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Recall Walker?

May 2, 2011

Do you plan to sign one of the petitions circulating to recall Governor Scott Walker? Yes or no? Tell us why or why not. 

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Kim DeBord | Oconomowoc WI
Dec 12, 2011 10:09 AM

Absolutely NOT! Gov Walker is doing an amazing job for the people and businesses of WI. He has kept his promises and balanced the budget. My employer stopped paying into my retirement when the company couldn't afford to do so anymore. My employer does not pay for my health insurance in full...not even close. I feel bad for the state workers that now have increased expenses due to these budget cuts but that is something the private sector employee have been dealing with for YEARS! Those of us in the private sector are grateful to have jobs and are finally being given a break from being forced to pay inflated benefits to state workers.

Ed Godin
Dec 12, 2011 12:21 PM

No! Scott Walker is doing exactly what I told him to do when I voted for him. Balance the budget without raising taxes. Cut spending. Change Wisconsin from an anti business state to a state the welcomes business. If the lib’s want to recall someone it should be Scott’s boss. And that would be ME!

RZ | Oconomowoc
Dec 12, 2011 12:29 PM

I will not sign a petition. Gov Walker is saving the state. If these changes were not made, taxes would continue to go up. We took cuts at my company when times were tough. It is unfortunate, but we ALL need to do our part.

Kim Zwieg | Oconomowoc
Dec 12, 2011 3:53 PM

No, I like Gov. Walker's policy. I hope when Recall people get lost, they should pay for the cost of recall.

Kathy Lembke | Hartland, WI
Dec 12, 2011 3:59 PM

No to a recall! Governer Walker is doing a great job and I support his efforts and tough decisions. We have all had to make many sacrifices over the past years, we just cannot afford to keep up these excessive benefit packages.

Richard Hein | Hartland
Dec 12, 2011 6:51 PM

Absolutely NOT! This is setting a very bad precedent by allowing a small group of people to potentially over turn the majority vote just because they don't agree with others. This has the potential for making the very foundation of our democracy invalid. Elections have consequences and all need to abide by the results. Period.

Marilyn Vandekieft | Waukesha, WI
Dec 12, 2011 9:23 PM

NO! He's the best thing to happen to Wisconsin since cheddar cheese...he did what he said he would do--balance the budget....and it's good for all of us, even those who oppose him....they just refuse to admit it. His honesty and morals are impeccable. I spoke with some petition-signature recallers; when they made the statement "all the bad things he's done," I asked them to tell me what those "bad" things were...I asked for a list, and they couldn't do it! Then they exited to their cars. They don't even know why they're standing there in the cold and wind! I highly admire our Governor and his family. They are standing tall amid accusations and harassment that would knock down any ordinary man and family. They are not vengeful, not returning the ugly hostility with more of the same. That's the kind of leader I want and will support...not a bunch of chickens that fly out of the coop to another state, nor someone who furthers his own agenda, regardless of how it affects our state. I say, gently confront the signature gatherers, but be certain you have fuel for your fire...documentation stating the good moves the Governor has made to benefit our state, allowing many to live here a little longer without being taxed out. And let the Governor know you're with him all the way.

VP | Oconomowoc
Dec 13, 2011 9:41 AM

The Obama High Speed Rail grant would have cost WI taxpayers $8 million per year. 10 year cost? $80 million. Now, without that, needed upgrades which WI will have to pay for the Chicago/Milwaukee line could be @ $100 million over 10 years, with no HSR (the grant would have covered these maintenance costs). Collective bargaining killed to realize savings from unions? Not necessary….the unions had agreed to all these pension/benefits cuts….no divisive protests needed. Voter fraud rampant in WI? Not at all, less that .2% ….that's POINT 2 percent. Walker's actions were purely political, and divisive….party over State. Recall Walker.

Tim Aicher | Delafield, WI
Dec 13, 2011 12:38 PM

I don't want to recall Walker because I recall Doyle and the Democrats. The only way we got out of the $6 billion fiscal mess in the 2009/10 budget was by massive state worker layoffs and furloughs and burning a $3 billion handout of Federal "stimulus" funds that were supposed to go to create jobs. Walker is an adult that faced the challenge head on and gave WI a balanced budget without layoffs or new taxes. Thank God for Scott Walker!

EG
Dec 13, 2011 12:39 PM

Question to VP in Oconomowoc. Where do you think grant money comes from, the grant fairy?

Bill A | Oconomowoc
Dec 13, 2011 2:41 PM

No. It is time that the taxpayers got relief from the unjustified costs associated with unionized state employees, particularly the teachers.

bluespruce
Dec 13, 2011 5:15 PM

I hope Scott is able to stay in office. I want to be represented by someone that has the courage to stand up for the things they believe in. A breath of fresh air in today's world.

Ron Feder | Hartford
Dec 13, 2011 6:39 PM

This Governor is doing what he said , if elected . We that have been paying for the freebees , insurances and all the free bennies , for as long as I can remember and paying for our own . These individuals when you hear them , think this all is due them .What a bunch of crap . Now what should happen is they , teachers , custodians etc , should pay all this money back , including money being spent for a recall . So I would never sign anything to remove Gov Walker . I wouldn't put myself in the same catagory .

R. DeLaura | Lisbon
Dec 13, 2011 8:30 PM

I'll sign a recall petition on the first day the Sun rises in the west. Until then I will continue to support Scott Walker and his valliant attempts to bring fiscal sanity to this state

Husker | Hartland
Dec 14, 2011 7:43 AM

To VP Oconomowoc...let me get this so I understand the liberal thinking: 1) the protests were the fault of others, not the ones actually doing the protests? Got it...common theme among the left, blame others for your own actions. 2) Photo ID - I had to show my DL to buy Nyquil, but to protect the very thing that makes our country great, you somehow think showing a photo ID to vote is discrimination, racist or trying to put down the poor. So by that logic is buying liquor, checking into a hotel or anything else that requires an ID, discrimination, racist or somehow trying to put down the poor? I simply don't get the twisted logic of the left.

david drewek | pewaukee
Dec 14, 2011 8:26 AM

Heck, no! He's fairly moving to balance the budget; doing preci sely what we voted him in to do, as promised.

Midwest Mom | Waukesha
Dec 14, 2011 10:28 AM

No, I voted in the election and this is an attempt to overthrough the election. It is the poor loser mentality. This is just about the mandatory collection of dues. I now have a total DISLIKE for UNIONS and will go out of my way to abolish them. I support merit pay and having a stake in your own pension. My property taxes went DOWN, the money I saved goes right to Scott Walker for Gov,again. If you pay union dues you are foolish to think the goal is to help you, it is about power for the top people.

Jake | Oconomowoc WI
Dec 14, 2011 2:51 PM

There is no way in hell Walker should be recalled. He is doing a wonderful job bringing business back to wisconsin. All these teachers need to stop crying over something that should have been done decades ago! Walker is an inspiration. He won the election fair and square and now those lousy no good democrats are trying to cry and cheat there way out of what was a fair election. Thank GOD voter ID passed so they can't cheat in teh next election!

Rob | Mukwonago
Dec 14, 2011 3:25 PM

Scott Walker is not keeping his promises, "Jobs, jobs, jobs." He is trying to destroy public sector unions, that is the middle class. He is in the pocket of big business like GE that pay no taxes. He is not a nice man or a good governor. I signed a petition and will vote to recall him.

moe | hartland wisconsin
Dec 14, 2011 7:43 PM

Scott Walker is the best thing to have happened to Wisconsin. I love the commercials of the people complaining of class size and loosing art and music programs in their schools. They are trying to blame Walker when in reality their school board is to blame. These are the schools that did not use Walkers recommendations that would have saved jobs! Many school districts are doing awesome thanks to Scott Walkers plan.

Robert E . Franklin | oconomowoc WI
Dec 15, 2011 10:58 AM

we all voted you can vote again in 014 keep walker don't steal my vote. I didn't Steal your vote on the exGovernor.

VP | Oconomowoc
Dec 15, 2011 12:32 PM

2 parts (previous reply not posted as too long). @ EG: The grant money is obviously federal in nature, and thus comes from tax receipts and the sale of bonds (for deficit funding). If, by your question, you are implying "we're broke, we shouldn't spend", then I disagree. We had a financial crisis, not a sovereign debt crisis (though the debt-ceiling debate almost resulted in a sovereign default). If we had a sovereign debt issue, our bond prices would be higher, and they are not. We have the money to spend….and during times of want, we should spend…..as Joseph advised Pharaoh, I believe.

VP | Oconomowoc
Dec 15, 2011 12:33 PM

Part 2: @ Husker: 1. I did not assign blame for the protests….Walker's proposed bill, and the protests that resulted, were both divisive. I can't see how folks would disagree with that assessment. 2. If there was massive voter fraud, I'd agree that something needed to be done…but there isn't any such fraud. An independent investigation showed recent WI voter fraud rates of 0.0002 percent…that's 7 votes out of 3 million. Given that you need to provide an ID to register, once registered, why the double-check needed? Don't we want to make it easy for citizens to exercise their most basic right? Since this provides more of a burden for low-income folks, and since they vote, more often that not, Democrat, it would seem Walker's motivations are political, not an interest in good policy.

Dec 15, 2011 1:32 PM

I would never sign this recall. Scott Walker is doing a fantastic job. That's far more than anyone can claim about the Democrats in this state and country....

charlotte | Milwaukee
Dec 15, 2011 1:33 PM

The people that are posting are not the majority and they didn't sign the recall petition but I did! Yes he should be recall. He admitted that he didn't campaign on busting up unions and that busting up unions will not save any money. He's a lair and should be recalled!

Gary
Dec 15, 2011 1:35 PM

Not a chance. Balanced the budget overnight without raising taxes. There should be a statue in his honor.

Andy | Milwaukee
Dec 15, 2011 1:35 PM

While recalls are constiutional, they do not exist to recall someone because you dont like their policies, they are there if an elected official commits malfeasance while in office. This is a waste of taxpayers money. If you want Gov. Walker out you vote him out in the next election.

scott | kenosha, wi
Dec 15, 2011 1:36 PM

You people who support this failure of a governor need to shut up. If Walkers platfrom to do away with Collective Bargaining was what he ran on, he would not even have been elected. It is the rich pukelicans that love him, more money in their pockets, the hell with the single school teacher Mom trying to raise a family, Wlaker is for the rich and he will be gone soon. I can't wait to recall this joke of a Governor. Goodbye Walker and take the Loser Fitzgerald's with you.

B | Pewaukee
Dec 15, 2011 1:40 PM

Recalling the Governor is a rediculous waste of time and money. If you don't like the way he is governing, vote for someone you believe will be a better governor in the next election. I will not sign a petition and will vote my support the Governor Walker if a recall happens.

SB | Johnson Creek
Dec 15, 2011 1:40 PM

Absolutely he should be recalled!!!! His actions were mean spirited, and while they may have balanced the budget, they did so on the backs of the state workers. There was no give and take, no middle ground. Not a good precedent for Wisconsin!

Waukesha Bob | Waukesha
Dec 15, 2011 1:41 PM

The gov has been diverting tax dollars to his campaign supporters and away from WI citizens just like his supporters expect him to. The gov'er has no accountability to the citizens just to the investors who will be backing him mightily as there are no campaign limits or reporting requirements in a recall. WI is for sale to the highest bidder. Businesses invest in politicians & expect a return on that investment. Walker apparently delivers an excellent ROI.

doug
Dec 15, 2011 1:41 PM

Governor walker should not be re called. when he took office he was left a mess that had to be dealt with. Tough actions had to be taken to keep the state from falling farther in to debt. This recall is more about the unions that anything else

lindsay | milwaukee, wi
Dec 15, 2011 1:43 PM

Yes. Hilarious that most of the people against signing are not from Milwaukee. Glad I got out of the suburbs & back into the real world.

Ty | Nashotah
Dec 15, 2011 1:46 PM

Absolutely. He never would have won the election if he would have campaigned on eliminating bargaining rights, kicking kids of Badgercare and slashing funding to schools. In an area of the state as obsessed with our kids education, how can you stand by him? It's curious how instead everyone is quick to blame the school boards when Walker cut $2.6 billion from school districts.

Mike | Waukesha
Dec 15, 2011 1:47 PM

Oh scott, can't do any better than "shut up"? Can't use facts to back up your argument, just insults and foul language? Why, you're just a stupid poopy pants then! Walker's plan is working - just a bunch of spoiled brats wanting to take their balls (although they have none) and go home.

Howie Henning
Dec 15, 2011 1:47 PM

No! Gov Walker is doing a good job. I'm sure public employees don't want to pay for benefits but the time has come in order to help the state. In the long term it may benefit them as the state returns to financial stability and attracts businesses, as job competition helps everyone. If not then wait until 4 years are up. If a Democrat wins the recall do the Republicans begin an immediate recall? Won't all of this be attractive to bringing in businesses!!

Larry | Mequon
Dec 15, 2011 1:47 PM

I wouldn't miss the opportunity to replace a scourge on the beautiful landscape of our state. We have become the laughing stock of this country. He must go. He is not a leader of people. No one would follow him into battle.

Badger
Dec 15, 2011 1:48 PM

@ VP Oconomowoc, I'm not sure you understand economics/finance. Treasury prices are in fact higher though not because of much the US has done but rather because of a flight to quality by other countries. Also, don't confuse country monetary/fiscal policy with that of states, the fed can print more $, WI can't. As a state you can't deficit spend out of a deficit. Also, sovereign debt crisis does not equal default. There can be a crisis without default. The US has a debt issue, it just won't result in default because we're too large and the $ is too strong of a currency. There wouldn't be a recall if Democrats understood economics better.

Alex T | Milw
Dec 15, 2011 1:50 PM

No! Wisconsin desperately needed change, and we made that change last year. Union-financed campaigns that shout meaningless slogans like "stop the war on workers" would take us back to the worker-UNfriendly, bloated bureaucracy that we worked so hard to remove!

Jeff P. | Milwaukee
Dec 15, 2011 1:53 PM

No way! I feel sorry for those people that need a crutch to maintain their job. Most people have to work hard and get rewarded appropriately.

David Saeger | Weston
Dec 15, 2011 1:55 PM

He is doing the job to which he was elected. He was concerned about the large state deficit. His enemies are filled with vitriolic hatred and won't even consider giving him a chance to govern.

Theresa Schiessl | Waukesha, WI
Dec 15, 2011 1:55 PM

Of course not- I voted him in last year for a reason!

Ryan Radman
Dec 15, 2011 1:56 PM

No way, and it appears that the majority agree so far.

Keith
Dec 15, 2011 1:57 PM

Will sign this weekend. My kids still have many years to go in school. Watching the effects of the $1.5M cut to our school district is just sickening. "Balancing the budget" on the backs of our children, while handing out even more tax breaks to his buddies, is insane. The only way to stop this madness is to get this guy out of office.

Skiier 1 | Kenosha
Dec 15, 2011 1:57 PM

Never, Scott Walker is restoring integrity to our great state, he is not passing the financial buck to the future generations like Diamond Jim did, just to "balance" the budget. I have children that I want to be able to live in this state, not just mooch off others, like all the union slackers I have every confidence that we are going to be better becaue of Scott Walker and for a very long time untill another Dummycrat governer gets in...

nick | milwaukwe
Dec 15, 2011 2:03 PM

Yep, still waiting to sign!

AB
Dec 15, 2011 2:04 PM

No, the governor should not be recalled. He is doing exactly what he said he would. The states workers should have to pay a portion of their healthcare and pensions and the union line that they would have worked with the governor if he would have just asked has been shown to be false just look at MPS. The teachers there were asked to contribute to their own healthcare and pensions to save hundreds of teachers job and they screwed their own colleagues, talk about a ME first mentality.

M Dess | Wauwatosa, WI
Dec 15, 2011 2:06 PM

ABSOLUTELY NOT!! That has been my mantra every time one of the thugs has approached me to sign a petition. He is a wonderful man who is doing the right things for the state of Wisconsin. It is what our federal government should be doing as well. STOP the spending spree - you can't make money by spending more that what you have! When are the democrats going to realize this? Maybe when we seriously have a Depression like the 30's??

Chris
Dec 15, 2011 2:09 PM

Never! I think Scott Walker is doing a wonderful job, much better than Diamond Jim did driving up the deficit. I find it interesting that the Democrats refuse to admit defeat when they lose an election. They either try to overturn things in the liberal courts or go for recalls. Wisconsin is suffering from recall fatigue, enough already!

TS
Dec 15, 2011 2:12 PM

No. I will not, and likely will do what I can to validate the signatures already collected if I can. With current OCR technology, if people really did write (not signed) their names clearly, it should be easy to get a database. My hope is we can setup a database where individuals can go to make sure their name ISN'T on the petitions, and that shouldn't be that hard. I would also not sign a recall against Democratic senators. Though I feel that would be more warranted, we need to let our democracy work. I don't think the policies enacted by Walker have done anything to warrant a recall more than governors of others states or the past. It seem obvious that the recall is an organized backlash from Union interests. Understandable, but wrong.

Michael Cyrulik | Somers
Dec 15, 2011 2:22 PM

Since my property taxes were reduced by nearly 20% ($500) for the first time in 32 years of home ownership, a recall would certainly not be in my best interest. I do not expect a State tax increase either so No one has yet given me a good reason to recall Gov. Walker except "Shame, Shame". I also have great respect for a politician who stands his ground in the face of adversity, not running away AKA the Fab 14.

Stella Beckerstein | Appleton
Dec 15, 2011 2:22 PM

In good conscience, all of you, republicans included, should be racing to sign the petition. The crux of the matter is this: If Walker had campaigned honestly, this recall discussion would be moot. If he'd said that his goal was to rip on state workers, children, and the less fortunate in general, he would have lost in a landslide election. Actually, a recall might be the easy way out for him. The growing John Doe investigation will eventually demonstrate just how corrupt his administration is, and he will be dismissed from office in shame. In the meantime, sign the petition for the good of Wisconsin and its citizens.

Paul Jensen | Oak Creek, Wi
Dec 15, 2011 2:31 PM

Absolutely YES. The working class have had enough of hardcore polititions that cater to greedy corporations, greedy millionaires, greedy billionaires. It`s time to stop the race to the bottom for workers. Union busting makes uneducated people feel good because they don`t have enough brains to resist the brainwashing from the elite. It`s time to take back this State, and rid ourself of the Rats. Bye Bye Walker!

Tim | Rice Lake, WI
Dec 15, 2011 2:36 PM

Absolutely Not! Whatever happened to “elections have consequences” as told by our current sitting President? I applaud Governor Walker for having the courage to stand up for the taxpayers in Wisconsin, Firing Governor Walker would be like firing Packers GM Ted Thompson, Packers fans remember back in 2008 how they felt when Thompson released Brett Favre, he was hated and people didn’t think he knew what he was doing, but as history shows Ted Thompson did know what he was doing. He took a stance, made a bold move and it paid off. Governor Walker took a stance, made a bold move and it paid off. He turned a three million dollar deficit into a three hundred thousand dollar surplus in his first year. You don’t fire success. This recall effort is a crime and obviously union driven. I can only hope that the citizens in Wisconsin stand up for what is right and support our Governor.

PD | Whitefish Bay
Dec 15, 2011 2:40 PM

ABSOLUTELY! I was one of the 507,000 to date! In the end Walker will find out he doesn't have the support of Wisconsin voters for his destruction. He is done! He can say whatever he wants in his TV ads, but they aren't changing any minds.

Jill Weber
Dec 15, 2011 2:47 PM

Signed on the very first day I could!!!

Scott | Kenosha
Dec 15, 2011 2:50 PM

I have already signed the recall petition. He needs to go. Walker has no integrity and he is not doing what he was elected to do. First off, he did not win by a landslide, he won by a majority. Had he been honest and said he was going to cut education and collective bargaining he would not have won the election. Secondly, he is in the pocket of the Koch brothers and is bought and paid for by them. I can't believe anyone in their right mind believes this is a good thing. When he gets recalled he can go work at their company and actually earn the money they are giving him.

joe rasmussen
Dec 15, 2011 2:57 PM

yesssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Allan Wayne Hanson | River Falls WI
Dec 15, 2011 3:05 PM

Walker is a failure. Lied about his agenda, he lost jobs, he has instilled extreme voter restriction, extreme damage to Badger care recipients, taking the state to Mississippi women’s rights threw away transportation dollars and is only a puppet for the Koch’s and Bradley. He has caused more division in the once unified progressive state than ever seen or experienced previously.

Mark | Madison
Dec 15, 2011 3:06 PM

Yes, by signing I am joining many knowledgeable and caring Wisconsinite parents with children in public schools. Take a real look at the future of our school districts across our state. This whole idea that government should get out of education is against the greater good of government by the people for the people. Also Governor Walker did a bait and switch on collective bargaining, and I am interested in his explanation to a group larger than a closed door room of selected well wishers. In his own admission, when pressed in Washington D.C.; Governor Walker has said there is no fiscal reason for this legislation. Governor Walker has adopted a script written by people who do not live in our state. While the goals are commendable, I am appalled by the blunt instruments he is using against the people who do live in our state. The division these acts have caused are toxic to us all. I am signing to stop his new found radical ideology that is scaring the common sense out of our public well being in Wisconsin.

Stella Beckerstein | Appleton
Dec 15, 2011 3:12 PM

Headlines at 2:26: "State lost 11,700 private sector jobs in November" If each one of these displaced workers sign the petition today, there will be almost 520,000 signatures already. Go for the gusto and do the right thing. Sign!!

Jason | Grafton
Dec 15, 2011 3:13 PM

Never!! You bunch of Dumbocratic whiney babies are all out of your minds! Jim Doyle caused the problem by raiding every fund he could and now Scott has fixed the problem. You all think you are entitled to mooch off the government and you just don't get it and never will. Bunch of shallow minded babies!! I hope and pray that your stupid recall efforts blow up in your face when the election comes..... Until then...keep crying your saaaaadddd song..Poor you!!!

Eric Key | Wisconsin
Dec 15, 2011 3:17 PM

I will vote to recall our governor. It is a part of the current legal process and I don't feel he is doing the best for our state.

Jan P | Waukesha WI
Dec 15, 2011 3:19 PM

Recall Walker? A guy that saved the common tax payor from how many more years of wasted tax money? I think not. I hope now he goes after the WEAC union for bilking the tax payors of BILLIONS of tax dollars so they could use it to keep getting pay raises and to line the pockets of polaticians. A monopoly on health insurance for WEAC members cost this state so much money, money we should have been using to get the test scores of our children up. Why should I take care of my 401k, my health insurance and theirs? It's nonsense. And now we have to spend more money on recall. Money we don't have.

James
Dec 15, 2011 3:22 PM

I already have, and have circulated as many petitions as I can. Scott Walker is a liar and needs to go.

Donald Zimmer | Milwaukee,Wisconsin
Dec 15, 2011 3:22 PM

Yes, because he has destroyed Wisconsin Democratic government. He has favored the rich and have not attended to the the needs of the Wisconsin majority. He has sold his soul to the money from outside the state to destroy our quality of life.He has done more to destroy jobs then to create them.This is why Wisconsin leads the nation in job loss.It looks like the majority of the State wants Walker out and thats why we are returning to our progressive roots.Money, corruption, and the lying politcal ads the Coke brothers bought little scooter will not save him. His judgement day is near. amen.

chad murphy | stevens point /wi
Dec 15, 2011 3:25 PM

I've signed the recall petition and circulated the recall petition for other citizens to sign. The Governor must be recalled. He has taken radical measures to overthrow basic rights of democratic self-government in our state. He misled the voters about what he intended to do. Now he's campaigning to deceive the voters about what has been done. He has plundered investments in Wisconsin's future and cut the wages of Wisconsin workers in order to give handouts to his wealthy out-of-state patrons. The Governor has boasted of plans to foment disorder among citizens peaceably assembling for redress of grievances. He has governed by seeking scapegoats among the people of Wisconsin and pitting citizen against citizen. It has become clear that the state cannot be restored to peace and prosperity while Governor Walker is in office. The Governor must be recalled and replaced.

William Toirtap | West Bend
Dec 15, 2011 3:51 PM

Nope! I feel citizens and elected representatives at the local level run government - not some public union boss!

Audrey | Glenwood City
Dec 15, 2011 4:03 PM

NO! It is about time someone did something about the Unions. They have just gotten to big and demand too much that the rest of us out there have to pay for, not the public union workers. If the workers did think of the rest of the taxpayers they would not demands so much. The union workers also should look at the union leaders and see what they really want. They just want your union dues, isn't it funny that they complain about all the people that make alot of money without a union, but they make millions of dollars off the union workers and lie to them. The union leaders really do not care about the union workers only about the money they send in. They could care less if there are people laid off if they get what they want in negotiations. Too bad the workers do not notice any of this. They really should check it all out first. At one time the unions were good for the worker but not any more.

Luke | Milwaukee, WI
Dec 15, 2011 4:13 PM

The governor is doing what has to be done.

LD
Dec 15, 2011 4:18 PM

I have already signed a recall. I would like him to show me the 250,000 jobs he promised the state. All he has done is come in to office and bully people around. Now he is balancing budgets on the back of the very people who come to your aid at all hours of the day and night. The very people who pick up your garbage, plow your snow, catch thieves and put out fires and handle your medical emergencies. You can say that fire and police were excempt but ask a local cop or firefighter how their negotiations have gone. As far as teachers go the ones that are going to be hurt are the kids who will not get the one on one time because of the class size.

Bob | Wauwatosa
Dec 15, 2011 4:39 PM

No, I will not sign. Governor Walker has taken a necessary bold stand to make employment for public-sector employees sustainable. Too many layoffs occurred and too many costly contractual obligations existed over many years inhibiting government's ability to operate efficiently. Now, government can focus on keeping and rewarding excellent employees and encourage marginal and poor employees to leave public service. Democrats have offered no sustainable options.

Matthew | Milwaukee
Dec 15, 2011 4:41 PM

Walker is an hero...wake up people

Dave | Sheboygan
Dec 15, 2011 4:44 PM

Heck NO!!

Pat | Rqupn
Dec 15, 2011 4:57 PM

These people are out of touch with reality it's about time we finally are doing something about the excess spending in this country... tell him to move to Europe where things are really good and they can all get on the dole

Newt Gingrinch
Dec 15, 2011 4:57 PM

Yes. Walker did EXACTLY what Obama did...win one election and ram an unpopular law down our throats (except for his muscle at the State Patrol). He should be recalled for creating the Hate of Wisconsin -- no longer the State of Wisconsin.

Robert
Dec 15, 2011 5:06 PM

I opened my property tax bill yesterday...went up $200 from last year...attached was a note from the municipality with an explanation that due to cuts in budget...we are on the hook...I've had enough of this regime that puts party before Wisconsin...I've alwaysconsidered myself a conservative...but I WILL sign the petition!

Tom Duffey | Appleton
Dec 15, 2011 5:11 PM

Did already. Even though he did not know me, what my job consists of, how the compensation was arrived at, he somehow magically knew I needed to make about $6000 less per year. But that's not the worst of this slippery slimeball. His, and his cronies efforts to undermine Wisconsin's longstanding traditions of environmental stewardship, efforts to restrict voting, and the utterly bought and payed for government they're serving up, courtesy of out of state corporate interests, result in what is easily the most corrupt administration I've ever seen in this state.

Paul Jensen | Oak Creek, Wi.
Dec 15, 2011 5:30 PM

My wife and I signed that petition on the first day. Have researched the history of the Union movement over the last century, and see history repeating itself. It always repeats itself, because of the constant brainwashing from the corporate giants, and the working class getting fed up with the injustice. Folks, please sign that recall petition, and support the working class. Be part of the proud working class that is just trying to do the best that we can...

COREKA | MILWAUKEE, WI
Dec 15, 2011 5:32 PM

YES, YES AND I AM BECAUSE OF HIM. HELLO.

Brian S | Watertown, wi
Dec 15, 2011 5:33 PM

No Way, Walker is doing what I voted him in to do! I have a hard time being in the same room as people who talk bad about him. Sure he had to steam-roll the collective thing, because he knew the libs wouldn't stand for it. It's nice to see the gravy-train stop now! GO WALKER!

Newt | california
Dec 15, 2011 5:35 PM

Yes on recall Recall this man out as soon as possible, it is costing Wisconsin jobs and money much needed for other vital resources.

taxpayer | waukesha county
Dec 15, 2011 6:06 PM

Walker should get a big thank you. My property taxes dropped for the first time ever. I am not signing and I better not find my name on any recall petition

Sara | Fond du Llac
Dec 15, 2011 6:16 PM

Already signed. Walker has trashed our lovely state and its progressive values. He needs to be replaced.

Maurice Williams | Milwaukee
Dec 15, 2011 6:45 PM

Scott walker is full of u know what and if I could sign my name a 100,000 times I would do it in a heartbeat : )

rick | wi
Dec 15, 2011 6:46 PM

We ask leaders to make hard choices. I wouldn't you have want my taxes. Rased 67% like Illinois and see the government was in a bigger whole. Than before they were raised. So....NO I approve and applaud governor Walker!

Cathy | rhinelander wi
Dec 15, 2011 7:08 PM

Signed at 5 min. after midnight on 11/15/11. This governor has been so destructive and divisive it makes my skin crawl. It is interesting to note that 3 things the Nazi's did immediately after coming to power was to tell the big lie over and over and get ride of the unions &pick a group to demonize. Next came controlling the media and limiting the right to vote. Then came violence. Walker almost all the way there (remember the threat of violence during the fake Koch broaths call). So far we still have access to information. WE NEED TO STOP THESE PEOPLE NOW.

Patti | Green Bay/WI
Dec 15, 2011 7:12 PM

Yes, Yes and Yes!!!!!!!!!! He has divided this State to the extreme!!!! What a shame.....

| menomonee falls wi
Dec 15, 2011 8:16 PM

Absolutely not. Scott walker is doing a fantastic job with the state which our former governor left us. The democrats are crying that they lost the election. He is doing exactly what he said he was going to do. Thank goodness we were smart and elected a winner

J Shepherd | Fond du Lac
Dec 15, 2011 8:42 PM

I'm embarassed to admit that I voted for Walker last fall and also encouraged my friends to. I won't make that mistake again.

Jean Conrad | Nashotah, WI
Dec 15, 2011 8:45 PM

No, I do not intend to sign the petition to recall Gov. Walker. He has balanced our budget without raising taxes and without massive layoffs. Walker won with a clear majority. It is a sad state of affairs that the losing minority can attempt to squash the will of the majority simply because they do not like the results.

Wade | Green bay
Dec 15, 2011 8:51 PM

Gov walker has done more good for our troubled state in 6 months than the previous gov did in 4 years. Let the gov do his job

Tom Pajewski
Dec 15, 2011 9:01 PM

I am a liberal Democrat who will not be signing the recall petition. I am nonetheless terrified by the governor's actions, especially those actions that hurt the poor who need medical care. But it still does not warrant a recall. The governor's supporters are correct though when they say his actions or any other Republican state senator do not warrant a recall.

Bill Smith | Lake Geneva WI
Dec 15, 2011 9:14 PM

Yes. His plan to sell off state resources without bidding to whoever he chooses (*cough*KOCH*cough) is the worst kind of corrupt cronyism.

stapler | Milwaukee area
Dec 15, 2011 9:28 PM

He is destroying public education, cutting back health care for the poor, taking money out of the pockets of the workers, and using it for billionaire handouts. You want to talk about class warfare? There's Exhibit A. All of this ostensibly so that my taxes would go down. They did. By $4. SO not worth it. Recall, recall, recall. Get someone with a little integrity, or maybe even a conscience, into the governor's office.

reformed trucker
Dec 15, 2011 9:47 PM

"We have the money to spend... and during times of want, we should spend... as Joseph advised Pharoh, I believe." - VP/Oconomowoc HAHAHA! Seriously??? Obviously you've never picked up a Bible, but you could have at least checked the cliff notes (the movie). Joseph advised Pharoh to SAVE (stockpile) in order to make it through the lean times. You're too uneducated on the subject to dispense Biblical advise... stick to political hackery.

Kimberly Luedke | Milwaukee, WI
Dec 15, 2011 9:49 PM

Absolutely I did sign, and he should certainly be recalled! The man said that he was busting unions to balance the budget and STILL has not balanced the budget. His puppet master Fitzgerald actually went on Fox and said outright they were union busting to defund the Democratic Party. Can't run on Republican policies and win, so they've got to play dirty. Don't forget Walker's prank call where Walker admitted he considered putting violent plants in the crowd to discredit the protestors. AAANNND now he is going to CHARGE people to exercise their rights to freedom of speech and assembly in the people's house in Madison with a FEE!!! I guess only corporate persons have the right to FREE speech!!! If this very abbreviated list isn't malfeasance, what would you term it?!?!

reformed trucker
Dec 15, 2011 10:13 PM

To all those whiners who signed the petition, keep this in mind; if it wasn't for the WEAC forced insurance, the double-dipping, the hour-stacking, and other various shenanigans, this never would have happened. Put the blame where credit is due. And the "you hate teachers" bunk is getting old. I willingly built a home in a high tax area because I like the schools. And I'm willing to pay good teachers well, but when you kick me in the teeth and say it's STILL not enough (I'm self-employed, and can't afford health insurance or a retirement account because I'm too busy paying for your "free stuff") I may take offense. In the end, Walker won't be recalled, and all the goonion clowns will have to go back to their own state. And Obama will lose Wisconsin because of this. Great job, goonion clowns. We couldn't have accomplished this without you...

reformed trucker
Dec 15, 2011 10:22 PM

"If this very abbreviated list isn't malfeasance, what would you term it!?!" - Kimberly Luedke A straw man. Study logic.

joe rasmussen
Dec 15, 2011 10:28 PM

no because walker has christ supporting him

Ian Gaylor | Madison
Dec 15, 2011 10:28 PM

Yes! Why? 1. Made sweeping changes to public employee unions applicable to all unions except the two that, by chance, supported him--firefighters and police. What a hypocrite. 2. Appointed the Fitzgerald brothers' dad to a high paying police position. Aren't there laws against that sort of thing? 3. Unprecedented power grab--shifting more and more power to governor's office. 4. Tried to defund recycling programs! 5. Drastic school aid cuts. Cutting much more than pension and health insurance cuts saved districts. 6. Is against stem cell research! 7. Approved of nasty and unethical campaign ads against Barrett. The list could go on and on. He is by far the most divisive governor we've ever had. Time for a new one.

Daniel | Waukesha
Dec 16, 2011 8:10 AM

No Way! I support him for doing what had to be done to save our state.

Paula | Wisconsin
Dec 16, 2011 8:30 AM

No Recall!! It's way past time for public unions to be called out for what they are "corrupt". They buy off the politicians with taxpayer $ to vote their way....that's corruption!! Scott Walker is very brave and doing the right thing. He is joining some of the other "adult" governors in this country who are making the tough decisions to start dealing with our debt. Too bad our President can't figure out how to do the same thing! I believe all the people who sign the recall petition should be responsible for the costs incurred - why should those who don't want this have to pay!!!

Bob Patterson-Sumwalt | Mequon
Dec 16, 2011 8:54 AM

Yes, of course. Scott Walker has not is not honest with the people of Wisconsin. Taking away bargaining rights from public employees and taking 800 million from our schools are both steps backwards. My taxes went down from last year. For what? Class sizes in local schools are up. Class sizes in lower elementary grades are close to 30. Class sizes in elementary schools in MPS are between 30 and 40? Why can't we do the right thing and educate to the best or our ability the most important resource we have. Our children. Scott Walker is a fraud. He does not represent traditional Wisconsin values.

richard | hartland
Dec 16, 2011 9:18 AM

no, he is doing a great job.

Jeff | Milwaukee
Dec 16, 2011 9:22 AM

NO way.

Mary Ann Laarkamp | Glendale, WI
Dec 16, 2011 9:25 AM

NO.....I support Governor Walker

lee ehrlich | sussex, wi
Dec 16, 2011 9:47 AM

I do not intend to sign a recall petition. I believe in the traditional method of electing public officials. If you disagreed with someone's policies, you should show that disapproval through the election process. Our society is getting the "retail mentality" of buy it, take it home, where it out in public and then return it for a full refund. If the voting public would do a better job researching the candidates before randomly filling out their ballot, they wouldn't have such a sinking feeling of failure when their candidate disappoints them.

John T. | Grafton, WI
Dec 16, 2011 9:52 AM

Unions don't belong in the public sector. My own brother retired at age 50 after screwing (me) the taxpayer for many years. He often wondered why I worked so hard and he often called me at work on Saturdays (to rub it in). He is symbolic of so many public employees I have known and his sense of entitlement was always astounding to me. He managed a small office and was told to always spend what was given to him, or he would get less the next year. He had no reason to economize or give better service, but simply did what was asked and went home every day for years at 4:00 and didn't return until Monday morning. Scott Walker is doing what is necessary. (by the way-I love my brother dearly and am happy someone in my family is living the good life--so I at least have that to be thankful for--there is a good chance he will collect his pension for more years than he worked)

Lars Ewell | Milwauke, WI
Dec 16, 2011 9:57 AM

Yes, I will definitely sign the petition. I absolutely understand the need to balance the budget, and to make tough choices. Union busting should not be one of the choices.

Randy Will
Dec 16, 2011 10:11 AM

Yes. As of October, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Wisconsin is 50th in the nation in job growth, losing 27,600 jobs. That puts Gov. Walkers new target for total job growth in the next three years at 277,600. The same report showed Illinois gained 11,000 new jobs - even though our Governor declared Wisconsin "open for business." His job growth strategy at this point is a myth. He balanced the budget on the backs of public workers - especially teachers - which was NEVER mentioned during his campaign. Wisconsin is still considered a "purple" state, not strictly leaning to one party or another. That leads to the fair assumption that if he'd have been forthright about his budget-balancing strategy during his campaign, the election may have swung the other way. Collaboration and compromise - principles on which the U.S. Constitution was founded - are absent in this current administration. Civility and consensus-building are more essential than ever in addressing the incredibly challenging issues we face as a state right now. Plow ahead if you must Governor - but remember half the state did not vote for you, and prepare for accountability.

Pete
Dec 16, 2011 10:17 AM

If WI politicians just passed the Ohio law that allows citizens to collect signatures to bring laws up for a statewide vote (instead of politicians), this recall craze would fade. They never will because both sides have their own agenda. Do what is best for the people that line my pockets has replaced do what is best for everyone. How much have our state/local government (governor, senators, mayors, county execs, etc) given up to help balance the budget? Have they cut their pay/benefits? Probably not... PS - Yes, I've signed a recall petition.

Dan Hackett | Brookfield
Dec 16, 2011 10:52 AM

I support Gov. Walker. I will NOT sign a petition!

blugoose
Dec 16, 2011 11:23 AM

Yes I did, because I am not a stuck up lake country or Walkersha County snot that thinks my poop don't stink. Yeah I know you are all job creators up there yup because that is where all the yuppie trash goes to hide. Walker is a crook and must go he as lied OK he has stretched the truth or rearranged the truth to fit his needs. Keep being the sheeple up there in da country. Peace!!!!

Kenny L | Wisconsin
Dec 16, 2011 11:25 AM

My family and I proudly signed that very first night.

Andrew | Milwaukee
Dec 16, 2011 11:54 AM

Thank God for Madison and Milwaukee, and the majority of state workers and teachers who will sign. The conservative counties in the state can go pound sand and cry when Scotty is recalled.

Top Kick | Milwaukee, WI
Dec 16, 2011 12:42 PM

ABSOLUTELY NOT!! About time the budget gets Well, and taxes are not increased. Times are tough, and require Tough Remedies. Governor Walker was elected by the Majority of WI voters, and, should the recall continue, he'll be voted IN AGAIN! The "recallers" should then be required to re-pay the state for the time, and tax dollars expended!

David Sekutowski | Waukesha, WI
Dec 16, 2011 12:46 PM

I will absolutely NOT sign a recall Walker petition. I feel that Scott Walker has been one of the best Governors that we have seen in a long time. Imagine a politician who says he will do something and then delivers his promise. This is a breath of fresh air in politics. I think the unions and their cronies are deliberately distorting the facts when it comes to what Scott Walker has delivered. They don't want to see the gravy train end.

Paula | Wisconsin
Dec 16, 2011 12:46 PM

No Recall!! It's way past time for public unions to be called out for what they are "corrupt". They buy off the politicians with taxpayer $ to vote their way....that's corruption!! Scott Walker is very brave and doing the right thing. He is joining some of the other "adult" governors in this country who are making the tough decisions to start dealing with our debt. Too bad our President can't figure out how to do the same thing! I believe all the people who sign the recall petition should be responsible for the costs incurred - why should those who don't want this recall have to pay!!!

Sarah Nelson | Palmyra,WI
Dec 16, 2011 12:55 PM

No, I love Scott

Joe | Merton
Dec 16, 2011 1:48 PM

Absolutely Not! I stand with Scott Walker and his common sense approach to reign in government spending!

Bob Brewster | Waukesha
Dec 16, 2011 2:11 PM

Yes - Leading the country in job losses and negative economic growth is reason enough without the Koch bros issues, etc. Not union either. He never would have been elected if his bomb drop was part of his campaign. He is a liar plain and simple.

Amy L. Geiger-Hemmer | Hartland, WI
Dec 16, 2011 6:10 PM

Walker should run for president. No way would I sign any recall petition. I think the recall effort is wrong. The same people who told us that "elections have consequences" when Obama and the Dems came into power cannot abide by their own words. The majority of Wisconsin voters elected Walker to do exactly what he is doing. I fully support Governor Walker and think the recall effort is disgusting. Talk about "disenfranchising voters!"

karen | germantown WI
Dec 16, 2011 6:51 PM

No I will absoulutely not sign any recall petition, they are acting like little high schoolers and I think he is doing a fabulous job for this state, thats what this state needed all these years when we had to put up with Doyle!

icancu | milwaukee
Dec 16, 2011 8:09 PM

the unions have helped bankrupt this state and country with thier pension and over time schemes,for all of you who are against Walker wake up to the to the reality that hard working non-union people find it ridiculous that they only pay 30-50 dollars per month for health care,that they can retire with 75-85% of thier pay @55 years old.No one else has those benifits,how about the teachers union who fought to have viagra as a free or semi free prescription?thats when they lost me as a supporter.just pure greed.but its about the children.right

Rich | Hudson, Wisconsin
Dec 16, 2011 11:54 PM

Already have signed recall petition. Time for dishonesty to go out the door in Wisconsin. I noticed in reading the recently approved free trade agreement with Korea and other countries that all the countries signing the agreement had to insititute and assure collective bargaining rights for their citizens. Interesting we should require that of foreign countries wanting to trade with the United States, yet our own governor of Wisconsin does not deem collective bargaining to be of importance for our own democractic form of government and Wisconsin residents that want to freely form unions or bargain collectively. Shame on Scott Walker!

Rich | Hudson, Wisconsin
Dec 17, 2011 12:00 AM

Already have signed recall petition. Time for dishonesty to go out the door in Wisconsin. I noticed in reading the recently approved free trade agreement with Korea and other countries that all the countries signing the agreement had to insititute and assure collective bargaining rights for their citizens. Interesting we should require that of foreign countries wanting to trade with the United States, yet our own governor of Wisconsin does not deem collective bargaining to be of importance for our own democractic form of government and Wisconsin residents that want to freely form unions or bargain collectively. Shame on Scott Walker!

Tom Mitt | Greenfield/WI
Dec 17, 2011 6:19 AM

Not a chance. The governor was elected for a 4-year term and unless he was convicted of a crime, there should be no recall. The people who support this recall are going to be very unhappy when sometime in the future, their favorite politician is targeted for recall just becasue some people don't like something he or she has done. This is a representative republic, not a townhall democracy.

Terrie White | Delafield, WI
Dec 17, 2011 8:30 AM

No, because I feel he is and will do a great job in running the state of WI.

Kevin Peters | Oostburg
Dec 17, 2011 9:04 AM

NO, besides the Collective Bargaining crap which was long over due, what has the governor done that any other politician wouldn't have done? The unions and Dems are using the cuts in education, the loss of jobs, ect. for their own benefit. Name me one politician that solved every problem this state had the first year they were in office? NOT ONE! This state was in the tank before Scott Walker became governor. Remember, it is always darkest before the dawn. Rome was not built in a day. Not to mention what a waste of tax payers money, they want the recall let them pay for it. You want to solve our financial problem? Make every politician from every level take a 10% pay cut, freeze it for 5 years. Make them take Obama Care and pay for their own pension plans like they want every taxpayer to do. When they are done in office the benefits stop. When I retire my company will not cary me on the insurance plan or payroll for the rest of my life.

Sally Landstrom | Cumberland WI
Dec 17, 2011 9:49 AM

No, because I think he's doing a great job and I am disgusted with the Dems ridiculous antics.

Jeff
Dec 17, 2011 9:50 AM

Nope, I won't sign. If any of the brain washed out there would look at the facts they would realize that the taxpayers of this state on average pay all of their 401k's with some companies kicking in a match of up to 6%. The taxpayers of this state also pay on average 35% or more of their health care premiums & that is if the company can afford to give health care as a benefit. These healthcare plans also require in many cases high deductables & copays. Now compare that with what Gov. Walker has asked for which is less than half of what the private taxpayer pays for their benefits. On the lie of he didn't run on these things. The public sector unions put out numerous letters stating that Gov. Walker would be running on these issues & said that he would take away all of their benefits. This has been verified so stop believing the lie that he didn't run on this.

Steve | Elkhorn, WI
Dec 17, 2011 9:55 AM

I will not sign a petition to recall Governor Walker. We had an election and Walker won. The fact you can recall a Governor just because you don't agree with a single vote is ridiculous. This sets a precident to recall anyone you disagree with. Doyle should have been recalled several times over but instead we held elections. Get over it.

Mike | West Bend
Dec 17, 2011 10:15 AM

Dump the Chump..........

James H. Oates | Beloit, WI
Dec 17, 2011 10:40 AM

I have already signed a petition. In addition, I am volunteering 50 plus hours a week to collect signatures. WI has become the front line for stopping the radical right and it's ALEC agenda.

James H. Oates | Beloit, WI
Dec 17, 2011 10:43 AM

I have already signed a petition. In addition, I am volunteering 50 plus hours a week to collect signatures. WI has become the front line for stopping the radical right and it's ALEC agenda.

WRL
Dec 17, 2011 1:17 PM

Absolutely Not, Elections are held and need to be upheld. Even though the final result did not come out the way you would have preferred, everyone needs to accept the outcome. If in 4 years it is decided by Election that someone else should be elected to the office, then that is the time for changes to be made. In the past candidates that I have supported in both State and National elections were not elected. Did I then decide that a recall was in order ? No, I accepted the decision that was made and I decided to live with that decision. If this type of political hogwash is allowed to persist, why do we even bother having Elections in the first place ? It is time to accept the Election results and move on.

David
Dec 17, 2011 1:49 PM

Yes. The Governor is deceitful, a liar and the champion of political payback

JDK | Wausau
Dec 17, 2011 3:26 PM

Nope, As I remember President Obama saying after he was elected," We won, now get over it". My feeling exactly. The Dems are using the recall as a method of eroding the election process. If they win, I will bet you the recall rules will be changed.

Mark | Oak Creek
Dec 17, 2011 5:06 PM

No. Scott Walker is the best thing to ever happen to Wisconsin government.

Michael | Milwaukee
Dec 17, 2011 5:21 PM

Yes. I already signed 80 times and so did my friend Mickey Mouse.

David Hoffmann | Estero, FL
Dec 17, 2011 5:32 PM

Since moving to FL I can no longer participate in WI politics but can assure you that I would not sign this stupid petition nor will any of my relatives still in the Milwaukee area sign. They, like me pay dearly for their health insurance and retirement is a self paid 401K. It's about time this state came to it senses.

Billy | Milwaukee
Dec 17, 2011 5:53 PM

Already signed!!!

John | Oconomowoc
Dec 17, 2011 6:45 PM

No, never sign it.. Do you really think Walker would loose the recall election? I dought it. Dems are having a hard coming up with the 500,000 signatures they need now. Should Walker camp be worried? I would be very surprised if Walker would a loose recall election. Let's all support are Governor!

JEFF
Dec 17, 2011 8:25 PM

heck NO

MW
Dec 17, 2011 8:25 PM

Of course I do!! I already signed. He has done nothing but divide the state. He has taken money away from the schools. I hope people realize that the educational system is only going to get worse. This is just the beginning.Next year schools are expecting some big cuts . How do I know? I am a teacher. I am living in this nightmare he has created. Recall!!!

Gregg
Dec 17, 2011 8:45 PM

No, Mr. Walker is doing a great job, if the media was doing their job, more people would understand that. Thank you Governer ! Keep up the good work.

Berdule | Nashotah, WI
Dec 17, 2011 9:55 PM

Of course I will. The last thing we need is a friggin' evangelical govenor who is against education, presumably because they don't teach intelligent design. The GOP is intent on generating a nation of mindless lemmings. "Moral certainty is always a sign of cultural inferiority. The more uncivilized the man, the surer he is that he knows precisely what is right and what is wrong. All human progress, even in morals, has been the work of men who have doubted the current moral values, not of men who have whooped them up and tried to enforce them. The truly civilized man is always skeptical and tolerant." -- H L Mencken, Minority Report (1956), quoted from James A Haught, ed, 2000 Years of Disbelief

VP | Oconomowoc
Dec 17, 2011 10:15 PM

@Badger: I have an MA in economics and econometrics…so I do understand micro- and macro-economics. I find your argument that other countries (read: Europe) that are "first world" have such dire economic positions that others have no choice but to purchase our bonds. The US Dollar is still the "lingua franca" currency of the world….that is what others buy our bonds, irrespective of the understandable chaos in Europe. I agree….States can't print money…but what's your point? As I indicated, the unions agreed to all the concessions demanded; destroying collective bargaining was not necessary….unless political motives were evident. We have a debt crisis….years from now, if we don't act now. That said, stimulus now during a downturn is warranted.

VP | Oconomowoc
Dec 17, 2011 10:21 PM

@Reformed trucker: I've read the Bible from cover to cover...as an atheist, it is best to "know thine enemy". I acknowledge the stockpile advice Joseph gave Pharaoh…by that logic, the Bush tax cuts should never have been passed. The Clinton Budget Surpluses were the plenty meant to sustain us during the laisse-faire-created financial debacle. I would like to point out…I have not made fun of nor called names of my conservative debating partners….the vitriol flows in 1 direction.

Ron | Menomonee Falls
Dec 17, 2011 10:41 PM

No, I already made my vote last year and he didn't do anything wrong in office that deserves a recall. These people are like lemmings lettings the unions run their lives. I pay over 600 a month for insurance and fund my own pension.

Anon | Milwaukee
Dec 17, 2011 11:29 PM

Yes. Walker is not "saving the state." Why has unemployment in the private sector gone only up since he's taken office, even though the national average has gone down? And all his supply side economics? Yeah...they've been historically, and statistically disproven to work for decades... Yes it provides growth. But only for the top 5%. He's not saving our state. He's saving the upper class from having to actually pinch pennies, and forcing the other 95% to bear the burden. Also, it's interesting how most of these comments are pro-Walker, when in reality, recent polls show the majority of Wisconsinites want him recalled... Considering all of the behind-the-scenes work his kronies have undergone (like censoring material related to unions on state computers) wouldn't surprise me if these comments are being put up by a group like ALEC...

Kathi Gough | New Berlin, Wi. 53151
Dec 18, 2011 6:11 AM

NO, Governor Scott Walker is doing a good job. I am tired of paying other people's pension & health care. No more!

CD | Milwaukee
Dec 18, 2011 6:51 AM

Absolutely not,the people signing the recall all have one thing in commom,they have STUPID tatooed on their forhead.

Rob | Brookfield /WI
Dec 18, 2011 7:04 AM

NO Walker should be the basis by which we attack Federal Government as well. Here is an article. Downward Wisconsin We used to make things here in Wisconsin. We made machine tools in Milwaukee

rznski | sussex wi
Dec 18, 2011 7:55 AM

NO! Gov. Walker is doing just what he said he would. We need him.

Brian Highlander | Menomonee Falls
Dec 18, 2011 8:05 AM

Absolutely not! I still want some public employee to tell me why I should pay more in taxes so they can have a much better retirement and less expensive healthcare than I do. And, I don't appreciate someone trying to steal my vote. You shouldn't be able to recall elected officials because you don't agree with their policy; that is what the election was for. The recall process should only be for people who do something illegal, unethical, or refuse to do their job (i.e. leave the state). When I hear people say, he didn't campaign on eliminating collective bargaining, I want to ask them who they voted for. I'm sure the vast majority did not vote for Scott Walker originally so they shouldn't act like they were deceived and would have voted differently.

Kevin | H
Dec 18, 2011 8:28 AM

No way the man is doing a great job i say lets run him for president !

Margaret | Waukesha/WI
Dec 18, 2011 8:29 AM

Yes!!. I just signed last week! After seeing the Waukesha school board member appear with Walker in a commercial, I could no longer remain neutral.

John | Hubertus
Dec 18, 2011 8:44 AM

The recall effort has actually increased the support for Walker. As the days go by people are just fed up with all the whining, complaining and just uniformed blogs that blame Walker for everything without any valid facts to support their arguments. The CB issue is the crux of the issue because teachers and other public union employees felt they were shafted but fail to see and admit openly the golden benefit package they have paid for in full by tax payers. Walker asked for contribution that was half of what is paid for by people in the private sector work force. That is somehow unfair? They are cry babies that (some) could never survive outside of a tax payer based environment and are acting like spoiled children (and a very poor example to their students). Did Walker take some strong positions, yes but sometimes to be a true leader that is what it takes. The tax payers in the long run will be the beneficiaries.

Sam | Milwaukee, WI
Dec 18, 2011 10:20 AM

NO!!!!!!! This whole thing is a joke and a huge wase of money. Even if there is an election he will be back in office. Its is the union leaders last ditch effort to save their own backside. I'm discusted by it.

Tom Rawling | waunakee wi
Dec 18, 2011 10:32 AM

My answer is an absolute NO! Government employee unions are the only beneficiaries of a person signing the recall petitions. Why would I want to pay more taxes to people whose only interest is Union Power and feathering their own nest at the expense of the real taxpaying public. I would guess that if 75% of their supporters realized what they were supporting they'd never bother signing. It's very unfortunate we have a media thats 90% in bed with these Unions and their Socialist/Communist leadership. If we continue to get more of this we'll be able to be called Greece2 and we'll have more Union goons running through Wi streets and the Unionista capital MadTown.Our children/grandchildren will be on the hook for the dollars Good luck with that! TR

LK
Dec 18, 2011 10:33 AM

Yes, I already signed. His attack on the middle class must stop. Next time someone is elected, let's make sure they have some knowledge; especially some training in basic economics.

Craig Smith
Dec 18, 2011 11:15 AM

Absolutely will sign the recall petition. Scott Walker's policies are pouring more money into the pockets of corporate America, just as their unliimited and many times undocumented campaign contributions are pouring into his coffers. Removing nearly all regulations and rigging legislative districts in historically partisan maps, Walker has been derelict in his duties to lead the WHOLE state in a better direction, NOT just his special interests.

Ron | Cudahy
Dec 18, 2011 1:12 PM

Absolutely NOT!!!!! Governor Walker is doing a great job and will be reelected if a recall does happen. A Balanced State budget and no tax increase and the whinners and union crybabies want what? Obviously, the opposite. Too bad he didn't go futher decertify the unions and fire ALL public sector workers and start over, there woould be 10 qualified applicants for every jo0b opening and those people would be gratful to have a job with offered pay and benafits. Let these whinners and crybabies just move to Ill or CA where they can all live in their communist utopia! Go Governor Walker, Great Job!!!!!!

Cathy Riley | Mukwonago, Wi
Dec 18, 2011 1:49 PM

Absolutely not!!! Gov. Walker is finally trying to balance the budget. I can't afford to pay my health insurance, which is 1/2 of the cost, and everyone else's on the state payroll. I know how it feels when those costs become a reality, because it happened to me, unfortunately I couldn't RECALL the CEO and President of my company. The people of Wisconsin have spoken, so buck up and let's get off the list of being a high tax state. The people who are trying to recall the Gov. are in fear of job cuts, and you should be! I will stand right behind MY CHOICE! Governor Scott Walker.

Kathy | Cuba City
Dec 18, 2011 2:27 PM

The recalls are a humongous waste of money and time.

CAROL
Dec 18, 2011 5:02 PM

NO, HE WAS ELECTED BY THE POEPLE OF WISCONSIN, AND IS DOING A GREAT JOB.

jim johanson | palmyra
Dec 18, 2011 6:25 PM

I've collected close to 100 signatures over the past few days. Walker will go and Wisconsin and the U.S. will be better off. Those that have signed have hope for their democracy, and get this...they can think for themselves! Does anyone know how to get a job as a staffer to write pro walker comments? Quite a contradiction those staffers are paid to write on blogs by our tax payer money?! Remember ALEC, Bradley Foundation,Gates Foundation, Broad Foundation...and be alert to DFR (democrats for reform) or fake-they all want to take away our democracy and privatize it.

Richard
Dec 18, 2011 6:32 PM

No. I support Walker and The Republican Party.

Susan Roberts | Mukwonago Wis.
Dec 18, 2011 10:27 PM

Not only have my husband and nyself signed the petitions, we are also volunteers to collect signatures for the recall. We need to save Wis.c from a corporate take over. Walker does not want actuall manufactoring companies or factory's here making it all smelly & dirty for his friends. He just want these companies pretty lil HEADQUARTERS here. You know the big shots that figure out how to not pay much taxes. Yeh those guy's. Walker has to be stopped.

Treshel Hoeft | Wausau, WI
Dec 18, 2011 11:28 PM

Hell no I wont recall Walker!! I like that someone is actually trying to do something to help. No he isnt doing it in the right way and should of told the public what was on his agenda first. However, he is actually doing something, other than any other governor! And because of this...people dont like change and they definitely dont like things that affect them or people that they know. How ever for change to happen it will affect EVERYONE! Honestly what is wrong with people, dont they use their brains! With the good you also have to accept the bad!! And honestly with everything and everyone out there I wonder how many people are following the bandwagon and arent makeing their own personal choise?! He is doing an amazing job!!

Bob | Hartland
Dec 19, 2011 1:07 AM

Yes I have signed the petition. He did not campaign on this, and I voted for him. Too much at once, affecting too many people. I feel ramming this down our throats, will come back and haunt us. Seems like a revenge stunt since he got nowhere with the Milwaukee County unions as County Exec.

diggity dog | Menomonee Falls
Dec 19, 2011 7:51 AM

Already did. Get rid of the bum.

Andrew | Hartland
Dec 19, 2011 7:52 AM

Absolutely NOT! Gov. Walker is doing exactly what he should be doing. Making the tough decisions that will help this state attract viable businesses.

Jeffrey G | Peshtigo
Dec 19, 2011 8:05 AM

Absolutely. No new taxes, but plenty of new fees and other bills going up. Our water rate just increased 18%. That costs me $50 per year, property taxes went down $47. Fees for gargage and recycling will put me further in the hole. I'm sure there will be more.

CS | S/E Wi
Dec 19, 2011 9:16 AM

Absolutely.....he lied and had a hidden adgenda. That's my way of taking back the vote when I voted for him.

griller | Hartland
Dec 19, 2011 9:35 AM

I'd sign one every day if I could ! Create 250,000 jobs...what a sham. Had he ran on his real agenda, he'd never have been elected !!

Nobama
Dec 19, 2011 10:08 AM

No. But I plan to stand next to them eating egg salad and farting as much as possible. Maybe I can drop a few rotten eggs on the sidewalk. With my clogged nose it won't bother me at all.

Bob Staniszewski | Oconomowoc, WI
Dec 20, 2011 1:33 AM

NO!!! I'd rather have 1 Walker Than 14 runners any day!!!!

Jim
Dec 20, 2011 9:07 AM

No I will not. First: Walker was elected by the majority of the people since he promised to fix the $3.6 billion deficit Doyle left us in. And he did! Those so intent on recalling Gov. Walker so conveniently ignore this. Second: when it comes to a democrat, winning the election is the most important thing in life. Everything else comes in second. Why do I say this? Liberal democrats want to recall Walker yet they have no one to run against him. It certainly looks like these democrats will vote for anyone who runs on the democratic ticket. Not one person at a recall booth I asked had a clue who will be their leader. Amazing!!

Tom | Beloit, WI
Dec 20, 2011 12:39 PM

I signed the petition to RECALL Walker. I also help organize the Recall effort in my area. So far the people in my group have happily collected over 4,000 signatures to Recall Walker. Walker and his GOP cronies are destroying our state. They need to be Recalled before they do any more damage.

ShirleyR
Dec 20, 2011 1:58 PM

Absolutely NOT. He was elected to be Govenor and he SHOULD STAY Govenor. When Gov. Doyle raised all our fees on car licenses - did everyone storm the capitol and act like idiots???? NO !! Did the republican representative RUN AWAY TO ILLINOIS??? - NO!!!

Patriot33 | Milwaukee
Dec 20, 2011 2:51 PM

If you are not satisfied with the agenda or actions of an elected official, vote them out of office. Recalls should be allowed only for criminal violations not because someone did not like a direction taken by a politician. This is ex pensive, frustrating, time consuming for all and a waste of energy. Walker has done so many positive things in a short period of time, not the least of which is balancing a difficult budget and paying back the debts of previous administrations. There is always going to be pain to someone in these situations and our entitlement society is to blame for the runaway spending and expectations that we now have to stop. If not stopped it will bankrupt our state just like it is bankrupting our country. The US needs 49 Scott Walkers doing exactly the same things in all our states. Those driving the recall should be ashamed of themselves for these efforts to destroy the lives of all Wisconsin residents with this divisive effort.

bfk | wi.
Dec 20, 2011 6:42 PM

no. I think scott is doing just what we need....And i'm a union member.

reformed trucker
Dec 20, 2011 8:40 PM

@VP: Point taken. That was a bit of an ad hominem attack I threw at you, and I apologize. I really don't hate atheists; I was actually grieved at the passing of Hitchens (I liked the guy). I'm a fiscally conservative Libertarian, and we probably agree on more things than we disagree. The political climate in Wisconsin over the last 11 months seems to have had a bit of a cheese grater effect on me... Sorry about the personal attack. :)

Arlene | Oconomowoc
Dec 21, 2011 12:14 PM

There was an ELECTION, Scott Walker WON (thank GOD). I would never sign a recall petition against the best thing that happened in this state in many years. Should we recall OBAMA? That was an election too!

Andy | Delafield
Dec 22, 2011 9:28 AM

NO He's doing what I elected him to do.

Paula Quinn | Hartland WI
Dec 22, 2011 10:19 AM

No. The reforms Gov Walker has put in place are working. Schools have not imploded, class sizes have not increased -except in those districts where the boards signed contracts with the union not getting any concessons. In those districts there were major layoffs causing class sizes to rise and programs to be cut. In addition the hateful actions of the unions both local and national only prove to me that these people Re not all about the kids but are about their political power. I say shame on them. In a strange way I am glad this has happened because we can all see the true face of the radiical left and the lengths they will go to to get their way. I will be interested to see what happens when Gov Walker wins the recall election. Will the left accept this result? Doubt it.

Laura Eckert | Oconomowoc
Dec 22, 2011 12:10 PM

NO! I voted for Scott Walker and I am grateful and pleased of every decision he has made so far. I am confident that he will continue to make appropriate and tough decisions to bring financial stability to our state. I think the recall effort is crazy - we simply do not have the financial means to support this. From day one, Scott's opponents have proven over and over again, just how selfish they truly are. My mom used to tell me when I was young, you don't always get everything you want and would tell me to stop whining when I didn't get my way. I'm sure glad that I listened to her because now I see how foolish people can look, if they do not heed such advice. I see this foolish behavior in Scott's radical opponents. The recall process is supposed to be administered when there is an unlawful act committed. Nothing unlawful has occurred by Scott Walker - just common sense, fiscally responsible decisions that should have been made years ago.

lp | WI
Dec 22, 2011 12:39 PM

NO. He is doing what he said he would and what the State of WI needs him to do.

Linda Fullerton
Dec 22, 2011 2:57 PM

Absolutely; he's dishonest. He doesn't support working families and is only interested in tax cuts to big corporations. Unemployment has risen since he's taken office.

Mike Aschenbrenner | Mukwonago
Dec 22, 2011 4:31 PM

No Recall. The public sector unions should pay a little to their own health care and pensions like the rest of us do. They lived in their isolated bubble when the private sector was suffering all these years, just asking for more raises and benefits. Next time you see these recall folks ask them who they are unionizing against. They are unionizing against ordinary hard working people who pay their salaries. I feel that I shouldn`t have to lower my standard of living just so the union people can retire at age 55 or younger while paying nothing to their own benefits.

Bergersen | Hartland
Dec 22, 2011 4:57 PM

Governor Walker has saved Wisconsin from Fiscal irresponsibility and made some very tough decisions. Not everyone is happy with how he achieved this, but we are in the right place as a result of his efforts. There is no reason to Recall Governor Walker.

Milton Scholl | Pewaukee
Dec 22, 2011 5:15 PM

NO Reason #1: The State of Wisconsin should not have any recalls at all unless wrongdoing is involved. These elected office holders should be allowed to complete their term of office. Just because Democratic Left are sore losers and hatters is no reason for recall. Reason #2: Waukesha county recessed their property values every five years and I have property on a lake so they raised my property value went up $28,000 but those who don’t live on a lake their property values went down. So I hated see to what my tax bill would be. The tax bill arrived and I was presently surprised when it went down $350 less than last year. All units contributing to the tax went down with a over all decrease of 5.3%. Just think what the reduced property value will save these property owners. This shows that Gov Walker’s budget plan must be working. Reason #3: Recalls are costing the state taxpayers millions of dollars and time which could be used for better things. All because of hate.

Jean
Dec 22, 2011 8:55 PM

I will not be signing a recall petition for a nonsensical recall. Governor Walker has not done anything illegal, unethical or immoral. Governor Walker was elected to get the state in order and that is what he is doing.

Scott | Okauchee
Dec 23, 2011 8:50 AM

Hi Kim! Lol Walker is the best thing to happen to this state in ages. Someone who finally stood up to the fiscal insanity of these greedy unions (& purchased dems with those tax dollar union dues) who thought the tax dollars were unlimited, should not be recalled, he should be our next president. Anyone who says the budget was balanced on the backs of the kids & middle class are in complete denial of the facts. Districts who embraced the changes, which put an end to the greedy gravy train (which dues go to dem campaigns, just like u say biz supports rep) would have realized they had more money in their budgets, had they not bowed down to the unions. You over reached. You took too much money from us tax payers that was undeserved. You got caught with your hand in the cookie jar. So just do what the conservatives did for years under Doyle, & years under Obama... Sit & take it, & try to change it in the next actual election. By the way, nice job embarrassing yourselves on public tv during those protests. True insanity shinning bright.

happy
Dec 23, 2011 9:22 AM

I do not support recalling Walker, in fact, I hope Gov. Walker gets another 4 years in office. I think he is doing a great job. There is absolutely no reason why the public sector gets to have all these amazing benefits while others have to pay into their 401k, health, etc. I work in a small office where I don't receive any benefits except a paycheck every month and guess what, I am just fine with that because its more than what most are able to get right now. I love how all these anti-Walker supporters are complaining about money. Do you have any idea how much money he is now spending in defending himself because you guys are pissed off that it is almost 2012 and times change? Now THAT is a waste of money. Based on the responses here, go ahead and get your lousy 540,000 signatures because I guarantee that your recall efforts will fail come the election.

Erik | Lake Mills
Dec 23, 2011 11:33 AM

Yes, recall. Lets just say you are the father of 9 kids and 4 of them will have nothing to do with you. Chances are you are a rotten parent. Looks like the 5th kid may be seeing the light of the fathers abusive ways. Unions started this but humanity to the poor and elederly, our enviroment, rediculous tort reform, driving away of the wind industry jobs to satisfy realtors (has a realtor EVER created a job other than their own?) and croynism of the highest degree will mosy likely result in his downfall. I only wonder what the John Doe investigation will bring us? Senator McCarthy of the 50's all of a sudden looks saintly to me.

paul weber | mukwonago
Dec 23, 2011 4:11 PM

No. Gov. Walker has done more than any gove to save the middle class. I pay $8,000.00 per year for my wife and my medicare and supplemantal and prescription drug insurance. I have no problem with that, but i don't like paying for the priveleged class to get a free ride.

Julie Kuzminski | Mukwonago, WI
Dec 23, 2011 9:42 PM

No. Governor Walker has balanced the state budget, not raised taxes, presented us with a CHRISTMAS tree and remains civil amongst many uncivil opponents.

Chris | Oconomowoc
Dec 23, 2011 10:50 PM

I would NEVER sign a recall Walker petition. Truth be told, Walker made decisions that 99% of his political counterparts would never do. That's because they are more concerned about their political futures than actually making tough financial decisions that honor campaign promises. Yes, the decisions Walker made are contentious. Yes, they directly affect my family. But that doesn't change the reality that they needed to be made. I actually couldn't wait for a Republican Governor after Doyle! I'm still reeling from all those fee hikes Doyle made so he could claim he wasn't raising taxes. Not to mention the very recent high job loss rate (as opposed to a net gain in jobs since Walker) during Doyle’s tenure as Governor. http://www.politifact.com/wisconsin/statements/2011/dec/14/kathleen-falk/potential-recall-candidate-kathleen-falk-says-job-/

Ray Swiskoski Jr | Sussex Wi
Dec 24, 2011 10:36 PM

No! People need to get over with it. Scott is doing his job and it is fair. Just because Scott is doing something that other govs has not it is a big deal to those who are against of what he is doing. Scott keep up with the good work! So what if other people don't like it.Their is a saying that you can't please everyone and this is True! People need to grow up and quit whinning because they have to pay like the rest of us into their retirment and so on.

JGL | MKE
Dec 26, 2011 7:03 PM

No, let him go through his term, vote him out when it is time and move on, Doyle was not any better. They all pander to their own interest groups anyway, if not corporations it is the union bosses that end up not helping their membership.

JK | Oconomowoc
Dec 27, 2011 3:36 PM

I encourage everyone not to listen to the extreme rhetoric on either side. Examine what is happening and look at how that effects the working and middle class, public education and the social safety net. Open up your perspective to see the big picture and long term effects of current state government policy. Look at the value of the dollars we spend, not just the immediate cost. The current legislature was elected by a slim margin and in my opinion is not acting in good faith for the majority of the state. I have signed the petition for a chance to install a leader with a vision for all Wisconsinites today and into the future. I encourage everyone to listen to WUWM's project Milwaukee series called State of Upheaval which looks at the current state of WI politics from all sides. It is available on their website at www.wuwm.com. I found it very enlightening.

Pat | Hartland
Dec 27, 2011 4:07 PM

Yes. Because of his assault on voting rights and the environment. This is Wisconsin, not a banana republic. He clearly is representing the interests of a small fraction of citizens, and not necessarily even residents of Wisconsin.

Lynda | Delafield
Dec 27, 2011 6:22 PM

Absolutely Not! If fact I carry signs in my car to counter protest anytime I see a recall effort. The man said he would balance the budget and not raise taxes. There is only one way to do that cut spending. Duh! I have very little sympathy for habitual freeloaders, unrealistic demands or union thugs. The way it is today the union members are the upper class compared to the average taxpayer. That is just a fact.

Tammy Opelt | Pewaukee
Dec 28, 2011 5:23 AM

No I think Walker is doing the hard work, that needs to be done. No one likes changes

david drewek
Dec 28, 2011 11:18 AM

no recall, he's doing a great job as promised he would.

ProudToBeRight | "North of Milwaukee"
Dec 28, 2011 2:24 PM

NO! Why anyone would recall a governor who has done so much for Wisconsin in such a short time in office is beyond reasonable thinking. My property taxes went DOWN for the first time in ages thanks to the "tools" Governor Walker has given to school districts. Thank you, Governor Walker, and continued success in 2012. You'll be getting our property tax savings as a contribution to help in your re-election should the recall buffoons garner the requisite number of legal (yes, legal) votes. When can we expect state workers to pay what the rest of us have to pay for our benefits? At least the recent revamp is a start...

Milton Scholl | Pewaukee
Dec 28, 2011 3:15 PM

Question: Do you support a recall of Gov Scott Walker? NO Reason #1: The State of Wisconsin should not have any recalls at all unless wrongdoing is involved. These elected office holders should be allowed to complete their term of office. Just because Democratic Left are sore losers and hatters is no reason for recall. Reason #2: Waukesha county recessed their property values every five years and I have property on a lake so they raised my property value went up $28,000 but those who don’t live on a lake their property values went down. So I hated see to what my tax bill would be. The tax bill arrived and I was presently surprised when it went down $350 less than last year. All units contributing to the tax went down with a over all decrease of 5.3%. Just think what the reduced property value will save these property owners. This shows that Gov Walker’s budget plan must be working. Reason #3: Recalls are costing the state taxpayers millions of dollars and time which could be used for better things. All because of hate.

Kathy | Hartland, WI
Dec 28, 2011 4:57 PM

NO. I think Govenor Walker is doing an amazing job!

Pewaukee Mom | Pewaukee Wisconsin
Dec 28, 2011 9:10 PM

I am proud to call Scott Walker my Governor. He is being true to his word and bringing Wisconsin back on track. Seriously...the private sector has been taking the brunt too long. Do we want to bring our state back from the brink of despair or watch it continue to unravel? I am thankful for the services our public sector provide but in the back of their minds they must know the gravy train was a reality. Let's be fair...and continue to do the right thing. It's about sharing and doing your part. We need to ALL be accountable in the end. "NO" I won't be signing a petition to recall the best person out of office I've seen in ages.

LB | Oconomowoc
Dec 28, 2011 9:27 PM

Yes, I've signed a recall petition. So has everyone in my family and most of my friends. Walker has cost our state jobs and tax revenues. He is trying to keep citizens out of the democratic process with new fees and permit requirements for assembly. He is fast tracking environmental degradation. He's attacking the state's most vulnerable residents (children, the elderly and the poor) while giving gifts to corporate supporters and those who can afford to pay their own way. The people of this state deserve better.

Todd | Hartland
Dec 29, 2011 5:29 AM

I will not sign the petition. I have voted both ways throughout my life and feel that what walker did is right, only I would of included the firefighters and police as well, maybe then the percentages would have been smaller for everybody, and the state would have been flooded with extra income to invest into the state for jobs and infrastructure. I have yet to see any one against walker suggest a replacement for him. What would a Demacrat do if elected?? Reverse collective barganing?? Not a chance. Now that the state is getting 5.8% from employees for their pension, a demacrat is going to reverse that? No way. I would love to hear what a demacrat would do if he was put into office that would make sense. If its good maybe I would consider it. BTW I am a Public employee and a firefighter and although I affected greatly by this and am not happy about losing a bunch of money starting Jan 1 of this year, I agree with Walker

Jenny | Oconomowoc
Dec 29, 2011 12:41 PM

NO! Finally we have someone who is actually doing something good for the state! He is the one making the tough decisions no one else could (ahem, Doyle). He has common sense! I'd vote for him if he ran for PRESIDENT.

Richard Cramlet | Delafield, Wi
Dec 29, 2011 6:51 PM

You must be kidding! Governor Walker is the best thing that has happened to Wi in the past 20 years !!

Derek Borckmann | Pewaukee, WI
Dec 29, 2011 8:03 PM

No way to recall him. Lowered taxes, saved jobs, moving state forward, fought the public unions, and has done all this in his first year.

BC | SP
Dec 29, 2011 8:18 PM

NO! NO! NO! I will not sign any petition or push to recall Scott Walker. For two reasons: 1) I believe what he is doing is the right thing. and 2) In 1 Peter 2:13-14 the Bible tells us to submit ourselves to every human institution and to our governors.

John Schroeder
Dec 30, 2011 8:17 AM

I will not sign a petition to recall our Governor. He is doing exactly what he said he would do, and he was legally voted into office. Elections have consequences and the recall campaign needs to stop wasting more taxpayers dollars on this process. We need to balance our budgets now.

Celeste Ortmeier | Nashotah
Dec 30, 2011 11:28 AM

He has accomplished what he promised during his campaign. He has not been deceitful or dishonest. He's balanced the budget and prevent Lake Country and Hartland Arrowhead school districts from raising my taxes excessively for the first time in 10 years of living in Nashotah Farms. I am proud of his accomplishments and I appreciate his patriotism and faith. He is not ashamed to pray that God guides him and his family in their journey.

Taxpayer Hero | Hartland WI
Dec 30, 2011 12:49 PM

No way. My property taxes went down almost $9 last year. That's a staggering 75c per MONTH! Taxpayer Hero indeed.

Ted Cheney | Oconomowoc, WI
Dec 30, 2011 2:50 PM

No, I will not sign any recall petition - against a Democrat, Republican or Independent. We have an electoral process in place to kick out the incompetent ones - that's at scheduled election times. THIS IS A WASTE OF MONEY! On the subject of money, I don't want Walker recalled - because I don't want to go back to the "spend money you don't have" policies featured by previous administrations (including some Republican ones).

kf | Oconomowoc
Dec 30, 2011 10:48 PM

No way......

Garrett | Delafield/WI
Dec 31, 2011 6:42 PM

I WILL NEVER consider signing that petition. Wisconsin had a big debt issue and we were falling far down the wrong path and Wisconsin was almost laughed at for its financial state. Walker has not been in office for very long and quickly we are one of the leaders in the Country that other states are looking at as an example. I bet, if there was never any talk about collective bargaining nobody would have any issues with walker. I am a firefighter, and since Walker came into office i pay about $170 every two weeks more towards my retirement. I agree that I would love to have that money in my pocket; having three children under 3 years old in my household that is much needed, but why should my retirement be fully funded by the citizens I protect? It is about time we pay as others do. I back Walker 100%.

Lisa Haehle | Mukwonago, Wi
Jan 01, 2012 6:59 PM

No, would not sign the recall petition. Why, because he is doing what we asked him to do. My insurance has changed every year for the last 5 years, looking for the best deal. Also what I pay goes up every year. It is time for everyone to pay there fair share. Unions don't like Walker because they can't bully him. I stand behind Walker 100 percent.

Ken | WI
Jan 02, 2012 1:52 PM

Absolutely not, Walker has done what needed to be done without massive layoffs or tax increases-How can anyone complain about that? Thankfully Wisconsin is now a business-friendly state or will be once the libs stop their eternal do-overs. Who would want to come to a state that is constantly under siege from the libs who complain and harrass when they don't get their way.

Tami Marek-Loper | Chenequa, WI
Jan 03, 2012 11:54 AM

I will NOT sign anything that will be part of the recall effort. Gov. Scott Walker is doing exactly what we elected him to do - cut taxes and stimulate the economy in Wisconsin. Without drastic measures, his goals were not attainable so he did what was necessary through leadership and pushing through the hard decisions. It is refreshing to have an elected official actually do the work of the majority - which is how he got elected by the way - and not worry about his re-election bid in the process. Furthermore, I am all for the policital process but recalling a governor for doing what we all knew he would do is not what the system was designed for and is quite frankly un-American.

Hal Wallace | Hartland
Jan 03, 2012 11:10 PM

Walker is doing a great job. This recall is a collosal waste of our tax dollars. The democrats spent us into a fiscal nightmare and he's brought us back to sanity. Recalls should only be used for actual violations of the law in the act of governance. No such violations have occurred and he campaigned on the fiscal reform platform. The unions may not like the loss of power but now they have to suffer the impact of the same economy the rest of us are living in. Having a government union job should not be a guarantee to be insulated from the problems of the real world that your employers, the taxpayers that pay your salaries are living in. Isn't it interesting how many out of state union thugs and patsies have been brought in to force us back to your private guarantees. If this recall proceeds, perhaps we the taxpayers will stage a revolt of our own. Boycott all things made by any union anywhere. The recallers should be ashamed of themselves. It's a free country. You are free to compete with the rest of us in our merit rewarded democracy. Winning means change and the change is working under Walker!

G Myers
Jan 04, 2012 11:31 AM

Absolutely Not ! Scott Walker is doing exactly what he said by balancing the budget . I must also say my property taxes went down 4.4 % ,this in part to school levy being reduced by 7.2%

Tess Keller | Oconomowoc, WI
Jan 04, 2012 12:55 PM

Definitely NOT! He did all he promised he would do. Recall elections r for misconduct in office which he has none. The recall groups have harassed his family at their home. He has taxpayers' best interest in mind as witnessed by contributing over $200,000 of his own salary to balance the Milw. County budget in his last job. He balanced the $3.6 bil deficit without laying any public workers off or raising taxes He added thousands of jobs. Walker also eliminated furlough days. Alternatively, we lost 150,000 jobs under Doyle due to anti-business policies. Walker promotes manufacturing growth by income tax breaks to those companies. He increased funding 11% for Badgercare, Med. Assistance, family care & senior care. The anti-Walker groups in Milw. claimed there r 47 students per classroom on their TV ads. A Grn Bay TV station tried to verify this & was not able to raising much suspicion of the truth of this statement. MPS refused to participate in the collective bargaining reforms or they wud have seen major savings in costs like all sch districts that took part in the reforms. Due to Walker freezing property tax, my property tax was lower. I have friends in West Bend who saw $500 savings in theirs. Other friends in West Bend saved $300 over last yrs prop. taxes.

Steven Brown | Oconomowoc
Jan 04, 2012 6:26 PM

No, I will not sign recall petition! The next election for governor is 3 years away! Sore losers should learn to live with fair vote! Maybe the right should have started recall on Obama, they were not happy with that outcome. He also did many things he did not mention in his campaign, you can't mention everything! Get over it ! We don't need an election every year, do we?

Paul Ksicinski | Wisconsin
Jan 04, 2012 10:38 PM

Wisconsin is among only a handful of states that will effectively raise taxes on their poorest residents in 2012, according to a recent study by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a nonprofit think tank. "At a time when low-wage workers are already struggling, this makes it that much more difficult (for them) to feed their families and pay their utility bills," said Jon Peacock with the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families, an advocacy group that opposed the changes. The 2011-2013 state budget reduces the percentages for families with two or more children, which the state Legislative Fiscal Bureau considers a net tax increase. Starting next year, low-income families with two children will be capped at 11 percent of the maximum federal credit, or $562, down from $716. How is that "paying your fair share" when some corporations are allowed to pay no or little taxes? Balancing a budget? That is phoney. What about increased fees for state services? "Balancing a budget" on the backs of the poor but allowing for corporate welfare is not in line with Wisconsin's progressive tradition. Fairness says I should sign the recall petition and wil.

AJ
Jan 05, 2012 9:25 AM

No I would not sign a recall. We put him in office to see what changes he could make. I think he deserves a full term to prove or disprove all of his election campaign promises and goals.

thebax
Jan 05, 2012 12:47 PM

NO! Walker is doing a fine job and is keeping his word as to getting our State back in the black. Tough times require a strong Governor that does not cave in to negative publicity from the Journal Sentinel. I don't need to be paying for someone else's pension when I don't have one myself. Those days are gone.

mk | johnson creek
Jan 05, 2012 4:43 PM

no he is asking all of us to hepl the budget so should the congress!!!!!

Jim B
Jan 05, 2012 4:50 PM

No! Why would I want to invalidate my vote of Nov 10. I voted for Walker and there should not be another vote until 2014.

Susan Pace
Jan 05, 2012 6:23 PM

Absolutely yes. I have already signed the petition, and encourage others to do the same.

Robert Hunt | Waukesha, WI
Jan 06, 2012 5:27 PM

I have already signed it. The guy is joke. Always has been always will be. All he does is look out for his cronies and his rich buddies. From Waukesha County, to Milwaukee Milwaukee he left those worse then before he got there. Now I hate to imagine what damage he will do to the state if we don't get rid of him now.

LQ | Vernon, WI
Jan 06, 2012 11:22 PM

ABSOLUTELY not! Gov Walker is doing what he said he would do. Why can't the Dems wait until election time to change something they don't like, instead of costing the tax payers another 9 million dollars?

KJ | Pewaukee
Jan 07, 2012 8:50 AM

No, No, no. Why would I want to recall a governor who actually has the courage to do what is right for ALL the people in our state? If those so upset with his policies got past only focusing on the impact on their pocketbook and looked at the overall best direction, there would be no recall drive. The fact is their are no needs for unions any longer, we are passed that stage as a country. We have so many labor laws to protect workers at this point there is a legal specialty only dealing in labor law. There was a time when unions were necessary, that time is past. Now perhaps we can give our administrators the tools they need to upgrage the talent pool in our teaching ranks. A change that is much needed!

Margie Vann | Pewaukee, WI
Jan 08, 2012 3:45 PM

NO, NO, NO because he is doing a great job for the taxpayers. It's about time somebody is. The unions and dems are very evil. They are poor losers. We put up with Doyle ruining this state for 8 years.

Margie Vann | Pewaukee, WI
Jan 08, 2012 3:48 PM

NO, NO, NO because he is doing a great job for the taxpayers. It's about time somebody is. The unions and dems are very evil. They are poor losers. We put up with Doyle ruining this state for 8 years.

DR | Kenosha WI
Jan 09, 2012 12:05 AM

Yes, I have signed a recall petition. I am a small business owner (job creator) and will need to close my business this year. Gov. Walker hasn't done a thing for true small business, just for large businesses who qualify as past, present or future donors. More important to me than that, however, is the assault on democracy. Mr. Walker has shown no respect for the spirit or letter of the law; he spent $7 million on police as an intimidation tactic during the protests and never bothered to address the protesters; he's spending $5.7 million to make voting difficult; he did not comply with the court order to open the capitol building; he broke his promise to not hold votes after 9:00 PM; he transferred control of Medicare and Badgercare to unelected official (increasing cost); he covered up the reason for lifting enrollment cap (Family Care Act); he changed the rules as to where court cases could be filed so he could get the Waukesha court to transfer responsibility for recall petition review from his campaign onto the taxpayers. Milwaukee people knew his true stripes and now we do, too.

John Lincoln | Hartland, WI
Jan 09, 2012 9:34 AM

No. Because Gov. Walker has been doing what he promised citizens of Wisconsin he would do--balance the budget without raising taxes. In the process, his measures have saved many, many teaching jobs. It would be interesting to see an investigative media report examining the issue of money saved by school districts because of the ability to negotiate insurance plans and the resulting consequences in terms of teaching positions saved.

Gary | Hartland
Jan 09, 2012 4:01 PM

Absolutely not. Is this the future of politics? Fleeing the state to tie up the government, hostile picketing at politicians' personal homes, and frivolous/costly recalls when the democratic process doesn't go your way? How can anyone sign the recall petition with a clear conscience?

George Risberg | Merrill, WI
Jan 09, 2012 5:48 PM

This governor has a verified record of dishonesty going back to his days in Milwaukee County. We have seen this again and again since he has been in office. Shame on the REpublican party for not vetting this guy before the elections.

gh | pewaukee/wi
Jan 09, 2012 7:52 PM

absolutely not. he's the best govenor we've had for many tears. i'll be voting for him !

Jeff Van Dyke | Oconomowoc
Jan 09, 2012 10:53 PM

Certainly not! Gov. Walker is doing exactly what he said he was going to do when he was running for office, and anyone should find that admirable. The liberals/progressives are destroying our country, and are the sorest of losers I've ever seen. No one ever said that Wisconsin would be perfect instantly, it is going to take time to dig out of the huge hole that was left, but we are on the right track finally. I also appreciate that Gov. Walker signed the concealed carry and castle doctrine laws. We have a right to self defense without worrying about litigation.

Andy Mahnke | Vernon, Wisconsin
Jan 10, 2012 7:10 AM

No! He is doing what he said he would do and the fact that elections have consequences we who voted for him should be very proud of the actions taken by the Republican leadership. Also please don't forget that when Wisconsin was open for business the other side of the isle fled to Illinios to abandon the duties that they had to the State of Wisconsin and the people who live here. Thank you Gov. Walker keep up the great job!

Mark
Jan 10, 2012 4:24 PM

Of course not! He has been the only Govenor in WI in my lifetime of almost 50 years that has done everything he said he would and did it in 10 months. No other Govenor has even come close to completing their promises. Secondly it is about time the public unions have to contribute to their pension and health care. Welcome to the real world, Unions have destroyed our state and country and the worse of it is that they lie to the people in the unions doing the work. The Unions are lying to the people of WI as to why they are recalling Govenor Scott Walker. I'm still waiting for the papers (whom are in the liberal waste can) to start telling the truth as well.

PD | Oconomowoc
Jan 10, 2012 6:37 PM

No I will not sign the petition. hes one of the best things that has happened to this state in a long time

Rod & Linda | Oconomowoc,wi
Jan 11, 2012 8:24 AM

Scott is doing a wonderful job for the state of Wisconsin. I will not sign a recall. I also don't personally know one person that has signed it. Why would you want someone in office that is not looking out for the majority of people of the state of Wisconsin. State workers work for you and I not the other way around. Keep up the great job Scott.

Jennifer | Hartland, wi
Jan 11, 2012 5:15 PM

No I do not plan to ever sign the walker recall petition. He is doing an awesome job. We voted him in to change things and that is what he is doing.

Albert lagne | green bay. wi
Jan 12, 2012 8:16 PM

I am sick and tired of working to age 70 so those who I pay retire, and some double dip, at age 55!

TN | Wales WI
Jan 12, 2012 9:15 PM

Absolutely not! Walker did exactly what he needed to in order to keep taxes down and balance the budget. I applaud him for making difficult decisions and keeping his campaign promises. He was voted into office fairly. It's an outrageous to be recalling someone who did not break the law, act immorally or get elected unfairly.

johny
Jan 13, 2012 3:31 PM

NO!! doing exactly what he said he was going to do, i agree with him all the way.

Lulu9 | wi
Jan 16, 2012 3:12 PM

Hell, no. Why does the public sector think they deserve to pay less than the private sector for ever-increasing costs of pensions and health insurance? We finally have a Governor that doesn't balance a budget with smoke and mirrors. Considering all of the deficits we had to make up from Doyle's budget (dr. malpractice fund, reciprocity to MN) debacle, we are finally doing well. We would be in even better shape had we not had to cover his debts.

Steven | Sussex
Jan 16, 2012 5:28 PM

Yes, I signed a recall and will vote against him in the recall election. Good luck Scotty.

PE | Hartford
Jan 17, 2012 12:38 PM

Hell No! He's doing what our state needs, to secure the future for our children, so that they don't have to worry where they financially are going to be in regards to education, employment, taxes, property, ie. He didn't do anything unethical. The recall is a joke and so are the individuals that are supporting it. Shame on you if you have "a job" and are agreeing with this, just think you can at least get up in the morning and still go to one; and to the people that don't have "a job", maybe you should go out and try to get one, or you should recall yourself. Hideous.

Robert S. | Hudson WI.
Jan 17, 2012 3:15 PM

NO.. He's doing a great job and the recall petition is a joke.. December 13, 2011 MADISON, Wis. -- The signatures of Mickey Mouse and Adolf Hitler will be counted on recall petitions targeting Gov. Scott Walker as long as they are properly dated and include a Wisconsin address, the board charged with reviewing the petitions was told Tuesday. You can't make it up... http://www.wisn.com/r/29987729/detail.html

Sue Spivey | Greenfield, WI
Jan 18, 2012 5:52 PM

No, he is doing his job. He told everyone what his plans were before he started.

Not VP (MS?) | Oconomowoc
Jan 18, 2012 10:39 PM

I support Gov. Walker and would not ever sign a recall petition. Recall petitions are not intended for people "angry" with a given decision or even an elected person's policies. But we apparently have a large contingent of cry-babies in WI. The comments about education being slashed are misleading. They fail to denote the cuts amounted to 8%. I can cut 8% out of anything. They also ignore that the budget needed to be balanced. Would they prefer to not cut the 8% and then perhaps put hundreds or thousands of teachers out of their jobs? I would prefer to keep people employed and tighten the belt accordingly. But this is a logical approach and it appears many are simply falling into an emotional state and are therefore lashing out at Gov. Walker. Sad actually.

LS | Delafield
Jan 20, 2012 3:23 PM

No. I cast my vote in the original election. Scott Walker has not broken any laws or done anything he didn't set out to do originally. This recall is a misuse of taxpayers' money. There is always a chance that "your man/woman" won't win. That is part of our system and it has happened to every group.

rb | hartland wi.
Jan 20, 2012 6:06 PM

no, he is doing a great job.he has kept his word.

Lisa | Pewaukee
Jan 22, 2012 9:02 PM

Absolutely not. He is doing a great job moving Wisconsin forward. He shouldn't even have to deal with a recall. I am proud to have Scott Walker as our Governor.

Scott Niesen
Jan 23, 2012 11:15 AM

Walker has done a fine job saving jobs and demonstrating responsibility.

Rob | Oconomowoc
Jan 23, 2012 10:49 PM

No...I think it is refreshing that a politician actually achieved what he actually campaigned on. Imagine that! A politician actually doing what they said they were going to do.

Falcon | Oconomowoc
Jan 24, 2012 8:52 AM

I cannot understand why people want to recall a person who has integrity and stands by his word...and lowers taxes as promised. The opposition is union workers who have lost their golden parachutes and people who are swayed by emotion and not by reason. Keep Walker...

Maraia Lorenzo | Sussex, WI
Jan 24, 2012 10:57 PM

NO! We the PEOPLE voted him into office with our Governmental freedom to vote for whom we choose, and within weeks certain people could not give him a chance to prove himself and cried "RECALL"

Frobert | Stone Bank
Jan 24, 2012 11:41 PM

Just remember how awful Doyle was. I voted for him, and its my fault that he ruined this state. Walker is a gift to Wisconsin!! Let him restore a pre-Doyle Wisconsin!!

JG | Summit
Jan 25, 2012 9:16 AM

Are you Kidding? This shouldn't even be a question. Public employees have been ripping off the taxpayers for decades and we are supposed to feel bad for them. I don't get tenure. In fact, I was laid off over a year ago. I have to contribute towards my own healthcare, in fact I have to pay for my own because I'm unemployed. I had to contribute towards my own retirement plan. The union dues that government employees had to pay went directly to the democrat party, which I disagree with in every way. Why should my tax dollars go to fund the democrat party. I don't believe in unions. I think they are a cancer on our economy. This whole issue is based on union power - power of the union bosses. Unions have no place in the public sector, as was the oppinion of the great lefttist, FDR. Teachers got about 4 months off every year. I was lucky to get 4 weeks after 10 years of service. So, are you asking me if we should recall Walker? I DON'T THINK SO.

Andrew | Ashippun, WI
Feb 01, 2012 5:24 PM

No. My big question is, Why are they Recalling him? I have asked numerous recall petition circulators and NONE of them had an answer. That just proves that ONLY the UNION BOSSES are about to lose Millions when the teachers and state workers contracts run out, and they still have puppets believing THEY are the ones that will lose everything if they dont do what they say. Very SAD. With that said, heres the other Million $ question..... Why do we see all these UNION shops that have gone out of business? The workers will ALWAYS blame management...... I MAY blame them for not standing up to the rediculous demands and BS Grievances these unions bring onto a company....

Mark | Hartland
Feb 02, 2012 3:35 PM

What kind of sense would that make!!!!!!! He's done nothing but good, Let's clone him so the rest of the states can run in the right direction as well!!!!!!! Wisconsin's setting a new trend and it's a good thing STAND WITH WALKER You recall walker people will soon realize scott Walker's your friend.

shari
Feb 13, 2012 2:23 PM

I have come to the conclusion that all democrats are freeloaders,and very selfish people.Scott Walker is the best thing that has happened to Wi.in a long time.Or should we go back to the Doyle Days where spend spend spend,raise taxes,was the everyday norm?NOT!!!!!

Dave12 | Portage, WI
Mar 03, 2012 1:19 PM

Part 1) What all the Walker haters are forgetting is that there are thousands and thousands of unemployed and under employed people in our state who are not sympathetic of public employees most of which still have jobs and good benefits. I'm sure they would be more than happy to change places with you seeing that your situation is so dire. Be thankful you have a job with good benefits. Also, I don't have a problem giving tax breaks to businesses or corporations. I will explain in part 2.

Dave 12 | Portage, WI
Mar 03, 2012 1:31 PM

Part 2) When a public empolyee is hired, it puts the state closer to/further into the RED. Public empoyees pay taxes but not nearly enough to cover their salaries so most of their salary is payed by the tax base (other taxpayers), but when a private employer hires their employees are payed from profits earned by selling their product or service. This puts the state closer to/further into the BLACK. Therefore given a choice, I would much rather see any tax breaks go to corporations (Koch Bros., etc...) who invest in the state and increase the tax base rather than to public employee unions (WEAC, etc...) who do very little for the state and put a huge burden on the tax base.

Stefanie | Milwaukee, wi
May 06, 2012 7:06 PM

To those who think that they are the only people in the real world because they live in the city, you are absurdly wrong. I live in the city and have to listen to whiney liberals all the time who are not taking responsibily for their own lives. The only people who need our help are children, kind of like the help that republican supported choice schools help to educate children. Anyway, I definitely believe in taking responsibility for my own life and I believe that Scott Walker holds people to that. He does not enable others but forces them to act like adults and accept responsiblity like contributing to pensions and such. He should NOT be recalled! You are a courageous leader Walker!

Janelle Bonson | Appleton
May 09, 2012 8:56 AM

I hate the unions...my Dad was a "scab" many years ago. In other words he did not have to belong to a union at that time. It was not mandatory so he chose not to belong. When the company went on strike my Dad went to work every day through Union barricades. They followed him home one night, with hammers in tow, and threatened bodily harm if he kept doing this. His comment was , "I have a family to support!" I am going to work! I see the same mentalitiy now...trash the capitol, pout and demand our way, says the Union. Do I in all honesty want this kind of mentality back in power? Heck NO! How much money has this stupid recall cost the taxpayers? Let those that did the damage pay the cost if they want it. Doesn't any body out there get it? The government is trillions of dollars in debt? Your check will bounce if there is no money in the account. Walker did not cause this deficit...he is trying to turn things around. We can't keep spending if we don't have the money to cover the costs. Americans, as a whole need to control their spending. So how did this recall help.???..it drove us deeper in debt for stupid reasons. NO I do not want Barrett in office. This whole thing is wrong!

jg | summit
May 09, 2012 9:47 AM

Yes, we need to recall Scott Walker. He has done a terrible thing. He has used fiscal responsibiliy to correct the corruption of the Doyle years and 40 years of abuse by public employees, especially teachers. We need to continue to punish the taxpayers and reward those that feed off of them. Public employees, especially teachers, are very important people. They are so much better than the rest of us and we should be gratefull to give them whatever they want. How could they possibly live their lives if they had to live like the rest us by paying towards their own healthcare costs, contributing towards their retirement fund, working at least 11 months of the year, not being able to accumulate sick days, retire at 55 and actually have to live with the fear that they may lose their job for incompetence. It would be grossly unfair if public employees had to live in the real world like the rest of us do that pay their way.

Chris Behlen
May 14, 2012 8:20 PM

Unlike Most of the TEA drinkers on this site- YES to Recalling this Idiot Governer. WI worst in job creation in nation all because of Scot Walker!! Coke Brothers pawn. Just pull the string

Allen Hecker | WI
May 20, 2012 1:16 PM

Drink some more of that Kool-aid folks. Yes to recalling Walker. He did not campaign on screwing public servants. He did not run on screwing our kids. He did not run on denying badger care to thousands of folks that need it. He has repeatedly been caught in huge lies. He has a history of corruption in Milwaukee county that is catching up to him, and has repeatedly broken Wisconsin laws.

Kara mc
May 21, 2012 10:50 PM

Yes- because of Scott Walker, my long awaited (18 years) longevity raise is gone. Gone! Really nice at the end of my 17th year to be facing an additional 13% pay loss on top of everything else! All my friends who made get to keep theirs. Did I mention I work in a district that is in the lowest 20% for salary? I was broke before Scott Walker! Thanks WIsconsin. Glad I stuck it out all these years to have my career blown by a guy who fishes with his reel bass ackwards! Thumbs up narcissists!

Mary Cooney
Jun 04, 2012 10:31 PM

Governor Walker is doing what is right by the state of Wisconsin. It is a travesty that he is being maligned! Unprincipled men with power are playing the old political game of acquiring more.... more money, more power! No integrity, no values,no principles! It's all about the greed! This would never be happening in this state or any order venue if these so called leaders admitted that sacrifice is what is needed to help our country triumph over the fiscal crisis we are in! Because of unbridled greed these unprincipled men try to take over! And ignorant citizens don't bother to hold their leaders accountable and don't bother to study what the "leaders" our doing nor study the history of our nation and the world. Every citizen owes it to himself and his descendants to be informed so as to protect and preserve the good and put the principled leaders in office! Wisconsin you already have the best!


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