Archive for March 3rd, 2011

WI-GOP Continue To Act Like 12-Year-Olds


A resolution proposed on Wednesday would allow Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R) to “assign supervision over any employee appointed by a Senator who is absent without leave for 2 or more session days.”….


The resolution has Democratic staffers spooked and unsure of what is coming next. One scenario worrying Democrats that if their new supervisor decides they’re not adequately performing their duties and fires them.


In another resolution passed on Wednesday, Senate Democrats will now face a fine of $100 for every day they are out of state.

According to the resolution, “a senator who is absent without leave from two or more session days is subject to a penalty equal to $100 for each day that the senator is absent without leave. In addition, the senator must reimburse the senate for the actual costs incurred to compel his or her attendance.” If a senator does not pay the penalties within 30 days, the chief clerk may simply withdraw it from his or her per diem, travel expenses or other matters.

The resolution also authorizes the sergeant at arms to “request the assistance of any law enforcement officer in this state to find and return any senator who is absent without leave.”

On Monday, Republicans introduced another resolution aimed at staffers, one which rolled back access codes to the copy machines in the statehouse. Staffers for absent senators must also get the majority leader’s office to sign off on their timesheets.

And under a rule adopted last week, absent senators can no longer to receive their paychecks via direct deposit. They have to go and pick them up in person on the Senate floor during a session.

And all this is, of course on the heels of the 2011 Stupidity Protection Act.  Apparently every single grown-up in the WI state senate is in Illinois right now.

March 3rd, 2011 at 11:29am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Labor,Politics,Republicans,Wankers

Culture Of Life Party Strikes Again

Tell me again how the Republicans are the pro-life party?

Here in Pennsylvania we’ve got a guy who’s probably going to die of a heart attack because our new Republican governor took his health insurance away so he can’t afford to see a doctor when he has chest pains, and Florida’s new Republican governor is inexplicably protecting shady “pill mills” that kill seven people a day.

If America ever gets “death panels”, it will be the Republicans who create them, not the Democrats.  And they’ll call them “life panels”.

March 3rd, 2011 at 07:55am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Corruption/Cronyism,Healthcare,Republicans,Wankers

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