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Scott Walker (R-WI) and Unions

Discussion in 'Politics and Current Affairs' started by FreakyLocz14, May 15, 2011.

  1. FreakyLocz14

    Thread Starter

    Unions have ****ing ruined California! Gov. Walker, don't let them **** up your state. Stand up to them while you can! Teachers here complain because they have to pay a $15 co-pay when they go to the doctor? WTF! I pay a high premium and a $30 co-pay. Cops can retire at 50 with 90% of their salary. WTF!?! These public workers live in a bubble. They will never have to experience a recession like the rest of us. They teach on the weekdays and go shopping on the weekend. When's the last time I went shopping? Unions bankrupt states! Don't let Wisconsin become California!

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  2. ElasticNinja

    ElasticNinja Android Expert

    we had a thread on this

    I wish him luck, of course he will likely do nothing against business to drive down costs and he seems a bit of a rhetoric junkie

    Leaving the public have to much say is what ruined Cali. imo

    EDIT: If you don't shop on the weekends you must be unemployed or live with your folks lol

    Teachers are way overpayed in Ireland, esp as they get great hols
  3. FreakyLocz14

    Thread Starter

    I live in a studio apartment and am a full-time law student. My parents are a 4-5 hour drive (depending on traffic) away from me. Tuition and book prices have skyrocketed here in California, while financial aid has fell. All of my ****ing money goes to pay for my schooling, and I still had to borrown, so don't give me that shit!

    The teachers unions; however, will continue to make 48K plus INSANE benefits even though they only work 9 months out of the year while everyday people like me continue to suffer because the libtards in SF and LA can't get their heads out of their asses and have elected Moonbeam to a third term. Moonbeam is a bag boy for the unions, so they'll still be in pretty good shape.
  4. ElasticNinja

    ElasticNinja Android Expert

    But isn't California run by Arnie, no?

    TBH, I hate to say it, but I'd prefer to elect someone who overpays civil servants rather than someone who doesn't guve a crap about people or the environment

    Why can't Cali raise taxes? I know ye get screwded by the 1% of GDP borrowing rule

    BTW, Californians clearly have a thing for politicians with cool names ;)
  5. FreakyLocz14

    Thread Starter

    Governor Jerry "Moonbeam" Brown runs California.

    Both Arnie and Moonbeam want to raise taxes, but our state constitution requires that any tax increase be approved by a popular statewide vote. The voters keep rejecting all proposed tax increases. I'm an ant-tax person myself, but we're so far into the shithole that some temporary tax increases are warranted even in my book.
  6. ElasticNinja

    ElasticNinja Android Expert

    And as I said, the problem with Cali is people have to great a say in decision making
    Like it or not, politicians are better at what as after all their job than ordinary folks in general
  7. FreakyLocz14

    Thread Starter

    You mean the same politicians in the California Legislature that took over 9000 weeks to agree on a budget and had our state shutdown? Or do you mean the same politicians that are bankrolled by the unions and the liberal interest groups that have driven us to the brink of bankruptcy?

    Why should we raise taxes when we have the some of the highest taxes in the nation, yet we are one of the worst states because the libtards in Sacramento spend money like a 16-year old girl with daddy's credit card?
  8. ElasticNinja

    ElasticNinja Android Expert

    You have to raise taxes because your state was run like shit
    maybe if your politicians weren't so completely opposed to each other they may get somewhere
    And "libtards" isn't a nice name... even if they are a bit slow (at decision making :p ;))
  9. ElasticNinja

    ElasticNinja Android Expert

  10. FreakyLocz14

    Thread Starter

    We don't have a revenue problem; we have a spending problem.
  11. jamor

    jamor Android Expert

    He lives in United Kingdom. You don't have to take what he says about the US as truth.

    It would be like you trying to explain British economics. Nobody would take you seriously.
  12. FreakyLocz14

    Thread Starter

    Ireland is a part of the UK?
  13. ElasticNinja

    ElasticNinja Android Expert

    I don't disagree
    But to pay back the debt there will need to be some tax raises, tho cutting spending is the way to balance the bidget

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