Jesse Jackson in Wisconsin: Herman Cain, Breitbart, Hoft in Madison to Support Scott Walker

The Wisconsin State Journal says major union officials in Wisconsin showed up

Herman Cain

Friday to offer concessions. The Revvvv-rund Jesse Jackson came for some camera face time as well (as he generally gets nada these days). Also very interesting below, see a quote from FDR about public sector employees and collective bargaining, and a link to all the Wisconsin salaries that will make your head explode. Conservative Herman Cain is in Madison, along bloggers Andrew Breitbart and Jim Hoft. See Jesse in the video below, thanks to Protein Wisdom where you’ll find more commentary.

UPDATE: Fox is reporting the pro-Walker rally has begun, as Tea Parties come to stand with Governor Scott Walker – and some union members as well. Also the report that Assembly Leader Jeff Fitzgerald says there will be “no concessions”, and says his bill will pass.

UPDATE: The Lonely Conservative has a great on-the-ground report from Troglopundit and a link to tweets from the heart of the action. Also insight from Bulls and Bears.

UPDATE: Donald Douglas at American Power Blog has the video of Rep. Michele Bachmann’s comments on the “outrage” in Madison.

From Madison.Com WSJ Blogs

Top leaders of two of Wisconsin’s largest public employee unions announced they are willing to accept the financial concessions called for in Walker’s plan, but will not accept the loss of collective bargaining rights.

Mary Bell, president of the Wisconsin Education Association Council, and Marty Beil, executive director of AFSCME Council 24, said in a conference call with reporters that workers will do their fair share to narrow Wisconsin’s budget gap.

Walker’s plan calls for nearly all state, local and school employees to pay half the costs of their pensions and at least 12.6 percent of their health care premiums. That would save $30 million by June 30 and $300 million over the next two years, the governor has said.

The measure also would prohibit most unionized public employees, except local police and fire fighters and the State Patrol, from bargaining on issues besides wages. Wage hikes could be negotiated only if they don’t exceed the consumer price index.

From Protein Wisdom quoting Franklin Delano Roosevelt:

“The process of collective bargaining, as usually understood, cannot be transplanted into the public service,” Roosevelt wrote in 1937 to the National Federation of Federal Employees. Yes, public workers may demand fair treatment, wrote Roosevelt. But, he wrote, “I want to emphasize my conviction that militant tactics have no place” in the public sector. “A strike of public employees manifests nothing less than an intent on their part to prevent or obstruct the operations of Government.”

“Fifty-nine million Americans don’t have no health insurance”

~ The Rev. Jesse Jackson

They don’t have “no” health insurance, and Jesse is in Wisconsin to do something about it, but he won’t be talking about these salaries and benefits now troubling Conservatives in Wisconsin, thanks to The Other McCain. There are 859 positions on the list, and if correct, totaling $98 million annually, with employees receiving an average of $114,000 per year. Read that FDR quote again before you leave.

Thanks to Memorandum – Follow the discussion at Memorandum – Look for Wisconsin: Tea Partiers, Breitbart Coming to Fight Unions

Linked by Conservative Hideout’s Journey Edition – Thank you Matt!

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Revvvv-rund Jesse Jackson on the “Suffering Culture” (video)

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  • Maggie … I’m from central Illinois, and we know all about Jesse.

    Ten years ago Jesse Jackson and his group came to Decatur, Illinois after five or six black kids started a fight at a football game. It made nation news so he came running even though the parents of the kids involved wanted the school to punish the offenders.

    As usual he shot his mouth off without knowing what went on or the reason the kids were fighting. He even bused in protesters from Chicago. He and his group stayed three days at the local Holiday Inn and had the nerve to ask the motel for free room and board. When he said he couldn’t pay they kicked him out without having his bill paid.

    Of course Madison is close enough to his home that maybe this time he will sleep at home. I say … “No mo Jesse” … stay home.

  • Jesse said it, its about “economic justice”. This perversion of the word justice in all its forms must stop! This isn’t about the common good but rather the unions and progressives are going head-to-head with the common good. Gov. Walker is trying to restore fiscal sanity to Wisconsin, but Democrats don’t believe in fiscal responsibility.

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  • Jesse Jackson shows up and you know that whatever he is supporting it is the wrong side to be on.

  • Cain just moved up a notch in my book.

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  • This is all astroturf. We are watching the last dying gasps of the old progressive order.

  • I cringe when I read that Jesse Jackson has shown up at any gathering. He always spouts off some lie designed to provoke more unrest.

  • You’re welcome! Keep up the great work!

  • Steve Duerr

    Jesse and the Union Teachers both have the same things in common. Both cannot hold a job by themselves. Jesse never working and the union teachers never working .