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  •  I don't buy any of these polls (1+ / 0-)
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    rcnewton

    We are way too early in Wisconsin's gubernatorial election cycle to have any affect on later elections.

    What I am more concerned about is that fact that the union has already compromised: As I understand it, they are willing to give Walker everything with regard to wages, pension and healthcare -  but that the only real sticking point is the collective bargaining.

    Walker's going to win in the short term here -  and I'm afraid with the short term political memories of most of the electorate, he's going to be able to maintain it in the future.

    Falling forward, tumbling backward

    by campionrules on Tue Feb 22, 2011 at 06:55:12 AM PST

    •  exactly. (1+ / 0-)
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      campionrules

      the union has already conceded the vast bulk of his demands without any sort of negotiation (!).

      i agree with you about walker - he's the one holding all of the cards here - but people keep saying he's losing? i'm confused.

      "In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress." -John Adams

      by rcnewton on Tue Feb 22, 2011 at 07:13:11 AM PST

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      •  We'll see (2+ / 0-)
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        inHI, rcnewton

        I have no doubt in my mind, he'll follow through on his threat to begin the promised layoffs. He just got elected for pete's sake. In political terms, he's unkillable right now.

        And watch the spin: Democrats didn't play nice and now state workers are out of jobs.

        Falling forward, tumbling backward

        by campionrules on Tue Feb 22, 2011 at 07:23:58 AM PST

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        •  there will be no layoffs. (1+ / 0-)
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          eventually, the bill will be passed - everyone will keep their jobs and pay a bit more for their benefits and lose the ability to collectively bargain.

          this isn't rocket science.

          "In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress." -John Adams

          by rcnewton on Tue Feb 22, 2011 at 07:28:57 AM PST

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    •  WI has recall for those in office over 1 year (0+ / 0-)

      This will factor into determining winners and losers.

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