Skip to comments.Senate Republicans Standing Tall! (California Senate)
Posted on 02/15/2009 6:25:50 PM PST by BAW
This morning, treating the members of the California State Legislature like they are criminals, the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the Assembly literally have the Capitol on "lock down" -- no legislators are allowed to leave the building. Why is this?
EARLIER THIS MORNING, SENATOR DAVE COX ANNOUNCED THAT HE WILL NOT SUPPORT THE BIG-5, BIG-TAXES BUDGET PROPOSAL. COX HAS JOINED WITH TWELVE OF HIS SENATE REPUBLICAN COLLEAGUES AND BECAUSE THERE IS A VACANCY IN THE SENATE, THERE ARE NO LONGER THE VOTES TO GET A TWO-THIRDS FOR THE MASSIVE, RECORD-BREAKING $14 BILLION++ IN NEW TAXES.
Our message to Senate Republicans is loud and clear: THANK YOU AND KEEP HOLDING THE LINE.
Millions of California families that the Democrats would punish because of Democrat over-spending, slapping families with a projected annual tax increase of over $1200 a year (some say it's over $1500 a year) are COUNTING ON YOU.
Lets hope the Republicans in Cali manage to kill the bill at least temporarily. I am sure the empty seat will be filled with a Democrat soon.
Does anyone know who is paying the fiddler? The music will stop, and then everyone will have to find a chair. I hear a might ROAR, a flushing sound, of people leaving that State when welfare checks bounce.
It’s funny how fast a big state can go in the toilet once they decide to take on Mexico’s poverty problem.
YAHOOOOOOOOOO! Let the DEMOCRATS make the hard choices!
Good on our guys. Question...is this legal?
Zip a Dee Doo Dah! Way to go Republicans! Hang tough!
They’re probably “not allowed” in the sense that, if they leave, they may lose the vote. I don’t think they are handcuffed to their seats.
Senate Republicans: HOLD THE LINE!!!! Don’t tax us back to the stone age!!!!!
If you are a CA resident, go here to find your rep and leave them a little Valentine note about voting no.
Call your Senator’s office and thank them for standing tall!
(Yep... they’re there. Senate convenes again in 10 minutes)
Bingo! One hospital here in Fresno provided 136 million dollars in unpaid health care this year. The illegal trespassers need to go home.
This is good news but how long can they hold out?
I am not in Cali, yet would it be reasonable to ask: I know some of your counties are upset as Sacremento, and are “withholding” funds from the state capital, I know with the recent “cease and decist 10th Amendment resolutions spreading around the rest of the nation, even leading to dare I say it “Secession” if called for”, would it be possible for some of your counties that feel/are gyped to issue the same kind of warnings to the State gov in Sact? Afterall isn’t the eastern and norther parts of the state much different from your coast anyway? Maybe they should reform the “STATE OF JEFFERSON”? just a thought from a non-CAfornian out here in the heartland watching this fiasco with both disgust (and delight) that RINOS are getting their “cumupance”
oddly the repub is aheadin the recount.
I think the answer is that yes, this is legal; typically, and this applies to Congress too, the presiding officer of the legislative body orders the sergeant-at-arms to round up members and bring them, at gunpoint if necessary, to the legislative chamber. Remember the fiasco in Texas a couple of years ago—rather than be arrested by Texas state troopers and brought to the Capitol in Austin to be forced to participate in a quorum, a number of ‘Rat state legislators made for the border and set up shop in Ardmore, Oklahoma.
Surprise! Surprise! Surprise! Not for long though I fear. .