Official Recall Information

The actual Wisconsin recall procedures are as follows:

Constitutional Provision: Article XIII Section 12

Recall of elective officers. The qualified electors of the state, of any congressional, judicial or legislative district or of any county may petition for the recall of any incumbent elective officer after the first year of the term for which the incumbent was elected, by filing a petition with the filing officer with whom the nomination petition to the office in the primary is filed, demanding the recall of the incumbent.

Find out how you can participate in the Recall Walker efforts.

93 Comments on "Official Recall Information"

  1. WRONG! Walker was elected by people who thought he had some great strategy to fix the economy and generate new jobs. fact #1 stripping gov. employee rights in this state AFTER they had already agreed to give up pension and benefit concessions does NOT help save the state 1 single dollar (Gov Walker said exactly that in front of a Congressional commitee). Fact #2 Walker turned down over 800 million for a light rail system that (once operational) could’ve paid for itself as far as maintenance and upkeep, as well as create THOUSANDS of jobs. fact #3 Walker said he was working for a better future in his campaign. So why is it that one of the areas hardest hit in his budget plan is education? I can’t think of ANYTHING that would impact this state’s “future” in a detrimental and destructive way than taking away from our children’s education. THEY ARE the true “future” of this state..

  2. Thank you! I can’t count how many of my friends that are proud to be Republicans say they are regret ever voting for Walker, and they’re now ashamed for having done so.

  3. First, your statistic of being the 4th worst budget deficit is WRONG. We actually are (in comparison to all other state) in the top half of the nation in terms of budget, even with a deficit. If you were speaking of 4th worst state deficit in our state’s history, you are still incorrect as well, since you obviously forgot to recalculate previous deficits to account for inflation, otherwise you would know that there is over a decade’s worth of years between the early 1930s and the mid to late 1970’s where we were in much more serious debt than our current situation, and I haven’t even accounted for any years pre 1900. Obviously you have your own issues w/ unions or their employees, otherwise you wouldn’t be so ignorant and stupid as to call them ALL “sorry dead-beats”. (your words, not mine) Second, it’s hard enough for people in this state (much less the country) to find ways to pay the bills, so we don’t need people like you telling us to be grateful for “how good we have it.” By the way, my daughter’s school is losing at least 5 members of teaching staff next year thanks to Walker. Her teacher is one of those “sorry dead-beat gov union employees” (not my words, yours) She takes care of AND educates 26 kids every weekday, and thanks to Walker, not only is the number of kids she has going to get bigger, but she will ony be able to have gym, art and music once every TWO WEEKS! How bout you get off YOUR lazy ass and try to handle that many kids for even half a day? Doesn’t seem like such an easy laid-back job NOW, does it? Walker is wrong in what he’s done, not just to the unions, but anyone who plans on living in this state over the next 20 years… If you screw with teachers and schools, you screw with the future of Wisconsin…

  4. My VOTE will speak for me. Bring on the ‘Recall governor scott walker’ petition. ‘governor scott walker’ was deliberately written in lower case. (you can’t get any lower than that). The Sleeping Giant (about to awaken)

  5. dogboy12457 | March 29, 2011 at 11:03 pm |

    Before there where unions, many Americans worked 12 hours a day for 15 cents an hour. By the way did i mention they worked 7 days a week with the only day off being the 4th of July. So if you like being off for Christmas, thank the unions. But if you want to work like that I wont try and stop you, but don’t think that the rest of us want the same thing.

  6. dogboy12457 | March 29, 2011 at 10:55 pm |

    I think I just found the best debater on this website. Thank you for being neither a hardcore Democrat or Republican. You should never vote for the politician, you should vote for what you believe in.

    P.S. I love your pee comparison.

  7. dogboy12457 | March 29, 2011 at 10:51 pm |

    Don’t call him a moron. We do not have to resort to name calling like that. Even though he is not necessarily a moron, he is someone who is terrible at arguments. He is entitled to his own opinion. But I do wish that he would at least learn some true facts put out by people without biased before joining the argument.

  8. dogboy12457 | March 29, 2011 at 10:44 pm |

    I don’t blame you for wanting to get out of here. But if we all move, the republicans will win. So I will personally stay and fight for a better future for Wisconsin, for my children, and for the rest of the Wisconsinites. I thank anyone who does stay and fight.

  9. the problem that most aren’t seeing is this bill would just about kill the education system for the children of wisconsin. this in turn would make our economy worse down the road.

  10. Hopefully Lt. Governor Rebecca “I’m the Midwest’s Sarah Palin” will take notice that ruling by decree results in revolts.

  11. Most of the cwap sold in America these days is made in sweat shops in Asia. Kind of hard to buy union when the supply chain goes to Shanghai.

  12. Coming soon to a town near you…the Scott Walker Recall Campaign!!

  13. Walker wants to return to the days of the Pony Express or smoke signals.

  14. I heard that Walker plans to end requirements for wind power too. He wants us to go back to using natural gas and coal for 100% of our power. Guess who’s backing him? The Koch Brothers, who stand to profit from that move. I’ll bet Big Tobacco is already writing Walker a check and asking him to repeal the smoking ban. Better to kill non-smokers with second-hand smoke than to turn down a corporate contribution, eh, Scott?

  15. I heard a report today that Walker got booed at a restaurant over the weekend, and the management asked him to leave. As ye sow, so shall ye reap.

  16. So, was Abraham Lincoln a coward too when he went out the window in Springfield to try to save the Bank of Illinois by denying a quoroum? Walker won by 43,000 votes out of a couple million cast. Nearly half of the voters in this state did NOT elect him to bust unions. The unions have offered up the financial concessions Walker has requested. Where is the compromise? Politics is all about compromise to everyone but idealogues. Or wealthy industrialists who are now free to buy our politicians with their donations (thanks SCROTUS).

  17. The Unions have agreed to give the Governor the benefit concessions he’s asking for. They want to retain their collective bargaining rights. The Governor refuses to negotiate, which is what politics is all about. Compromise. Compromise gave us our US Constitution. It is not a dirty word to anyone except the Koch Brothers and their puppet, Scott Walker. If the governor is recalled, he will have no one but his own stubbornness and the Koch Brothers to blame.

  18. It was announced this AM that the national economy tanked during the 4th Q of 2010 thanks to cuts in state spending. Right Wingers do not understand the ripple effect of spending cuts and salary reductions for state and private workers.

  19. Glad to hear that Republicans are having Buyer’s Remorse too. Can’t wait for the recall petition. Of course, you know that means that we get Palin Wannabe Rebecca as governor, don’t you?

  20. I guess Reality did not pay attention to the other parts of Walker’s plan…fire sale prices for the Koch Brothers in exchange for our power plants, etc.

    The thing that boils my blood is that Walker said he “considered” sending Agent Provocateurs into the crowd–which likely would have resulted in personal injuries and/or destruction of property–and only rejected the idea because it might result in his supporters urging him to compromise. NOT because it would be an immoral and dangerous thing to do.

  21. Miguel Pinillos | February 27, 2011 at 8:03 pm |

    It is time to get rid of this little Dictator…..

  22. VJ Cambridge | February 27, 2011 at 1:53 pm |

    Mr. Walker should know that a recall campaign is one inevitable consequence of his aggressive, highly partisan and unpopular moves to dismantle unions. Unions are good at organizing. I hope they help organize a successful campaign and that the recall election is a referendum on union busting. That will stand as a warning to other Reagan wannabees who would try this.

  23. The other guy | February 27, 2011 at 5:38 am |

    Reserve your spot on the petition here: Sign a pledge to recall Scott Walker. Send a clear message to Adolf Walker and his crohnies: You Work For US!

  24. How many of you drive a non-Union car? How about other Union-made products? If you do not buy Union made products, you should not be protesting.

  25. Professor Reality | February 26, 2011 at 5:03 pm |

    Thank you guvner Squalker for your courageous move to expose what your overlords are up to. If you had any patience they would have pulled off their goal in decades through increments. But no, you had to be their brash warrior with insatiable appetite for notoriety, and you ruined their fine american flag cloak.

  26. I see that like most people, you believe that the taxpayers of Wisconsin are paying for the union workers benefits. The taxpayers are not paying a single penny. The union members pay 100% of their benefits out of their wages. Scott Walker is bullshitting you and the MSM is playing the tune that the likes of the Koch brothers (ultra wealthy corporatists) want you to hear. Wake up and listen to “reality”. Pull your head out of the hole and look up this stuff yourself.

  27. Professor Reality | February 26, 2011 at 4:44 pm |

    I have found that most home schooled individuals, as displayed by your command of rhetoric, have a higher capacity for critical thinking than the corporate rubber stamp that comes out of collective schooling. Sigh. I taught school on and off. It wore me out to constantly battle the dominant entertainment mileau, to have to trick the class into learning. I think we need to blow up the televisions.

  28. Professor Reality | February 26, 2011 at 4:29 pm |

    reality is lying. You can tell he does not have knowledge but what the corporate overlords give through their subsidiaries, the commercial media. Notice that a rational discussion about fiscal impact never appears in the news. Plenty of emotion appears in the form of “those shiftless union members” but a real discussion about private and public parity never occurs. You only get exaggerated anecdotes because the only way for Squalker to pull this off is to keep wage earner angry at wage earner. Tastes just like 1930’s Germany folks.

    The science is beautiful though, he keeps you all arguing so no one notices that he repairs the budget by handing over the people’s assets to his corporate overlords. and he never acknowledges that his greedy public employees just knocked their wages back below the private sector by stepping up and taking a big hit for the taxpayers. Wake up, Mr. Reality, you are being used as a fascist tool. Read history, particulary German history.

  29. Here is Walker’s number. Call him! 608-266-8050.

  30. WOW—I want your arbitrators. YOU are wrong. 60% of the time they side with the administration or the school boards! Even before the QEO it was still in favor of the school boards (but closer to 50-50 which is why they call in arbitration)—geez get your facts straight.

  31. Reality….a poor victim of propaganda…you have been fed the talking points and you spew the rhetoric…now come on…you are supporting this freak of a governor that has sold you all out..he was bought and paid for…he was considering bringing in stir things up…people would have been hurt…REALLY…rich people are fighting to be in complete control…guess what YOU are not going to matter…they will crush you too…Who do you support…you need to reflect..The koch brothers and governor Walker are evil…pure evil….

  32. well said Teresa…people, people …. the best description I have heard about the people that back Walker was from Jesse Jackson…”they are the turkeys at their own thanksgiving dinner…” give up rights to a government official who wants to make all the decisions for you…no fricking way..just think…without collective bargaining we could go back to men making more that women, working 18 hour days, no minimum wage, we could get all those kids out there making that 50 cents an hour, heck we can all make 50 cents an hour, after all Walker will be making the decisions for you…it is wise to reflect and learn from the past, when times are unsettled people make bad decisions that they live to regret…there was a man named hitler who had a great way of convincing people that he could make their lives better by making their decisions ….I am just saying…and remember private sector jobs all benefit from what the unions fight for….LOVE

  33. You are so right and so well informed. I would really like to know why they think it is okay for them to have their insurance paid for, their gas paid for, drive a government car, and have an expense account. What cuts are they taking? Tax cuts for the rich have not brought in any jobs in all the years we have had them. When are people going to wake up and smell the coffee? We fought for Unions a long time ago, to have a fair wage and fair working conditions, get with it people we need to stick together and fight for our rights, not go back in time.

  34. This is how you people do it. You don’t know how to debate you just say, “you are a liberal so there is no talking to you,” Don’t you think that is an easy out for you?

  35. I guess you have very limited experience with how collective bargaining works. Without eliminating collective bargaining when it comes to benefits means that all the power again shifts back to the unions. I’ve been involved with many arbitration meetings and they side with the unions 75% of the time. So you tell me how this would benefit the taxpayer. You people can keep up your bullying antics but now that someone actually had the nerve to address this it’s not going away. Be ready for a fight, the silent majority has really not spoken yet.

  36. You can babble all you want about this but the fact remains that the GOV. has tremendous support amongst many of us in this state and around the country. You are clearly a liberal so trying to make talking points with you would be foolish and a waste of my time.

  37. Well said thank you! All this person is doing is writing insults with no facts ever on the matter. Probably some uneducated moron watching fox 6 news, who decided to be a rep. cuz mommy and daddy said so

  38. Walker doesn’t have a college degree, but he is an eagle scout, at least his campaign ads said so. I think Walker grew up as the beady eyed kid that every one else picked on. Now he is the temporary governor of Wisconsin and he can finally be the bully. In reality he is just a damn fool.

  39. I have United Mine Workers of America flowing through my blood and want to encourage you folks to stay the course. There is a tide rising and the smell of jasmine is in the Wisconsin air. Could you set up a countdown calendar to indicate the number of days remaining before the recall petition can begin? I’m spreading that suggestion throughout the blogosphere. I believe the countdown would keep people engaged. Drop by our blog for a visit.

  40. Disillusioned | February 22, 2011 at 4:04 pm |

    I clicked on the link you have at the top of this page to the actual Wisconsin recall procedures are as follows:

    Constitutional Provision: Article XIII Section 12

    I read all of the information about recall requirements including the Frequently Asked Questions at the end of the information about Recall Elections:
    “1. May individuals petition for recall if the office holder has been in office for less than one year for the current term being served?
    (***answer) No petition for recall of an officer may be offered for filing before the expiration of one year after commencement of the term of office for which the officer is elected. A petition may be circulated 60 days before the expiration of one year, but may not be offered for filing until after the officer has completed one year in office.”

    It looks like a petition could commence circulation in the first week of November, 2011 and be certified on January 3, 2012 if it has the requisite number of valid signatures.

  41. Julie Schwellenbach | February 22, 2011 at 12:28 pm |

    I think the fact is that it took courage for the Democrats to do what they did regardless of your agreement with it or not. As to Walker doing EXACTLY what people elected him to do, I don’t believe that in his election he said he was going to remove collective bargaining from public employees (oh yeah – except for those who supported them in the election). Several organizations who supported Walker in the election have since expressed regret that they did. Even the school board association has a statement letter that was sent to Walker saying that they did not ask for collective bargaining to be taken away. They basically are asking that something similar to a QEO be in place which limits the amount of money that can be negotiated for. Please read and be informed before you proclaim that he is doing what “the people” elected him to do. I certainly include the everyone I mentioned in with “the people”.

  42. Julie Schwellenbach | February 22, 2011 at 12:19 pm |

    One thing I have noticed as a first time political activist (at 52)is the amount of “name calling” that happens instead of a focus on the issues and facts. So far I have read and heard much more name calling by the right – protesters are a mob; marching and asking that we be heard is a riot; and trying the only way that is left to us to stop a bill that was introduced and then pushed to a vote literally within days – is a selfish action that will destroy the state. How about some honest discussion about alternatives that might balance the budget without stripping workers of their rights. Do we really want to become a nation of Wal-Mart workers?

  43. Julie Schwellenbach | February 22, 2011 at 12:06 pm |

    Some of your comments get to the heart of the matter. No one debates if there should be cuts or not. No one argues against creating jobs. However, do you see the republicans offering to take the same cuts they are asking us to take or be bound by the same rules governing how they get their salaries? Can they be recalled without a lot of work or showing that they are doing a poor job? Instead of looking at what unions have retained and name calling (“dead beats”) shouldn’t the question be why don’t more workers have rights? This is the way any power grab starts. The people grabbing power direct attention away from what they are doing by raising anger against another group and getting attention focused on other people thus keeping scrutiny off of what should be the real issues. Granted in any organization there are some people who do not do what they are supposed to do. Just like the governor is not focusing on creating jobs and looking for cuts that will not hurt people.

    In a telling editorial in the New Your Times, Paul Krugman said it very well:
    “There’s a bitter irony here. The fiscal crisis in Wisconsin, as in other states, was largely caused by the increasing power of America’s oligarchy. After all, it was superwealthy players, not the general public, who pushed for financial deregulation and thereby set the stage for the economic crisis of 2008-9, a crisis whose aftermath is the main reason for the current budget crunch. And now the political right is trying to exploit that very crisis, using it to remove one of the few remaining checks on oligarchic influence.

    So will the attack on unions succeed? I don’t know. But anyone who cares about retaining government of the people by the people should hope that it doesn’t.”

    Please read and listen to all the information that is out there on both sides. I have been, and find that the facts match up with what Krugman and others like him are saying. This is only superficially about the budget.

  44. governor walker water boy for the crooked KOch brothers

  45. governor walker water boy for the crooked Koch brothers

  46. Sue Giackino | February 20, 2011 at 6:28 pm |

    I am very upset to find Mr. Walker also gave up simulus money for broadband. I live in a rural area and have to use dial-up. I was counting on that money so I could be apart of the 21st century.

  47. Walker cannot negotiate because he says he doesn’t have money. So, just who is asking for money beside him? The Union is willing to compromise and and have repeatedly said so. Walker is the one who is making himself the laughing stock of the Nation by his dumb replies. Believe me I for one will make it a priority to make sure he is a one term Governor and a short term one at that. When relatives call me from other states to ask what is going on here it’s time to sit up and take notice. I moved to Wisconsin of my own volition 35 years ago and up to now have been very proud of the people and the way of life here. I will not let Walker take away my pride for his greed.

  48. Kris W Roberts | February 19, 2011 at 11:20 am |

    Why is the gov. of wi. trying to to fill the so called bidget hole off the backs of the working poor. These people union workers are poor. GE,Bank of America, Google
    Exxon Mobil, all of these companies that live under the protction of the americian Flag made over three billion Dollars last year. Yet they paid No federal income tax. Not 1 percent. How does that work, most of us accept or 30percent. GE is one of the largest employers inthe state and that money will never come back to wisconsin. Is this right, Should they not have to pay because they threaten to lay off workers if there taxes are increased. This is not about democrat or republican, its about right and wrong. My grand father, Uncle, and brother all died fighting so that others could have the American Dream, which is just a chance to make it. If we take the ability for people to some day make a living wage then what are our soldiers fighting for, what will they have to come back to. We are no better then the countries we are trying to liberate. KR

  49. The Governor’s actions are fascist.

    fas·cism – a governmental system led by a dictator having complete power, forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism, regimenting all industry, commerce, etc., and emphasizing an aggressive nationalism and often racism.

    Forcible suppression was the calling of the National Guard. He is regimenting by taking away collective bargaining agreement authority. And it is being backed by the Koch brothers and the national Tea Party movement in their own form of “nationalism”.

    This is about as close to a fascism situation as I have seen in my 40 years of life.

  50. Actually’ all they did is show what the power of organizing is all about. It was brilliant!

  51. While you are correct you need to remember what walmart has done. The butchers for walmart tried to organize walmart fired every one of them. Then a whole store tried to organize walmart had the store removed. Ronald Reagan with the air traffic controllers “If you strike your all out of a job.”

    While you are correct it doesn’t actually mean it is upheld.

  52. caitilin ceaough | February 18, 2011 at 8:01 pm |

    Scott walker’s Recall, when do we start collecting signatures… you got mine!

  53. As the Brits would say, Here! Here!
    Way to go jgolls

  54. Thomas Sitron | February 18, 2011 at 4:25 pm |

    Stopp Walker Before it’s too late!

  55. From the looks of things it doesn’t look like the people voted for him to do this.

  56. Unions (no matter what sector) aren’t about competition, son, they are about protecting the rights of workers against the wealthy and powerful, whether that’s the President, the Governor, or a CEO. That is what this is about. This bill isn’t about a defect or benefits it is about Union busting and thus a power grab from hard working Americans in every sector. Being that the Governor is the one forcing it this truly is a Government take over and fighting against this type of tyranny is the responsibility of every American that values their freedom. These protesters are standing up for the rights of the people and thus doing the only thing that will keep our freedom in tact.

  57. Amen.
    This is a fight for the rights of all Americans and standing for what you believe is always the best education.

  58. Actually it’s 14 Democratic state senators, not 17. It’s a de facto filibuster of legislation that hasn’t had sufficient discussion. The minority clearly learned about how to effectively veto to the embarrassment of the majority from the great example of… the GOP in the US Senate!

  59. Pretty much throw the baby out with the bath, huh. Your gov’s action isn’t about reducing benefits; it’s about union busting. It’s about politics, not economics.

  60. Your not seeing the big picture. Are you familiar with tommy tompsons W2 program? It seemed like a good way to save money. Reality was it forced many single moms to go to work, creating a culture of latch key kids. Not only in the ghetto in the suburbs too. We then wondered why in the late 90’s and early 2000’s we started seeing the hanus crimes, murders, and social degradation of and by young adults. It was a culture of no consequence. Why? None was instilled by parents. Hard enough case to raise a child with one parent now take that away. We didn’t realize the implications. An America of working poor, two class society (rich and poor no middle class). What type of opprotunities will be provided to the next generation when it’s all families can do just to provide basic needs?

  61. Amen brother

  62. Do you know what a “right to work state is?” Let me emphasize the word “state” for you.

  63. I’ll tell you how he will save the money he needs to. The negotiation process eventually ends in arbitration. At that point an arbitrator will inevitably have to side with municipal administrator’s contract proposals if the budget situation is as dire as Walker makes it out to be. They will get there concessions, save there money, and in the end the unions will maintain collective bargaining and have nothing else to say about it. That’s how collective bargaining works. Walker’s bill is not about saving money it’s about union busting. He can save the money he needs alot easier then this.

  64. I don’t really think that people voted for Walker for him to bring chaos to state government.

  65. Dan Kohlmeier | February 18, 2011 at 12:30 am |

    Is this where I sign up to recall the 17 cowardly Democrat state senators who refused to show up and do their job today. Scott Walker is doing EXACTLY what the people of Wisconsin elected him to do. The 17 Senators are not. If anyone should be recalled it is them.

  66. You know, it is not only liberals that feel this way….conservatives are kicking themselves for voting this guy in. So I would suggest not saying its only the liberals because not all union members are liberal.

  67. Get this trash out of Madison. Dictating prick!!

  68. To Reality and to matt about the senators,
    How old are you? Either you were born with money and never had to work hard to pay for anything. Mommy and Daddy took care of all your bills. You know he is not just talking about the secretary; he is talking about schools and health care workers. These are two places you do not want to cut the budget on. As for our state senators bravo! When you’re getting bulldozed do you just stand in front of it and let it roll over you. No, you move. The republicans knew they could pass the vote no matter what. Republicans are well known for having it their own way when in the majority office. The democrats were just giving the public time to respond. Scott Walker is a bully; he lied to get into office. I am sure his pockets were very well lined!!! He does not care about the present care of patients or about our children or our future’s children. You think one dimensional. Every decision affects another. He is not just cutting benefits, he cutting your say in your work condition. If we go backwards in time; don’t kid yourself, it can happen and will if Walker get his way. When you let dictators take over your decisions for you in work, it will creep into the home. Republicans say too much government. He is going to bring back Overseers and will all be indentured servants. If do not know what overseers or indentured servants are go back to your history books. We have already seen places that do not have unions, work around the laws. When you cut health care, sick days, vacation and more, studies have shown that more people are sick. Even though private healthcare insurance is much more than a group insurance, it does not any good if cannot pay the deductibles. When you are living on minimum wage, just paying for everyday expenses, such as; food, shelter and clothing, is your priority. You complain that protestors are not giving Governor Walker a chance. Well no one gave Obama a grace period. Cutting funding only lose jobs and tax payers. Cutting wages only puts the nation into poverty. Because of the republicans, we are increasing losing ground as a democratic country and soon will be under the control of China if we don’t watch out. Education, What the hell, comes on, the more our technology changes the more we need to send our children on to college and that include technical colleges. Morons! Also, we talk about wanting to keep up with china academically, but if we cut funding we will fall farther behind, because classroom child/teacher ratio will increase. We are just starting to pull ourselves out of this dilemma by adding more teachers and classrooms. Why do you think big companies do not go under? They pay for quality workers and pay for their continuing education to keep up with the times. Someone did not pay attention in school! Until we get back on our feet as a nation, the wealth will have to step up and get rid of their extra houses, maybe even donate them for homeless shelters. Donate to schools. Some of the most amazing people from our country have been pour and had learning disabilities. So if we cut funding, the first thing to go is Special Education. Special education is not just for down syndrom children. It helps children across the board (learning disabilities such as dyslexia). We may lose out on the next scientist that finds a cure for AIDS or Cancer! Not all wealthy are smart, they just buy their way to a degree.
    In the end, if we do not invest, our future is lost.

  69. sigh.... and no lament. | February 17, 2011 at 5:37 pm |

    Cough, cough…

    I was Home Schooled thank you, and may I say I wasn’t raised in a cave. I don’t agree fully with either one of you. And both your statements pretty much null out anything to do with this topic.
    This is just simple wrong behavior for any Governing official to be doing. You don’t just walk in and pee on someones floor after they got done scrubbing it.
    I personally think that politics aside, you keep it basic.. you keep it straight forward and you actually listen to the people you are here to represent and do not threaten to call on the National Guard to make your point. This is our state, these are our jobs and friends and families jobs. And though I think there are a few things that need to be cut back on in spending at the same time I think more money going into Schools would be to the betterment of our future, the brighter, happier and healthier our children are the better off they will be as adults and the more prosperous we shall all be by those minds cultivated by better schooling.
    I was Home Schooled and my teaching showed me to think broadly. My children go to a public school and if their teacher wants them to be activists in the community, I support that, because idle talking does no good. One must stand up in what one believes in.
    So lets not insult one another or our backgrounds, lets support one another and remember we are brothers and sisters here and this is OUR issue together.

  70. Quite, troll. You’ve no great insight into the “reality” of the situation. You can only dole out insults.

  71. My wife and I are young and looking to do that at this very moment. I was born and raised on a hardworking family farm in Wisconsin, but I don’t see the progressive values I was raised with in this state anymore. It makes me very sad.

    You will reap what you sow, Scott Walker.

  72. Very much agreed. Scott Walker will be a one term governor if he lasts that long. What a terrible amount of shame to have accrued after such a short time in office. What cowardice for not even being in Madison while tens of thousands of protestors fill the capitol building.

  73. Let’s get this recall started, yeah!

  74. Let me guess…home schooled, eh? Kind of obvious that you don’t know any teachers, nor do you know what you are talking about.

  75. Michael Kresnak | February 17, 2011 at 3:23 am |

    First, you don’t throw away millions of federal dollars because you don’t like trains.

    Second you don’t reduce revenue by handing out $450million tax cuts when your state needs the money.

    Third you don’t kill the jobs of tax payers, which is what this budget “repair” bill will do.

    Fourth, you don’t cripple the education system that trains the needed workers in the future.

    Tax cuts do not create jobs and raising taxes does not eliminate them.

  76. Your liberal, self centered actions will be WI’s demise

  77. For the public sector you are right unions do help keep wages up but in Gov. who the hell are you competing against. Your benefits have been out of control for years it’s about time someone had the nerve to go after them.

  78. I do feel it’s wrong to lump skilled and unskilled labor positions into one classification. But please tell us how the 4th. worst budget deficit state should cut. Also how is it fair that 90% of the general public should have no protection and because you work for the gov. you can be a dead beat and still hold on to your job. I guess the question I would ask is if all you sorry mistreated gov. union employees were to quit your job tomorrow with all the new proposed changes how long would it take to fill your vacant jobs. My guess is not too damn long. Realize how good you will still have it compared to reality and “move on people”.

  79. if you want to save money get rid of the stupid ass free assistants program. all they are doing is using it foolishly and taking are money but you just keep giving to the poor and the inmates more and more. For example look at the couple homeless people that won superbowl tickets and were offered money to help better there lifes but the dumbass’s went and are know back under are roof again were the hell are there priorities ohh way is the american way so it that what you want us to do too. Mr Scott Walker were the hell are your priorities please keep wisconsin safe with all the blue shirts and teacher that better this great state and stop wasting money foolishly put your dam feet down

  80. Where Can I sign the recall petition, I can’t wait. Walker will send in his goon squads for sure.

  81. Just tell me when and where I need to be to help out for Scott Walker’s recall! You’ve got my email.

  82. have we seen a good idea come out of Walker yet!!1

  83. Go back to the man white slave act 1941. History repeating watch out people.

  84. the watchdog | February 16, 2011 at 2:53 am |

    Bringing the kids out to protest is an utter disgrace.

    I quote “We are here to stop that dude from doing whatever he is going to do.”

    Any wonder why teachers get a bad rap? Maybe they should act a bit more professional and people will treat them with some professionalism in return.

  85. the watchdog | February 16, 2011 at 2:50 am |

    Don’t be a fool. There are federal laws that protect the right to organize for private sector employees. The right to organize for the public sector was granted by the legislature in the 50s.

    At least understand the law before you make yourself look more foolish.

  86. Please don’t allow this to go on.. My children are praying to build their future not ruin it by the ripple effect this will have on the economy! Because if this goes on, i know i won’t be traveling with the family for awhile or going to the Tundra Lodge with the family for the weekend.. No extra spending meaning no companies are going to get people in to spend money they don’t have anymore. Causing them to layoff people and there is the ripple.. May i say more??? Oh, and you think they are done with everyone once this passess…. I laugh, cause we are not stupid.. Just the ones that voted for this idiot.

  87. Susan Kosharek | February 15, 2011 at 4:29 am |

    Scott Walker will be Wisconsin’s demise.

  88. Margaret Murphy | February 15, 2011 at 3:36 am |

    Thw workers who are young enough and able enough will move to other states where they will be respected. That is what I would do if I were young. Since I am not I will stay and fight

  89. Annette Numrich | February 15, 2011 at 1:16 am |

    Why is the public sector having to foot the bill to provide the tax cut given to those in the 250,000 + bracket. Walker should learn a lesson from our friends in Egypt.

  90. Beth Kirchman | February 14, 2011 at 4:08 pm |

    For those who don’t work in the public sector this WILL eventually effect you. After Walker decimates public unions he will go after private sector. Unions help to keep non-union wages higher so that you have some discretionary income and be part of the economy. When wages are low there will be extra money to spend at local restaurants, bars, hotels, and retail stores. In addition to signing this we should be boycotting businesses that support Wisconsin Manufacturing (Chamber of Commerce). This is a race to the bottom of the wage scale.

  91. Dan Buckland | February 14, 2011 at 1:07 pm |

    “If the governors proposal requires the National Guard its probably not a good idea”: Mayor Dave, 2-13, rally at Middleton High

  92. Tiara Grunden | February 13, 2011 at 11:17 pm |

    I found some of his statements to be backhanded threats towards those that don’t support this bill.
    Ex: He stated that the alternative to this action would be 1500 layoffs of state employees or 200,000 children bumped off of MA.
    That may be “his” alternative but it is not necessarily “the” alternative.
    It is a sad day for Wisconsin.

  93. Patrick J. McGrath | February 13, 2011 at 10:24 pm |

    What Scott Walker is attempting to do to public employees throughout the state is a sin. He seems to have a problem with those who work hard. Maybe he is still angry because he dropped out of college and never got a degree. Regardless, he fits more the profile of a middle east dictator rather than the governor of one of the most progessive states.

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