So the Dems who camped out out of state to hold the state legislature hostage on voting to restrict Public Union power in Wisconsin were taking advantage of a loophole that said there needed to be a quorum present to vote on any measures that spend money, and the bill restricting Public Union power had spending measures in it.
So the Republicans took them out and passed the remainder of the bill.
"You are cowards!" spectators in the Senate gallery screamed as lawmakers voted.Oh yeah? What were they cowering from? The rude people screaming at them as they defied their will right in front of them? The crowds of the "community organized" who chased and harassed Senators around the capitol last week? The hundreds which swelled into thousands when they found out the vote was going on? Cowards?
I think I would call them courageous.
The cowards were hiding over the state line avoiding the consequences of last November's election.
"In 30 minutes, 18 state senators undid 50 years of civil rights in Wisconsin."Really? I guess they're back to separate drinking fountains for blacks now, and all workplace safety rules are out the window. Why I figure employers will just stop paying their employees at all now. And benefits? Pshaw! Fuggeddaboudit. Hyperbole much?
"Their disrespect for the people of Wisconsin and their rights is an outrage that will never be forgotten"Um ... what about the people of Wisconsin who elected that same Senate Majority?
"Tonight, 18 Senate Republicans conspired to take government away from the people."Funny, I see it as a step in giving it back to the people.
Public unions use taxpayer money to help elect the people they will be negotiating their contracts with, and in turn those elected want to stay in office so they keep those same public unions happy. This cozy relationship keeps the rest of the taxpayers out of the loop as they continue to fleece the state for their own sweet deals.
The Dems are freaking because they see a loss of steady, guaranteed campaign funds.