Monday, February 28, 2011

Scott Walker gives Fleebaggers 24 hours to return

Wisconsin governor Scott Walker has given the AWOL Democrats (Fleebaggers) 24 hours to get back to Wisconsin, so they can vote on his proposal or risk missing a debt restructuring deadline.

Call me a pessimist but I just don't see the Fleebaggers coming home for that.  Keep in mind that these Democrats are very beholden to the unions. One fifth of the campaign contributions the Fleebaggers receive comes from unions. So, if unions are willing to accept give backs and layoffs instead of touching collective bargaining, then I cannot see how a missed deadline will motivate these Fleebaggers.

If Public Policy Polling is correct, this long and drawn out standoff is taking a toll on Walker. I am sure the Fleebaggers are reading this poll as well and will be further motivated to stay away. 

Walker should have given this ultimatum on the first day the Fleebaggers fled and then pass the collective bargaining parts of the bill separately without the need for quorum.  Once the collective bargaining parts were passed there would be little reason for the Fleebaggers to stay away.

We will have to see how this all plays out, but I see don't see the Fleebaggers coming home.  

Via: Memeorandum
Via: Reuters
Via: Journal Sentinel
Via: Public Policy Polling


Janelle said...

Who is paying for these folks stay away from home? Regardless of their political affiliation the folks from Wisconsin will be handed the tab for their refusal to do their job. And that shouldn't be acceptable to any of the voters.

Atlanta Roofing said...

The Republicans can afford to lose the fight in Wisconsin -- or a substantial part of it. They've won a strategic victory whether or not they win that particular battle. So have we fans of small government. People like Huckabee and Romney and the old guard "compassionate conservatives" have had the oxygen sucked out of the room. US Senate Dems have lost the battle to make any shutdown over budget cuts look like the Republicans' fault -- so some cuts will happen. And FL, OH, and a couple other states have introduced similar measures to limit public employee collective bargaining.

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