Paychecks to be withheld from absent Dem senators

At least they won't profit from their misguided flight from democracy and reality. Fox 6:

Wisconsin's 14 Democratic senators are being threatened with recalls and having their paychecks withheld because they've been hiding out of state since Thursday. But they say those threats won't deter them in their opposition to the anti-union bill that prompted their flight.The senators have been gone for five days. As long as they're away there aren't enough senators left to take action on a bill by Republican Gov. Scott Walker that would strip unionized public employees of most of their bargaining rights.

The pressure is ramping up for the Democrats to return. A Utah-based group has filed paperwork to recall some of them, and the Senate passed a measure withholding paychecks from absent lawmakers.

This will do far more to bring the legislators back to the statehouse than anything else. The recall effort probably won't go anywhere but forcing them to pick up their paychecks on the senate floor is a stroke of genius. All the Republicans need is one senator to make a quorum and pass the bill.

This madness will end with a whimper, not a bang.



At least they won't profit from their misguided flight from democracy and reality. Fox 6:

Wisconsin's 14 Democratic senators are being threatened with recalls and having their paychecks withheld because they've been hiding out of state since Thursday. But they say those threats won't deter them in their opposition to the anti-union bill that prompted their flight.

The senators have been gone for five days. As long as they're away there aren't enough senators left to take action on a bill by Republican Gov. Scott Walker that would strip unionized public employees of most of their bargaining rights.

The pressure is ramping up for the Democrats to return. A Utah-based group has filed paperwork to recall some of them, and the Senate passed a measure withholding paychecks from absent lawmakers.

This will do far more to bring the legislators back to the statehouse than anything else. The recall effort probably won't go anywhere but forcing them to pick up their paychecks on the senate floor is a stroke of genius. All the Republicans need is one senator to make a quorum and pass the bill.

This madness will end with a whimper, not a bang.



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