Tuesday, June 5, 2012

No More Recalls.

 Angry voters create chaos in Government when they recall their elected officials . Example here would be the State of California .

Voters get angry with their elected officials for a number of reasons and if those reasons are serious enough they ...Recall. There are lessons in regards to Recalling a elected official . California ** had it's day with Gray Davis replacing him with Arnold Schwarzenegger . If the voters are not happy with their elected President of the United States are they too entitled to "recall" him out of office as well ?  . I believe the same applies . Gray Davis did not deserve getting recalled .  (1) Perhaps in all of American History of memory was a governor recalled , we've had Presidents impeached for crimes legal enough for constitutional actions . I don't want to see Gov. Scott Walker out of office . Walker ran on a platform of financial and public sector union employee reform. He was elected, did what he promised, and now the attempt to recall him comes to a head. On the surface, the election is about whether Badger State residents will recall their lightning rod of a governor, Republican Scott Walker, largely for having stripped Wisconsin public workers of their collective bargaining rights.But on a national level, the recall effort has become a proxy fight over whether Republicans can push through spending cuts and confront organized labor - and live to tell about it. And the outcome will have major implications not just for the GOP but for the labor movement, the Obama campaign and the outside groups poised to play a major role in the November elections.Recalls are now the norm in politics .

Along the way, Walker has become a star among Republicans and the most successful fundraiser in Wisconsin politics, collecting at least $31 million from around the country since taking office. That obliterated his fundraising record of $11 million from 2010.
About $63 million has been spent on the race so far, including $16 million from conservative groups such as the Republican Governors Association, Americans for Prosperity and the National Rifle Association.
Democratic groups — including those funded by unions, the Democratic Governors Association and the Democratic National Committee — have poured in about $14 million, based on a tally from the government watchdog group the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign.
"Approximately $8 million, a little more than $8 million and that's the cost for each recall election at the local level," said Reid Magney, spokesman for the state's Government Accountability Board in Madison.
That's $8 million for the primary recall election and another $8 million for the general recall election. In all $16 million for both statewide elections in which local municipalities pay their share.


** Well just as Brown an the Democrats consider a smaller increase in spending a "tax cut", so too can someone call a slight slowing of California's downward spiral an "improvement." I think the recall should be reserved only for corruption or malfeasance.  Walker has probably saved Wisconsin public employees and services from a worse fate---bankruptcy, a fate that we in California may soon experience.  Next year, I think there will be talk of recalling Brown.  Whether or not his tax initiative is successful, he won't get the money.  The people of this state of tapped out.  But, I won't vote to recall Brown because I want the liar to suffer and I think those who voted for him need to suffer along with him.  I especially want those who voted for the super sonic choo choo to suffer. (1) Walker is only the third governor in U.S. history to face a recall vote. The other two lost, most recently California Gov. Gray Davis in 2003. Wisconsin's recall election is a rematch of the 2010 governor's race in which Walker defeated Barrett by 5 percentage points.

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