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Thread: Should Wisconsin Democrats be paid while they hide out in Illinois?

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    Re: Should Wisconsin Democrats be paid while they hide out in Illinois?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    Nope. It appears that they are doing exactly that, protecting the people of Wisconsin from an elective dictatorship. There are more ways to represent your constituents than merely making yourself into compliant lobby fodder. They are opposing the Governor using congessional procedure, just like raising points of order, filibustering, obstructive amendments etc. As I applaud their aim, I applaud their tactics. As you deplore their aim, you deplore their tactics. That's politics for you.
    Yea, they sure are doing their job sitting in a Rockford, IL hotel for a few days right? Maybe one day democrats will realize that budgets cuts are necessary, and that means that their beloved unions might be in the same field as well. I find it quite humorous that democrats defend so strongly these unions, yet they make up for less than 10% of the workforce, as the private sector makes up nearly 90% of the employment in this country, give or take a few. Corporations and small businesses are constantly getting hammered with increased tax hikes and regulations and you don't see them crying and protesting like these unions do you?

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    Re: Should Wisconsin Democrats be paid while they hide out in Illinois?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Do you think either side is willing to change the rules so that votes can go on if politicians refuse to show up to vote?
    No. I don't. I have very little faith in our representatives currently. I think most of them rely on partisan rhetoric to get elected since most of them have very little knowledge of how to actually run a country.

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    Re: Should Wisconsin Democrats be paid while they hide out in Illinois?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Why is it that there is no category as follows

    They should be paid, get a bonus and a medal for Heroism
    Quoted for great truth.

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    Re: Should Wisconsin Democrats be paid while they hide out in Illinois?

    I think they should be fined... These people are running and trying to dictate their views in a sad attempt to silence democracy. They are villains, not heros.
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    Re: Should Wisconsin Democrats be paid while they hide out in Illinois?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I say yes. They are doing what their voters elected them to do which is oppose and prevent legislation that their constituents oppose and support and enact legislation that their voters support.
    But where is the line? Anything that accomplishes this is considered doing their job? Just for arguments sake, what if they assasinated the opposition. They would be preventing legislation that their constituents oppose afterall.

    I believe fleeing is morally wrong just as assasination would be. But I am a person that believes that the end result is not the only factor but also how you go about acheiving that result.

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    Re: Should Wisconsin Democrats be paid while they hide out in Illinois?

    Quote Originally Posted by Baralis View Post
    But where is the line? Anything that accomplishes this is considered doing their job? Just for arguments sake, what if they assasinated the opposition. They would be preventing legislation that their constituents oppose afterall.

    I believe fleeing is morally wrong just as assasination would be. But I am a person that believes that the end result is not the only factor but also how you go about acheiving that result.

    I do not think you can really compare the two. Assignations and skipping town on are different ends on the immorality scale,its like comparing picking up money you find off the ground to robbing a bank. And as far as I know it is legal to skip town to prevent a vote.

    If the voters do not like politicians skipping town to prevent votes then they should harass the hell out of their elected officials to make it where politicians forfeit their votes for skipping towns and votes can go on. However I see no side wanting to change this.
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    Re: Should Wisconsin Democrats be paid while they hide out in Illinois?

    I wasn't trying to imply that the two were on the same level only that I view both tactics as immoral. Legal does not necessarily equate to moral imo.

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    I just heard that today they removed electronic deposits on their paycheck. So to collect their pay they will have to return to the state.
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    Re: Should Wisconsin Democrats be paid while they hide out in Illinois?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Should Wisconsin Democrats be paid while they hide out in Illinois and subvert the democratic process?
    Reverse the situation. What would have been the position of the Main Stream Media had the Republicans walked out in the middle of the health care debate even though they could have used the same lame ass excuse now being touted as justification for the political treason now engaged in Wisconsin and Indiana? WE ARE THE MINORITY and THEY (the majority) are trying to rush this legislation through without giving us the minority a chance to read or debate the law. Laugh My Ass Off at the obvious hypocrisy. Not fun riding in the back seat...is it? Elections have consequences.....yada, yada, yada....Man up grow a pair and SHOW UP, stop crying and whining like the liberals you are.
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    Re: Should Wisconsin Democrats be paid while they hide out in Illinois?

    Quote Originally Posted by Walter View Post
    Reverse the situation. What would have been the position of the Main Stream Media had the Republicans walked out in the middle of the health care debate even though they could have used the same lame ass excuse now being touted as justification for the political treason now engaged in Wisconsin and Indiana? WE ARE THE MINORITY and THEY (the majority) are trying to rush this legislation through without giving us the minority a chance to read or debate the law. Laugh My Ass Off at the obvious hypocrisy. Not fun riding in the back seat...is it? Elections have consequences.....yada, yada, yada....
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    Re: Should Wisconsin Democrats be paid while they hide out in Illinois?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Walter. Wake up. I'm on your side.
    Are you the Main Stream Media? I offered an opinion...about the AWOL TREASONOUS actions of the PROGRESSIVES. Do you think traitors should be paid for treason? The truth takes no sides.

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