Post Tagged with: "Wisconsin recall"

June 5, 2012 05:23

The Wisconsin Recall Stakes

Students of democracy from Alexis de Tocqueville to Mancur Olson have pointed out that the greatest threat to self-government comes from the tendency of democracies to become barnacled with special interests that vote themselves more benefits than society can afford. This is the crisis of the modern entitlement state, which is unfolding from California to Illinois, Greece, Italy and even Washington. – WSJ

June 5, 2012 04:34

Did Walker Save Wisconsin From the Unions?

When Walker became Governor Wisconsin was over three and a half BILLION in the hole and facing a death spiral. Simply reigning in public union control of the government ended up with growing jobs and over a hundred million surplus. note that it is just PUBLIC unions that were effected by Walker’s reforms. Even with reforms public union employees have higher salaries and better benefits than the public they supposedly serve.

June 4, 2012 11:50

Voters fight back on lavish union benefits in Wisconsin and San Jose

June 5th is D-day for unions in two elections. Wisconsin votes on the recall of Scott Walker who took on unions and improved the state economy by weakening control of the public unions. In San Jose voters face runaway costs from lavish pensions and benefits for public unions.

May 18, 2012 03:59

Wisconsin Right to Life Unveils New Recall Election Website with Videos Exposing Barrett’s Blatant Disregard for Life

“While in the state legislature and in Congress, Barrett had one of the worst right-to-life voting records we have ever seen,” said Armacost.

May 2, 2012 06:32

Unions seek to retake control of government in Wisconsin recall

After a bitter legislative battle that had Democrat state legislators fleeing the state Gov. Walker added millions to state coffers and balanced the state budget by reining in the union control that is bankrupting cities and states around the country. Unions have pulled out the stops and brought in big guns and big money from out of state to retake control in a recall vote. Similar recall elections of state legislators failed to gain a majority.

April 4, 2012 06:41

Gov. Walker’s labor reforms saving millions – desperate unions fight back

The unions aren’t done yet: they’re now trying to recall Walker from office. To do so, they will try to convince Wisconsin voters that Walker’s reforms have rendered the state ungovernable. But the evidence, so far, contradicts that claim—and Wisconsinites seem to realize it. – City Journal

February 27, 2012 08:13

Wisconsin Gov. expects to run against “big union bosses from Washington”

Walker pointed out to us that the chief bankrollers of the movement to recall him “are the National Education Association, the AFL-CIO, the American Federation of State County, and Municipal Employees [AFSCME] and all the public employee unions. – Human Events

June 22, 2011 04:27

National leftist groups unite to control Wisconsin

A coalition of union and other leftist groups are putting money and volunteers from around the country into Wisconsin recall elections to attempt to regain control of the state senate for the unions.

March 1, 2011 06:21

Total Recall in Wisconsin?

Battle over unions and budget battle sparks recall campaign for AWOL Democrats.