The Way I See It!

I am an Ultra-Conservative, Alpha-Male, True Authentic Leader, Type "C" Personality, who is very active in my community; whether it is donating time, clothes or money for Project Concern or going to Common Council meetings and voicing my opinions. As a blogger, I intend to provide a different viewpoint "The way I see it!" on various world, national and local issues with a few helpful tips & tidbits sprinkled in.

Walker Is Just Pushing the Problem on Others?

School Board, school, Taxes, Scott Walker

"I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty.”  John D. Rockefeller


Augmented Reality Coming - The premise is: The Walker plan doesn’t do anything but push the state problems to the local municipalities level, making the local communities be the bad guys.


Doesn't take a MENSA mind to figure out that is too simple of a view on the Walker Plan. 


Uh oh!  Monsters in a closet syndrome. 


Let’s understand that people confuse and mix-up the budget repair bill and the budget bill.  Easy to do since those that disagree with Walker don’t look for the facts.


In the biannual budget, Walker is reducing the shared revenue.


First how does the shared revenue work?


The state collects taxes and looks at the needs of the local municipalities.  So places that don’t need as much so-called help don’t get it, but other places that do get it. 


Sound familiar? 


Yes, it is redistribution of taxes.


With Walker’s biannual plan, the local municipalities will not be sending the tax money to the state only to be sent back after redistribution needs factors applied. 


Now with the budget repair plan, Walker is giving the local municipalities with the template and tools to make up the difference in revenue lost from the shared revenue loss.  The numbers in the Walker Bill do not apply to local governments as they can put in the dollar or percent amounts they need, so they can go above and beyond the numbers in it if needed.


How you say?


Well, if the Personnel Community, Common Councils, and School Boards negotiate contracts, they do have to ask for the concessions and demand changes to the contracts.  Real demands and real concessions not Quid pro quo!


This is only making them the “bad guys” if they were too chummy in the first place and NOT putting the taxpayers first.  I have talked about it repeatedly, showing that most are too chummy, yet the pro public union (I call them the Public Union Party as some have over and over told me they don’t support the Dems or the Reps) don’t see that. 


Character is doing the right thing when nobody is watching!


But a man's tune can obviously be changed when the check features enough zeroes before the decimal point.


Look for patterns regardless of how small things are, they all matter!


Who is deceiving whom? 


We need to stop looking at and for false answers and deal with the harsh reality of things!


We need them to move away from the practice of only being capable of doing the right thing when it benefits them.


Local leaders have to lead and can no longer say the state is stopping them from doing the hard work.  They have given in way too easy in the past and now they need to do the job we thought they were all along or face the voters.


This actually gives the local municipalities more control and more power not less!  And with more control and power comes more responsibility.


"Responsibility is the thing people dread most of all.  Yet it is the one thing in the world that develops us, gives us man hood or womanhood fiber.”  Dr. Frank Crane


Yes, we will now be able to hold them accountable and it will easy to see those that are working for the taxpayers or those working for the unions.  We will see the faux fiscal conservatives and to a somewhat degree the RINOs.


I believe in the power of the people.


I think some people need oath training again.


As you make your bed, so you must lie in it.  -Daniel J. Boorstin


Local government is given the same ability to control the personnel costs that the State will have.  Walker is giving them the “tools” to take back control of those costs.  Some of the local governments have been given some of Walker’s concessions from the Union because the Unions fear the loss of union members and dues.  Again, they are selling out the union members just to keep the union members locked in and the dues rolling in.


Accepting the contracts IS NOT in the best interest of the taxpayers because they will get those concessions and will not be locked in of the duration of the contracts to make changes as they are needed.


Wisconsinites want government to live within its means and to set spending priorities that reflect their priorities, rather than seek ever-increasing amounts of taxpayer funds for programs that serve few.


This is fundamentally, what happens when you notice the wheel is a bit wobbly but decide to do nothing about it but keep reminding yourself to visit the garage to get it repaired.  Of course, one day it falls off and a relatively inexpensive repair costs you a fortune assuming you haven’t died in the ensuing accident.  The wheel is now coming off - will the accident be serious or minor?


History shows that bad things sometimes befall societies that ignore serious imbalances for too long.


I think this is perhaps a case of things coming home to roost.


For those people I say, “No matter what I show you, tell you or educate you on, you will not see it for you don’t want to see it.”  It's easy to say Walker is divisive, when you oppose everything he stands for.


A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government.  A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury.  From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship.  - Alexander Fraser Tytler


Learning from history.


When Scott Walker was a county exec, he asked the unions to agree to a 35 hour work week, so nobody would be laid off.  The unions said no.  So he laid off people.


Milwaukee school teachers own the health insurance company that provides the insurance for the teachers.  Taxpayers pay $30,000 per teacher for something that costs $12,000 or less, IF there was a competitive bidding process.  How do we undo the power of the teacher's union and get competitive bidding for the health insurance?  How do you get honest negotiations, when those on both sides of the bargaining table, are not looking out for the taxpayers?


Answer: Remove the Collective Bargaining power!


IF you are trying to control the expenses of government, you need to control how you spend the money you get.


Under the system, before Walker, the people who make budgets at all levels of state government had less power than the state employees did.  Walker is taking back the rights of the employers.


Most of these people all upset and up in arms have never been to a Personnel Community, Common Councils, and School Boards meeting.  They have no idea how the local government works.


Roberts Rules, past practice, walking quorums, open and closed meetings, agendas and how they come about, process of boards and committees to approve something and the chair means nothing or very little to them. 


How about those of you complaining the state is pushing this to the local municipalities, attend one of each type of meetings and get involved and educate yourself! 


Walker also said "No" to the local governments that they wouldn’t be stuck with making program or service cuts, just make the right cuts to the workers benefits and you will not have to cut programs or lay off people.




Yet, business leaders and conservatives say that weakening government employee unions in the state actually would be good for business and most other workers.


They argue public sector unions have a vested interest in increasing the size of government, which leads to higher taxes and stifles business growth and personal spending.  Moreover, public employee unions help elect the very officials who negotiate their contracts, leaving no one looking out for the taxpayers, they say.


"You can't run a budget where the first dibs on tax dollars is for public pensions that are way over scale," said Richard Epstein, a New York University law professor who opposes public sector unionization.

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