Republicans In Wisc. Pass Curbs on Gov't Unions

-By Warner Todd Huston

After all the huffing and puffing, we find that Wisconsin’s Republicans have a spine after all. They have taken a step that they have many times threatened and divvied up the budget bill with the provisions to scale back some of the collective bargaining “rights” once had by the state’s government employees and gone ahead and passed the thing.

On Wednesday night, the Wisconsin Senate — minus the fleebagging Democrats that have run off to Illinois — separated from the budget bill the part of the previous legislation that eliminates some, but not all, of the collective bargaining capacity of government workers.

Even though the past legislation could not be passed without a quorum because of the fleeing Democrats, the Senate Republicans utilized a work around to pass the parts of the legislation that affected unions. By separating the union parts out of the budget bill, they got around the quorum requirements that are necessary to pass bills that concern spending. With the part that didn’t spend money in committee legally and properly and without the need for a quorum the Republicans passed the union provisions.

With no sense of irony or ability at introspection, once they heard of the Republican’s move demonstrators at the capitol were heard to cry “This is not democracy!

After all, these are the same people trying to grind Wisconsin to a halt with protests and have supported Democrats that have run off to another state like cowards. And they have the gall to say that it is the Republicans defeating democracy.

This will certainly escalate the war in Wisconsin, for sure. The fun is just beginning.

Kuddos to Governor Scott Walker, though. This certainly proves that he doesn’t care about popularity polls. He’s doing what he said he’d do. Finally a politician that tells us exactly what he aims to do and does it.

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