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Originally posted by searching4truth
You know what, that's fine, the government needs to then enact some sort of rule for the future that voting will take place with those present and pass/fail based on the ratio or number of present members, because avoiding work is b.s.
Originally posted by exile1981
reply to post by searching4truth
Since I don't live there I can make a suggestion but someone in the state would need to propose it to there representatives and then the state constitution would need to be ammended using whatever process they have in place for that.
Originally posted by kosmicjack
The Republican Governor and Legislators are exploiting an economic and budgetary crisis to political ends in order to get rid of collective bargaining, which is what they have always wanted to do. It's kind of hypocritical to feign outrage when the Democratic legislators use political tactics to save it. And if budgets are so tight, why waste precious resources by calling out the State Police. Doesn't that cost money?
All it says to me is that it's business as usual. The ship is going down and they're killing each other over life rafts while the people drown.
Originally posted by Dwigt
reply to post by herenow
There are many more of us Wisconsin folk who are happy with the job our elected officials are finally doing. You just hear about the big stink that a few are making. It was the democrats that were in office for so long that put us in this budget mess to begin with.
Originally posted by rangersdad
reply to post by Mapkar
Now the democrats are going to stay away for weeks if need be....they should lose their pay and be fired just like anyone else who refuses to do the job they were hired to do...
(CNN) -- This week's bitter budget showdown in Wisconsin isn't the first time state legislators have fled a state, left a building or refused to show when votes were called.
The "Killer Ds" and the "Texas 11," for example, skedaddled from Texas in 2003 to prevent consideration of a redistricting bill.
In 1839, a young Abraham Lincoln, serving as a Whig in the Illinois House, jumped out of the building in a futile bid to prevent Democrats from getting a quorum to vote on a banks bill.
Members of the 1891 Florida Senate went to Georgia in a bid to prevent a quorum for the election of a U.S. senator.
And in 1994, Republican members of the California Assembly refused to show up for floor sessions in an effort to prevent Democrats from electing Willie Brown as speaker with less than a majority vote.