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    Wisconsin Republicans vote to strip public worker collective bargaining rights withou

    Wisconsin Republicans vote to strip public worker collective bargaining rights without Dems

    MADISON, Wis. Republicans in the Wisconsin Senate voted Wednesday night to strip nearly all collective bargaining rights from public workers after discovering a way to bypass the chamber's missing Democrats.

    All 14 Senate Democrats fled to Illinois nearly three weeks ago, preventing the chamber from having enough members present to consider Gov. Scott Walker's so-called "budget repair bill" a proposal introduced to plug a $137 million budget shortfall.

    The Senate requires a quorum to take up any measures that spend money. But Republicans on Wednesday split from the legislation the proposal to curtail union rights, which spends no money, and a special conference committee of state lawmakers approved the bill a short time later.

    The lone Democrat present on the conference committee, Rep. Tony Barca, shouted that the surprise meeting was a violation of the state's open meetings law but Republicans voted over his objections. The Senate then convened within minutes and passed it without discussion or debate.

    Spectators in the gallery screamed "You are cowards."
    I don't know if they're cowards, they just risked a massive recall to carry out the agenda of a few billionaire GOP supporters...

    I'd say they're just dumb cheeseheads.

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    Re: Wisconsin Republicans vote to strip public worker collective bargaining rights wi

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Wisconsin Republicans vote to strip public worker collective bargaining rights without Dems



    I don't know if they're cowards, they just risked a massive recall to carry out the agenda of a few billionaire GOP supporters...

    I'd say they're just dumb cheeseheads.
    Sadly you don't understand the economic damage the Public Sector Unions have done to the state, and why this measure is being used to curtail such largess in the future. They aren't doing it for today, they are doing it to save the state tomorrow.
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    Re: Wisconsin Republicans vote to strip public worker collective bargaining rights wi

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Wisconsin Republicans vote to strip public worker collective bargaining rights without Dems



    I don't know if they're cowards, they just risked a massive recall to carry out the agenda of a few billionaire GOP supporters...

    I'd say they're just dumb cheeseheads.
    Translation: Pouts, and kicks something on the floor.


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    Re: Wisconsin Republicans vote to strip public worker collective bargaining rights wi

    Since there was no quorum, it will not stand up in court. The Wisconsin State Supreme Court will overturn this in short order.
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    Re: Wisconsin Republicans vote to strip public worker collective bargaining rights wi

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Since there was no quorum, it will not stand up in court. The Wisconsin State Supreme Court will overturn this in short order.
    So you say....


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    Re: Wisconsin Republicans vote to strip public worker collective bargaining rights wi

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Wisconsin Republicans vote to strip public worker collective bargaining rights without Dems



    I don't know if they're cowards, they just risked a massive recall to carry out the agenda of a few billionaire GOP supporters...

    I'd say they're just dumb cheeseheads.
    Just so there's no misunderstanding, I thanked you for posting 15-minute-old news. Good job. I don't agree with your comment.

    Wow. Just wow. Well, I guess the Democrats didn't see this coming....or maybe they did, but knew there was little they could do to stop it.

    Now let's see if all those people who said, "HEY!!!!! The Dems are just using the rules...." will say the same thing about Republicans.

    Wow. Just wow.

    Edit: Bunch of courageous Republicans. I am now absolutely certain they honestly believe they are doing the right thing for the state of Wisconsin.
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    Re: Wisconsin Republicans vote to strip public worker collective bargaining rights wi

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Sadly you don't understand the economic damage the Public Sector Unions have done to the state, and why this measure is being used to curtail such largess in the future. They aren't doing it for today, they are doing it to save the state tomorrow.
    Which is BS. The Teachers Union had already agreed to ALL of the monetary concessions. What this is really about is the Koch Brothers' influence over the Governor, who is breaking the unions, while lying that it is all about being fiscally responsible.
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    Re: Wisconsin Republicans vote to strip public worker collective bargaining rights wi

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Which is BS. The Teachers Union had already agreed to ALL of the monetary concessions. What this is really about is the Koch Brothers influence over the Governor, who is breaking the unions, while lying that it is all about being fiscally responsible.
    Gheeze Dana, you really are a cliche' of liberal hates and talking points, why not just drop the pretense and declare already?


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    Re: Wisconsin Republicans vote to strip public worker collective bargaining rights wi

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Which is BS. The Teachers Union had already agreed to ALL of the monetary concessions. What this is really about is the Koch Brothers influence over the Governor, who is breaking the unions, while lying that it is all about being fiscally responsible.
    So you say...
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    Re: Wisconsin Republicans vote to strip public worker collective bargaining rights wi

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
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    I don't know if they're cowards, they just risked a massive recall to carry out the agenda of a few billionaire GOP supporters...

    I'd say they're just dumb cheeseheads.
    The republicans just like the democrats are supporting and enacting legislation their constituents support and opposing and preventing legislation their constituents do not want. I say good for the republicans for finding a way to get this done.
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