Wednesday, March 9, 2011
That was my reaction to what the Republican Majority did in Wisconsin tonight. I don't care what you feel about the collective bargaining provisions or the other anti-union provisions everyone should be mad about the process. These Republicans have been running roughshod over the Democratic Process. First it was not giving the Democrats the correct time for an assembly hearing. Then it was adjourning an assembly session but going back in session as soon as the Democrats left so that they could have an immediate vote on the budget repair bill. Now they have stooped to a new low. Sending the bill to conference committee to be divided up so that the Senate could vote on it. The whole thing to 10 minutes and passed 18-1. Only one person thought that what they were doing was shameful. As a consequence the Capitol was re-occupied. I made my first trip there and it was awesome, people are really angry about the process. We understand that the votes are there to do whatever he wants, but we want a debate, we want to be able to add amendments, and we are opposed to balancing the budget on the people who can least afford it. Shame on the Senators, shame on the Governor, and shame on the members of the conference committee.