Little Miss Attila points out one thing that the dems in Wisconsin have forgotten:
Just remember: every day that you aren’t there, the Repubs are taking votes.
Hold on there, I thought there wasn’t a quorum? Not so fast:
Bringing up hot-button legislation while the Democrats are gone is another arrow in Walker’s quiver. Though the Wisconsin constitution requires three-fifths of the senate to be present to pass fiscal legislation, a simple majority of 17 members constitutes a quorum for other bills in the 33-seat state senate. So the 19 GOP senators who remain in Madison can pass any number of bills while their Democratic colleagues are on the lam, and Republicans are a majority in the assembly, too. “They can hold off, but there is a whole legislative agenda that Republicans in the senate and assembly can start acting on that only requires simple majorities,” Walker warns.“If they want to do their jobs, and have a say, they better show up.”
Just think of all the GOP friendly legislation that can be passed while they are gone!
Hey maybe it is a good time to make a new redistricting plan for the state? Just think of all the culture war victories we can have in Wisconsin with nary a vote against.
Is Wisconsin a right to work state? If it isn’t it can be really fast.
Want to require ultrasounds before Abortion? Let’s go for it.
Open up heathcare over state lines and maybe tort reform? Now’s the time to do it.
English as the official language of the state? Go for it.
Tougher sanctions on illegal immigration? Come on down!
Gun laws? Lets get concealed carry passed!
It will be like 1862-1865 in Congress, democrats were gone and republicans can go wild.
When will we have a chance like this again? Let’s go for it!