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(Gawker)   Romney on the Wisconsin recall: "This means we can cut back on government by getting rid of teachers, police and firemen." No, seriously, he really did say that   (gawker.com) divider line 349
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2012-06-11 12:26:36 AM  

gaslight: So....who will be doing the teaching, who will be doing the law enforcement and who will be putting out the fires?


The free market, of course
 
2012-06-11 12:26:44 AM  

gaslight: So....who will be doing the teaching, who will be doing the law enforcement and who will be putting out the fires?


Privatize the cops, fire and teachers.
 
2012-06-11 12:27:38 AM  
that was RomneyBot 2.0, a liberal plant reprogrammed and sent back in time to protect John Connor from the real RomneyBot by saying dumb stuff
 
2012-06-11 12:27:38 AM  

Bucky Katt: gaslight: So....who will be doing the teaching, who will be doing the law enforcement and who will be putting out the fires?

Privatize the cops, fire and teachers.


IYAMDALAW!
 
2012-06-11 12:27:39 AM  

Sabyen91: Ken VeryBigLiar: Mildly ironic given at least two cities in Waukesha County are debating getting rid of parts if not all of their police forces. Then they find out that the Sheriff's Dept. takes an extra three minutes on average in response time and all of sudden they're back in their good graces.

Oh please, oh please, oh please.


New Berlin already did the study on canning all the clerks and dispatchers- $9MM in savings...over 10 years. The chief was all gung-ho to throw them under the bus (many of them applied for jobs in surrounding cities) but now people find out the County is slower and that the officers might be next? Not so much.

If most of the cities and towns in Waukesha County weren't so spread out it might work but in the current places the County handles the heavy lifting (like Oconomowoc and other parts in the west) it's been said the difference is appreciable.
 
2012-06-11 12:27:52 AM  
We can't cut the budget too fast. Things will go badly so we should only bust the unions like good GOPers.

Mitt Romney: if you take a trillion dollars, for instance, out of the first year of the federal budget, that would shrink GDP over 5%. That is by definition throwing us into recession or depression.  So I'm not going to do that, of course.
http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2012/05/romneys-big-fat-wet-kiss-to-keyn e sian-economics.html

/1924: Stalin bans all free trade unions and outlaws strikes.
1929: Mussolini guts trade unions and puts them under corporate and government control.
1933: Hitler abolishes collective bargaining, trade unions and arrests their leaders.
 
2012-06-11 12:29:26 AM  

Ken VeryBigLiar: Sabyen91: Ken VeryBigLiar: Mildly ironic given at least two cities in Waukesha County are debating getting rid of parts if not all of their police forces. Then they find out that the Sheriff's Dept. takes an extra three minutes on average in response time and all of sudden they're back in their good graces.

Oh please, oh please, oh please.

New Berlin already did the study on canning all the clerks and dispatchers- $9MM in savings...over 10 years. The chief was all gung-ho to throw them under the bus (many of them applied for jobs in surrounding cities) but now people find out the County is slower and that the officers might be next? Not so much.

If most of the cities and towns in Waukesha County weren't so spread out it might work but in the current places the County handles the heavy lifting (like Oconomowoc and other parts in the west) it's been said the difference is appreciable.


How farking stupid are they? Oh, never mind. The suburbs don't believe in government. I expect schadenfreud.
 
2012-06-11 12:30:27 AM  

namatad: I would love to see someone ask Romney if he is truly for smaller government and getting the feds off of the states back, why isnt he for legalizing all drugs???


Your post clearly outlines the problem with our current system.

Drugs are a sin. You would have known that if you were educated privately by your church instead of making others pay for your public "education".
 
2012-06-11 12:30:46 AM  

kmmontandon: gaslight: So....who will be doing the teaching, who will be doing the law enforcement and who will be putting out the fires?


Billionaires.

Our Galtian overlords are masters of all trades, and totally have our best interests in mind.


Atlas Shrugged, part 2

angryflower.com
 
2012-06-11 12:31:34 AM  
oops. i only meant to post the link. i don't want to use up Bob's bandwidth.

Sorry about that.
 
2012-06-11 12:32:38 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: OK - now they're just punking us. Police and Fire are the two absolute untouchables of the government world - and teachers are not far behind.

Jesus Hussein Kreist.


teachers are union thugs. don't you watch fox?
 
2012-06-11 12:33:12 AM  

Bucky Katt: oops. i only meant to post the link. i don't want to use up Bob's bandwidth.

Sorry about that.


That makes me angry.
 
2012-06-11 12:33:44 AM  
Might as well just do this to the middle class

nsfw
 
2012-06-11 12:36:03 AM  
No jokes yet about the police and fire departments being bought, loaded heavy with debt, broken up and sold for profit?
 
2012-06-11 12:38:28 AM  

Weaver95: um...didn't we give a lot of cops a bunch of milspec weapons and gear for free? you might want to get all those guns back before you fire all the cops and tell 'em to go pound sand.


Don't worry, I'm sure Mittens wants to lower their unemployment benefits so they can't afford the ammo.
 
2012-06-11 12:39:00 AM  

Sabyen91: How farking stupid are they? Oh, never mind. The suburbs don't believe in government. I expect schadenfreud.


Yeah, I was amazed how many cities out in the west of the county don't have full-time forces. Most of them have people on first shift (say 7-3 or 7-7) then they switch to the county for everything else. And some of those guys practically share the bullet. The western end of the county has a lot of swag houses and properties. You'd think they could go for at least keeping real cops around instead of relying on Deputy Dewey and his flashlight to keep the peace.
 
2012-06-11 12:39:37 AM  
Well, I think we can safely say that Romney just won Wisconsin.
 
2012-06-11 12:39:51 AM  
Romney doesn't know what a chocolate donut is Link
 
2012-06-11 12:40:09 AM  

ksdanj: Who do you think Erik Prince is donating to this election cycle?



His Muslim oil rich overlord protectors keeping him safe in some shiat hole sand trap in the middle east.

farking hypocrite coward.
 
2012-06-11 12:40:09 AM  

Ken VeryBigLiar: Sabyen91: How farking stupid are they? Oh, never mind. The suburbs don't believe in government. I expect schadenfreud.

Yeah, I was amazed how many cities out in the west of the county don't have full-time forces. Most of them have people on first shift (say 7-3 or 7-7) then they switch to the county for everything else. And some of those guys practically share the bullet. The western end of the county has a lot of swag houses and properties. You'd think they could go for at least keeping real cops around instead of relying on Deputy Dewey and his flashlight to keep the peace.


Burn motherfarkers, burn.
 
2012-06-11 12:40:42 AM  

verbaltoxin: No jokes yet about the police and fire departments being bought, loaded heavy with debt, broken up and sold for profit?


It's no joke. That's Mitt's actual plan.
 
2012-06-11 12:40:44 AM  

The Name: Well, I think we can safely say that Romney just won Wisconsin.


No.
 
2012-06-11 12:41:02 AM  

GAT_00: dorko16: propasaurus: THIS.
That's exactly what the plan is. Private schools, private cops. Can't afford to have the private fire company put out your fire? Your own damn fault you weren't born rich.

It seems we really are headed down the path of being modern serfs.

That's what capitalism is unless you moderate it with what are usually called socialist tendencies and safeguards. Just neo-Feudalism.

I'm tempted to repost whole a section from Blue Mars that says this a lot better than I can.


Please don't. That book was overstuffed and deathly dull.
 
2012-06-11 12:41:14 AM  
Is it too much to ask that a quote be in the linked article? Do people really not understand the purpose of quotation marks?

"I still look at him as this is the boy that I met, in high school, when he was pulling all the jokes, and really just being crazy. Pretty crazy. So there's a wild and crazy man inside of him ... just waiting to come out."

www.glittarazzi.com
 
2012-06-11 12:42:33 AM  

Coelacanth: Romney doesn't know what a chocolate donut is Link


Pshaw. That was back on the 15.6 release of Romnix when it was still using GNOME 2.0. The latest distro has full donut identification packages installed by default!
 
2012-06-11 12:42:44 AM  
Their servers as shyte tonight
 
2012-06-11 12:42:51 AM  

The Name: Well, I think we can safely say that Romney just won Wisconsin.


You might want to check the exit polls again.
 
2012-06-11 12:43:36 AM  

Sabyen91: Ken VeryBigLiar: Mildly ironic given at least two cities in Waukesha County are debating getting rid of parts if not all of their police forces. Then they find out that the Sheriff's Dept. takes an extra three minutes on average in response time and all of sudden they're back in their good graces.

Oh please, oh please, oh please.


I think one Waukesha County community (City of Pewaukee) got rid of their police force because they broke the Golden Rule of Waukesha Policing; that is they pulled over and hassled the white people as well as the black folks from Milwaukee
 
2012-06-11 12:44:00 AM  

Coelacanth: Romney doesn't know what a chocolate donut is Link


That guy just oozes insincerity. He's also the whitist white man since Felix Unger.
 
2012-06-11 12:45:53 AM  

eurotrader: There is an excessive amount of police officers in the US. The number of sworn peace officers has more than tripled in the past twenty years to over 1.2 million while the population has only grown by about 24%. Police are needed but with the hiring binge the number of people that are officers that have no business carrying a gun and badge has exploded. I do not think that was what Romney was getting at but it should be explored.


::looks at crime rates from twenty years ago::

::looks at crime rates now::

::eyes eurotader suspiciously::

Watchootalkinbout Willis?
 
2012-06-11 12:49:43 AM  

Sabyen91:

How farking stupid are they? Oh, never mind. The suburbs don't believe in government. I expect schadenfreud.


Pretty stupid actually, and I think deep down they do believe in government, they just don't want to pay for it: those schools, libraries, parks, and police departments (that they depend on to keep the ni-BOOOONGS out) I guess they want to come from pixie dust. Not to mention all the highway improvements so they don't get stuck in traffic living 30 miles away from work
 
2012-06-11 12:49:53 AM  

cmb53208: Sabyen91: Ken VeryBigLiar: Mildly ironic given at least two cities in Waukesha County are debating getting rid of parts if not all of their police forces. Then they find out that the Sheriff's Dept. takes an extra three minutes on average in response time and all of sudden they're back in their good graces.

Oh please, oh please, oh please.

I think one Waukesha County community (City of Pewaukee) got rid of their police force because they broke the Golden Rule of Waukesha Policing; that is they pulled over and hassled the white people as well as the black folks from Milwaukee


I hope they all do it. They deserve all the bad things that would happen to them.
 
2012-06-11 12:51:18 AM  

cmb53208: Sabyen91:

How farking stupid are they? Oh, never mind. The suburbs don't believe in government. I expect schadenfreud.

Pretty stupid actually, and I think deep down they do believe in government, they just don't want to pay for it: those schools, libraries, parks, and police departments (that they depend on to keep the ni-BOOOONGS out) I guess they want to come from pixie dust. Not to mention all the highway improvements so they don't get stuck in traffic living 30 miles away from work


They don't even have the Florida stand your ground laws. I am not a criminal but dammit I could use a big screen TV.
 
2012-06-11 12:53:33 AM  

eurotrader: There is an excessive amount of police officers in the US. The number of sworn peace officers has more than tripled in the past twenty years to over 1.2 million while the population has only grown by about 24%. Police are needed but with the hiring binge the number of people that are officers that have no business carrying a gun and badge has exploded. I do not think that was what Romney was getting at but it should be explored.


You may well be right, but we both know that's not at all what he meant. Also, while there may be too many cops, 70% of all fire departments are partially or fully volunteer; cutting firemen is going to hurt people who really can't afford the pain.
 
2012-06-11 12:54:11 AM  
The free market will decide which fires get put out, and which aggravated domestic batteries get stopped, and _____, and _____, and _____, etc.

What a wonderful society we're working towards.
 
2012-06-11 12:54:17 AM  
Republican platform: Decrease the size of the government by firing police, teachers, and firemen NOT politicians, bureaucrats, and bureaucratic waste.

Strange policy platform.
 
2012-06-11 12:54:19 AM  
Will this guy last thru October...? Likely he is gone by November.
 
2012-06-11 12:54:47 AM  

cmb53208: Pretty stupid actually, and I think deep down they do believe in government, they just don't want to pay for it: those schools, libraries, parks, and police departments (that they depend on to keep the ni-BOOOONGS out) I guess they want to come from pixie dust. Not to mention all the highway improvements so they don't get stuck in traffic living 30 miles away from work


If that's the case Menomonee Falls is failing badly, there's been a huge migration down Appleton Ave out to them. They don't mind it when they get a kid recruited to play basketball in the ACC but otherwise...

Pewaukee also got "the death penalty" more for their shady characters from top to bottom than arresting white guys with the better part of a case of Spotted Cow in them.
 
2012-06-11 12:54:51 AM  
"None of what's ahead will be easy. What isn't needed will be cut. And, unfortunately, some of what is needed will be cut, too."

-Former loser Wisconsin governor Jim Doyle.

citation please
 
2012-06-11 12:57:23 AM  

Sabyen91: They don't even have the Florida stand your ground laws. I am not a criminal but dammit I could use a big screen TV.


Don't tell that to the kid in West Bend who tried to run from an underage party and walked into the neighbor's enclosed porch and caught a chestful of .12 gauge. It was pretty much the first test of Castle Doctrine out here. Pretty senseless was to avoid a $250 ticket.
 
2012-06-11 12:57:45 AM  

gaslight: So....who will be doing the teaching ..."


For-Profit corporations! Q: Quick, what is the atomic weight of Bolognium? A: Delicious!

who will be doing the law enforcement and who will be putting out the fires?

The corporation formally known as Backwater.

See if we outsource everything then almighty and all-knowing entity known as "The Market" it will make everything high quality and for a cheap cost!

Corporations: Their first priority is providing quality service!
 
2012-06-11 12:59:51 AM  
Is there anyone in here who thinks that we should be firing teachers and lower the quality/availability of our education system?

Is there anyone in here who thinks that a generation of Americans with less knowledge and education than the previous is a good idea?

If so... how would that be a good thing? In what way does it make us a better country?
 
2012-06-11 12:59:53 AM  

Ken VeryBigLiar: Sabyen91: They don't even have the Florida stand your ground laws. I am not a criminal but dammit I could use a big screen TV.

Don't tell that to the kid in West Bend who tried to run from an underage party and walked into the neighbor's enclosed porch and caught a chestful of .12 gauge. It was pretty much the first test of Castle Doctrine out here. Pretty senseless was to avoid a $250 ticket.


Stop being such giant pussies you right wing tools!
 
2012-06-11 01:00:38 AM  
I wish someone could hack into Romney's cloud server and find out what metric is used to determine the correct height of trees and why they are located in Michigan.
 
2012-06-11 01:01:09 AM  

Corporate Self: gaslight: So....who will be doing the teaching ..."

For-Profit corporations! Q: Quick, what is the atomic weight of Bolognium? A: Delicious!

who will be doing the law enforcement and who will be putting out the fires?

The corporation formally known as Backwater.

See if we outsource everything then almighty and all-knowing entity known as "The Market" it will make everything high quality and for a cheap cost!

Corporations: Their first priority is providing quality service!


You're quite pooping in the path of your contingent.
 
2012-06-11 01:02:34 AM  

farkin_Gary: Corporate Self: gaslight: So....who will be doing the teaching ..."

For-Profit corporations! Q: Quick, what is the atomic weight of Bolognium? A: Delicious!

who will be doing the law enforcement and who will be putting out the fires?

The corporation formally known as Backwater.

See if we outsource everything then almighty and all-knowing entity known as "The Market" it will make everything high quality and for a cheap cost!

Corporations: Their first priority is providing quality service!

You're quite pooping in the path of your contingent.


Oh, shut up Gary. Nobody likes you. Go back to your bunker.
 
2012-06-11 01:03:25 AM  
Scott Walker pwnt you stinky hippies in the face!
 
2012-06-11 01:03:35 AM  

JohnnyC: Is there anyone in here who thinks that we should be firing teachers and lower the quality/availability of our education system?

Is there anyone in here who thinks that a generation of Americans with less knowledge and education than the previous is a good idea?

If so... how would that be a good thing? In what way does it make us a better country?


Benjamin Franklin's formal schooling ended at the age of ten. What's your problem, sparky?
 
2012-06-11 01:03:58 AM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: The Name: Well, I think we can safely say that Romney just won Wisconsin.

You might want to check the exit polls again.


Yeah, the guy who's made a name for himself implementing these policies won.
 
2012-06-11 01:05:04 AM  

cabbyman: Scott Walker pwnt you stinky hippies in the face!


Great! Scott Walker pwned poor people! You win! farktard.
 
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