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Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 10:42 am

Only twice in our nation's history have Americans recalled governors. In 1921, Lynn J. Frazier was recalled in North Dakota and in 2003, Californians recalled Gray Davis.

But it could happen again, here in Wisconsin, and soon. Before a recall election can take place, however, over half a million Wisconsin residents must have signed recall petitions by the January 17 deadline, and those signatures must be verified.

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5 comments:

  • Reality is Osceola posted at 2:53 pm on Fri, Jan 20, 2012.

    Reality is Osceola Posts: 206

    Hey I am no Einstein either but I try to do my own research about things. Taxpayers actually contribute nothing to public employee pensions. How can this be possible?
    Simple. The pension plan is the direct result of deferred compensation- money that employees would have been paid as cash salary but choose, instead, to have placed in the state operated pension fund where the money can be professionally invested for the future. Section 13 of the Wisconsin Association of State Prosecutors collective bargaining agreement – “For the duration of this Agreement, the Employer will contribute on behalf of the employee five percent (5%) of the employee’s earnings paid by the State. ” NOTE..ON BEHALF AND EMPLOYEES EARNINGS. ps..I have never ever belonged to a union so your assumptions are in error too. pss. Teaparty talking points are a waste of time with me. I'm more into the facts involved. Might you have any facts about the tax breaks Walker gave if we were on the bring of bankruptcy ?

     
  • galen ammermann posted at 12:22 pm on Fri, Jan 20, 2012.

    galen ammermann Posts: 25

    deferred compensation? is that where a politician says vote for me today and i'll lavish you with free medical, early retirement and power to extort your nieghbors tomorrow? i guess i'm just dumb but i see it as walker has busted up the biggest, most corrupt, ponsie/madeoff corporation in the state (your union). to help you with your despair, look at your contribution to your own retirement as a tax. you like taxes don't you? if you cannot accept the fact that you have to pay in to your own retirement, have some compassion for how i feel to pay for mine AND yours. your alinski has no power with me for i understand that arrogant elitism is a gov check side effect.

     
  • Reality is Osceola posted at 4:10 pm on Wed, Jan 18, 2012.

    Reality is Osceola Posts: 206

    Seems like the more you post, the more you show us what you do not know. If we were on the brink of bankruptcy ( we weren't) how in the world could Wis give all the corporations huge tax breaks ? Did we not really need that tax revenue ? Do you not understand the concept of deferred compensation and it's tax ramifications? Workers unite as your Gov fund raises in NYC for AIG at a $2500 per PLATE event. Yep, he sure is for the workers of the world...( or Wis )

     
  • galen ammermann posted at 11:57 am on Wed, Jan 18, 2012.

    galen ammermann Posts: 25

    yah! lets recall this sob and get back to bankrupting this state. why should puplic employees have to pay for thier own medical or retirement. why should public employees have to buy medical through private insurance companies when they can get the same coverage through the union for only $1,000 more per month per teacher? workers of the world unite!

     
  • Reality is Osceola posted at 2:59 pm on Tue, Jan 17, 2012.

    Reality is Osceola Posts: 206

    Over 1 mil turned in, that is impressive and reflective of the dedication of those working for the recall.

     

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