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Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Historic Recall Election in Wisconsin

  Governor Scott Walker has worked hard since being elected into office just over a year ago. He promised tough choices to bring Wisconsin's economy around and taxes down. He has done that with cuts majorly in union government and teaching jobs with asking them to help pay for some of their health insurance benefits and giving counties a better control over their burdening budgets by asking more cooperation from their staff and teachers as well.

 Many were not happy with that. Thousands stormed the capital building in Madison and protested for weeks while this process was going on. Many of these protesters were not even from Wisconsin! Many were bused in and they left the capital and surrounding grounds in a very expensive cleanup situation.Those same protesters are back today in front of the capital building with their colorful bus driving around and around the area picking people up and dropping them off. Another costly mess. A very noisy crowd all around.

  What has not turned into a mess has been many of Walkers policies since excepted into law. Many people even found smaller property tax bills this year (ourselves included) something that has not happened in a long time.

  Many of his policies are working. They are making the state work within its budget like the rest of regular Americans do. The way government should be made to do across the country. It is working. Washington D.C. take notice!

  Walker is only the third Governor to ever be recalled in the United States history. The first in Wisconsin. As I write this it looks like Scott Walker will also make another historic moment by being the first Governor to win and beat his recall! Along with his Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch.

  We did our civic duty and voted mid-morning at our townships historic town hall. It was once a one room school house for the township way back in the late 1800's. I thought I would share that building with you today.

 LaFayette Township town hall
click to enlarge any of my photos,
please ask to borrow

The building still retains much of its school house charm. Of course some modern updates have been added. Electricity and an indoor bathroom to name a few.

  Until next time...

Where there any primaries or other voting in your state today or coming soon?


  1. Lovely facade.
    Great captures.

  2. What a cool building!

  3. Love the photos and love the license plate! Too cool my friend. Hey we got a fabulous give-away starting soon (June 25th) if you start playing Monday's Music Moves Me this coming Monday and every Monday after that at least until we're over. Wanna huh??????

  4. Love that building.

  5. Great to see you posting again Faythe! Really tough choice, our children are our nation's greatest asset and teaching probably the most underpaid job, property values are down with property taxes sky high. No quick fix in sight.

  6. What a quaint building ;-)

    Have a great WW!, thanks for stopping by and linking up ;-)

  7. Great blog, liked it!
    Cheers from Argentina.

  8. He did what he promised to do. All states should take notice. Especially California and New York. Then there is Washington D.C. I love this post Faythe.

    Have a terrific day. :)

  9. Hubby and I worked the polls for our primary last Tuesday. What a long day! We had to be there at 6 a.m. and didn't get all of our materials turned in until 10 p.m. But it was lovely to see people coming out to exercise their precious right to vote.

  10. What a lovely old building!

  11. What a charming building! Thank you for the visit! Happy WW!

  12. That schoolhouse is darling! Congratulations on keeping your governor!

    Link up at Royalegacy

  13. ohhh I LOVE old schoolhouses! The entire elementary school in my town started off as I small school house and it's been added onto many times. I love visiting the old portion when I can.

    Happy WW! Feel free to stop by and link up!


  14. Great post and photo... it seems to make your voting more meaningful when taken in such a historic perspective.

    Have a great week and thanks for hosting.

  15. That is quite the place to vote! I had forgotten you were from there, y'all have been busy!

  16. What a beautiful town hall and lovely image.

  17. Electricity and indoor bathrooms are good no matter how historic the building!

  18. I wish politicians would get rid of bureaucracy and let us choose how to spend our own $$$. Let's not even MENTION pension funds!!!

    hey are you feeling better? hope so.

  19. Hey there! I just stumbled on your cute blog and I have to say I’m your newest adoring follower! Also I’d just love for you to come check out a giveaway I’m having that ends tomorrow!! Hope to see you there!

    Thanks so much!
    Xo, Emily



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