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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Unions and Dems Lose Wisconsin

The Cockroaches came to nothing.

Hey folks,

I would say that they were sprayed, but they all still have Jobs. At least for now. But there little disappearing act meant nothing in the long run.

According to the AP - Wis. GOP bypasses Dems, cuts collective bargaining By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The nearly month-long standoff in the Wisconsin Legislature over explosive union rights legislation rocketed toward a dramatic finish Thursday after Senate Republicans outmaneuvered their missing Democratic counterparts and pushed through the bill.

The dramatic turn of events late Wednesday set up a perfunctory vote Thursday morning in the Assembly on the measure that would strip nearly all collective bargaining rights from most public workers. Once the bill passes the Assembly, it heads to Republican Gov. Scott Walker for his signature.

Within hours after the Senate passed the bill, a crowd of hundreds of protesters grew to about 7,000 in the Capitol, a crowd as large as any seen inside the building over three weeks of demonstrations.
How many Wisconsin Employees are there? I guarantee you, most of these were Bussed in but the DNC.
"The whole world is watching!" protesters shouted as they pressed up against the heavily guarded entrance to the Senate chamber.
Yup. And they are on the side of the Republicans.
Most protesters left by midnight - many were expected back Thursday - but dozens of others spent the night in the Capitol corridors. State officials said no attempts would be made to force them to leave.

The bill had been stymied after all 14 Senate Democrats fled to Illinois nearly three weeks ago, preventing the chamber from having enough members present to pass it. Walker introduced it to plug a $137 million budget shortfall.

The Senate requires a quorum of 20 to take up any measures that spends money. But a special committee of lawmakers from both the Senate and Assembly voted late Wednesday afternoon to take all the spending measures out of the legislation and the Senate approved it minutes later 18-1. Republican Sen. Dale Schultz cast the lone no vote.

"I voted my conscience which I feel reflects the core beliefs of the majority of voters who sent me here to represent them," Schultz said in a statement.
So sorry, so sad, see ya. He knew it wouldn't mean a thing. He did it because he is in a Big Union town.
Until Wednesday's vote, it appeared the standoff would persist until Democrats returned to Madison from their self-imposed exile. But in a matter of minutes, it was over.

"In 30 minutes, 18 state senators undid 50 years of civil rights in Wisconsin. Their disrespect for the people of Wisconsin and their rights is an outrage that will never be forgotten," said Democratic Senate Minority Leader Mark Miller. "Tonight, 18 Senate Republicans conspired to take government away from the people."

Miller said in an interview with The Associated Press there is nothing Democrats can do now to stop the bill: "It's a done deal."
It goes on and on, but you get the point. Oh, 50 years of Civil Rights? Please. Idiot. So there you have it folks. It's a done deal in Wisconsin. So? Who's next?

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