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

    Should Wisconsin Democrats be paid while they hide out in Illinois and subvert the democratic process?
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    Re: Should Wisconsin Democrats be paid while they hide out in Illinois?

    Why is it that there is no category as follows

    They should be paid, get a bonus and a medal for Heroism
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    Re: Should Wisconsin Democrats be paid while they hide out in Illinois?

    If a person is not at their job, and is basically a "no show" in public or private employment, they should be fired. That said, these are elected officials so they cannot just be fired, therefore they should be docked pay as they are not reporting for work. Either way, these people will not get re-elected for running away.

    This scene could be renamed, "Brave Wisconsin Democrats"

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    If a person is not at their job, and is basically a "no show" in public or private employment, they should be fired. That said, these are elected officials so they cannot just be fired, therefore they should be docked pay as they are not reporting for work. Either way, these people will not get re-elected for running away.

    This scene could be renamed, "Brave Wisconsin Democrats"

    There is more than one way to skin a cat.

    I would be willing to wager that the majority of these people who are now in Illinois will indeed be elected. Any takers?
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    Re: Should Wisconsin Democrats be paid while they hide out in Illinois?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    There is more than one way to skin a cat.
    Being cowards isn't a good way, no matter the outcome.

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    I would be willing to wager that the majority of these people who are now in Illinois will indeed be elected. Any takers?
    What's a majority - 51% of the 16? If it is, then I'll take that bet, no problem.
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    Re: Should Wisconsin Democrats be paid while they hide out in Illinois?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Being cowards isn't a good way, no matter the outcome.

    What's a majority - 51% of the 16? If it is, then I'll take that bet, no problem.
    Excellent. Here is what you stated

    Either way, these people will not get re-elected for running away
    So we will take all those running for re-election in the next cycle and I wager that a majority of them will win - you wager that a majority will lose.

    And the stakes my friend?
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    Re: Should Wisconsin Democrats be paid while they hide out in Illinois?

    I just read a couple of news reports, but they seem to be acting admirably in doing whatever's necessary to protect the interests of their constituents. Wholesale anti-union legislation would be damaging to a large proportion of working-class people in the State and appears to be wholly ideologically motivated. The Democrats are simply using State Congressional procedures to oppose it. Has a Republican never attempted to fillibuster a bill out of existence?

    Pay them or don't pay them. I'm sure that would be the least of their concerns.
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    Re: Should Wisconsin Democrats be paid while they hide out in Illinois?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    I just read a couple of news reports, but they seem to be acting admirably in doing whatever's necessary to protect the interests of their constituents. Wholesale anti-union legislation would be damaging to a large proportion of working-class people in the State and appears to be wholly ideologically motivated. The Democrats are simply using State Congressional procedures to oppose it. Has a Republican never attempted to fillibuster a bill out of existence?

    Pay them or don't pay them. I'm sure that would be the least of their concerns.
    This is what cracks me up about politics. Its okay if our side does but we'll scream bloody murder if your side does the same thing we did. Sure there might be a few people out there would be still be outraged regardless of what side did it, but I still think its the fact an issue that they oppose has not come up yet while their side is in the minority. I know that if there was a liberal governor and he wanted impose legislation that allow tax payer dollars to be used for abortion, free college for illegals or a whole bunch of issues I do not support and the politicians who shared my views were in the minority I would support them doing what it takes prevent that legislation from being enacted, including skipping town so that a vote couldn't happen.
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    Re: Should Wisconsin Democrats be paid while they hide out in Illinois?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Excellent. Here is what you stated



    So we will take all those running for re-election in the next cycle and I wager that a majority of them will win - you wager that a majority will lose.

    And the stakes my friend?
    Just to be clear - you are betting a minimum 9 of the 16 will get re-elected. (10 or 12 or > will fulfill the requirement) I am bettering a minimum 9 of the 16 will not get re-elected, more will also fulfill the requirement.. The stakes are: The loser must use the avatar of the winners choice, for 30 days, starting at the begininng of the next month. The avatar of course, must meet the acceptability of DP and cannot be offensive or violate the DP rules. Otherwise... it's open. The disclaimer is, if any of those 16 retires, dies, get's incapacitated, or otherwise cannot run - they are excluded and the numbers will change, but you will still be required to have a majority. Appointments due to early retirements will not count as being "elected" in any case.

    If you say YES to the terms, I will then be required to say YES to those terms, and the bet is on. It requires us both to agree, even though I'm suggesting those terms and the wager. If you agree - say YES.
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