Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Walker Survives Recall Election

Governor Walker, of Wisconsin, survived his recall election by only a few points. This despite massively out spending his challenger.

The victory with fifty-three percent of the vote versus forty-six percent, is being hailed as huge victory against labor unions.

Lieutenant governor Rebecca Kleefisch and state senate majority leader Scott Fitzgerald also both survived their recalls.

As of early Wednesday, the other seat up for grabs in the state senate was being won by less than 800 votes, by the challenging Democrat.

Some controversy arose when Madison reported that 119% of registered voters, had voted in the recall.

State laws do allow for same day registrations, and Democrats are claiming that is how such a high turnout is possible.

Republicans are largely ignoring the matter, due to winning anyways.

Colorado Reclaiming Over Payed Jobless Benefits

Colorado has announced that it over payed as much as $128 million in unemployment in 2011.

The state is now seeking to reclaim every cent of that money.

While four percent of the money is due to fraudulent claims, ninety-six percent is purely from clerical errors.

Many of the people who were over payed, are still unemployed, and simply do not have the money.

For people that can not pay, the state is offering waivers, that allow for them to pay once they are employed.

Based on national rankings, Colorado is seventh in the nation for improper unemployment payments.

Across the US, there are nearly $5.1 billion in over payed unemployment.

Remembering: D Day

On June 6, 1944, after years of preparation, and months of training, the Allies launch their assault on Nazi Europe.

Over night more than 18,000 British and US paratroopers dropped behind enemy lines.

13,000 aircraft provided air cover for 6,000 landing craft, ships, and other vessels which carried 176,000 soldiers across the channel.

At 6:30 am troops hit the beaches, slowly but constantly gaining ground.

By the end of the day over 155,000 Allied troops would be in the beachheads, and working their way further into France.

The invasion was a huge success, despite not reaching all of it's original objectives.

Part of the success was the confusion amongst the German ranks, who's command staff were giving countermanding orders.

Hitler himself was sure that the invasion would come elsewhere, convinced that Patton would lead any invasion force into Calais.

But Patton was purely being used as a decoy, and the attacks came at Normandy, led by Bradley.

Allied air power also was key in taking out bridges, causing German troops long delays in responding to the invasion.

Around 4,500 Allied troops sacrificed their lives on D Day alone.

It would be the true beginning to the end of the war in Europe.