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Gayle in MD
05-11-2012, 09:21 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> MADISON, Wis. — Newly released documentary film footage shows embattled Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker shortly after his election describing a "divide and conquer" strategy for taking on unions by first going after public employees' collective bargaining rights.

Walker's opponents insist the remarks undermine the Republican governor's long-held claim that the polarizing law he and the GOP-led Legislature pushed through, stripping most public workers of nearly all their collective bargaining rights, was meant solely as a budget-balancing measure. They also say the comments signal that Walker ultimately means to go after private sector unions by making Wisconsin a right-to-work state, which would allow workers to not pay dues even if they are covered by a union contract.

Walker said Friday that he has no desire to pursue right-to-work legislation and no such bill would pass the Legislature under his watch. Speaking at a news conference at the Wisconsin Republican Party convention, Walker said his "divide and conquer" comment was about protecting the taxpayers from unions he said stood in the way of helping the state deal with a budget shortfall.

"For too long, a handful of special interests controlled things at the state and the local level," Walker said. "I wanted to stand up and fight on behalf of the hardworking taxpayers. We have firmly put the taxpayers of this state back in charge of the state and local governments. That's a fight I'll continue to have."

Walker, who faces a recall election next month largely because of anger over the collective bargaining law, made the documentary remarks in January 2011 in response to a question from Beloit billionaire Diane Hendricks, who subsequently gave his campaign $510,000 – more than any other person. She asked Walker if he could make Wisconsin a "completely red state, and work on these unions, and become a right-to-work" state.

"Well, we're going to start in a couple weeks with our budget adjustment bill," Walker responded. "The first step is we're going to deal with collective bargaining for all public employee unions, because you use divide and conquer. So for us, the base we've got for that is the fact that we've got – budgetarily we can't afford not to. If we have collective bargaining agreements in place, there's no way not only the state but local governments can balance things out."

Tom Barrett, the Democratic mayor of Milwaukee who lost to Walker in the 2010 election and who is running against him again in a June 5 recall election, has been accusing Walker of secretly wanting to make Wisconsin a right-to-work state. Barrett told reporters at a news conference in West Allis, a Milwaukee suburb, that Walker's remarks on the video left him flabbergasted.

"It is so clear whose side he is on. He's not on the side of the working people of this state. He's not on the side of the middle class. He's trying to curry favor with his masters who are in the right wing of the Republican Party," Barrett said. "Now is the moment of truth. Now he's going to have to say whether or not he would veto a right-to-work bill if it hit his desk."

Walker co-sponsored right-to-work legislation in 1993 as a freshman in the state Assembly but he stressed Friday he has no interest in signing such a bill into law as governor.

"It's not going to get to my desk," Walker said. "I'm going to do everything in my power to make sure it isn't there."

Walker said he has been a good partner with private unions to help bring jobs to Wisconsin.

Supporters believe right-to-work would give more freedom to workers and make it more attractive for companies to invest and hire employees. Opponents say it undermines unions and doesn't help the economy.

The Walker footage was first reported late Thursday by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Walker faced a $3.6 billion budget deficit when he took office in January 2011. Despite widespread skepticism, he has maintained since unveiling his "budget repair bill" that February that the collective bargaining restrictions written into the bill were needed to give the state and local governments the flexibility to confront looming budget cuts.

Filmmaker Brad Lichtenstein captured the footage while shooting "As Goes Janesville," a documentary on the city of Janesville's efforts to create jobs after a General Motors plant in town closed. The conversation took place at the Beloit headquarters of ABC Supply, the roofing wholesaler and siding distributor Hendricks co-founded.

Lichtenstein has worked for Democratic campaigns and donated to Barrett, but he said the timing of the clip's release wasn't linked to the recall. He said he planned to release snippets of the film only after he completed it and showed it to the people it follows most closely and finished those screenings last month.

"It's absolutely not a political attack. This is 28 seconds in a 10-minute trailer in a 90-minute film," he said. The documentary is expected to be shown at film festivals and on PBS stations this fall.

The video makes for interesting campaign fodder, but it's unlikely it will sway many voters. After a year and a half of recall talk, most people have already made up their minds about whether they support or oppose Walker.

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Associated Press writers Scott Bauer in Green Bay, Carrie Antlfinger in West Allis and Gretchen Ehlke in Milwaukee contributed to this report.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/11..._n_1509284.html (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/11/scott-walker-divide-and-conquer-unions-collective-bargaining_n_1509284.html)

Qtec
05-12-2012, 01:19 AM
Walker is a liar and a fraud.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">In the exchange, Beloit, Wisc. billionaire Diane Hendricks, who later gave $500,000 to Walker's campaign, asks Walker if Wisconsin can "ever get to be a completely red state and work on these unions and become a right-to-work [state]?


What can we do to help you?"

Transcript.

Lichtenstein: Just so you know, nothing I do is going to see the light of day for over another year.

Walker: OK, that's fine.

Hendricks: So we'll just take five minutes. You know, they don't know. <span style='font-size: 20pt'>Any chance we'll ever get to be a completely red state and work on these unions -

Walker: Oh, yeah.</span>

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> Now that he is under recall..........

<span style='font-size: 14pt'><span style="color: #3333FF">Walker says he has no interest in right to work
Gov. Scott Walker says he has<u> no interest</u> in making Wisconsin a right to work state and he won't allow the Republican-controlled Legislature to pass a bill that would do that.</span></span> </div></div>

Hendricks: - and become a right-to-work (state)? What can we do to help you?

Walker: Well, we're going to start in a couple weeks with our budget adjustment bill. <span style='font-size: 20pt'>The first step is, we're going to deal with collective bargaining for<u> all public employee unions,</u> because you use <u>divide and conquer.</u> </span></div></div>

Also not true. He divided the Public sector worker by exempting the police and fire fighters! Divide and Conquer?

This is SW on meet the press 2001. Gregory hammers him on this and actually asked, for once, a pertinent question.

<span style='font-size: 26pt'>"Are you needlessly dividing your state?</span>

Walker denies it although right now we know that was his strategy all along. <span style='font-size: 20pt'>He admitted it on camera!!!!!!!!!!!!</span>

Divide and Conquer?

Watch it. classic (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1S_Pxw2n-U)

Qtec

Qtec
05-12-2012, 01:29 AM
link (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gQz3NVtFVU&feature=endscreen&NR=1)

MORE LIES FROM WALKER.

feeling sick.................. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIJ44x6RykI&feature=related)

Q..even Fox takes him down!

Qtec
05-12-2012, 01:31 AM
Scott Walker.........Union Busting...that's all.

Q

Qtec
05-12-2012, 01:35 AM
How many FKN times does he say "I was a local official, a County official, I know..........."

Q.... /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/crazy.gif

LWW
05-12-2012, 05:27 AM
God bless. Him.

Gayle in MD
05-12-2012, 07:37 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Walker is a liar and a fraud.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">In the exchange, Beloit, Wisc. billionaire Diane Hendricks, who later gave $500,000 to Walker's campaign, asks Walker if Wisconsin can "ever get to be a completely red state and work on these unions and become a right-to-work [state]?


What can we do to help you?"

Transcript.

Lichtenstein: Just so you know, nothing I do is going to see the light of day for over another year.

Walker: OK, that's fine.

Hendricks: So we'll just take five minutes. You know, they don't know. <span style='font-size: 20pt'>Any chance we'll ever get to be a completely red state and work on these unions -

Walker: Oh, yeah.</span>

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> Now that he is under recall..........

<span style='font-size: 14pt'><span style="color: #3333FF">Walker says he has no interest in right to work
Gov. Scott Walker says he has<u> no interest</u> in making Wisconsin a right to work state and he won't allow the Republican-controlled Legislature to pass a bill that would do that.</span></span> </div></div>

Hendricks: - and become a right-to-work (state)? What can we do to help you?

Walker: Well, we're going to start in a couple weeks with our budget adjustment bill. <span style='font-size: 20pt'>The first step is, we're going to deal with collective bargaining for<u> all public employee unions,</u> because you use <u>divide and conquer.</u> </span></div></div>

Also not true. He divided the Public sector worker by exempting the police and fire fighters! Divide and Conquer?

This is SW on meet the press 2001. Gregory hammers him on this and actually asked, for once, a pertinent question.

<span style='font-size: 26pt'>"Are you needlessly dividing your state?</span>

Walker denies it although right now we know that was his strategy all along. <span style='font-size: 20pt'>He admitted it on camera!!!!!!!!!!!!</span>

Divide and Conquer?

Watch it. classic (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1S_Pxw2n-U)

Qtec


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<span style="color: #CC0000"> The sad part is that his Repub audience is so thoroughly brainwashed, too dense to realize they vote against their own best interests.

It's this collective ignorance which thrives in the fly-over states, and the bible belt which has promoted the Republican party's fascist policies.


These fly-overs are now ignorant enough to protect and try to give away even more to those who have stolen from them. Additionally, because of Republican obstruction, we are still suffering from the results of George Bush's politicized Dept.. of Justice.

Walker should have been indicted when proof on tape, revealed he had considered hiring thugs to put Wisconsin's citizens in danger. Plotting domestic terrorism is against the law.

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LWW
05-12-2012, 07:50 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body">How many FKN times does he say "I was a local official, a County official, I know..........."

Q.... /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/crazy.gif </div></div>

What is wrong with speaking from experience?

Gayle in MD
05-12-2012, 11:56 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body">How many FKN times does he say "I was a local official, a County official, I know..........."

Q.... /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/crazy.gif </div></div>
Almost as many times as Joe Scarborough says he was a Congressman!

Neither of them have a clue!

Both pretend to be experts!

It's laughable!
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G.

Qtec
05-13-2012, 06:56 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: LWW</div><div class="ubbcode-body">God bless. Him. </div></div>

So you support a guy who lied in the election, lied after the election and when found out he still continues to lie?

Yes, I'm sure God would agree with all his lies and subterfuge.

Q

Qtec
05-14-2012, 06:52 PM
BUMP


Is SW a lying POS or what. I will take silence as compliance.

This guy was bought and paid for by the Kock Bros to break the unions.
First he dived the tax payers into Public and Private sector workers.
Then he divided the Public sector workers into everybody except the Police and fire fighters.

Then he demanded huge increases on those that were left and they accepted!

That wasn't enough for Walker, he had to take away those bargaining rights.

Now we know 100% that he was lying then and is lying now.

Who can defend such actions?


Q

Gayle in MD
05-14-2012, 10:51 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: LWW</div><div class="ubbcode-body">God bless. Him. </div></div>

So you support a guy who lied in the election, lied after the election and when found out he still continues to lie?

Yes, I'm sure God would agree with all his lies and subterfuge.

Q </div></div>


<span style="color: #990000"> It's even worse than that. He lied under oath to Congress, as well! </span>



<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Did Scott Walker Lie Under Oath To Congress?

John Nichols May 14

When Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker met with a billionaire campaign donor a month before he launched his attack on the collective-bargaining rights of public-sector workers and public-school teachers, he engaged in a detailed discussion about undermining unions as part of a broader strategy of strengthening the position of his Republican party.

After he initiated those attacks, Governor Walker testified under oath to a Congressional committee. He was asked during the April 2011 hearing to specifically address the question of whether he set out to weaken unions—which traditionally back Democrats and which are expected to play a major role in President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign—for political purposes. Walker replied: “It’s not about that for me.”

During the same hearing, Walker was asked whether he “ever had a conversation with respect to your actions in Wisconsin and using them to punish members of the opposition party and their [union] donor base?”

Walker replied, not once but twice, that the answer was “no.”

So, did the governor of Wisconsin lie, under oath, to Congress? The videotape of Walker talking with Diane Hendricks, the Beloit, Wisconsin, billionaire who would eventually give his campaign more than $500,000, surfaced late last week. Captured in January 2011 by a documentary filmmaker who was trailing Hendricks, the conversation provides rare insight into the governor’s long-term strategy for dividing Wisconsin. And the focus of the conversation and the strategy is by all evidence a political one.

In the video, Walker is shown meeting with Hendricks before an economic development session at the headquarters of a firm Hendricks owns, ABC Supply Inc., in Beloit. After Walker kisses Henricks, she asks: “Any chance we’ll ever get to be a completely red state and work on these unions?”

“Oh, yeah!” says Walker.

Henricks then asks: “And become a right-to-work [state]?”

Walker replies: “Well, we’re going to start in a couple weeks with our budget adjustment bill. The first step is we’re going to deal with collective bargaining for all public employee unions, because you use divide and conquer.”

After describing the strategy, Walker tells the woman who asked him about making Wisconsin a “completely red state”: “That opens the door once we do that.”

In a transcript of raw footage from the conversation, Hendricks asks Walker if he has a role model. Walker replies that he has high regard for Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels, who early in his term used an executive order to strip collective-bargaining rights away from public employees and who, more recently, signed right-to-work legislation. Walker described the use of the executive order to undermine union rights as a “beautiful thing” and bemoaned the fact that he would have to enact legislation to achieve the same end in Wisconsin.

Within weeks, the woman who asked Walker about his strategy to make Wisconsin “a completely red state” wrote a $10,000 check to support his campaign. (She would eventually up the donation to $510,000, making Hendricks the single largest donor in the history of Wisconsin politics.) Within a month, Walker had launched the anti-union initiative that the two had discussed as a part of that “red-state” strategy, provoking mass protests that would draw the attention of Congress.

Testifying under oath to the US House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Walker said in his formal statement and in response to questions from committee members that his efforts to restrict the collective-bargaining rights of unions— including moves to prevent them from collecting dues, maintaining ongoing representation of members and engaging effectively in political campaigns—had nothing to do with politics.

Walker was asked specifically about a Fox News interview with Wisconsin state Senate majority leader Scott Fitzgerald, in which Fitzgerald said of the anti-union push: “If we win this battle, and the money is not there under the auspices of the unions, certainly what you’re going to find is President Obama is going to have a much difficult, much more difficult time getting elected and winning the state of Wisconsin.”

Congressman Chris Murphy, D-Connecticut, asked Walker about Fitzgerald’s statement. “I understand you can’t speak for [Fitzgerald] but you can opine as to whether you agree with your state Senate leader when he says this is ultimately about trying to defeat President Obama in Wisconsin. Do you agree?”

“I can tell you what it is for me,” Walker answered. “It’s not about that. It’s ultimately about balancing the budget now and in the future.”

Under questioning from other members of the committee (especially Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich and Iowa Congressman Bruce Braley), however, Walker admitted that many of the moves he initiated had no real impact on the state budget.

They did have the impact of weakening unions in the workplace and in the politics of the state, however.

It was in that context that Congressman Gerry Connolly, D-Virginia, pressed Walker on the matter of political intentions.

“Have you ever had a conversation with respect to your actions in Wisconsin and using them to punish members of the opposition party and their [union] donor base?

“No,” replied Walker.

“Never had such a conversation?” Connolly pressed.

“No,” said Walker.

The videotape from several months earlier, in which Walker speaks at length with his most generous campaign donor, suggests a very different answer to the questions from Murphy and Connolly. Indeed, the videotape shows Walker having just such a conversation.


</div></div>


Links to all of the confirming video clips here:

http://www.thenation.com/blog/167881/did...-video-says-yes (http://www.thenation.com/blog/167881/did-scott-walker-lie-under-oath-congress-he-says-no-video-says-yes)

LWW
06-06-2012, 02:39 AM
So hw did that recall work out?