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    Republicans threaten to send State Patrol after Wisconsin state Senate democrats who fled the state and go into hiding to prevent Republicans from passing budget cuts and ending collective bargaining

    Republicans in the Wisconsin state Senate looked poised to pass a hugely unpopular budget bill Thursday, but Democrats skipped town, "depriving Republicans of the three-fifths majority needed to pass the budget and its controversial anti-public union provisions." The Democratic senators staged a walkout earlier in the day, and Republican officials said State Patrol officers might be sent to round them up. But the lawmakers didn't just leave the building; they left the state and aren't telling anyone where they are. "I know the whereabouts of not a single Democratic senator," a Democratic spokesman told TPM. "I do not know what latitude they're on, or know what longitude they're on. I assume they're in this hemisphere." This is encouraging to the thousands of teachers, prison workers, and firefighters who have filled the Wisconsin Capitol in protest for the last several days
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    Maybe they all skipped off to Argentina to be with their soul mates.
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    Sure. Half doesn't get us much, but if all the politicians ran away it'd be a great day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Odd View Post
    Sure. Half doesn't get us much, but if all the politicians ran away it'd be a great day!
    Atleast they started with the worst half.


    And btw, I agree with the WSJ on this one (scary). I agree with the budget cuts and the reduction in collective bargining, but he's going about it in the wrong way. A week from proposal to voting isn't enough time. Refusing to discuss it is wrong. If he wants support on this, he needs to do the legwork to let people know what it is actually going to do.
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    They sure picked a nice spot to stay in Illinois.

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    I approve of the Tilted Kilt.

    Meanwhile, fishing in Russia:

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    From what I understand, the unions had already had their chance to negotiate, and they flatly refused any concessions.

    That's when the Governor decided to bypass the negotiation process, and submit the bill to outlaw collective bargaining because the unions didn't enter negotiations in good faith, and just used it as a delaying tactic.

    As far as I'm concerned, they can scream like stuck pigs and can be "inspired by Egypt" all they want to, but their pensions and insurance systems are far above what the private sector gets - They're not getting any sympathy from me, if their union perks come first in priority, before the survival of their state.

    The workers are being extremely selfish, because if they don't start contributing a lot more to their retirement and insurance, a lot of them will have to be laid off. It's very distasteful that they can't take a small 10% hit in exchange for saving a lot of their fellow worker's jobs.

    But unions are like that: Workers with no seniority are almost sub-human, and the ones with seniority hold onto their loot like a greedy little kid. God, I hate unions.

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    I disagree with the "workers" or "labor" label. Unless you are a Marxist you are an employee, an associate, ect.

    Meanwhile, fishing in Russia:

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