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  •  It's a balancing act (4+ / 0-)

    The reason the 14 have wide support is because what they did had a specific purpose - stall to allow citizens to realize what was going on and take action. What they did was within the law, but it does make some people uncomfortable and support will erode if they extend their mission to stopping all fiscal bills from passing. Wisconsinites don't want that. We want a functioning, clean, open government that plays by the rules.

    They did their job. It's up to us, now, to continue respecting the rule of law and to overturn these decisions through the courts and the ballot box. The FitzWalkers will continue breaking the law, because they have no other choice, and we will prevail, one way or another.

    Trust me, there are a lot of things in the works. My guess is we'll see the extension of some current labor contracts that don't conform to the new law (on the assumption that the law is invalid), forcing someone on the right to file law suits and defend their unconstitutional law in court.

    You can also be sure that hearings on the new proposed budget will last long, long hours with thousands of us signing up to testify.

    Just speculatin'...

    Where are the jobs, Governor Walker???

    by Giles Goat Boy on Fri Mar 11, 2011 at 10:07:49 AM PST

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    •  Understood (1+ / 0-)
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      and well said.  Again, I'm only setting two conditions above: at least a week flogging the "giveaway to the Kochs" horse and then "swear on your honor that this isn't a set-up."  I don't think that the week's delay hurts much, given what they'd be bringing up, but at some point I absolutely do defer to your judgments from within the state.  I think that discussing this is healthy, though.

      I'm hoping that you get a book out of this that I can put on my shelf next to WineRev's about the Minnesota recount!

      Unplug the Koch machine! It's swallowing people's money!

      by Seneca Doane on Fri Mar 11, 2011 at 10:15:00 AM PST

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      •  Thanks, Seneca Doane (0+ / 0-)

        The book idea has crossed my mind. I first thought it was kind of a crazy idea that I could write enough to fill a book, but now I think it would be a challenge deciding what to keep out.

        Where are the jobs, Governor Walker???

        by Giles Goat Boy on Fri Mar 11, 2011 at 03:25:11 PM PST

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