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Forum Post: Walker & The Corporate-GOP Attack on America's Middle Class

Posted 2 years ago on June 2, 2012, 9:54 a.m. EST by bensdad (8977)
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The Corporate-GOP Attack on America's Middle Class Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is but one of a flock of far-right, corporate-crested Republican governors and Congress critters waging an all-out class war.
By Jim Hightower

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's autocratic attempt to abrogate the democratic right of public employees to bargain with their governmental bosses is not wearing well with the public. Recent polls show that a mere one-third of Wisconsinites favor his blatantly political power play, and that if he had told voters in the last year's election that he intended to do this, he would've lost.
After only one month in office, Walker's approval rating plummeted. He's become a national poster boy for right-wing anti-union extremism--so out of step that even democracy fighters in Egypt are jeering him.
Libya to WisconsinYet, Walker is but one of a flock of far-right, corporate-crested Republican governors and Congress critters who're waging an all-out class war on unionized workers. It's a shameful effort to bust the wage structure and legal protections that support America's already endangered middle class.
In Congress, loopy GOP leaders are out to abolish the legal mechanism through which workers can form a union and have their bargaining rights protected. Meanwhile, war-whooping Republican governors in Ohio, New Jersey, Indiana, and elsewhere are slashing the health care and pension benefits owed to public employees, while blaming these middle-class workers for their states' fiscal messes.
But it was the economic crash caused by Wall Street greed and massive tax giveaways to wealthy elites that depleted state budgets, not firefighters' pensions or teachers' health insurance. This corporate-funded Republican assault isn't about fiscal responsibility. The corporate powers intend nothing less than to dismantle the entire framework of America's economic democracy and return us to the dark days of Robber Baron plutocracy.

To the barricades, people!
To the voting booth on June 5!

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[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (25072) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Check it out - From People for the American Way.

http://site.pfaw.org/site/R?i=KTQsyrGvA9N1Z91PWG0WyA

Dear Dan,

In the gubernatorial debate between Scott Walker and his Democratic challenger Tom Barrett a little more than a week ago in Wisconsin, Barrett didn’t just beat Walker, he whooped him.

Please take a moment to check out some video highlights from the debate and see exactly why Tom Barrett is the CLEAR choice over Scott Walker.

http://site.pfaw.org/site/R?i=npfJATdh0fM8PT0aSZs-jw

Watching the video should be a cathartic reminder of why we’re in this fight and should make you feel good about your support for our Recall the Right campaign.

It will also be helpful to share these clips far and wide to help draw even more attention to the incredibly important decision Wisconsin voters will make this Tuesday. Of course, if you live in Wisconsin or know anyone in the state, please make doubly sure to share, as there is no more critical audience for these great highlights than Badger State voters.

Thank you for all the support. As this campaign builds to a crescendo, our team is hard at work on the ground, personally reaching as many voters as they can.

Stay tuned for what should be a very exciting next few days.

-- Ben Betz, Online Strategy Manager

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (25072) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

I sent this out on twitter - do you have an account?

Check it out - From People for the American Way.

http://site.pfaw.org/site/R?i=KTQsyrGvA9N1Z91PWG0WyA

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[-] -3 points by RealityTime (-224) 2 years ago

The union tantrum meets another election next week. Entrenched, reform-fighting unions will lose yet again to people that are catching on to their scams. Walker fought because that's what it takes to uproot such a powerful and corrupt special interest.

Sure, slashing healthcare. LOL Sure, because now Wisconsin government workers pay half as much as taxpayers. Oh, the humanity of it all! LOL.

Radical: Government should serve everyone, not just the employees. This principle has new life in Wisconsin. Maybe one day, even places like Illinois can see reform.

[-] 3 points by VQkag2 (16478) 2 years ago

Public unions have done nothing to create these fiscal problems. Corp 1% criminals who crashed the world economy are responsible. Why do you pretend this did not occurr? It wasn't sanitation workers, police, teachers. It was bankers, mortgage brokers, stock brokers, vulture capitalists who caused the problems and benefitted afterwards. They are the only ones who haven't suffered or sacrificed after their crimes! Yet you have been convinced American working families should be punished. The very victims of the economic crimes. You stand with the 1% criminals who prey on you and your family. You have no honor!

[-] 2 points by bensdad (8977) 2 years ago

NO NO NO !
If we did not give money to the banksters-

.......................................................................RealityTime's paycheck would bounce.

[-] -1 points by monticello (-28) 2 years ago

How Democrats Exploit Occupy - CounterPunch.org:

http://occupywallst.org/forum/how-democrats-exploit-occupy-counterpunchorg/

[-] 2 points by VQkag2 (16478) 2 years ago

You want to silence me.? You can't! We disagree that the parties are the same. Get over it. You insult me. I laugh. You threaten me. I report the abuse. You try to silence me. I speak louder. These are the reasons I know I am right. You can't show me how the parties are the same. You can't dispute the facts I've sighted. Sorry. You're wrong.

[-] -1 points by monticello (-28) 2 years ago

"You can't dispute the facts I've sighted." Once again:

  1. It's "cited", not "sighted".

  2. You haven't cited any.

A vote for the Democrats or a vote for the Republicans is a vote for the status quo. Both parties and their puppet politicians answer to the same masters. You know, VQ[whatever], the one's paying you to pollute this forum with pro-regime propaganda...

http://occupywallst.org/forum/americans-have-three-choices-in-november-bushbamne/

http://occupywallst.org/forum/how-democrats-exploit-occupy-counterpunchorg/

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