Friday, March 04, 2011

The Wisconsin Bratty Bunch

Posted By CotoBlogzz

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA - The President of the United States invariably uses the phrase " I won, that is what elections are for," to  respond to critics of the President's socialized approach to governance.

In Wisconsin, however, the Bratty Bunch,  14 Wisconsin state Senate Democrats who left the state some two weeks ago in order to delay indefinitely a Republican-backed bill taking away collective bargaining rights from public employees. A version of "since I did not get my way, I will take my ball and go home."

Not only are the Bratty Bunch misbehaving, but they also set a bad precedent - this is not how democracy is supposed to work.  If you do not like the legislation in front of you, have the intestinal fortitude to vote against is, not run from it.

Following the Bratty Bunch's escapade, a  resolution passed on Wednesday requiring  the Bratty Bunch to pay a fine of $100 each day they miss work, if they miss two or more days.  The resolution also requires the missing Democrats to reimburse the Senate for any costs incurred during attempts to force them to return to work and  their salary and other per diem payments can be withheld until they pay back the penalties and costs.

Additionally, a movement is afoot to recall the Bratty Bunch - Can something like this happen in California?  Not in your dreams and not unless there is a Real Adult Conversation

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