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Paychecks to be withheld from absent Wisconsin senators
Boston Herald ^ | 2-22-11

Posted on 02/22/2011 2:14:46 PM PST by chickadee

MADISON, Wis. — State senators who miss two or more session days will no longer get paid through direct deposit. They’ll have to pick up their checks in person on the Senate floor during a session.

(Excerpt) Read more at bostonherald.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: democrats; paychecks; ratsontherun; senators; wisconsin; wisconsinshowdown
Ha, ha, ha - now this is creative.
1 posted on 02/22/2011 2:14:47 PM PST by chickadee
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To: chickadee

I love it! Go GOP!


2 posted on 02/22/2011 2:16:22 PM PST by livius
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To: livius

THAT is awesome! I love it!!!!


3 posted on 02/22/2011 2:17:13 PM PST by GOPRaleigh (It's gonna be a loooonnnggg 4 years...)
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To: chickadee

omg like they’re gonna miss that token bullshIt per diem when they’re getting whores and caddies from the left.


4 posted on 02/22/2011 2:18:08 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (Every knife in my back pushes me forward.)
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To: chickadee

....pink slips should be included with these checks...


5 posted on 02/22/2011 2:18:18 PM PST by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: chickadee

The headline is very misleading.

Their checks are not being withheld, only the method of delivery has changed. These 14 lawmakers could face charges of bribery, as well.


6 posted on 02/22/2011 2:18:36 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: chickadee

Bump.


7 posted on 02/22/2011 2:20:17 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (Who needs Al Queda to worry about when we have Obama?)
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To: chickadee

Harass the hell out of these communists RATS.


8 posted on 02/22/2011 2:21:34 PM PST by Logical me
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To: chickadee

Why are they being paid? They’ve admitted to deliberately walking out on the job they were elected to do and refusing to return.


9 posted on 02/22/2011 2:22:51 PM PST by The Brush
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To: The Brush

My understanding is that because there is no defined work week or work hours for elected officials, (i.e., they’re often in recess, etc), they can’t be docked for being absent.


10 posted on 02/22/2011 2:25:43 PM PST by chickadee
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To: chickadee

ah, the power of the purse....

;)


11 posted on 02/22/2011 2:26:50 PM PST by matginzac
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To: livius

Perfectly acceptable.

You do not show up for work, you do not get paid.


12 posted on 02/22/2011 2:27:40 PM PST by Ev Reeman
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To: livius
I love it! Go GOP!

FINALLY something.

13 posted on 02/22/2011 2:28:44 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: chickadee
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14 posted on 02/22/2011 2:32:05 PM PST by MtnMan101 (THE PROBLEM WITH SOCIALISUM IS THAT YOU EVENTUALLY RUN OUT OF OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY)
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To: tennmountainman
We are witnesses abject anarchy right now. Rules and laws mean nothing to these barbarians.

So be it. But if the Republicans still want to obey the Geneva Convention when the Demoscub thumb their noses at it, we have already lost.

15 posted on 02/22/2011 2:34:15 PM PST by fwdude (Anita Bryant was right.)
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To: chickadee

If I told my boss that I wasn’t going to work, and made a public display of going to where he was unable to get ahold of me -

it would be called ‘Work Abandonment’. I’d be fired.

So, Govenor; why not tell the legislators that if they do not return by ‘x’ date, they will be considered as having abandoned their job, and their position will be up for a fresh appointment .... let me see, who appoints a state Legislator if they are unable to fulfill their term ????

There are legal ways of addressing these things.


16 posted on 02/22/2011 2:41:29 PM PST by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: Hodar

Truthfully, I think this kind of thing (unseating an elected official) is best left to the community which elected him/her. Wisconsin communities, like those of other states, don’t like to bossed around by the Capital.


17 posted on 02/22/2011 2:43:30 PM PST by chickadee
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To: chickadee

I heard they may have state credit cards that can be cut off.


18 posted on 02/22/2011 2:45:19 PM PST by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi)
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To: DGHoodini

I hope so. Because you know the Dems have been charging this entire romp to the State of Wisconsin.


19 posted on 02/22/2011 2:49:36 PM PST by livius
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To: DGHoodini
I heard they may have state credit cards that can be cut off.

at the very least, they should not be allowed to claim expenses used on the card during this fiasco.

I really would like to know why that isn't Fraud, Waste and abuse ? !
20 posted on 02/22/2011 2:52:51 PM PST by stompk
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To: chickadee

What needs to happen is Governor Walker needs to call the credit card companies and report the state cards those guys have as stolen.

Or declare that “official business” only happens within Wisconsin, so the state will not pay out of state charges on those cards.


21 posted on 02/22/2011 2:53:39 PM PST by cc2k ( If having an "R" makes you conservative, does walking into a barn make you a horse's (_*_)?)
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To: DGHoodini

They have debit cards which cannot be used for hotels or food (the cards are coded to refuse such charges.)

They also have State Travel Cards, which are billed to them personally, i.e., they are responsible for paying the charges. The cards are usually issued with a $2000 limit, but they could be higher for elected officials.

In order to get the reimbursement to pay off a travel card, they must fill out a Travel Expense Report, which must be OK’d by a supervisor and must be approved by the Travel Dept as bonafide state travel expenses.

We shall see what happens.


22 posted on 02/22/2011 2:55:01 PM PST by chickadee
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To: All

what are the ethical rules regarding loans and borrowing money?

if the union lends them money or they obtain “sweetheart loans” from a credit union, does this have to be reported and would it be an ethics violation?


23 posted on 02/22/2011 2:55:47 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: chickadee
State senators who miss two or more session days will no longer get paid through direct deposit. They’ll have to pick up their checks in person on the Senate floor during a session.

If they aren't there then why are they paid at all?

24 posted on 02/22/2011 2:58:02 PM PST by K-Stater
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To: K-Stater

I think I mentioned this further up the thread - but there are no defined hours or days for elected officials, hence it is not possible to say they “missed” work and make it stick. Under this same theory, they don’t get sick days either.


25 posted on 02/22/2011 3:00:27 PM PST by chickadee
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To: chickadee

And if they claim they were out due to a medical absence then they should have to provide a doctors note as well. /s


26 posted on 02/22/2011 3:10:48 PM PST by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Why pay them at all? Seems to me they quit.


27 posted on 02/22/2011 3:14:31 PM PST by Lilyjuslan
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To: chickadee

Is Wisconsin a full time or part time legislature?

Here in Indiana it’s part time, they have to have a real job for most of the year. It’s a good thing when legislators have to work in the real world part of the time.


28 posted on 02/22/2011 3:14:42 PM PST by nascarnation
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To: Ev Reeman

The state, governor, or which ever body as required by statute, needs to declare these seats as VACATED by those who pulled this little stunt to shirk their constitutional duty and avoid the vote, and call a special election soon, within weeks, to fill the empty chairs. No salary, no benefits, nothing, and forbidden to run again for any public office. See ya!


29 posted on 02/22/2011 3:15:48 PM PST by Vindicator1 (wow wow wow)
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To: DGHoodini
I heard they may have state credit cards that can be cut off.

Withold their pay checks, cut off their state credit cards, then monitor the situation closely to see who picks up the tab for this little junket they're on. Follow the money.

30 posted on 02/22/2011 3:22:59 PM PST by GreenHornet
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To: nascarnation

I believe it is part-time. Their annual pay is just under $50,000.


31 posted on 02/22/2011 3:23:00 PM PST by chickadee
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To: chickadee

Have any of their constituents begun circulating recall petitions yet?


32 posted on 02/22/2011 3:23:39 PM PST by FrdmLvr (Death to tyrants)
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To: chickadee
HA. No workee, no payee
33 posted on 02/22/2011 3:25:05 PM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: the invisib1e hand

Do you know what the salaries and per diems are for these state legislators? Typically it’s not much, but whatever the salaries are will cause the wives some serious concern when they have to pay the bills.


34 posted on 02/22/2011 3:26:12 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: chickadee

why are they still getting paychecks?


35 posted on 02/22/2011 3:29:27 PM PST by Retired Greyhound
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To: Lilyjuslan; All

36 posted on 02/22/2011 3:32:25 PM PST by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: chickadee

lol! Awesome!


37 posted on 02/22/2011 4:03:46 PM PST by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: CodeToad

The best way to snare a Democrat is with a check:)


38 posted on 02/22/2011 4:04:59 PM PST by chickadee
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To: DGHoodini

They could cut off their credit cards, their phones, and per deim pay. What I predict they will do is wimp out.

They could be voting on a whole host of things that don’t require the presence of their AWOL buddies.

The fact they haven’t, says an awful lot.

Democrats when in the majority, do everything in their power to ram through their agenda, when they lose power they always want a dialogue, to find common ground. Sad thing is it seems to work every time.


39 posted on 02/22/2011 4:16:27 PM PST by itsahoot (Almost everything I post is Sarcastic, since I have no sense of humor about lying politicians.)
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To: chickadee

"The governor's withholding their paychecks. Kraig has asked if we could release some union funds to the Senators hiding out."


40 posted on 02/22/2011 4:21:20 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: chickadee

Time to start docking them too.


41 posted on 02/22/2011 5:46:03 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (We kneel to no prince but the Prince of Peace)
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To: chickadee

The Dem politicians and the teachers are costing the state money.

The amount per day should be calculated and then their pay docked to cover the amount.


42 posted on 02/22/2011 5:48:33 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (We kneel to no prince but the Prince of Peace)
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To: chickadee

and the RATS, take another one in the.........HA ha!!!

43 posted on 02/22/2011 6:24:34 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: COBOL2Java
tooo damn funny... sad but prolly true
44 posted on 02/22/2011 6:40:54 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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