Politics gets personal after dramatic year in Wisconsin
Participant in We the People economy project joined protests at State Capitol
When Leah Liebergen made a career change about a decade ago, she didn’t think it would change her political views.
Liebergen, 43, of Ashwaubenon, worked for an ad agency until she was in her 30s, “when I decided I wanted to do something more meaningful.” So she went to graduate school to become a librarian.
Now, working in the library at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Liebergen said being a state employee and union member has changed her political views. And she has gone from once identifying herself as a Republican to becoming a politically active Democrat.
It got so personal,” she said of the debates over the changes. “They were talking about me. When they were talking about state workers, they were talking about me. I was being called greedy, I was being called lazy and all that.
If the shoe fits, wear it!
She’s also concerned with the future of state workers’ retirement plans, anticipating the funds will be used to alleviate the state’s budget deficit.
“I am really worried about that, because I don’t have any other retirement plan personally,” she said. “That is my retirement plan.”
So nobody told her she could open her own retirement account? Is Ms. Liebergen the head of the union? Just more sob stories from the media about the unionites. What are the other people not working for the state unions doing? What have they been doing for the last three years of this bad economy? They have been paying for Ms Liebergen!
Filmgoer takes stand on costly snacks, sues AMC Livonia theater
March 4, 2012
Joshua Thompson loves the movies.
But he hates the prices theaters charge for concessions like pop and candy.
This week, the 20-something security technician from Livonia decided to do something about it: He filed a class action in Wayne County Circuit Court against his local AMC theater in hopes of forcing theaters statewide to dial down snack prices.
“He got tired of being taken advantage of,” said Thompson’s lawyer, Kerry Morgan of Wyandotte. “It’s hard to justify prices that are three- and four-times higher than anywhere else.”
American Multi Cinema, which operates the AMC theater in Livonia, wouldn’t comment on the suit. A staffer at the National Association of Theatre Owners in Washington, D.C., angrily hung up the phone when asked about industry snack pricing practices.
Maybe we should look at government subsidies let’s say on corn? How about drilling for our own oil to lower fuel costs? How long will we keep moving the line on the government being the nanny state. If you go to the movies, don’t buy the snacks!
Why not ask the government to buy the movie tickets also? Why not have government pay for satellite and cables bills? Where will it end?
The following link is a data base of the people who signed the recall petitions for Scott Walker. It may seem difficult because it is only set up by Zip Code and not in alphabetical order. Have some fun. Did your mother, father, brothers and sisters sign the petition? Did one of your relatives sign your name for you? It is telling who signed and who you don’t find on the list.