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The Rick
06-29-2011, 04:27 PM
From Gov. Scott Walker to Rep. Paul Ryan and now to Sen. Ron Johnson, you have to admit that good or bad, Wisconsin politicians have been showing some cajones lately. :p

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The Rick
06-29-2011, 04:29 PM
Long story short...he's basically saying until the Senate gets serious about a budget, he's going to start withholding his consent to move on to new business. He could essentially create a deadlock in the Senate.

orange
06-29-2011, 04:43 PM
Oh, he has cajones, all right. But not for his one-hour threat.

Short story short: He later backed down and let the Senate go ahead with its business.
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0611/57954.html

No, writing himself a corporate check for $10 million - more than covering the $9 million "personal money" he put into his campaign - that took balls!

The Rick
06-30-2011, 12:44 AM
Oh, he has cajones, all right. But not for his one-hour threat.

Short story short: He later backed down and let the Senate go ahead with its business.
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0611/57954.html

No, writing himself a corporate check for $10 million - more than covering the $9 million "personal money" he put into his campaign - that took balls!
You should do some more fact finding. His intention was not hold up everything...things that he felt were also important/critical he wouldn't put up a roadblock. Stuff like a nomination, for example.

I don't get the confusion behind this whole corporate check thing. It's very simple. When you own a company, the company's money is your money. They are one in the same. Writing yourself a check that's made out to you from your company is not like you're gaining any money. When you write yourself a $10 check, you didn't gain $10. You just took money out of one pocket and put it in another. Why is that hard for some people to understand?

orange
06-30-2011, 01:35 AM
I don't get the confusion behind this whole corporate check thing. It's very simple. When you own a company, the company's money is your money. They are one in the same. Writing yourself a check that's made out to you from your company is not like you're gaining any money. When you write yourself a $10 check, you didn't gain $10. You just took money out of one pocket and put it in another. Why is that hard for some people to understand?

The "confusion" is on your part. It's not a "company," it's a "corporation." There are advantages - and restrictions. And one of the restrictions is that a corporation can't give money to a candidate.

It is interesting that, leaping to his defense, you posit a scenario ("took money out of one pocket and put it in another") that is patently illegal. Feel free to look into the matter and then totally reverse yourself on what he did.*


* for the second time in this thread, I might say