THE DUPED DEM DROIDS
Wis. GOP bypasses Dems, cuts collective bargaining
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Senate succeeded in voting Wednesday to strip nearly all collective bargaining rights from public workers, after Republicans outmaneuvered the chamber’s missing Democrats and approved an explosive proposal that has rocked the state and unions nationwide.
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 “budget-repair bill” – a proposal introduced to plug a $137 million budget shortfall.
The Senate requires a quorum to take up any measure that spends money. But Republicans on Wednesday took all the spending measures out of Walker’s proposal and a special committee of lawmakers from both the Senate and Assembly approved the revised bill a short time later.
The unexpected yet surprisingly simple procedural move ended a stalemate that had threatened to drag on indefinitely. Until Wednesday’s stunning vote, it appeared the standoff would persist until Democrats returned to Madison from their self-imposed exile.
Here are the Leftards marching out after the vote:
As a retired public employee in a northeastern state I have heard all of the arguments. The cold hard facts are that regardless who did what and when, most public employee pension funds will be bankrupt in 10 to 20 yrs. There wont be a dime left for anyone. A practical solution would be to increase employee contributions and raise the retirement age on a sliding scale year by year, and prohibit part-time employees and political appointees from entering the system. All of the screaming, ranting, threats, and destructive behavior by the Communists and ultra Leftists who have infiltrated the labor movement cannot change the fact that the states are broke, and unlike the fools in the Federal government can’t print money, which helps in the short run and only puts a financial doomsday a little further down the road. Common sense tells most of us a little short term fiscal pain would pay off with long term economic gain.