Thursday, March 3, 2011

No Work, No Pay: Wisconsin Senate passes resolution to fine Fleebaggers

620WTMJ: MADISON - The 14 Wisconsin state Senate Democrats who left the state two weeks ago will now face fines of $100 for each day they miss, if they miss two or more days.
Republicans remaining in the Senate approved the daily fine on Wednesday morning with none of the Democrats present.[...]
The resolution passed on Wednesday also requires the missing Democrats to reimburse the Senate for any costs incurred during attempts to force them to return. Their salary and other per diem payments can be withheld until they pay back the penalties and costs.

According to TODAY'S TMJ4's Mick Trevey, there are punishments incorporated into the resolution which would allow for the removal of offices from senators, to downsize their offices, to take away spending capabilities for their offices for photocopies and office supplies, even to changing the way the staffs are run.
The two-day clock would not begin until Thursday, and if senators do not return two days later, the $100 fines and other measures could possibly begin.
These Wisconsin Republicans are slow thinkers. This resolution should have been brought up on day two of the Fleebaggers absence. The $100 fine is way too skimpy. No doubt the Fleebaggers' union bosses will be reimbursing them.

If the Republican senators want the Fleebaggers to return, they are going to have to inflict much more pain than that. For starters they can get behind the recall effort just like the Democrats are doing. Then start passing legislation that any self respecting Democrat cannot abide by.  A good starting point would be to start passing some serious Pro-Life legislation, like completely defunding Planned Parenthood. That will get the Fleebagger's attention.

Via: Memorandum
Via: 620WTMJ
Via: The Plum Line


Mr. Mcgranor said...

Will that not be a 100$ a day that the tax payers pay?

FIREBIRD said...

I can't believe they will still get a 'per diem'... they shouldn't get a cent since they are not doing the people's business. They shouldn't be reimbursed squat! And the fine is way too small, since these fleebaggers are costing the state more than that by their absence.... seems they are getting off light all the way around to me

Anonymous said...

Wesley: I believe it will come out of their salary, which tax pay have to pay anyway. Just now, they get to take some back, albeit only a symbolic amount.

And even if tax payer pays for it, it's better to pay for things that will limit further waste, then to save a hundred dollars a day, and allow NEA to give everyone the fat middle finger and steal millions.

The Second Anonymous

Clifton B said...


Yes it would be, but why shouldn't the taxpayers save the Fleebaggers entire salary? The Fleebaggers certainly did not earn it.

Clifton B said...


I totally agree with you and I do not understand why the WI senate Republicans are being so timid.

Mr. Mcgranor said...

Perhaps they should look into losing their jobs? That sounds like a plan for the national level as well.

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