Skip to comments.Paychecks to be withheld from absent Wisconsin senators
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. Theyll have to pick up their checks in person on the Senate floor during a session.
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I love it! Go GOP!
THAT is awesome! I love it!!!!
omg like they’re gonna miss that token bullshIt per diem when they’re getting whores and caddies from the left.
....pink slips should be included with these checks...
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.
Harass the hell out of these communists RATS.
Why are they being paid? They’ve admitted to deliberately walking out on the job they were elected to do and refusing to return.
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.
ah, the power of the purse....
You do not show up for work, you do not get paid.
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.
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.
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.
I heard they may have state credit cards that can be cut off.
I hope so. Because you know the Dems have been charging this entire romp to the State of Wisconsin.
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.
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.
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?
If they aren't there then why are they paid at all?
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.
And if they claim they were out due to a medical absence then they should have to provide a doctors note as well. /s
Why pay them at all? Seems to me they quit.
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.
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!
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.
I believe it is part-time. Their annual pay is just under $50,000.
Have any of their constituents begun circulating recall petitions yet?
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.
why are they still getting paychecks?
The best way to snare a Democrat is with a check:)
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.
Time to start docking them too.
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.