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    Re: Wisconsin Governor to Missing Democrats: Do Your Job

    wisconsin nuke option:

    At issue is a normally obscure Senate rule that requires a quorum of 20 senators to vote on fiscal matters but just 17 to vote on other matters. There are 19 Republicans in the Senate. Mr. Fitzgerald and other members of the Republican leadership planned to meet Monday to establish a schedule for Tuesday’s order of business.

    The move, which came as union members and supporters packed into the capital for a seventh straight day, provoked speculation that the restrictions on collective bargaining included in Gov. Scott Walker’s “budget repair bill” could potentially be added to other legislation as an amendment and passed in the absence of Democrats. It would be another legislative maneuver in a standoff that has seen plenty of them.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/22/us...nsin.html?_r=1

    meetcha in madison, mates

    or not, it looks like some of you might miss it

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    Re: Wisconsin Governor to Missing Democrats: Do Your Job

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    wisconsin nuke option:



    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/22/us...nsin.html?_r=1

    meetcha in madison, mates

    or not, it looks like some of you might miss it
    I don't like this move at all. Walker should just go out to the protesters, tell them the bill is being pulled off the table. Then when the money isn't there to pay their salary, whatever percentage of them will be fired due to the budget shortfall, and that's that. The math doesn't add up... if teachers can't understand that, they deserve to be canned.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Wisconsin Governor to Missing Democrats: Do Your Job

    wapo, today:

    The daunting tower of national, state and local debt in the United States will reach a level this year unmatched since just after World War II and already exceeds the size of the entire economy, according to government estimates.

    But any similarity between 1946 and now ends there. The U.S. debt levels tumbled in the years after World War II, but today they are still climbing and even deep cuts in spending won't completely change that for several years.

    As President Obama and Republicans squabble over whose programs to cut and which taxes to raise, slow growth and a rising tide of interest payments - largely beyond their control - are making the job of fixing the budget much harder than in the past. Statehouses and governors face similar challenges.

    After World War II, the federal debt - including debt purchased by the Social Security Trust Fund - hit nearly 122 percent of gross domestic product. State and municipal debt back then was minimal. By the time Dwight Eisenhower was elected president six years later, the federal government's debt had dipped to about three-fourths of GDP.

    Moreover, today state and municipal governments are also facing fiscal woes - another difference between now and the postwar era. State and municipal governments from Sacramento to Madison to Harrisburg have racked up about $2.4 trillion in debt, or more than 15 percent of GDP.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...022003201.html

    it's your move, madison

    all of america is watching
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    Re: Wisconsin Governor to Missing Democrats: Do Your Job

    Quote Originally Posted by diablo45 View Post
    and i feel any fleeing the state to avoid "more for the rich" legislation are heroes
    Typical liberal perspective. Whenever an important decision is eminent allow emotion to rule over reason. They are cowards, not heroes. They are shirking their elected responsibiity to We The People. As a matter of fact the governor ought to get out the WI state Constitution and have his state attorney read it! If I were a WI citizen and in an effected district of representation I'd reference the Constitution and start up a Petition of Recall. In it I'd include the detailing of the "fraud" actively committed by them in partaking in the sick notices debacle. You likely cheered that on in your deluded state rebelling against The Rule of Law. Reagan was right about you liberals y'know!

    "more for the rich"
    Don't you have things a bit confused? This is a "public" sector action NOT a "private" sector one where your arch enemy..., this nasty capitalist state where those mean-spirited and greedy corporations provide all the jobs for your needy "affimative action" citizens in that "diversity" deluged "big tent" you demonRATs have erected for "victims" of a capitalist system that rewards initiative and hard work and passes right by indolence. Here "the rich" are the fat-cat union folk. These are greedy union members who care not for sharing the burden of impending government bankruptcy and advocate only for the greed and interests of #1....THEMSELVES.

    [sarcasm]I've consulted with many of your infirmed ilk in the past. Your prognosis for this mental illness is extremely poor. As it progresses it withers away at the physical being too. The majority of those stricken with liberalism metasticize to terminal liberalism, which needless to say...is definitively fatal. You have my sincere condolences in advance. If you pm me a "next of kin" note I'll put a reminder for a sympathy card in my tickler file, because the whole concept...tickles me so![/sarcasm] Nighty-nite.


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    Supplemental: Sorry gang, but I started reading this thread from the OP and #3 got my attention for the sheer lunacy manifested. I sincerely hope I haven't posted against a deceased member who may have passed on in the interim as you're now up into the near 500 post range or so.
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    Re: Wisconsin Governor to Missing Democrats: Do Your Job

    Quote Originally Posted by randel View Post
    i'm 40 j....just trying to help you with your spelling
    I'm older than that. Would you like me to help you with your capitalization and punctuation?

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    Re: Wisconsin Governor to Missing Democrats: Do Your Job

    I can't even text without the proper spelling and punctuation

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    I'm older than that. Would you like me to help you with your capitalization and punctuation?
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    Re: Wisconsin Governor to Missing Democrats: Do Your Job


    This is why Unions aren't in favor of the people.
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    Re: Wisconsin Governor to Missing Democrats: Do Your Job

    Quote Originally Posted by Gapeach View Post

    This is why Unions aren't in favor of the people.
    As good news as this is there is something being missed here. If she hadn't found out that she was contributing monies being misused and against her own husband would she have still have stood tall on this issue? I think not. Such abuse by unions has been going on for years all over this country led by the NEA and the unions. These people, liberals in the main though they be, know it's wrong and silently enable it at best or beat the drums in support of it at worst.
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    Re: Wisconsin Governor to Missing Democrats: Do Your Job

    Simply unbelievable. Isn't this the same thing that this union did to this woman, nearly the same as what the poor little babies are squealing about in WI, as far as it concerns taking away her rights?

    Man, I am so sick of liberal hypocrisy I could, well you know what.


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    Re: Wisconsin Governor to Missing Democrats: Do Your Job

    Quote Originally Posted by doctorhugo View Post
    Typical liberal perspective. Whenever an important decision is eminent allow emotion to rule over reason. They are cowards, not heroes. They are shirking their elected responsibiity to We The People. As a matter of fact the governor ought to get out the WI state Constitution and have his state attorney read it! If I were a WI citizen and in an effected district of representation I'd reference the Constitution and start up a Petition of Recall. In it I'd include the detailing of the "fraud" actively committed by them in partaking in the sick notices debacle. You likely cheered that on in your deluded state rebelling against The Rule of Law. Reagan was right about you liberals y'know!

    Don't you have things a bit confused? This is a "public" sector action NOT a "private" sector one where your arch enemy..., this nasty capitalist state where those mean-spirited and greedy corporations provide all the jobs for your needy "affimative action" citizens in that "diversity" deluged "big tent" you demonRATs have erected for "victims" of a capitalist system that rewards initiative and hard work and passes right by indolence. Here "the rich" are the fat-cat union folk. These are greedy union members who care not for sharing the burden of impending government bankruptcy and advocate only for the greed and interests of #1....THEMSELVES.

    [sarcasm]I've consulted with many of your infirmed ilk in the past. Your prognosis for this mental illness is extremely poor. As it progresses it withers away at the physical being too. The majority of those stricken with liberalism metasticize to terminal liberalism, which needless to say...is definitively fatal. You have my sincere condolences in advance. If you pm me a "next of kin" note I'll put a reminder for a sympathy card in my tickler file, because the whole concept...tickles me so![/sarcasm] Nighty-nite.


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    Supplemental: Sorry gang, but I started reading this thread from the OP and #3 got my attention for the sheer lunacy manifested. I sincerely hope I haven't posted against a deceased member who may have passed on in the interim as you're now up into the near 500 post range or so.
    Bravo, and welcome Dr.

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