Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Recall - Governor Scott Walker

Polarizing * Governor Scott Walker R-WI - Link

Missing Element, Astrology Analysis

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 Governor Scott Walker R- WI


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  • "Scott Walker: He's Not Working For Us"
  • Audio: Since Scott Walker has been Wisconsin governor, unemployment has gone up
  • Screen: Scott Walker: 9,300 Private-Sector Jobs Lost in October (Journal Sentinel, November 17,2011)
  • Audio: The biggest cuts in public education in the entire country
  • Screen: Scott Walker: $1.85 Billion Slashed from Education
  • Audio: Cuts about a half billion from the state medicaid program
  • Screen: Scott Walker: $554 Million Cut from Health Care (WKOW Madison, September 30, 2011)
  • Audio: Basically soaked the middle-class and the poor to reward the rich
  • Audio: Koch Industries was the fourth largest donor during his 2010 campaign
  • Audio: These billionaires have been buying up the governors to make sure they never have to pay taxes again
  • Audio: And they're doing everything they to crush the bottom
  • Screen: Scott Walker: Billions in Tax Cuts to the Rich



Scott Walker - by Michael O'Reilly - Link

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Union Workers Replaced With Prison Labor Under Scott Walker’s Collective Bargaining Law  Link

Saturday, April 9, 2011
 Governor Scott Walker R- WI

Scott Walker Testifies in Congress - WI News Video

Wisconsin Saga Under Governor Scott Walker

This is just the latest, and nearly the last, in a succession of efforts in America over the last three decades to move money from the hands of non-elites to those of oligarchs. Link - Missing Element Analysis * Scott Walker

IDAHO: If an executive order from Republican Gov. Butch Otter forbidding state agencies in Idaho from accepting federal funds to implement the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act passes constitutional muster, the state would have to opt out of Medicaid in 2014. More than 220,000 of Idaho's citizens depend on Medicaid. Unless the governor and GOP-dominated Legislature choose to drop these folks off where the grizzly bears roam, they will have to come up with the money to treat them. 

That amounts to around $1 billion a year, 40 percent of the state's entire annual budget. One way to pay for it? Cut public school funding by 85 percent. Given their hatred for public education, maybe that approach would suit Idaho's elected Republicans just fine.

Saying he opposes "the overreaching nature of the PPACA and its infringements on Idahoans and the authority of the States under the Tenth Amendment of the United States Constitution," the governor stated in his order that "no executive branch department, agency, institution or employee of the state shall establish or amend any program or promulgate any rule to implement any provisions of the PPACA" without his consent. The Tenth Amendment is a favorite of right-wingers eager to nullify federal initiatives and take back the state sovereignty they believe has been dwindling ever since the presidency of...uh...Abraham Lincoln.

Medicaid is essentially a voluntary program. States don't have to participate. But if they don't they lose out on the federal money that makes the program possible. As the Idaho attorney general wrote in an opinion requested by a state legislator in February:
…Idaho's refusal to comply with the expanded provisions within the PPACA could potentially result in Idaho exiting the program and losing the existent federal matching funds. This could create a situation where individuals presently covered would no longer be covered, yet still require medical treatment, which likely would be required to be provided for and paid for through some non-federal means.
The Legislature went ahead with its own proposal to refuse implementation of PPACA, but Otter vetoed it at the same time as he issued his executive order. His reasoning for doing so was that the wording of the proposed law might block Idaho from coming up with its own health insurance exchange and allow the feds to do it by default.

It's hard to see how Idaho's refusal can withstand a legal challenge based on the supremacy clause, under which the federal Constitution and statutes supersede any they conflict with at the state level. But the governor's stance makes a fine platform from which to regale his fans on the radical right who increasing dominate Idaho's Republican Party.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Home Page - GOP Astrology 

If television was your only source of news, you might not even realize that political corruption by corporate interests is a major issue in this country. ~ Russ Feingold, Progressives United - Link

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Proud of * Democratic Governor's Association

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wisaflcio - Tweets from WI AFL-CIO

  1. Even Republican legislators start to question Walker's extreme proposals that will strip our communities of needed...
  2. Today, Dane County Circuit Court Judge Maryann Sumi said the actions of Walker and his allies put them “in peril...

Saturday, March 26, 2011

MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, Gov. Scott Walker's past - Video Link 
Walker ignores court order
Recall Wisconsin Republicans -Video Link

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American Thought Police ~ By PAUL KRUGMAN
March 27, 2011  - Source Link

Recently William Cronon, a historian who teaches at the University of Wisconsin, decided to weigh in on his state’s political turmoil. He started a blog, “Scholar as Citizen,” devoting his first post to the role of the shadowy American Legislative Exchange Council in pushing hard-line conservative legislation at the state level.  - Link 1  Then he published an opinion piece in The Times, suggesting that Wisconsin’s Republican governor has turned his back on the state’s long tradition of “neighborliness, decency and mutual respect.”

So what was the G.O.P.’s response? A demand for copies of all e-mails sent to or from Mr. Cronon’s university mail account containing any of a wide range of terms, including the word “Republican” and the names of a number of Republican politicians. - Link 2

If this action strikes you as no big deal, you’re missing the point....