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    Capitol Chaos: Legislative Leaders Call Capitol "Unsafe"
    By Tim Lethlean, Jon Byman

    Story Created: Mar 10, 2011

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    MADISON - State Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says the situation at the Capitol is "unsafe."

    Fitzgerald appeared on Newsradio 620 WTMJ's Wisconsin's Morning News. He's concerned about the ability for business to take place inside the Capitol.

    "Law enforcement is doing the best they can, but they're just undermanned," Fitzgerald said.

    The State Assembly is scheduled to be in session at 11:00 a.m. Thursday. Fitzgerald says that could be tough under current conditions. "They're (officers) are having a very difficult time cleaning out, not only the assembly wing, but the rotunda is still full of protesters."

    Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald is also urging caution. "I have told my members to not enter the building until we get word that it is safe," Fitzgerald told Newsradio 620 WTMJ.

    As to whether Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald is concerned about the safety of legislators and staffers, he's quick to say "Absolutely."

    "Senators could not move freely through the building, let alone even get in an elevator last (Wednesday) night to get out of the building," Scott Fitzgerald said.

    Even with the chaos, Fitzgerald is appreciative of the efforts of law enforcement, saying "They're doing the best they can, but they're just under-manned."

    Protesters forced their way into the Capitol following the senate vote Wednesday night. Fitzgerald says many of those protesters had help getting into the building, claiming "When the Democrat staffers opened the windows for protesters to get in...that's not how democracy is supposed to work."

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    Undermanned my ass.

    Had they done what they were ordered to do a week ago by a judge and clear the building we would be looking at a much different picture. Instead they were letting these thugs in the building with what ever they wanted.
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    Why is this being allowed to happen? Who do the unions think they're fooling?
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    We could say they are spending like drunken sailors. That would be unfair to drunken sailors, they're spending their OWN money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    Capitol Chaos: Legislative Leaders Call Capitol "Unsafe"
    By Tim Lethlean, Jon Byman

    Story Created: Mar 10, 2011

    Story Updated: Mar 10, 2011


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    Dam anarchists. Mob rule. Terrorize anyone who opposes your entitlements. This is an low point for America. Other countries watch while these fools run rampant.
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    I feel like this country is becoming some kind of 3rd World Banana Republic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ColonialMarine0431 View Post
    I feel like this country is becoming some kind of 3rd World Banana Republic.
    Worse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ColonialMarine0431 View Post
    I feel like this country is becoming some kind of 3rd World Banana Republic.
    Why wouldn't you feel that way? Our elites see themselves as a cosmopolitan aristocracy that can ride roughshod over the rest of us, our media presents falsehoods as fact and then sneers at those of us who object and our president dribbles while Egypt and Libya burn.
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    "When the Democrat staffers opened the windows for protesters to get in...that's not how democracy is supposed to work."
    The staffers who did this should all be arested and fired and FINED to help pay for damages.
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    The more I see of this issue, the more disgusting it becomes -

    One simple fact needs to be brought to light to understand this whole mess - the reason for all of it....

    This is the republican strategy to beat Obama in Wisconsin in 2012 - its not about the budget, or even necessarily about unions and their "thuggery" as you all are saying, or about any sort of principle at all. De-fund unions and things become a lot harder for O in WI.

    Its about the 2012 election, nothing more, nothing less... and the teachers are the pawns who are basically getting their lives uprooted so the the Republicans can win the state - aint life grand?
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