Wisconsin

STRIKE!

People Of The World – If Walker Breaks This Union – Boycott ALL American Products – Stop All Oil Tankers From Passing. Unite Against These Corporate Crooks! Let Your Voice Be Heard!
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America Is NOT Broke

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Who’s Creating Walker’s Playbook?
Through the Koch Family Foundations, the brothers are very politically active in conservative and libertarian causes. The sons of a founding member of the ultraconservative John Birch Society, the brothers fund a network of think tanks and grassroots groups (that are anything but truly grassroots) that preach their gospel of low taxes, few regulations and global warming denial. Americans for Prosperity (AFP), the Cato Institute, Reason Magazine and the Heartland Institute are among the many front groups they fund.

Koch Industries also lobbies the government and has even hired more lobbyists and opened a new office just off the Capitol Square in Madison since Walker took office.

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The Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing
Wisconsin media reports how the Koch Brothers stand to gain millions of dollars from sweet heart deals that will land them Wisconsin taxpayer owned power plants. Gov. Walker has laid all this out in his new bill.

The bill (Senate Bill 11) will allow the State of Wisconsin to sell the Koch Brothers a no bid contract for whatever price they want.

16.896 Sale or contractual operation of state−owned heating, cooling, and power plants. (1) Notwithstanding ss. 13.48 (14) (am) and 16.705 (1), the department may sell any state−owned heating, cooling, and power plant or may contract with a private entity for the operation of any such plant, with or without solicitation of bids, for any amount that the department determines to be in the best interest of the state. Notwithstanding ss. 196.49 and 196.80, no approval or certification of the public service commission is necessary for a public utility to purchase, or contract for the operation of, such a plant, and any such purchase is considered to be in the public interest and to comply with the criteria for certification of a project under s. 196.49 (3) (b).

This appears to be pay back for the Brother’s support during Walker’s campaign.

The Koch Brother have also started and are funding a group that is currently running TV ads asking the Wisconsin tax payer to back the plan.

Gov. Walker is going to do to Wisconsin what Ken Lay and Jeff Skilling did to Enron.

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Tea Party founders corrupting America

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The End Of Democracy?

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Walker Is LYING!
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Wisconsin’s Billionaires – BOYCOTT THEM
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Cutting Public Sector Wages Will Make Recession Worse
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Pitting Private And Public Sector Workers Against Each Other
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More Walker Screw Ups
Milwaukee County must offer to reinstate 26 courthouse security guards who were laid off nearly a year ago when then-County Executive Scott Walker replaced them with private guards as an emergency budget measure, according to an arbitrator’s decision issued Monday.

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Scott “Mubarak” Walker
If you are in the Capitol attempting to access the internet from a free wifi connection labeled “guest,” you cannot access the site defendwisconsin.org. The site has been used to provide updates on what is happening, where you can volunteer, and where supplies and goods are needed to support protesters. Administrators of the website were notified on Monday that the page is being blocked

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What Gov. Walker Won’t Tell You
There is a kernel of truth in Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s claim of a “budget shortfall” of $137 million. But Walker, a Republican, failed to tell the state that less than two weeks into his term as governor, he, with his swollen Republican majorities in the Wisconsin Legislature, pushed through $117 million in tax breaks for business allies of the GOP. There is your crisis.

The state Legislature’s Legislative Fiscal Bureau—Wisconsin’s equivalent of the Congressional Budget Office and a refuge for professional expertise and non-partisanship—warned Walker and the Legislature that the measure would create a budget gap. There is your shortfall—and not one resulting from established public employee benefits. Before the tax giveaways, the fiscal agency predicted a surplus for the state.
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Walker Supporter – Tea Party Leader Plans to Infiltrate Union “Goons”

“we are going to target the many TV cameras and reporters looking for comments from the members there (5) we will approach the cameras to make good pictures… signs under our shirts that say things like “screw the taxpayer!” and “you OWE me!” to be pulled out for the camera (timing is important because the signs will be taken away from us) (6) we will echo those slogans in angry sounding tones to the cameras and the reporters.”

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pizza pizza

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Fox News Lies – Palm Trees sprout up over night in Wisconsin?

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The Dirty Koch List
In 2007, Koch Nitrogen’s plant in Enid, Oklahoma, was listed as the third highest company releasing toxic chemicals in Oklahoma, according to the EPA, ranking behind Perma-Fix Environmental Services in Tulsa and Weyerhaeuser Co. in Valliant.

The facility produces about 10% of the US national production of anhydrous ammonia, as well as urea and UAN.

In 2009, Koch subsidiary Invista agreed to pay a $1.7 million civil penalty and spend up to $500 million to correct self-reported environmental violations at its facilities in seven states.

Prior to the settlement, the company had disclosed to the EPA more than 680 violations after auditing 12 facilities acquired from DuPont in 2004.

In 2001, the company reached two settlements with the government. In April, the company reached a $20 million settlement in exchange for admitting to covering up environmental violations at its refinery in Corpus Christi, Texas.

That May, Koch Industries paid $25 million to the federal government to settle a federal lawsuit that found the company had improperly taken more oil than it had paid for from federal and Indian land.

In June 2003, the US Commerce Department fined Koch Industries subsidiary Flint Hill Resources a $200,000 civil penalty. The fine settled charges that the company exported crude petroleum from the US to Canada without proper US government authorization. The Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security said from July 1997 to March 1999, Koch Petroleum (later called Flint Hill Resources) committed 40 violations of Export Administration Regulations.

In 2006, Koch Industries’ subsidiary Flint Hill Resources was fined nearly $16,000 by the EPA for 10 separate violations of the Clean Air Act at its Alaska oil refinery facilities, and required to spend another $60,000 on safety equipment needed to help prevent future violations.

In March 1999, Koch Petroleum Group, a Koch Industries subsidiary, plead guilty to charges that it had negligently dumped hundreds of thousands of gallons of aviation fuel into wetlands near the Mississippi River from its refinery in Rosemount, Minnesota.

It had also illegally dumped a million gallons of high-ammonia waste water onto the ground and into the Mississippi River.

Koch Petroleum paid the Dakota County Park System a $6 million fine and $2 million in remediation costs, and was ordered to serve three years of probation.

In 1999, a federal jury found that Koch Industries had stolen oil from government and American Indian lands, had lied about its purchases more than 24,000 times, and was fined $553,504.

In January 2000, Koch Industries subsidiary, Koch Pipeline, agreed to a $35 million settlement with the U.S. Justice Department and the State of Texas. This settlement, including a $30 million civil fine, was incurred for the firm’s three hundred oil spills in Texas and five other states going back to 1990. The spills resulted in more than three million gallons of crude oil leaking into ponds, lakes, streams and coastal waters.

From 2005 to 2008, Koch industries spent $5.7 million on political campaigns and $37 million on direct lobbying to support fossil fuel industries.

Greenpeace says that between 1997 and 2008 Koch Industries donated nearly $48m to groups which doubt or oppose the current consensus on climate change.

According to Greenpeace, Koch Industries is the major source of funds of what Greenpeace calls “climate denial”.

Koch Industries and its subsidiaries spent more than $20 million on lobbying in 2008 and $12.3 million in 2009, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonpartisan research group.

Where Is He?

“walk on that picket line” if workers are denied the right to bargain

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Ohio
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Jail Time For People Who Strike in Ohio

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What the Hell Michigan?

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le crooks

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