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Tony Auth

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  1. myming

    myming said, over 5 years ago

    evil; harmful; injurious: a malevolent inclination to destroy the happiness of others. there are NO antonyms beginning w/ M-A-L-E that mean anything “positive”.

    see any message here ? why not start running some intellegent, non-biased women to run ?

  2. Bubba_Boo

    Bubba_Boo said, over 5 years ago

    Private enterprise has been screwing the middle class for 20 years. Now the government wants to join the club.

  3. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, over 5 years ago

    Government exists to provide protection to property and people with property. Period. Thus the GOP will stand by the useful govt operations: the military, intelligence, security, and police forces. And as long as firefighters (protectors of property) vote GOP, they can keep their union, too.

    Unions that are mostly black, democratic, or female have to go. These people have to put in their places. Rights are for those who can pay for them. The glorious free market requires that rights go to the highest bidder.

    Make no mistake: this has NOTHING to do with saving money or fixing the Wisconsin budget. The unions offered to make financial concessions and the shortfalls in the budget are due to tax cuts Walker himself put in place. Walker was elected to cut spending, true.

    Walker is like a father who first buys himself a shiny new sports car (he ‘needed it’ for work) and then tells his wife they ‘can’t afford’ the things she wants, and took a job to pay for, like sending the kids to summer camp or providing them music lessons, or even buying them winter coats or shoes.

    Those who have lost their jobs and their rights are now being whipped up against those who have managed to hang onto theirs, instead of against those who took their jobs and rights. Divide and conquer.

    Welcome to the new Amerika.

  4. narrowminded

    narrowminded said, over 5 years ago

    By law, Wisconsin must have a balanced budget.

    Besides, even FDR was against public sector unionism.

  5. cdward

    cdward said, over 5 years ago

    ^Yes, but you missed the point. You can balance a budget in many ways. Raising taxes (or eliminating the tax cuts) on those whose incomes have increased exponentially in comparison with those in the unions – usually because of laws created by those very people – is a valid way to create that balanced budget.

    As the preacher said to his rich congregation: I have good news, and I have bad news. The good news is, we have plenty of money to fund our Food Pantry. The bad news is, it’s still in your pockets.

  6. beenthere41

    beenthere41 said, over 5 years ago

    ^And that’s exactly the point. The real question is do you want to keep your money in your pocket, or give it to the state to redistribute your wealth. And don’t be deceived, raising taxes on only the rich is not sufficient. Until taxes on everyone are increased, there will continually be the attitude expressed in so many of these posts: “I want my free lunch”. And there is no such thing. When a state must balance the budget, look to eliminate the waste and abuse, and that is exactly what is happening in Wisconsin.

  7. RunninOnEmpty

    RunninOnEmpty said, over 5 years ago

    beenthere41: Given that you’re right - hypothetically - the numbers support that taxing the rich 1% won’t be enough, we still want to see some sacrifice on the part of those who aren’t being squeezed out of the middle class before we hear any more about shared sacrifice. Instead, the ruling class continues to enjoy historic boom times.

  8. Justice22

    Justice22 said, over 5 years ago

    ^ That’s right. We’d have eliminate the tax cuts on the top 2% of the wealthiest plus close the loopholes in overseas income.

  9. jmattadams

    jmattadams GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    What’s he doing standing in front of all those Democrats?

  10. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 5 years ago

    what I don’t get is how all of you who shout out how unfair it is for the “rich” to get so much on the backs of the “poor” fail to see that public sector unions who demand that they are provided with “free” health care and that their members must have a retirement funded on tax revenues, not out of their earnings, don’t see your own hypocrisy.

    What was it our President said? It was time for us all to make sacrifices? OH. Unless, of course, it was detrimental to his buddies the Unions.

  11. Adam Sperry

    Adam Sperry said, over 5 years ago

    The Unions did not break the financial system around the world. The Unions did not create and nurture the real estate bubble that forced us to give welfare to AIG and all the rest. The Unions did not all merge and take businesses that were too larger to fail and make banks that are now too big to exist. The Unions did not bust up mfg companies, sell off the equipment and ship all the jobs overseas. Mott Romney did. Th Unions did what they are supposed to do- protect workers against govt and management that would like to see them starve in the streets before paying a fair wage providing for a worker’s future. Wisconson’s problems are on their own head, the Unions did not create their financial mess.

  12. SaltWaterCroc

    SaltWaterCroc said, over 5 years ago

    The Wisconsin deficit was caused because the governor gave tax breaks to businesses. I still don’t see what eliminating collective bargaining has to do with eliminating the deficit, particularly when the unions have agreed to the changes in pay and benefits.

  13. Justice22

    Justice22 said, over 5 years ago

    Bruce,,, I am a retiree under civil service. I paid up to three times what someone paid at that time into Social Security yet SS pays more than I get in retirement annuity. I draw 17% of what SS said I would get from them.

  14. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    Who knew that La Cosa Nostra would one day be called “conservatives”?

  15. Jade

    Jade GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    There’s plenty of money in ceasing government subsidies to churches. Y’know, since everyone needs to tighten their belts.

    According to Politifact the Wisconsin deficit was not caused by tax breaks but those tax breaks will balloon the deficit in the next 2 years. On the other hand, Unions have made about $200 - $300 million in concessions but wanted to maintain their bargaining rights, and that was turned down, so there is indeed an ideological attack on unions here.

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