All of the following comes from email discussion I'm having:
I heard there were more who signed the recall petition than voted last
night. If true, HUH?
Walker outspent the opponent at 6:1.
Democrats voted for Walker, period.
He won with a wider margin of victory than last time.
Excuse me, but if candidate A kicked candidate B's butt the first
time, why offer up candidate B the second time for a recall vote?
With the changes that Walker and the Republicans forced, more the
money has been used to KEEP teachers, not fire them as was first said.
The issue of pensions for unions is going to be big in the next 10
years. First, because private companies that are on the hook for
paying them, are going to have to cut back on their promises as the
costs start to rise. Second, because private and governments are under
funding pension plans and a lot of smart and average people know it.
That under funding is going to flow downhill.
In Maryland, Gov. O'Malley, who is doing his work for 2016, got the
state assembly to agree to dump the teacher's pensions onto the
counties and the city of Baltimore (which doesn't have an associated
county). This is going to force all counties and the city to raise
taxes to cover the pension costs.
Again, we the people, do not have a bottomless wallet/purse/pockets.
We the people are going to have to PAY for this financial mess that we
the people have enabled by voting these bottom of the barrel
politicians into office and then going to sleep while they plunder we
the people to pay off the people who helped them obtain some level of
The point Walker was making was that employees should contribute more
to [ pension plans ].
Public union membership, since the mandatory union membership was
removed, has drastically fallen.
Right now I heard one "expert" say that there were a sizable number of
people who voted for Walker because they don't like the recall option.
Oh, and the exit polling sucked while the other polls seemed
to be on point. I think people are intentionally lying when talking to
the polling people.