Monday, February 28, 2011

WisKochsin Bothers Inc.

What is  happening in Wisconsin is not solely about the budget.... in fact, as time goes by and more information is digested... it is about a megalomaniac and a power grab that is rapidly reaching to an impeachable offense level.....


For example, Section 44. 16.896 states that the state “department may sell any state−owned heating, cooling, and power plant or may contract with a private entity for the operation of any such plant, with or without solicitation of bids, for any amount that the department determines to be in the best interest of the state,” and “no approval or certification of the public service commission is necessary for a public utility to purchase, or contract for the operation of, such a plant, and any such purchase is considered to be in the public interest...”
This means that a Walker appointee can sell state utility assets to anyone he wants for any price he wants without even the pretense of input from Wisconsin citizens or the Public Service Commission. Or just the operation of these plants can be contracted to a private company. That private firm (like Walker's campaign donors the billionaire Koch brothers) will fire the state's union workers. And then charge the state for the services provided. And be able to raise the cost beyond what the state was paying before. And it is “considered to be in the public interest” just because Walker says so. If you think this will result in public good, Google “Scott Walker Wackenhut” and see how it turned out last time he tried this.

Read the full article from The Ashland Current HERE 

What  is also at stake is Wisconsin's natural resources....  Wisconsin has over 417, 329 acres of State forest land.... Walker is opening a door that could conceivable allow him to SELL it "to the anyone at any price!    We have a Company operating in Wisconsin called, Georgia Pacific.... heavy into making pulp and paper products.  Hmmmm... ever hear of them.... refresh you memory...



Founded in 1927 as a wholesaler of hardwood lumber, Georgia-Pacific has grown through expansion and acquisitions to become one of the world's leading manufacturers and marketers of tissue, pulp, paper, packaging, building products and related chemicals.
The company was listed on the New York Stock Exchange from 1949 through 2005, when it was acquired as a wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., a privately owned company based in Wichita, Kansas. ......

 ..A lot of people voted for a Republican... the problem does not lie there... Wisconsin has had decent and honest Republican's in office before, Governor Lee Sherman passed the first law banning discrimination against Gays and Lesbians in 1978..... Congressman William Steiger helped write and pass OSHA into law.....  But Scott Walker is owned by big business.... he represents out side state interests before those of Wisconsin citizens.

10 comments:

Sherry said...

From the beginning I could see that there was more to this than the unions. Walker as you point out, had tried this before. I did not know about the Georgia Pacific thing, but yes it looks like the Koch bros are out to own your state. We stand with ya Jimmy. And it seems that the country does as well. I understand some rethugs in your senate are "waivering" ? Hope that's true.

DAD said...

Ok, mon ami!
I understand nothing has this
story, but it's all right!
A beer for you!

okjimm said...

One State Sen Republican has indicated he will NOT vote for the budget bill...
http://news.firedoglake.com/2011/02/28/wisconsin-sen-dale-schultz-r-will-vote-against-budget-repair-bill/
Some sanity is showing up... we need two more...

okjimm said...

DAD
bonne journée, PAPA!! J'ai manqué votre stupidité! Il ne va pas bien dans Wisconsin... Je parle de la politique... Je vous ai vus avoir été sur votre blog... Je vous revisiterai sur Internet

okjimm said...

keep linking?!!!!

http://understory.ran.org/2011/02/25/breaking-wisconsin-police-have-joined-protest-inside-state-capitol/

http://voiceshakes.wordpress.com/

... and at Monkey Muck

http://monkeymucker.blogspot.com/2011/02/union-forever-defending-our-rights-down.html

Border Explorer said...

from the Headlines I'm Waiting to See Dept.-->"Confirmed: Gov. Walker is first cousin of Charlie Sheen"

susan said...

Impeachment sounds just about right and sooner rather than later. I hope the other Republicans can find it in their hearts to oppose him.

okjimm said...

BE... Charlie Sheen....what a joke....he does have a Koch problem.

Susan...impeach I wish....

Randal Graves said...

Heh.

okjimm said...

RANDAL>>> absolutely great link!!!

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