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I have gotten emails asking me to please explain what all the noise is about in Madison, Wisconsin.  I think the following article explains it well.  BB

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Madison Madness: Taxpayers Have Had Enough

by Larry Kudlow

The Democratic/government-union days of rage in Madison, Wis., are a disgrace. Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan calls it Cairo coming to Madison. But the protesters in Egypt were pro-democracy. The government-union protesters in Madison are anti-democracy; they are trying to prevent a vote in the legislature. In fact, Democratic legislators themselves are fleeing the state so as not to vote on Gov. Scott Walker’s budget cuts.

(Check out the tee shirts and the whole story is told in those few words:  the unions did indeed buy their Democrat legislatures and Congressmen and yes, even and most certainly their President!  BB)

That’s not democracy.

The teachers’ union is going on strike in Milwaukee and elsewhere. They ought to be fired. Think Ronald Reagan PATCO in 1981. Think Calvin Coolidge police strike in 1919.

The teachers’ union on strike? Wisconsin parents should go on strike against the teachers’ union. A friend e-mailed me to say that the graduation rate in Milwaukee public schools is 46 percent. The graduation rate for African-Americans in Milwaukee public schools is 34 percent. Shouldn’t somebody be protesting that(Teachers can not be fired after one two or three years of teaching in a district because they get tenure and then no matter how bad they are even if they go insane they can not be fired!   I mention the insanity because I know of a case where this happened and the teacher was under psychiatric care but still the school district could not fire him and he continued to get a pay check. BB)

Governor Walker is facing a $3.6 billion budget deficit, and he wants state workers to pay one-half of their pension costs and 12.6 percent of their health benefits. Currently, most state employees pay nothing for their pensions and virtually nothing for their health insurance. That’s an outrage.

Nationwide, state and local government unions have a 45 percent total-compensation advantage over their private-sector counterpart. With high-pay compensation and virtually no benefits co-pay, the politically arrogant unions are bankrupting America — which by some estimates is suffering from $3 trillion in unfunded liabilities.

Exempting police, fire, and state troopers, Governor Walker would end collective bargaining over pensions and benefits for the rest. Collective bargaining for wages would still be permitted, but there would be no wage hikes above the CPI. Unions could still represent workers, but they (UNIONS)  could not force employees to pay dues. In exchange for this, Walker promises no furloughs for layoffs.

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is also pushing a bill to limit the collective-bargaining rights of teachers for wages and wage-related benefits. Similar proposals are being discussed in Idaho and Tennessee. In Ohio, Gov. John Kasich wants to restrict union rights across-the-board for all state and local government workers. More generally, both Democratic and Republican governors across the country are taking on the extravagant pay of government unions.

Why? Because taxpayers won’t stand for it anymore.

In an interesting twist on this story, even private unions are revolting against government unions. Private unions pay taxes, too. And they don’t have near the total compensation of the public unions. It’s no wonder they’re fed up.

So, having lost badly in the last election, the government-union Democrats in Wisconsin have taken to the streets. This is a European-style revolt, like those seen in Greece, France, and elsewhere. So it becomes greater than just a fiscal issue. It is becoming a law-and-order issue.

President Obama, who keeps telling us he’s a budget cutter, has taken the side of the public unions. John Boehner correctly rapped Obama’s knuckles for this. If the state of Wisconsin voters elected a Chris Christie-type governor with a Republican legislature, then it is a local states’ rights issue.

But does President Obama even know that the scope of collective bargaining for federal employees is sharply limited? According to the Manhattan Institute, federal workers are forbidden to collectively bargain for wages or benefits. Instead, pay increases are determined annually through legislation.

Meanwhile, Gov. Scott Walker said it would be “wise” for President Obama to keep his attentions on Washington, not Wisconsin. “We’re focused on balancing our budget,” he said in a television interview. “It would be wise for the president and others in Washington to be focused on balancing their budget, which they’re a long ways from doing.”

Amen.

Obama should stay out. And Governor Walker should stand tall and stick to his principles. A nationwide taxpayer revolt against public unions can save the country. Otherwise, the spiraling out-of-control costs of state public-union entitlements will destroy the local fisc, just as surely as the unreformed federal entitlements of Social Security and health care are wrecking our national finances.

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» Obama Radical Agenda Revealed – Big Government.

The surest way to keep the radical Republicans in office after this November is to sit back and  assume the elections will be won by the Republicans because other people are angry too SO YOU REALLY DON’T HAVE TO VOTE.  Yep just get cock sure and over confident.  Well the Dems and Obama are giving it all they’ve got and will use any dirty trick, lies and blackmail to get what they want as we have seen this past 18 months with the Dems in Congress shoving bills down our throats.  Now see what Obama is doing right now to get his base back in place for him and the Democrats  running for reelection.  BB

Obama Radical Agenda Revealed

by Larry O’Connor

Organizing for America (formerly known as Obama for America) is the new organized group that President Obama is using to push his agenda on America. This group is so well organized it makes you wonder if President Obama should have hired the people who run it to take care of the BP oil spill.

This group has two functions:  First is to push and promote Obama’s political agendas and bills from DC by delivering talking points through various mediums (My Barack Obama, Fight The Smears, and twitter.com/barackobama).  The second is to create a pool of volunteers for the DNC to use to influence local and national elections in November.

The latest string of emails sent out by OFA have been talking points about renewable energy and the BP oil spill. The latest of these solicitations had a video address embedded in an email from the President specifically asking for OFA’s support to “rebuild our nation’s economy on a new foundation” of renewable energy.  He tells OFA members that we must “seize this moment,” to pass comprehensive energy reform or we will “miss our chance.” It appears that President Obama would never say something like this in a Presidential address from the oval office but when it’s “just us,” he has no problem divulging his true agenda.

OFA started this election season with a 2010 online livestream strategy session.  It was a 40-minute webcast hosted by young adults in front of a live audience talking about what the President expected from activists this election cycle.  During the live webcast, users watching were put in a forum that was specific to their state and, in real time, were able to discuss strategies for local elections.

For those who didn’t want to watch the full-video, below is an email sent out following the webcast which includes the talking points:

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After that, meetings in local neighborhoods were organized and OFA members received emails from organizers detailing the specifics as to time and place.  These meetings were meant to be local strategy sessions to discuss local elections and deliver talking points on national issues.  In the emails promoting these local events (some sent out by the local event coordinator), one was highly encouraged to bring friends and assured that an OFA member would be on hand to answer any questions:

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OFA is doing much more than just organizing for local elections; they are organizing for national issues, too.  For instance, OFA held a “Wall Street Reform Day of Action” where members not only made phone calls and knocked doors but attended or organized protests in their communities.  One week later a similar “day of action” organized by SEIU was held on the front steps of a Bank of America executive’s home. An email sent out after the day of the event gives just a taste of what OFA was doing:


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OFA members are encouraged to do “something” to promote the agenda of the President every week.

Are their web sites anywhere as effective and full of organizing tools as My Barack Obama is?

These guys make AMWAY sales leaders look like kindergarten teachers.  They are organized, they are motivated, and they have the tools and resources to make a huge impact.

This group is not only highly mobilized, they are fanatical and engaged. Hundreds and possibly thousands in YOUR state are meeting and getting these emails with these talking points. They are being encouraged to contact their friends, neighbors, and first time voters about these issues as well as find new voters every week.

Don’t be fooled by the rampant “anti-incumbent” atmosphere in today’s political climate. The elections in November of this year are going to be hard races and a large and dedicated group of people are already engaged in the battle.  Are you?


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