$17 Million from Out-of-State?

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Re: $17 Million from Out-of-State?

Postby Stomach » Fri May 04, 2012 3:47 pm

The recall is really just a Wisconsin Economic Stimulus Package. Just ask all those media outlets and advertising executives raking in the cash over TV spots, etc.

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Re: $17 Million from Out-of-State?

Postby ilikebeans » Fri May 04, 2012 4:01 pm

Annnnd, since only about 41% of Walker's $25 million comes from in-state, that's $14.9 million injected into Wisconsin from the rest of the country.
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Re: $17 Million from Out-of-State?

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Re: $17 Million from Out-of-State?

Postby Meade » Fri May 04, 2012 4:06 pm

But no - you recall petition signers just couldn't wait until terms end and regular elections will be held. You had to have your special recall elections.

You're just so special.

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Re: $17 Million from Out-of-State?

Postby Stomach » Fri May 04, 2012 4:15 pm

Meade wrote:You're just so special.


I said, "You're Welcome".

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Re: $17 Million from Out-of-State?

Postby Henry Vilas » Fri May 04, 2012 4:20 pm

If Walker loses and he hasn't spent all of the multi-millions he collected (mainly from out-of-state one percenters), can he keep the leftover funds? If so, he'll probably leave office with millions. Sweet deal for a year and a half worth of work. And much of that time was spent begging for cash.

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Re: $17 Million from Out-of-State?

Postby Meade » Fri May 04, 2012 4:57 pm

Leftover funds will be his to use to run for reelection in 2014 - the regularly scheduled election - by when, if Wisconsin has failed to add 250,000 new jobs, we can make him pay for failing to fulfill his 2010 promise.

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Re: $17 Million from Out-of-State?

Postby acereraser » Fri May 04, 2012 5:12 pm

It should be remembered when doing the accounting that Gov. Walker has already transferred some campaign funds to his criminal defense fund. He has already spent over $230,000 on legal fees according to the filings, and that only covered up to April 23. Once John Doe is named, it is likely he will rack up more legal fees.

Gov. Walker is pretty special, too.

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Re: $17 Million from Out-of-State?

Postby DCB » Fri May 04, 2012 5:30 pm

Meade wrote:But no - you recall petition signers just couldn't wait until terms end and regular elections will be held. You had to have your special recall elections.

Those of us who still have jobs didn't want to wait until we we were unemployed.

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Re: $17 Million from Out-of-State?

Postby Henry Vilas » Fri May 04, 2012 6:05 pm

Meade wrote:Leftover funds will be his to use to run for reelection in 2014 - the regularly scheduled election - by when, if Wisconsin has failed to add 250,000 new jobs, we can make him pay for failing to fulfill his 2010 promise.

Or he can retire from politics and take the rest of his loot home with him and spend it how he pleases. Another self-made Republican millionaire.

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Re: $17 Million from Out-of-State?

Postby gargantua » Fri May 04, 2012 8:37 pm

True or not, I'll give you the $17 million, just for the sake of discussion.

How much is democracy worth? What's your price, Meade? This recall is occurring using the provision of a democratically enacted law. Do you challenge this?

From the beginning of the Republic, men and women have died to protect the right of citizens to challenge the government. I think their lives are worth a lot more than $17 million. Nearly a million people signed their names to a petition to remove someone who they feel has been deceitful and dictatorial.

In honor of those who gave their lives for this democracy, you should respect this process.

You should be ashamed of yourself.

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Re: $17 Million from Out-of-State?

Postby Mutaman » Mon May 07, 2012 3:37 pm

Well we know its not Meade's money because he doesn't work so he doesn't pay any taxes.

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Re: $17 Million from Out-of-State?

Postby Meade » Mon May 07, 2012 3:52 pm

gargantua wrote:This recall is occurring using the provision of a democratically enacted law.

This recall is a perfect example of why the democratically enacted recall law needs to be democratically amended. A vote for Walker on June 5 will be a first step in that democratic process.

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Re: $17 Million from Out-of-State?

Postby Stebben84 » Mon May 07, 2012 4:04 pm

Meade wrote:This recall is a perfect example of why the democratically enacted recall law needs to be democratically amended.


I suppose you were all up in arms when Gray Davis was recalled then, or when petitions went around to recall Doyle.

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Re: $17 Million from Out-of-State?

Postby Henry Vilas » Mon May 07, 2012 4:06 pm

Meade, are you proposing that a constitutional amendment eliminate the recall (a legacy of Republican stateman Bob LaFollette)? Votes by two successive sessions of the Legislature (both chambers) followed by a statewide referendum are needed to pass an amendment to the Wisconsin Constitution.

And what has that to do all the outside money backing Walker? And I'm not only talking about the tens of millions he raised (while on salary from the state) when he traveled throughout the nation, but also the unaccountable millions in SuperPAC bucks.


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