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11

ooops, will the koch brothers ask for a refund?

ABC: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has offered to keep certain collective bargaining rights in place for state workers in a proposed compromise aimed at ending a nearly three-week standoff with absent Senate Democrats, according to e-mails released Tuesday by his office.

The e-mails, some dated as recently as Sunday, show a softened stance in Walker’s talks with the 14 Democrats who fled to Illinois to block a vote on his original proposal that would strip nearly all collective bargaining rights for public workers and force concessions amounting to an average 8 percent pay cut.

Under the compromise floated by Walker and detailed in the e-mails, workers would be able to continue bargaining over their salaries with no limit, a change from his original plan that banned negotiated salary increases beyond inflation. He also proposed compromises allowing collective bargaining to stay in place on mandatory overtime, performance bonuses, hazardous duty pay and classroom size for teachers……

More here

It’s not over yet….. but to all the wonderful people who fought Walker & the Koch brothers on this:


14 Responses to “ooops, will the koch brothers ask for a refund?”


  1. 1 Eleroy
    March 8, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    This just a perfect sign!!! Rock on girls!!!”Koch habit” LOL!!!

  2. 2 Me4obama
    March 8, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    This is good news. Next Scott brown because he was caught on tape with David Koch begging for money.

    • 3 Michele
      March 8, 2011 at 11:26 pm

      Me4Obama do you have video tape of scott brown asking for money? …also do you remember if he was asking in 2010 or just recently during doing his book tour…

      • 4 Temp
        March 9, 2011 at 12:06 am

        Here’s the vid:

        • 5 Michele
          March 9, 2011 at 6:19 am

          Good morning Temp, I just saw the video and they look very cozy. Hoping the people in MA know to do better in 2012.. Scott Brown is a snake…Sue, I just went back to work from having a week off, so I am struggling to keep my eyes open this week and I will look at Rachel’s website..

      • 6 Sue in Minnesota
        March 9, 2011 at 12:56 am

        See The Rachel Maddow Show website from yesterday’s telecast(07Mar) website….I think the video was originally posted at Think Progress’s website.

        I’ld encourage everyone to watch at least the first two segments of Rachel’s show tonight, and encourage everyone you know to watch it as well. This is serious s@*t!

        • 7 Sue in Minnesota
          March 9, 2011 at 1:04 am

          Oh I am such a slow-mo, Doh! I started this, then spent an hour watching Rachel’s show before hitting post comment. Sorry!

  3. 8 Shirley
    March 8, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Yes Indeedy, good news!!

  4. 9 hopefruit2
    March 8, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Koch is not it.

  5. 10 Sue in Minnesota
    March 8, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    I hope the light continues to shine on the Koch brothers and their political pawns. Despite their financial resources, at the very least, they are no longer operating in the dark. And we are increasingly being introduced to those who are doing their bidding. Stealth no more.

    I would really like to see pressure be brought upon our Supreme Court Justices Scalia and Thomas….I think their relationship to the Koch brothers bears further investigation and exposure. I suspect they are in their very deep pockets, I’ld like to be proven wrong.

  6. 12 stylishgurl
    March 8, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    When this gets signed, I’ld ask for Chipstick to post a picture of Joe Scarborough with Egg on his face (runny one at that)! thanx 😀

    • 13 Sue in Minnesota
      March 8, 2011 at 10:59 pm

      That would so make my day…..Scarborough is such an pompous jerk.

      • 14 Audrey
        March 8, 2011 at 11:03 pm

        Scarborough is just another failed, mediocre person who has been propped up and given a broad medium to spread his ignorance.


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