budget shortfall over the next two years. Gov Walker has proposed that public employee unions pay a larger portion of their health benefits & pension plans as well as limiting their collective bargaining rights | Read More »
The Problem With Dane Gelds And Why Wisconsin Went Kaboom!
And that is called paying the Dane-geld; But we’ve proved it again and again, That if once you have paid him the Dane-geld You never get rid of the Dane. – Rudyard Kipling The Jeffersonian According to Hegel, life is all about the choices we make. In fact, he viewed history as an evolutionary process of decisions made athwart a crisis. Wisconsin has hit just | Read More »
Counter Rally In Madison, WI Tomorrow
Calling all tea party and grassroots conservatives in Wisconsin! This is your moment. Your state is ground zero in the fight against the unions. We win there, we win everywhere. Why else do you think President Obama, Organizing for America and just about every element of the Left is focused on the fight in Wisconsin? Heck, even the godfather of the union movement, AFL-CIO President Richard | Read More »
Democrat Unions Protest in Wisconsin
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the labor protests in Wisconsin, unemployment and the Anna Nicole Smith opera in London. We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment and Stephen Clouse and Associates. If you’d like to email us, you can do so at coffee[at]newledger.com. We hope you enjoy the | Read More »
Bring It: The Debt Deniers Will Lose
The Debt Deniers wage a rebellion in Wisconsin. Bring it. Wisconsin unions rebel at the notion, that they, like every other American must contribute to their own retirement. They cry because, like every other American, they may have to pay a percentage of their own health care. Who is out of touch again?
WI Showdown: Democrats *not* needed for regular business?
I direct you to the Wisconsin state constitution. Article IV, Section 7 (Organization of legislature; quorum; compulsory attendance): Each house shall be the judge of the elections, returns and qualifications of its own members; and a majority of each shall constitute a quorum to do business, but a smaller number may adjourn from day to day, and may compel the attendance of absent members in | Read More »