GOP won't yield to protest in Wisconsin

GOP won't yield to protest in Wisconsin

There are 129 comments on the DispatchPolitics story from Feb 21, 2011, titled GOP won't yield to protest in Wisconsin. In it, DispatchPolitics reports that:

Wisconsin Republicans yesterday upped the pressure on Democrats who fled to Illinois to return home and vote on an anti-union bill, with the governor calling them obstructionists and a GOP lawmaker threatening to convene without them.

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Bob

Buford, GA

#1 Feb 21, 2011
Don't cave into the thug union mentality.
Why not the police unions

Columbus, OH

#2 Feb 21, 2011
The Wisconsin governor has said he's not going to disband the police unions, because they supported him during the election.

That just proves this is not about unions at all, but about politics, pure and simple.
Moving to Texas

United States

#3 Feb 21, 2011
It's like those Democrat Cowards belong to a UNION and think that they have no responcibility to do THEIR JOB
CincyTom

Cincinnati, OH

#4 Feb 21, 2011
Moving to Texas wrote:
It's like those Democrat Cowards belong to a UNION and think that they have no responcibility to do THEIR JOB
It's hardly cowardly to put what's right ahead of families and home. These Democrats represent a lot of people including teachers and public service personnel and their families. The thuggery is on the part of the Republicans and governor who refuse to negotiate because they have the strong majority. That's not just thuggery, that's bullyism.
Clueless Unions

Westerville, OH

#5 Feb 21, 2011
The Wisconsin Teachers that have walked out on doing their jobs should be fired. Yesterday several videos were shown with "doctors" passing out sick slips at the protests. These sick slips are after the fact and it did not prevent these liars to protest and be out of school for 3 days.
The Milwauke teachers last year were at odds with the schools because they wanted Viagra to be covered for their prescription drug program at a cost over $750K.
This is the greed that has sickened the American people against unions.
Go back and do your jobs. If not, there are 20 others who can do your job and are happy to do so.
Recovery Winter

Saint Joe, IN

#6 Feb 21, 2011
There should be recall votes filed for those dem legislators not showing up for work.

The teachers not coming to work should be fired and replaced.

Enough cow towing and being held hostage by these union and socialist parasites!

“SEMPER FI”

Since: Feb 10

Location hidden

#7 Feb 21, 2011
So why doesn't the public sector unions call for a strike?

Could it be that the union leaders have fled the state along with the Democrat Senators?

Could it be that the issue is really not that important to the Unions?

Maybe, they know that losing some perks for the cry-babies, won't interfere with theie dues collections.

Seems the Unions have forsaken their people, while cashing in on their dispair....laughing all the way to the bank.
Justthetruth

Marengo, OH

#8 Feb 21, 2011
For a Governor of a State to announce he REFUSES to compromise is ludicrous!!!!! I am sure he was not voted in by 100% and therefore he represents constituents from all walks of life and with differing views. What is he, a Governor Dictator????? How dare he. I doubt our founding fathers came up with our constitution without COMPROMISE.
Black-Gold

Celina, OH

#9 Feb 21, 2011
CincyTom wrote:
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It's hardly cowardly to put what's right ahead of families and home. These Democrats represent a lot of people including teachers and public service personnel and their families. The thuggery is on the part of the Republicans and governor who refuse to negotiate because they have the strong majority. That's not just thuggery, that's bullyism.
Bullyism? The November 2 election is here and gone; Republicans won, Democrats lost- its really this simple. Or put another way, the people of Wisconsin have spoken. One has to wonder how all these union protestors took off work to march in Madison. And to close down schools because so many teachers took off to protest- taxpayers should be outraged by these actions. Scott Walker has the backbone to deal with the $3.6 billion budget shortfall and I hope Indiana and Ohio follow his lead.

Since: Sep 08

Neon City Oh.

#10 Feb 21, 2011
Mubarak Walker says he will stay strong.

Yeah right, as long as the Koch heads keep giving him money.
Recovery Winter

Saint Joe, IN

#11 Feb 21, 2011
Justthetruth wrote:
For a Governor of a State to announce he REFUSES to compromise is ludicrous!!!!! I am sure he was not voted in by 100% and therefore he represents constituents from all walks of life and with differing views. What is he, a Governor Dictator????? How dare he. I doubt our founding fathers came up with our constitution without COMPROMISE.
Like Obama and the Dems compromised on the health care bill?
Chris Columbus

Columbus, OH

#12 Feb 21, 2011
CincyTom wrote:
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It's hardly cowardly to put what's right ahead of families and home. These Democrats represent a lot of people including teachers and public service personnel and their families. The thuggery is on the part of the Republicans and governor who refuse to negotiate because they have the strong majority. That's not just thuggery, that's bullyism.
Bullyism? Really, the people voted the republicans into offie to cut the budget, that is what they are doing. For once the people in office are making the hard choice and not the same old bussiness.
Clueless Unions

Westerville, OH

#13 Feb 21, 2011
CincyTom wrote:
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It's hardly cowardly to put what's right ahead of families and home. These Democrats represent a lot of people including teachers and public service personnel and their families. The thuggery is on the part of the Republicans and governor who refuse to negotiate because they have the strong majority. That's not just thuggery, that's bullyism.
The unions are rolling the dice on a big gamble and will lose either way.

They have enflamed most Americans and it is down to greed, control of workers and keeping political affiliation with liberal democrats up.

Less than 7% of US workers are in unions. However in the Obama years government workers are being hired at record numbers at at high salaries.

Wisconsin legislator (the repubs) have stated that no state workers will lose their jobs, they just have to pay more for the benefits of healthcare and pensions.

That is only fair. The other option, fire them to balance the budget. Unions do not get it. It is all economics. Just like the unions that forced jobs to go to non union states. Kia, BMW, Mercedes and Hyundai all have plants in the south.. Why? NO UNIONS!
Shokanman

Columbus, OH

#14 Feb 21, 2011
First, the Republicans came after Public Workers, and I did not speak out because I was not a public worker.
Then the Republicans came after Unions, and I did not speak out because I did not belong to a union.
Then the Republicans came after the Environmentalists, and I did not speak out because I did not believe in global warming.
Then the Republicans came after the Pro-Abortionists, and I did not speak out because I was pro-life.
Then the Republicans came after the non-Christians, and I did not speak out because I was Christian.
Then the Republicans came after Immigrants, and I did not speak out because I am not an immigrant.

Then the Republicans came for me, and there was no one left to speak out for me.

- Shokanman
Angry Taxpayer

United States

#15 Feb 21, 2011
Justthetruth wrote:
For a Governor of a State to announce he REFUSES to compromise is ludicrous!!!!! I am sure he was not voted in by 100% and therefore he represents constituents from all walks of life and with differing views. What is he, a Governor Dictator????? How dare he. I doubt our founding fathers came up with our constitution without COMPROMISE.
If he has a majority in the legislature why should he? Compromise is only needed if you need the votes of the opposition, which Wisconsin doesn't need. What should happen is petitions circulated to recall the seats of those who fled the state instead of realizing that they are in the firm minority and let the state legislative process get on with business.

The people of Wisconsin have spoken...

“SEMPER FI”

Since: Feb 10

Location hidden

#16 Feb 21, 2011
Justthetruth wrote:
For a Governor of a State to announce he REFUSES to compromise is ludicrous!!!!! I am sure he was not voted in by 100% and therefore he represents constituents from all walks of life and with differing views. What is he, a Governor Dictator????? How dare he. I doubt our founding fathers came up with our constitution without COMPROMISE.
So thats why the Democrat Senators ran off to hide. They wanted to debate the issue.....in Illinois!
Don Gagnon

AOL

#17 Feb 21, 2011
Ah Yes! This demonstration shows the world how great democracy is as demonstratd by the great USA .the demos flee and hide instead of doing the democratic thing or by the will of the voters. What a farce! This shows why manufacturing plants have fled to foreign countris....chased out because of overdemanding unions...pure and simple
Shokanman

Columbus, OH

#18 Feb 21, 2011
Angry Taxpayer wrote:
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If he has a majority in the legislature why should he? Compromise is only needed if you need the votes of the opposition, which Wisconsin doesn't need. What should happen is petitions circulated to recall the seats of those who fled the state instead of realizing that they are in the firm minority and let the state legislative process get on with business.
The people of Wisconsin have spoken...
The Tyranny of the Majority has spoken. Our Democracy has become an Ochlocracy.

Remember that the next time you are in the minority.

“SEMPER FI”

Since: Feb 10

Location hidden

#19 Feb 21, 2011
Angry Taxpayer wrote:
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If he has a majority in the legislature why should he? Compromise is only needed if you need the votes of the opposition, which Wisconsin doesn't need. What should happen is petitions circulated to recall the seats of those who fled the state instead of realizing that they are in the firm minority and let the state legislative process get on with business.
The people of Wisconsin have spoken...
I recall a similar senario that took place in Washington, not too long ago. That had to do with Healthcare legislation. Where the Democrats forced legislation in spite of Republican opposition and the publics opposition. Interesting how is a nobel thing for Democrats, but a BAD thing if Republicans do the same.

However, I don't recall the Republican Senators running away to avoid their responsibilities.
Strother

Mason, OH

#20 Feb 21, 2011
While they're at it, the governments might as well take down the commercial sector unions - autoworkers, steelworkers, construction, bricklayers, et.al., as these people cost the consumers a pot of money at some juncture in the buying world. Oh wait. That won't happen. There's politicians that rely heavily on union paydays & that fat PAC money at election time.

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