Wisconsin Democrats Boycott Anti-Union Vote By Fleeing State

Tyler Durden's picture

The farce over the Wisconsin anti-union vote has just passed into the surreal. According to the AP, democrat lawmakers, who are firmly opposed to voting on the bill which is said to already have majority support, and who have been boycotting the vote by being absent from the state capitol, have now escalated and patriotically left the state. The reason is that while the vote can not take place without at least one Democrat being present, the police had been sent out earlier, with orders to sequester the democrats. The democrat response: run away. As the AP reports: "Senate Republicans can't vote on the bill unless at least one Democrat
is present. Police could be dispatched to retrieve them, but it was
unclear if they would have the authority to cross state lines.
" So to all who were expecting the latest iteration of members of the executive class to run away (with or without gold) to come from Africa or the Middle East, will be disappointed: it was in America's very own back yard.

From the AP:

A Wisconsin state senator says the 14 Democratic lawmakers who are boycotting a vote on a controversial anti-union bill have left the state.

Sen. Jon Erpenbach says the group wants to force negotiations over the Republican-backed bill, which would strip most public employees of their collective-bargaining rights.

Erpenbach told The Associated Press that he and his colleagues had left Wisconsin, but he would not say where.

He said the plan is to slow down the bill because it's "tearing the state apart."

We don't get what the big deal is here: just call Von Bernankestein's hot line and get him to deliver $10 billion, or trillion, it's all the same these days. These are the Chairman's favorite kinds of inbound calls. After all, the dollar needs all the help it can get to get to zero way ahead of everyone else. It is everyone's patriotic duty to go bankrupt and to demand bail outs from our money printing syndicate. Lastly, not doing so is racist.

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tickhound's picture

Boycott, bitchez.

IBelieveInMagic's picture

Oh yeah! Let's pile on these working stiffs and give the bankers a free pass... 

NOTW777's picture

obama already calling it "assault";  just like those white boston police, right?



IBelieveInMagic's picture

I am not saying that the public worker unions demands has been reasonable but let us first start with the big money rip-offs. When you see the banksters getting a free ride, why pick on the little guys -- let's them also demand a free ride and maybe something better will come in it's place...

alien-IQ's picture

they pick on the "little guys" because the big guys don't turn on each other and work as a syndicate to protect each others interests...while the little guys are easily manipulated to turn against each other. That's why so many in America consistently vote against their own best interests...because a big guy told him to do it.

It's the result of the divide and conquer tactic.

alien-IQ's picture

The fruits of that divide and conquer tactic are displayed in full glory in this thread. Just scroll down and watch the dems vs. republican finger pointing evolve into a frenzy of useless grunting ultimately accomplishing nothing for their own benefit while behaving exactly as they were conditioned to: attacking each other...against their own bests interests.

Americans seem completely incapable of learning from history or cooperating with one another to oppose the very thing that suppresses them. They instead accuse each other of being the cause of their discontent. It's tragic on an epic scale.

When you see someone proclaim that the dems are better than the repubs or vice versa...know this for a fact: you have met an idiot.

AZSovreign's picture

Absolutely spot on!!!!!!!!  +2 Titties

Cathartes Aura's picture

+2 Titties

. . . and an ass, apparently.

dark pools of soros's picture

cant one of the repubs switch to being a democrat (DINO) for the vote?? weird rule.. not sure it was explained correctly


anyway its not really the union's fault they want other things than just $$$ for compensation which are all skyrocketing... Ben needs all serfs to just take his $$$ and nothing else so he can piss labor costs down the china sewer

Michael's picture

Public Union Market Protectionism. That is all this is!

Michael's picture

Public Union Market Protectionism. That is all this is!

Michael's picture

Public Union Market Protectionism. That is all this is!

Michael's picture

Public Union Market Protectionism. That is all this is!

Michael's picture

Public Union Market Protectionism. That is all this is!

Michael's picture

Public Union Market Protectionism. That is all this is!

Michael's picture

Public Union Market Protectionism. That is all this is!

RockyRacoon's picture




You're positive about that?

Michael's picture


4xaddict's picture

If the police can't get them maybe some of the millions of armed tax payers can gently pursuade them to return.......

This is astounding.

Backspin's picture

Yep.  That sums it up.  You could also call it "plunder", as in Bastiat's explanation of the term.

Michael's picture

One of my favorite words.

Plunder: How Public Employee Unions are Raiding Treasuries, Controlling Our Lives and Bankrupting the Nation http://www.amazon.com/Plunder-Employee-Treasuries-Controlling-Bankrupting/dp/product-description/0984275207
Michael's picture

Elevating the worth of one mans labor above another through TV propaganda is the problem.

Michael's picture

You know how you know it's getting near the end game?

The government starts to address the problem.

Michael's picture

I love watching the Neo-Zionists Libel themselves.

This from David Horoble.

Ron Paul Is A Vicious Anti-Semite and Anti-American and Conservatives Need To Wash Their Hands of Him

"And we thought the Fox News Hoax was bad!!!

Ron Paul has made a huge impact on America. After winning two consecutive CPAC straw polls, the corporate media and powers that be are pulling out all the stops in a bid to destroy Ron Paul and his support for ending the Federal Reserve.

Not only did Fox News pull a major hoax live on air, necon and devout Zionist David Horowitz has written a piece that labels Ron Paul and his supporters as Anti Semites.

In the hit piece, “Ron Paul Is A Vicious Anti-Semite and Anti-American and Conservatives Need To Wash Their Hands of Him,” Horowitz uses outright lies to label Paul and his “crazed” supporters as anti Jewish.

“For years the Texas crackpot, Ron Paul, has been attacking America and Israel as imperialist powers — the Great Satan and the Little Satan, and calling for America’s retreat from the battle against our totalitarian enemies. At the recent CPAC conference Paul’s Jew-hating storm-troopers swarmed the Freedom Center’s table to vent their spleen against Israel as a Nazi state,” wrote Horowitz on the noted neocon website newsrealblog.

Horowitz provides no evidence for his outlandish claims, opting instead for outright lies and half truths. Rather then the freedom orientated Congressman that Ron Paul has always been, he is painted as a Jew hating neo Nazi."


These fucking Neo-Zionist Nazis need to be put in their place.


Michael's picture

Here is a great documentary on the Security and Prosperity Partnership(SPP). I suggest you watch as much of it as you can handle.

The Nation's Deathbed - Part 1



jeff montanye's picture

best wishes but better get working on who his vice president should be, although if ron paul is elected, i expect a president boehner in short order after the first ever presidential and vice presidential assassinations, by (false flag) terrorists don't you know.

Michael's picture

I'm tinkling Rand Paul or Sarah Palin. Palin has that name recognition thing going for her. 

snowball777's picture

Careful! Those pointed heads are vulnerable to sharp pressure deltas.

eatthebanksters's picture

where did you find that picture!

Michael's picture

The world is totally upside down.

The Muslims in Arab countries fighting for freedom.

Americans in the USA fighting to keep their comi-statist-socialism, ie public sector unions.

Am I in the Twilight Zone?

clymer's picture


regardless of party affiliation, corruption, etc..

These people were elected to play by the rules of a system of government they took an oath to abide by. They can't just high-tail it out of the state because they are going to lose a vote against their fellow reps who were elected by their own constituents.


The worst form of government in history, besides all of the others..


KickIce's picture

The divide runs deeper than usual.

There are some that believe the government is the root of the problem as they make the laws.  These want to keep the republic and wish would like the rules to be applied to all.

Then there are those that blame capitalism and actually invite Socialism.

Then there is the real problem, that being the politicians have given their power to Wall Street and are but puppets in the end game.

snowball777's picture

'blame capitalism' <-> 'politicians have given their power to Wall Street'

These are different...how?

Oh regional Indian's picture

Clymer, you are living a form of government that is so far removed from any notion of democracy/republic etc... it is th escam of scams, the UNITED STATES of AMERICA.

Once you get that, the rest is rhetoric at best and a massive dis-traction at worst.



lawrence1's picture

Unfortunately, you are right. This socalled democracy is a fucking farce. Nevertheless, democrats are generally more representative of the people's interests, if only slightly, than republicans who are total corporate whores and will use any tactic for their purposes.

freedmon's picture

C'mon, be fair! Lots of democrats are very skilled corporate whores!

jeff montanye's picture

true enough (i'm registered dem) and some republicans (paul) are not working for the tbtf.  but over the years, especially rather long ago (1932-1968) there was something to what he said.

Oh regional Indian's picture

lawrence, it goes deeper than that and i have to say both sides of the repub/democrat divide are as bad as the other. No difference at all. None.

Cue Pelosi's Jet....

One big SCAM! read the linked post above if you have 5 minutes. Then think, if all that was said on  the floor of the house, why is Trafficant not in Jail for perjury if he was lying??


jeff montanye's picture

in some ways the dems (leadership) now seem more pernicious since they do it without the support of their base, in contradiction to what they say when campaigning and, by extending the errors (tbtf and police state) of w. bush they destroy the justification for two party politics and their own existence, as well as the faith of the electorate in the whole charade.

TeamAmerica's picture

Woop-woop ock-ock*! <swings big bone over head and pounds the earth>

* participants on opposite side of water hole understand this to be a grave insult to their world view, but lack "bone" technology.