Facebook Feedback: Readers on guns, raises, redistricting (with video)

3:21 PM, Apr. 18, 2013  |  Comments
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Editor's note: Throughout the week we post questions to our Facebook page to invite discussion by readers and readers post comments on our stories on www.wausaudailyherald.com. Below are excerpts from recent conversations:

Background check bill fails

Epic fail - and more proof that the majority of those in the Senate are more concerned with pandering to their big-money donors than acting on behalf of their constituents.

- Terri Powell Wiersma

This doesn't reflect the will of the people.

- Matt Powers

When has the "will" of the people ever been a priority for those in power? A majority wanted voter ID. The majority didn't want Obamacare or the Troubled Asset Relief Program. You have short memories.

- Judy Lillie

This is the best outcome possible. About time the government does something right.

- Rob Duberstein

How could this possibly be the best outcome? Votes by Sen. Ron Johnson and others against background checks ensured that any rapist, violent criminal, domestic abuser or terrorist will be able to go to any gun show in Wisconsin and buy their favorite weapons with no questions asked.

- Mark Rossano

Raises for Mosinee teachers

If they have $300,000 for more teacher pay, that's great. Why not tell teachers to draft a proposal for why they deserve a pay increase? List their success and plan for the future. Prove what they have done to deserve it. Those who submit a proposal can be evaluated by administration and any pay raises voted on, case by case.

- Tim Schneider

Teachers do not get the credit they deserve.

- Jules Ebert

Pay should be linked to community success, not consumer price index.

- Donald Schultz

More people than not haven't gotten a raise in two years! I don't know why these people keep complaining about their pay when they get paid more than most.

- Angela Baumann

Proposed redistricting law

If anyone remembers, the redistricting process got hijacked by the Legislature this last time. What was meant to be a bottom-up process, from cities and counties to the state, was ignored. All one has to do is look at the districts and see geographic and demographic nonsense. Both parties have been guilty of gerrymandering. The sane way is to put it in a nonpartisan organization to assure fairness.

- Ed Hammer

Would the results and the process been any different with the Democrats drawing the district? I doubt it. I'm sure the the Republicans would be complaining just as much as the Demcrats are complaining now.

- Tim Rheinschmidt

I would suggest a panel comprised of both Democrats and Republicans do the redistricting. One party obviously cannot be assigned redistricting. Having either party win a majority and not have that represented in Madison is unacceptable.

- Matt Powers

The key word is fairness. The party in power has no interest in fairness. I believe state Rep. Mandy Wright will follow through on this proposal when the Democrats regain control, which will happen by 2016.

- Russ Schleicher

What's your take on the Packers Family Night change?

Retrieving results.
Watching practice is fine.(Your vote)
579 votes
I'd rather watch a scrimmage.(Your vote)
862 votes
I don't want to pay to watch practice.(Your vote)
1025 votes
It doesn't matter to me.(Your vote)
1279 votes

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