Wisconsin Republicans Give the Middle Finder To The People

Wisconsin state senate Republicans passed an amended version of a bill that would curtail bargaining rights of most state workers.   Republicans approved the amended version on March 9, despite the absence of 14 Democratic senators who fled the state to prevent a necessary quorum of 20 votes.    The vote was 53-42 in favor of the bill.  What a surprise!  The amended bill stripped the spending component out of the original proposal, enabling lawmakers to pass the bill.  Walker is expected to sign the bill into law.

Assembly Minority leader Peter Barca (D) filed a complaint with the Dane County District Attorney’s office, claiming Wednesday night’s committee hearing violates Wisconsin’s Open Meetings Law.  The state senate and the state assembly violated Wisconsin’s open Meetings law by failing to give proper notice of their intended activities.

Madmen, remember this is chess, it ain’t checkers.  We have got to stand with our unionized brethren and support their fight.  The government is attacking our unions and it will not stop in Wisconsin.  We are being forced to bear the brunt of the budget cuts to close this country’s debt while the rich sit back and eat cake.

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