Protesters Flood The Wisconsin Capital Building

by Ben Hoffman

This needs to turn into a national movement to stop the war on the middle class in America. Beginning with the Reagan administration, conservatives have been destroying everything that made America great and it needs to stop. We need to stand in solidarity with the public union members in Wisconsin.

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17 Comments to “Protesters Flood The Wisconsin Capital Building”

  1. We need to stand in solidarity with the public union members in Wisconsin.

    We need to FIRE every single one of these workers who “called in sick”.

  2. Rethuglicans have had a hard on for state and federal workers ever since Reagan broke the air traffic controllers union. I used to think that unions went the way of the dinosaur and were really no longer necessary. Boy was I wrong… Maybe all those protesters can overthrow the governor and bring Democracy to Wisconsin,LOL.

  3. We need a HUGE tax on the wealthy to get us through this financial crisis. That’s the only way to deal with it. But that will never happen with Obama in the White House.

  4. That will never happen with any president. That’s the frightening reality of U.S. politics. Both parties are so far into corporate pockets that there’s no coming back. Unless FDR rises from the grave. The late 30’s FDR, not war time FDR.

  5. This movement is already spreading to Ohio and after listening to Republican Gov. Snyder in my home state of Michigan today, it won’t be long before we are marching on Lansing!
    United we stand, Divided we fall!

    • This movement is already spreading to Ohio and after listening to Republican Gov. Snyder in my home state of Michigan today, it won’t be long before we are marching on Lansing!

      I said it when it happened:

      If the Egyptians were protesting in the street of America, the Leftists here would be calling ’em Tea Baggers.

      You are alright with fascism. Just so long as it’s YOUR fascist in power.

      • Fascism is a right-wing ideology, Einstein.

      • Fascism is a right-wing ideology, Einstein.

        Serious. Don’t bring me that weak assed shit, Ben 😉

        Fascism is normally described as “extreme right”, although writers have found placing fascism on a conventional left-right political spectrum difficult. There is a scholarly consensus that fascism was influenced by both left and right, conservative and anti-conservative, national and supranational, rational and anti-rational. A number of historians have regarded fascism either as a revolutionary centrist doctrine, as a doctrine which mixes philosophies of the left and the right, or as both of those things.

      • Go fuck yourself, dipshit.

      • Fascism (pronounced /ˈfæʃɪzəm/) is an authoritarian nationalist political ideology.[1][2][3][4] Fascists seek to organize a nation according to corporatist perspectives, values, and systems, including the political system and the economy.[5][6] Fascism was originally founded by Italian national syndicalists in World War I who combined extreme right-wing political views along with collectivism.[7] Scholars generally consider fascism to be on the far right.[8][9][10][11][12]

        Source

      • Go fuck yourself, dipshit.

        Step away from the beer.

        Or, if you haven’t been drinking, step TOWARDS the beer.

        In my post I acknowledged that it typically is referred to as right wing. However, THINKING people tend to disagree. Hence our constant discord. I think. You think you think.

      • You can bet your “facts” were added to Wikipedia by a right-winger.

        Source for footnotes

        10. ^ a b Stackleberg, Rodney Hitler’s Germany, Routeledge, 1999, p. 3
        Your “expert” teaches at Gonzaga University! Now there’s a well respected university! 🙂

        You’re a goddamn joke, Pino.

  6. “Beginning with the Reagan administration, conservatives have been destroying everything that made America great and it needs to stop. We need to stand in solidarity with the public union members in Wisconsin.”

    I am not sure what you are saying here, Ben. It seems to me you are implying that unions made America great.

    If this is true, I would have to disagree emphatically. Unions have only served to increase the cost of unskilled labor in this country and have been a catalyst for the off-shoring of American jobs.

    And the last thing we need to do is stand in solidarity with these folks.

    • No, it’s mainly the tax structure that has destroyed America — a tax structure that encourages the outsourcing of jobs overseas and discourages investment in America. THAT is what has destroyed America.

      • I would agree that it is a mixture of both, because both impact corporate profits. Companies can save on labor costs by hiring cheaper labor abroad and can save on taxes by producing in lower tax countries and not repatriating the money back to the United States.

        There is therefore a great argument to be made for simplifying the tax code. Such an effort would be both transparent and raise more revenue by eliminating loop holes. I think this is an area where both the right and left have common interest.

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