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    The 14 Wisconsin state Senate Democrats who left the state two weeks ago now face fines of $100 for each day they stay away.

    Republicans remaining in the Senate approved the daily fine today with none of the Democrats present.

    http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A2KJ3CWJzW...ry%3ftrack=rss

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    The 14 Wisconsin state Senate Democrats who left the state two weeks ago now face fines of $100 for each day they stay away.



    Should be stiffer.
    ...and they should have to pay before going back.
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    They are working on recalls right now, which would force new elections for the sitting senators, and right public opinion is on the side of the Democrats.

    Polls have shown people 2 to 1 favor collective bargaining for public union workers.

    There was a poll showing that if the gubanatorial election were held today Walker would lose in WI.

    It's going to be hilarious if a few Republicans get challenged and the new vote tallys thanks to this whole spectacle change those seats Blue.
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    And other polls show that many believe Gov. Workers should not be in unions.

    Do you think government employees should be represented by labor unions that bargain for higher pay, benefits and pensions, or do you think government employees should not be represented by labor unions?

    Should 29%
    Should not 64%

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wei Wu Wei View Post
    They are working on recalls right now, which would force new elections for the sitting senators, and right public opinion is on the side of the Democrats.

    Polls have shown people 2 to 1 favor collective bargaining for public union workers.

    There was a poll showing that if the gubanatorial election were held today Walker would lose in WI.

    It's going to be hilarious if a few Republicans get challenged and the new vote tallys thanks to this whole spectacle change those seats Blue.
    Let the Unions and the Democrats piss away hundreds of millions dollars. Less money to spend on the elections in 2012. Either way, the Magic Negro and the Democrats will lose big time.

    BTW, what happened to Obama's pledge that he would put his walking shoes on and join the union picket line. HE LIED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wei Wu Wei View Post
    They are working on recalls right now, which would force new elections for the sitting senators, and right public opinion is on the side of the Democrats.

    Polls have shown people 2 to 1 favor collective bargaining for public union workers.

    There was a poll showing that if the gubanatorial election were held today Walker would lose in WI.

    It's going to be hilarious if a few Republicans get challenged and the new vote tallys thanks to this whole spectacle change those seats Blue.
    Who's poll? There you go again making idiotic and unsubstantiated claims.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wei Wu Wei View Post
    They are working on recalls right now, which would force new elections for the sitting senators, and right public opinion is on the side of the Democrats.

    Polls have shown people 2 to 1 favor collective bargaining for public union workers.

    There was a poll showing that if the gubanatorial election were held today Walker would lose in WI.

    It's going to be hilarious if a few Republicans get challenged and the new vote tallys thanks to this whole spectacle change those seats Blue.
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    And other polls show that many believe Gov. Workers should not be in unions.

    Do you think government employees should be represented by labor unions that bargain for higher pay, benefits and pensions, or do you think government employees should not be represented by labor unions?

    Should 29%
    Should not 64%

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    Notice the difference between Apoc's and your posts. He also sites polls - but has the guts and the sense to site which poll and give actual data. You should try it sometime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by obx View Post
    ...and they should have to pay before going back.
    Agreed. And they should add that any legislator who is willfully absent for more than thirty days shall be construed to have resigned his seat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus View Post
    Agreed. And they should add that any legislator who is willfully absent for more than thirty days shall be construed to have resigned his seat.
    You're on to something there . . . . but lets set a limit for the number of consecutive days they can be absent as well as a limit on the number of days they can be absent PERIOD during a session. I would add a caveat though for extenuating circumstances - and put it on the books nationally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    And other polls show that many believe Gov. Workers should not be in unions.

    Do you think government employees should be represented by labor unions that bargain for higher pay, benefits and pensions, or do you think government employees should not be represented by labor unions?

    Should 29%
    Should not 64%

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    That was so at odds with recent polling I had to check it out.

    Here is a paragraph from what I found:

    The survey was taken by Clarus Research Group, a nonpartisan polling firm based in Washington, D.C., Feb. 4-8, 2011 of a representative, nationwide sample of 1,001 registered voters. Interviewing was conducted by live telephone calls. The margin of error is +/-3.1 percent. Poll questioned asked: "Do you think government employees should be represented by labor unions that bargain for higher pay, benefits and pensions... or do you think government employees should not be represented by labor unions?"
    First, it was taken well before the Budget protest started in Wisconsin and second, it is not Wisconsin specific.

    The other interesting thing was I could not find out who paid for it.
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