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    Senior Member Buzz's Avatar
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    Default Walker Helping to Reduce Federal Budget Deficit!!!

    At least inadvertently...


    Gov. Walker Informed That Bill Targeting Unions May Cost State $46 Million In Federal Funds

    WASHINGTON -- Budget referees and transportation officials in Wisconsin have informed Gov. Scott Walker (R) that if he were to pass his controversial anti-union legislation into law, he could be forfeiting tens of millions of dollars in federal funds for transportation.

    Under an obscure provision of federal labor law, states risk losing federal funds should they eliminate "collective bargaining rights" that existed at the time when federal assistance was first granted. The provision, known as "protective arrangements" or "Section 13C arrangements," is meant as a means of cushioning union (and even some non-union) members who, while working on local projects, are affected by federal grants.

    It also could potentially hamstring governors like Walker who want dramatic changes to labor laws in their states. Wisconsin received $74 million in federal transit funds this fiscal year. Of that, $46.6 million would be put at risk should the collective-bargaining bill come to pass -- in the process creating an even more difficult fiscal situation than the one that, ostensibly, compelled Walker to push the legislation in the first place.
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    That's a pretty big stretch but it will never happen, particularly since the Dems will be the VERY minority party in November 2012.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzz View Post
    Looks like another bad law written by a Democrat.

    If Wisconcin does get hit with a $46million loss because of this stupid law, then they should cut union entitlements by another $50million!

    With the unions burdening of states' resources, now is the time to take unions on all across the country.

    The shot has been fired across the bow!
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    As FDR warned, when public workers are allowed to unionize, the tax payer will discover they are the ones the collective bargaining is designed to obtain income from. And when those receiving money directly from the tax payer is more than the tax payer themselves are making, the 'collective bargaining' will be far more difficult.

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