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    Re: Indiana Democrats flee state legislature to avoid anti-union vote

    All of you who are holier than thou...

    February 2004

    Indiana Republicans did the same freakin' thing in 2004 when Democrats who were in the majority in the House wouldn't let them amend the constitution to hate gays...

    Back then, they called it proudly a part of democracy. Of course, they now say it "un-democratic" when Democrats do it.

    Hypocrisy much?
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    By the way: Scroll down to Feb. 23
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    Re: Indiana Democrats flee state legislature to avoid anti-union vote

    Quote Originally Posted by FilmFestGuy View Post
    All of you who are holier than thou...

    February 2004

    Indiana Republicans did the same freakin' thing in 2004 when Democrats who were in the majority in the House wouldn't let them amend the constitution to hate gays...

    Back then, they called it proudly a part of democracy. Of course, they now say it "un-democratic" when Democrats do it.

    Hypocrisy much?
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    By the way: Scroll down to Feb. 23

    Republican legislators boycotted the Indiana House of Representatives, bringing it to a standstill, in an effort to get their proposal for a constitutional ban on gay marriage heard.


    pretty childish but I would point out this appears to be a single day boycott in order to allow a bill they favored to be allowed to the floor for a vote.

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    Re: Indiana Democrats flee state legislature to avoid anti-union vote

    Quote Originally Posted by FilmFestGuy View Post
    All of you who are holier than thou...

    February 2004

    Indiana Republicans did the same freakin' thing in 2004 when Democrats who were in the majority in the House wouldn't let them amend the constitution to hate gays...

    Back then, they called it proudly a part of democracy. Of course, they now say it "un-democratic" when Democrats do it.

    Hypocrisy much?
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    By the way: Scroll down to Feb. 23
    They did NOT do the same thing. I don't see anything about them leaving the state. They boycotted because the speaker, then a Democrat, would even allow debate on an amendment. NOT EVEN ALLOW DEBATE. Kind of not the same thing. No leaving the state. BTW, the Dems in Indiana in 1995 walked out for two weeks over redistricting and the Dems did a one-day walkout in 2005 to prevent passage of a voter ID bill. In none of these cases can I find any mention of legislators skipping the state...


    Indiana House boycott new twist in long rivalry | jconline.com | Journal and Courier

    - In 1995, Democrats staged a two-week walkout during the 1995 session until Republican leaders withdrew a surprise proposal to redraw legislative districts for the 1996 elections and reduce the 100-member House by one Democratic seat. Democrats won back the House majority in the 1996 election as Democrat Frank O'Bannon was elected governor.


    - In 2001, outnumbered Republicans holed up for two days, refusing to take the floor in protest of new legislative districts drawn by Democrats. But Bosma and Democratic leaders agreed to some minor changes that were just enough to break the impasse. Democrats kept their slim majority in the 2002 election.


    - In 2004, Republicans blocked action for a week by staying off the floor because then-Speaker Bauer refused to let a proposed constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage even be debated. Republicans won a 52-48 majority in the 2004 election that also saw Daniels win the governor's office.


    - In 2005, Democrats staged a one-day walkout that temporarily derailed a voter ID bill and other Daniels initiatives that later became law, leading to the governor lashing out at Bauer. Democrats regained House control in the 2006 election.
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    Re: Indiana Democrats flee state legislature to avoid anti-union vote

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    you have some strange ideas about how the workplace functions when it's unionized.
    Really? Do individual members of a union get raises based on their individual effort, or does every union member get the same pay based on job title and length of service ???

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