Originally posted by burdman30ott6
It's called "Democracy" when the Democrats flee the state to prevent the duly elected representatives of the people of Wisconsin from doing the job
they were sent to do, including protecting the future of Wisconsin by not allowing the state to go so far into debt their credit rating drops to
slightly above Greece.
It certainly is. And it's perfectly legal, unlike hte 10-second vote the WI Republicans held the other day. Especially when you consider those 14
Democrats are taking it on hte chin in the interests of the people they represent
. Seriously, Democracy is not "majority rules" - that's
thuggery, which is why the Republicans love it so.
It's called "Democracy" when the same democrats are heavily compensated and donated to by union leaders who, in turn, make their fortunes off
the backs of the same workers they supposedly care about and want better lives for via mandatory union dues.
Yup. Because unlike the bosses who also make their livings off the workers' backs, the union reps will go to fight for the workers they represent -
and they can be thrown out on their butts if they don't do so. We could argue that lobbying isn't terribly democratic, but we can both agree that both
sides have a more or less even split between lobbying interests.
It's called "Democracy" when the actual act of democracy (taking a vote among the elected representatives) is blocked.
Yup. There's all sorts of measures that can be taken to prevent or stall a vote. See, there's more to the system than just casting votes; the elected
representatives are supposed to represent the people who elected them. Ergo why the Republican lawmakers are making illegal efforts to rape the
workign class, while Democratic lawmakers are trying to keep that from happening.
It's called "facism" when steps are taken to actually take a legal vote among the representatives.
Actually there was nothing legal about the vote that was held. And since the entire point of the vote is to strip rights from citizens
outright threads of violence from the governor himself, hell yes it's Fascism.
It's called "facism" when they attempt to stop the out of control spending.
No, it's not; that's just propaganda. There are literally thousands of other places that spending could be cut; in fact the Unions have bent over
backwards to help with htat, invcluding taking pay freezes and benefit cuts. The Republicans are trying to strip the right to collective bargaining,
which carries no expense to the state
. They are doing this as an attempt to break union power, strip citizen rights, and turn Wisconsin into
It's called "facism" when the representatives attempt to assist the tax payer back into a standing position, back them away from the barrel the
unions bent him over, and get his pants back up around his waist and properly buckled.
When doing so portrays the taxpayer himself as the enemy that must be stopped, with violence no less - as is absolutely the case - then yes.
Yeah, clearly that game works both ways...
Only if you're completely ignorant.
I find it that hte people who are loudest about "small government" are also the ones cheering the loudest when government tries to curtail the rights
edit on 27/2/2011 by TheWalkingFox because: (no reason given)