Walker doesn’t support arresting federal officials

2012-11-15T14:00:00Z Walker doesn’t support arresting federal officialsThe Associated Press The Associated Press
November 15, 2012 2:00 pm  • 

MADISON — Gov. Scott Walker does not agree with nine Republican state lawmakers who say they would support arresting federal officials who try to implement President Barack Obama’s health care law in Wisconsin.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel first reported Tuesday that the lawmakers told the Campaign for Liberty they would back legislation to declare the Affordable Care Act illegal and allow police to arrest federal officials who take steps to implement it in Wisconsin.

Democratic state Rep. Jon Richards on Thursday called on Walker to renounce their position.

Walker’s spokesman Cullen Werwie says in a statement that “Governor Walker doesn’t support arresting people for implementing federal law.”

Walker plans to announce on Friday whether he will implement a state-run health insurance exchange under the law or have the federal government run it.

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  1. Richy
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    Richy - November 16, 2012 9:30 am
    I am neither Republican or Democrat and after reading everyone's post it makes me even happier because I have no one to argue with and am glad I cant be blamed for any of it! LOL Have a nice Day :)
  2. Maerzie
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    Maerzie - November 16, 2012 12:35 am
    Yah! Right! ; )
  3. Maerzie
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    Maerzie - November 16, 2012 12:13 am
    But, so many don't understand that fact! Many schools don't even teach Civics anymore. They learn all their "Civics" on "FAUX FAIRY TALES" and the radio brainwashing entertainer shows.
  4. Maerzie
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    Maerzie - November 16, 2012 12:09 am
    Walker's already thinking of his NEXT election! He DID read the writing on the wall!
  5. Maerzie
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    Maerzie - November 16, 2012 12:08 am
    Actually, before Roe vs. Wade, which was voted on by 3 Republicans, 3 Independents, 2 Democrats, and 1 Libertarian, in their 7 "FOR" and 2 "AGAINST" law, millions of women used to ALSO die, BESIDES the babies they killed in their self-abortions at home, or their back-alley butcher-shop abortions. The law was made to save the lives of these fools, who have been committing abortions since B.C. times! Our old-time "orphanages" would be fuller with their other kids than their houses, as they had no mothers. Desperation and lack of faith in God drives most of those women to kill their babies, though a few are pure selfishness! Absence of humanitarian programs, as the Romney-Ryan budget planned (to pay for PART of their TRILLION dollar welfare program to themselves), always increases the numbers of abortions on record, though many are STILL done by women at home! Do the research! Republicans are only "Pro-Birth!" After the birth, to heck with that same baby, living in poverty!
  6. Clara Fying
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    Clara Fying - November 16, 2012 12:05 am
    These are the 9:
    Rep. Chris Kapenga (R-Delafield); Sen. Mary Lazich of New Berlin; Reps. Don Pridemore of Hartford; Erik Severson of Star Prairie; Tom Larson of Colfax; Scott Krug of Wisconsin Rapids; and three Republicans elected for the first time last week who will be sworn in early next year - Rob Hutton of Brookfield, Mark Born of Beaver Dam and Dave Murphy of Greenville
  7. Maerzie
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    Maerzie - November 15, 2012 11:54 pm
    After the election, Walker HAS to start thinking, or , at least do a good job of pretending. The Kochs aren't going to pay millions to save his butt forever. He already did most of the damage they paid for! Wisconsin is a majority Democrat state, and has been for years, whether La Crosse people vote for themselves, or if they feel sorry for the super-wealthy and fall for the lies and distortions to get Catholic votes. Sr. Joan Chittister pointed out that the Republican Party is truly NOT "Pro-Life"! Their policies include ZERO humanitarian, Christ-like legislation. Every single humanitarian program has always been put forth by Democrats.
  8. I_Rob_Crack_Dealers
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    I_Rob_Crack_Dealers - November 15, 2012 10:43 pm
    A "working man" that votes Republican is like a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders!
  9. Napoleon
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    Napoleon - November 15, 2012 7:18 pm
    Republicans: wacky crazy kooky loony goofy nutty dorky weird wonky daffy ditsy corny .......

    Don't arrest them, commit them to the nut house instead!
  10. Balancr
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    Balancr - November 15, 2012 7:07 pm
    Looks like Walker is attempting to appear human.
  11. america as founded
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    america as founded - November 15, 2012 5:41 pm
    > or the self-serving democrats who fled to Illinois because they were cowards
    > or the democrats who caused millions to be spent for a recall just because they were poor losers.
    > or the morons who voted for Obama, twice, and support Obamacare that is already increasing health care cost.
    > or .............never mind.

    You can't fix stupid!
  12. sass
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    sass - November 15, 2012 4:52 pm
    I don't agree with some of the things Walker has supported, but I do give him credit for realizing the right wing of his party does not speak for people. I'm pleased to see he really gets it.
  13. Frangel45
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    Frangel45 - November 15, 2012 4:17 pm
    oops, You don't deserve to be in office for the simple fact that you REFUSE to get along, ....
  14. Frangel45
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    Frangel45 - November 15, 2012 4:15 pm
    I have never seen so many outright BITTER people here in La Crosse since the election - as if I alone successfully pulled off this FABULOUS SUCCESS. Get over it for Pete's sake and start COOPERATING - you'd be amazed what a little cooperation, open-mindedness would do for our country overall. You don't deserve to be in office for the simple fact that you don't REFUSE to get along, don;t know how to work on problems for the benefit of EVERYONE. GROW UP - ALL OF YOU.
  15. Seriously Now
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    Seriously Now - November 15, 2012 4:07 pm
    Talk about foot dragging. What bar were these folks in and how many beers did they have before they made such a statement? Demand their names.
  16. LAX
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    LAX - November 15, 2012 4:06 pm
    How about it Trib? What are the names of the morons who want to arrest Federal authorities? P-poor "journalism!"
  17. David Lee
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    David Lee - November 15, 2012 2:37 pm
    Never underestimate how ignorant the republicans are
  18. lookout
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    lookout - November 15, 2012 2:33 pm
    What are the names of these people? We should know who to blame for our country crashing an burning at the end of this year. What's wrong with those republicans? Man, what abunch of little kids, throwing a temper tantrum. Who voted for these people? Who ever voted for them, needs to be arrested, for voting for morons. If anyone should or needs to be recalled, it's those republican's .Their the same people who will send this coun try down the tubes. They have the mind set of pea brains, who think if they don't get their way, the rest of the country should suffer. Can't wait for the buget talks. It's going to be their fault when our country goes into a great deppression at the end of this year. Everyone in Wisconsin should send them a nasty gram, telling them to suck up their pride, do what's right for the country, and it's people.
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