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WISCONSIN: Obama Administration Behind Union Protests

Posted by FactReal on February 17, 2011

OBAMA BEHIND PROTESTS
Obama’s Organizing for America website is helping to organize the “day of rage” protests in Wisconsin:

(Screenshot from: h ttp://my.barackobama.com/page/community/post/jessielidbury/gGMblm?override_wrapper_id=Iw3h4&state=WI&source=BOF
OBAMA AGAIN SIDES AGAINST THE AMERICAN TAXPAYER

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Assault on unions? How about plunder and assault on taxpayers? Obama, every American worker makes sacrifices and big contributions. Why should taxpayers have to finance union employees’ great salaries and benefits?

UNIONS LIVING LARGE ON THE BACKS OF TAXPAYERS
Government employees in Wisconsin get amazing benefits: “They get a generous defined-benefit pension with minimal contributions on their part. They also only pay 6 percent of the cost of their health-care premiums. Few taxpayers enjoy anything this generous.

Government employees get these benefits because of the special privileges government unions enjoy. Government workers in many states — including Wisconsin — must pay union dues or lose their jobs. The state subsidizes their fundraising by using its payroll system to collect these forced dues.

This gives the union movement billions of dollars, which it uses to elect favored candidates…”

The Brown County Taxpayers Association agree with the Governor Walker’s budget proposal, especially with the provisions “that deal with government employee compensation costs. The time for adjusting government employee pension and health care benefits is long overdue. These benefits grew disproportionate to those received by private sector employees because of the power of public employee unions.”

WHY SHOULDN’T PUBLIC EMPLOYEES PAY 5.8% TOWARDS THEIR PENSIONS AND 12% OF THEIR HEALTH INSURANCE?
Governor Scott Walker’s proposal seeks to close the deficit by having public employee contribute 5.8% toward their own pensions and 12.6% of their own health insurance premiums. His budget proposal closes the deficit without raising taxes or firing state employees.

Read Governor Walker’s Budget Repair.

Details of his budget proposal:

Wisconsin is broke. The current budget is already $137 million in the red. The 2011–2013 biennial budget faces a $3.6 billion hole. So Governor Walker has called the legislature into special session and presented them with an emergency budget. His plan closes the deficit without raising taxes. […]

Governor Walker could have raised taxes or fired 6,000 state employees…Walker would prevent government unions from forcing taxpayers to cough up for their gold-plated benefits.

Having done that, his budget requires state and local employees to contribute half of the cost of their pension contributions — roughly 6 percent of their salary. He also requires them to pay 12 percent of their health-care premiums. By private-sector standards these are modest changes, but they will help close Wisconsin’s budget gap.

Walker’s budget removes the special privileges that give government unions their outsize influence. His plan allows workers to quit their union without losing their job. He requires unions to demonstrate their support through an annual secret-ballot vote. He also ends the unfair taxpayer subsidy to union fundraising: The state and local government would stop collecting union dues with their payroll systems.

These measures do not go as far as they could, and Walker exempted the politically popular police and firefighters unions…

TEACHERS USING OUR KIDS FOR THEIR OWN GAIN
At the Wisconsin Capitol, students of Madison East High School didn’t even know why their teachers brought them to the union protest against Governor Scott Walker’s budget repair bill. The students were just happy to be out of class:
WHERE IS THE LEFT’S CIVILITY?

Nazi and Hitler signs in Wisconsin protests — Mainstream media silent
Photos from the Wisconsin Hate Rallies (H/t: WZ)

PROTESTERS-FOR-HIRE

Illinois Education Assoc. (IEA) sending teachers to protest in Wisconsin
(Screenshot form: h ttp://www.ieanea.org/?p=12796#comment-1086)

MORE
Watch Wisconsin, Part I: SEIU, teachers’ unions attempt state hijacking over cuts.
Watch Wisconsin, Part II: Union thugs scream at “Mubarak of the Midwest;” striking teachers tote students to protest.
Watch Wisconsin, Part III: A state government employee speaks; Madison schools, plus 7 other districts shut down a second day; Michael Moore says Wisconsin is the “new Cairo;” Dems boycott legis. debate.
Salary List
Cops Sent Out to Drag Absent Wisconsin Dems Back to Vote on Budget Repair Bill
VIDEO: TEA PARTY MEMBER CHASES WISCONSIN’S MISSING DEMS OUT OF ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS!

 

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