Skip to comments.Indiana Democrats flee to avoid voting (AGAIN!)
Posted on 01/25/2012 2:32:36 PM PST by EBH
With Republican-controlled Indiana on the verge of becoming a "right to work" state, Democrats in the state House on Tuesday took the only step they have left to prevent it, if only for a bit longer. They disappeared. Again.
A final vote on the measure, which would bar union contracts from requiring nonunion members to pay fees for representation, had been expected Tuesday in the House, which Republicans dominate, 60-40.
But with scores of union members and supporters filling the Statehouse halls in Indianapolis in protest, most Democrats refused to turn up for floor sessions -- not once, but twice on Tuesday afternoon.
The absences, only the latest in a series of absences and fierce partisan debate over the issue during the state's legislative session, meant that Republicans did not have enough members on the floor to do business; 67 representatives are required.
And so -- with the national spotlight soon to descend on Indianapolis for the Super Bowl, and with the tense standoff only rising among lawmakers and protesters -- Indiana finds itself at the center of a fight over the role of unions and their power, not unlike the issues that boiled over last year in Ohio and Wisconsin.
Republicans say the "right to work" legislation would allow workers who do not wish to support unions not to be forced to do so, and would entice new businesses to move to Indiana, which would be the first state in more than a decade to approve such a provision.
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Behold the fleebagger party
I love how they are all about choice when it comes to abortion and okay with forced unionization. Ridiculous two- year old behavior, but not surprising. Actually, I know some more rational two year olds.
spineless basteds. they should be jailed for dereliction of duty.
Texas democrats did the same a few years ago and it didn’t work out well for them at all!
Proof they are fascists at heart.
oh wait wrong thinking.
It passed the Indiana House-Bill 1001-The Right to Work law. Now goes to Indiana Senate and on to Gov. Daniels for signature. Hopefully by Friday...
they SHOULD be fleeing We the People....
Don’t make me come down there.
Romen... I mean, 0bamacare was shoved down our throats without R’s running away (well, where would they run?), yet when the toddler party doesn’t like something, they need to pout and abandon the process.
Thank you for the update. Good...he’ll sign it.
It would be cool if these Rats would flee and never come back. Maybe it could start a nationwide trend and the country would be saved. I here Venezuela is a friendly place for Leftist.
Mark them AWOL, then prosecute!
right there is only one thing they have to do.
They obviously hate the constitution and hate being in the minority so here is a way to solve their baby tantrums.
Let most of the northern states especially the north est and leave with most of the west coast, let them join Quebec and let them have their liberal socialist utopia.
One one condition, they take all their illegals, perverts, homosexuals and the lunatic left.
I’d give them 10 years before their country goes to crap and they’ll be crying to come back.
Flee to France and stay there.
Flee to France and stay there.
I like that!
haha thanks for the update, dude. These Democrap clowns should stay out of Indiana forever and become hobos.