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

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Read the rules that govern the state legislatures in question and you can answer your own question with the facts.
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    Re: Indiana Democrats flee state legislature to avoid anti-union vote

    Quote Originally Posted by dadrone View Post
    For this reason alone, I find it hard to believe people are cheering them on. Do those people actually enjoy tax dollars just going by the wayside? What if either party did this nonstop or whenever they felt like it? Seems childish and at minimum, a theft of taxpayer dollars.


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

    Looks like this BS is spreading. Why don't the dems just whip out guns and hold everyone hostage until they get everything they want? That's how the Somalia's do it, and it seems to work for them.

    Bunch of whiny butt politicians, run away and pout. Idiots.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    Why don't they stay and fight for what they believe?

    It's because they are wrong and they can't justify what they do stand for.
    I don't really see how this is any different than filibustering in the us senate.
    If these democrats "fought for what they believed" and let the vote go, they'd lose, much like any party with less than 50 seats in the senate that filibusters.
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    Re: Indiana Democrats flee state legislature to avoid anti-union vote

    Quote Originally Posted by iamitter View Post
    I don't really see how this is any different than filibustering in the us senate.
    If these democrats "fought for what they believed" and let the vote go, they'd lose, much like any party with less than 50 seats in the senate that filibusters.
    Apparently the people of WI wanted this...they voted for the Republicans. Now they must deal with what is being presented to them. Everyone is going to have massive cuts, this is just a beginning. Which we already have people running for the hills. Its sad. Persuade your point to the other side and get their vote but if you can not...thats the way the cookie crumbles.
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    Re: Indiana Democrats flee state legislature to avoid anti-union vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Gapeach View Post
    Apparently the people of WI wanted this...they voted for the Republicans. Now they must deal with what is being presented to them. Everyone is going to have massive cuts, this is just a beginning. Which we already have people running for the hills. Its sad. Persuade your point to the other side and get their vote but if you can not...thats the way the cookie crumbles.
    You could say the same about the senate. Let's go back to 2008.
    Apparently the people of US wanted this...they voted for the Democrats. Now they must deal with what is being presented to them.
    And yet they didn't.

    The filibuster was put there specifically to prevent the imposing of the majority on the minority. I don't see this as any different. Using parliamentary procedures to block a bill.
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    Re: Indiana Democrats flee state legislature to avoid anti-union vote

    Quote Originally Posted by iamitter View Post
    I don't really see how this is any different than filibustering in the us senate.
    If these democrats "fought for what they believed" and let the vote go, they'd lose, much like any party with less than 50 seats in the senate that filibusters.
    So its ok for the Democrats to sit out the remainder of their term........to stop the bill?




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

    Quote Originally Posted by iamitter View Post
    You could say the same about the senate. Let's go back to 2008.
    Apparently the people of US wanted this...they voted for the Democrats. Now they must deal with what is being presented to them.
    And yet they didn't.

    The filibuster was put there specifically to prevent the imposing of the majority on the minority. I don't see this as any different. Using parliamentary procedures to block a bill.
    To me its a bit different. We get our senators from every state of the nation. WI gets their reps from...WI. I dont believe I have the words to express what I mean tonight, so I believe I am finished with at least this post for the night
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    Re: Indiana Democrats flee state legislature to avoid anti-union vote

    Quote Originally Posted by iamitter View Post
    You could say the same about the senate. Let's go back to 2008.
    Apparently the people of US wanted this...they voted for the Democrats. Now they must deal with what is being presented to them.
    And yet they didn't.

    The filibuster was put there specifically to prevent the imposing of the majority on the minority. I don't see this as any different. Using parliamentary procedures to block a bill.
    So now it's the Dems who are the "Party of No" or actually the "Party of No Show".
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    Re: Indiana Democrats flee state legislature to avoid anti-union vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Badmutha View Post
    So its ok for the Democrats to sit out the remainder of their term........to stop the bill?




    Not going to work comes natural to Democrats.......
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    If that's what the constituents who voted for them want them to do, yes.
    Otherwise, no.

    I don't think skipping work is right, I'd much prefer they had a law like the US senate.
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