2/25/2011

Wolfman Report: Lessons From Wisconsin

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Wisconsin Legislators Leave State to Prevent Vote
One of the behaviors in this event has been for the Democrat legislators to leave the state.
There are a number of things that could be done about it. More legislation could take place. New rules could be made in the legislature. The Democrats could and should be voted out of office. I’m suggesting the last remedy.
We have a democratic republic. The behavior of leaving the state or country should not be tolerated. Suppose that the Democrats in the House would leave the country as the budget cuts are being debated by the Republicans in the House. I call this, practice of leaving, hijacking the democratic republic type of government. I’m not suggesting that individual legislators be voted out, I’m suggesting that the Democrat party be voted out, as they have been in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin assembly is majority Republican, the Wisconsin Senate is majority Republican, and the governor is a Republican. The Republicans should be allowed to stop the behavior of obstructing lawmaking by Democrats leaving the state. If enough Democrats are voted out, super majorities can prevail. This is where the Republicans are at a disadvantage in Wisconsin. If they only had one more Republican in the Senate, they would have the necessary numbers for a quorum.

The Next Election is Vital
In the case of Wisconsin, the Democrats have been voted out, but not enough of them have been voted out. If the percentage of Democrats can be lowered enough, their behavior will have consequences.
In the case of the Federal government, our goal should be a Republican president, and 2/3 thirds majorities in Congress. If Democrats continue disapproved  behavior, it will be possible.

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