Sunday, December 11th, 2016

The unions will disenfranchise whom they want

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on the slide, the world's tiniest violin

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald announced today that, because the Senate Democrats are still in contempt they will not be allowed to have their votes counted in any committee meetings. In an e-mail to his colleagues:

Please note that all 14 Democrat senators are still in contempt of the Senate. Therefore, when taking roll call votes on amendments and bills during executive sessions, Senate Democrats’ votes will not be reflected in the Records of Committee Proceedings or the Senate Journal. They are free to attend hearings, listen to testimony, debate legislation, introduce amendments, and cast votes to signal their support/opposition, but those votes will not count, and will not be recorded.

Gosh, it sucks to be in the minority when you break the rules.

The unions that control the Senate Democrats are reacting predictably: (On Twitter)

duly-elected Sens. rep. 150-175k in each district. therefore GOP silencing 2.2 million Wisconsinites

Of course, the unions had no problems with those voices not having any representation when the Democrats fled to Illinois rather than staying to vote on the budget repair law. And the unions have no problem with denying the million-plus people who voted for Governor Scott Walker, as well as all of the voters who elected Republicans as their representatives in the legislature, their voice. And the unions have no problem with trying to deny even allowing their members have a voice in whether they even want to belong to a union.

Maybe the Senate Democrats and their union backers should have thought of the consequences before they created a constitutional crisis.

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