Man....I look at how Chappy, and the liberals in here are crafting this fight in WI, and have to shake my head. I always thought that a conservative majority brings out the true face of liberalism for people to see, but never to this extent.
The selfishness, greed, and overall contempt for the Wisconsin taxpayers is appalling here. It is, as we have been discussing in the other thread, and remains an act of in your face, vitriolic, childishness going on here by these liberals that could care less if their state goes under or not.
Imagine if the Tea parties had done the sort of thing that the unions in league with Socialists, and Communists outlets are doing today.
It would be the lead in all of the news that evening on the networks. Today, the only mention is of those opposing the people with the signs and hate. Take a good look people these are the people teaching your kids.
These people that are now threatening the safety of the elected officials in WI. Liberals, not conservatives.
The STATE IS BROKE damnit! What don't you libs get about that? Chappy's little screed from what usually would be little more than bird cage lining the WaPo talking about how the big bad repubs want to take away "workers rights" (Communist in it roots btw) pay teachers some sub par salaries, etc. Lies, lies, lies.
Collective bargaining is at the base cause of WI's problems with it pensions, and HC in the first damned place. Libs want to hold out and say that "oh, we've agreed to the concessions that Walker presents...." However, what they leave out, and why they are in such a tizzy, is that they would give those concessions alright, but only until the next negotiation when they would take them right back and more.
What should Walker, and the repubs in the Legislature do? Here is a well thought out solution for them I hope that they adopt.
Patrick J Buchanan said this in an article:The Wisconsin Constitution assigns the state legislature the responsibility of crafting rules and definitions governing how voting is to be conducted, i.e., the mechanics of voting. Article IV, Section 7 empowers 51% of the elected legislators in each house of the Wisconsin legislature to do the following:
1) Define a quorum to include those legislators who have the ability -- if they choose -- to vote absently, either by electronic means or proxy. This would ensure that no citizens are ever deprived of representation in the state legislature even if their representative is in the hospital or out of town; and/or
2) Pass a statute (or legislative rules) that any legislator who refuses or fails to represent his constituents by participating in the deliberations of that body for more than 30 days is to be regarded as having resigned his office. Once again, this would ensure that no citizens are ever deprived of representation in the state legislature even if their representative is in the hospital or out of town or just refuses to show up for work.
Every state permits absentee voting, and more and more are permitting electronic voting from locales other than town halls and school gymnasiums. Extended times for voting (between Day X and Day Y) are also being enacted in a number of states.
Such a statute or rule for Wisconsin's legislature would state that so long as a member can reach a telephone and is able to record a vote, that member should be counted as part of a quorum. The act of not voting, that is abstaining, has never been counted against a quorum. It's the ability to cast a vote that is all that has mattered.
American Thinker: Two Solutions to the Wisconsin Stalemate
"The anti-democratic methods President Obama’s union allies are using in Wisconsin testify to the crucial character of the battle being fought."
Why Scott Walker Must Win « Patrick J. Buchanan – Official Website
And he is absolutely right about that.