Skip to comments.Missing Wisconsin Democrats Who Skipped Anti-Union Vote Left the State, Senator Says
Posted on 02/17/2011 1:37:52 PM PST by antidemoncrat
The 14 Senate Democrats who are boycotting a vote on a controversial "union-busting" bill have left the state, a Wisconsin state senator said.
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1 is barricaded in his office. Maybe they will frogmarch him to the floor...
i want to know if they used a school bus - if so, the gov needs to report it as stolen and arrest them all
Well, that’s a step in the right direction. What would it take to get them, keep them out of the country?
dereliction of duty. can’t they be recalled for this? dang.
When participants in government elected officials work to undermine the legislative process, our Republic has come to an end.
If the GOP walked out they’d just deem the rules changed and pass it anyway.
Where is Tom Delay calling on FAA planes when we need him (the way he did when Dems did the same thing in Texas).
Obama is bussing in his “Organizing for America” and DNC goons from out of state to thwart the will of the people in Wisconson while Senate DemocRATS fee out of state to avoid voting on the bill.
Picture: Obama’s Organizing for America promotes chaos in Wisconsin
Nachumlist ^ | 2/17/11 | Nachum
Posted on Thursday, February 17, 2011 4:00:03 PM by Nachum
Proof of direct involvement of the White House in promoting chaos.
DNC playing role in Wisconsin protests
Politico ^ | 2/17/11 | Ben Smith
Posted on Thursday, February 17, 2011 3:53:46 PM by chickadee
The Democratic National Committee’s Organizing for America arm — the remnant of the 2008 Obama campaign — is playing an active role in organizing protests against Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s attempt to strip most public employees of collective bargaining rights.
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Unions want to overturn election result
jsonline ^ | Feb. 16, 2011 | Patrick McIlheran
Posted on Thursday, February 17, 2011 4:04:04 PM by BenLurkin
The public-sector union tantrums, meant to make lawmakers wobble, have an inadvertent message for the rest of us: Voters can vote all they want. We can elect a cheapskate governor and a Legislature to match. But come the moment, unions will have the last, loudest word.
They’ll have it if takes marches. They’ll have it if it takes what amounts to an illegal strike, with so many Madison teachers calling in sick Wednesday that the district closed schools. If it takes showing up for a we-know-where-your-family-is protest on Walker’s Wauwatosa lawn while he was at work, the unions are sure they can outshout any election result.
This is exactly why Walker is right to limit the unions’ power over government spending.
Walker, remember, is not removing unions’ fundamental power to bargain for wages. He is demanding that state workers put 5.8% of their wages toward retirement and that they cover 12.6% of their health care premiums, which would still have them paying more than $100 less a month than the average schmoe. He is also proposing that elected officials determine the shape of employee benefits without having to bargain them, and this as much as the added cost has unions crying “unfair.”
They insist this is the end of unionization in government, something to which they have as much right, they say, as anyone else.
But they miss a bedrock difference. Unions in the private sector are a way of organizing private interests, those of employees, against other private interests, those of a company’s owners, for economic gain and for protection against unfairness. In government, workers are already protected against unfairness by civil service laws, and Walker has supported expanding those. Economically, government unions pit a private interest, that of employees, against the public’s interest, that of taxpayers and voters.
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Didn't work. The Governor got in front of the cameras and stated it they did not get back to their jobs he would have them jailed.
The dem senators should be docked pay for every day they are absent.
If I were governor I would declare the missing legislatures and “sick” teachers thieves for being paid today and have the state troopers arrest them for defrauding the state. Also, I’d have the teacher’s union criminally charged with conspiracy to defraud the state.
demand collective bargaining rights that they say are essential to keeping kids in schoolThis is the kind of "logical thinking" they're going to be passing on to the kids?
“Obama is busing in his Organizing for America and DNC goons from out of state to thwart the will of the people in Wisconsin while Senate DemocRATS flee out of state to avoid voting on the bill.”
Sounds like the Federal government is attempting to overthrow a State’s government.
Any legal action that can be taken? Anyone know?
And stay out. Wherever their loyalties lie, they don’t seem to be with the state that elected them.
Does anyone know their names? Is there a list?
So rather than do their jobs, they run like scared rabbits? They need to be disciplined.
Absolutely! And all money given to them to maintain offices and staff should be impounded. The paychecks of any of their staff should be frozen until these so-called "Senators" showed up. In fact, I'd say furlough all of their staffs -- no pay at all for when their "Senator" was absent. And if they don't show up, just declare the seat vacant and hold another election for their district.
Not necessarily the “federal government”,