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Conference Call With Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) – $350,000 Damage Done to Wi Capitol by Union Protesters

I just finished a conference call with US Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) and I asked the Senator if he had any updated fgures on the damage that the union protesters had done to the building itself.

According to the DailyKOS and other left wing sources, the initial damage estimates of $7.5 million had been dropped to ZERO.

Senator Johnson replied that the $7.5 million figure was based on fears of the protesters may have damaged the expensive marble that accents the Capitol building.

After finally being able to look at the damage, the last estimate that the Senator had heard was around $350,000.00.

Senator Johnson cautioned, however, that the scene last night after the near riots that broke out after the vote to curb collective bargaining for some union workers will most likely add to that total.

Johnson is quite concerned over the number of death threats and threats of violence against not only the State Republican Senators, but their families as well. The death threats include threats of executions, the promise of a bullet in the head, beatings with baseball bats and threats against the families by saying “we know where you live”.

The Senator was amazed that the Democrats seem to view running away and riots as Democracy in action.

What Governor Walker is trying to do is solve a serious financial issue. 60% of the Wisconsin budget are spent on wages and benefits for State workers, while that figure increased to 75% in school districts.

Of course the Washington Post was more concerned with the liberal talking points wondering why the Senators had not used the option they voted on last night before now. (That was the number one question on MSNBC and CNN last night after the news broke of the vote.)

Johnson said that after weeks of trying to get the Democrats back to do the business of the state, to lay their ideas and options on the table and discuss another way to resolve the fiscal crisis, there has been little progress. He said one Democratic Senator had even requested an absentee ballot for an April election a pretty clear sign they had no intention of returning, prefering instead to stay away and hope public sentiment would turn in their favor.


About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

4 Responses to “Conference Call With Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) – $350,000 Damage Done to Wi Capitol by Union Protesters”

  1. karen says:

    Where exactly would you have people protest if not at the state capital? The Wisconsin State Capital building and grounds belong to all people in the state not just to the Republicans. There were tea party folks there too,in case you had not heard. What was the driving force that led so many folks to gather at the capital? It was Scott Walker’s unprecedented and unreasonable union busting tactics. I and many other non-union folks are not in favor of the Governor’s agenda. Although we are all concerned with deficits and budgets in these hard times, we know that choices can be made that don’t turn things upside down. We do not see any need to pit one group against another as Walker has done. If public sector employees are willing to give, as far as paying into pensions and health insurance, then that should have been the end of the discussion. Also it was only a select group of public employees who were targeted. The police, firefighters,the Governor,Legislators,and other elected officials also have pensions and health insurance costs that are paid for by tax payers – why isn’t the Governor concerned with these folks paying their fair share? The Governor’s intentions have always been quite clear even though he won’t own up to them other than with likes of David Koch. The Governor shares a lot of responsibility for any “damages” done simply because of the large crowds of people who came to the capital to have their voices heard. Governor Walker needs to realize that compromise is not a dirty word and live up to his responsibility to represent all people in his state!

    • Tom White says:

      I am sure that wherever the TEA Party folks were, the area was cleaner than when they got there. These Union thugs are disgusting. There is absolutely NO justification for their shameless behavior to protect the fat union contracts they have. These are ALL greedy bottom feeders using extortion rackets to scam money from citizens. They are driven by individual greed, as opposed to the TEA Party who simply want, not personal enrichment, but smaller government.

      The problem with public sector unions is that the Democrats are major benefactors of union donations. So Democrats award huge contracts, knowing a good portion of this taxpayer money will be returned to them. That is called money laundering.

      What Walker should do is to pass a law prohibiting union money from being used for political purposes – donations. Then the Democrats would be on-board.

      Unions are dinosaurs and need to become extinct.

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