Fleebaggers Want “Border Meeting”

Can Wisconsin Democrats get any more pathetic and childish?

(CNN) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Monday dismissed as “ridiculous” a letter from a Democratic state senate leader who suggested a meeting “near the Wisconsin-Illinois border” to discuss the state’s budget impasse.

Sen. Mark Miller sent the letter to Walker on Monday, offering a border summit as a way to resume stalled negotiations on the state’s budget.
Miller and 13 other Democratic senators left Wisconsin for Illinois on February 17 to prevent a vote on a budget plan that includes limits on public bargaining.

Or, they could act like adults and come back and vote, and, if their position makes more sense to the voters, they’ll hand the Wisconsin senate back to the Democrats.

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9 Responses to “Fleebaggers Want “Border Meeting””

  1. gitarcarver says:

    Dear Senator,

    Thank you for your letter.

    We have a place to meet. It is called the Capital Building.

    Your place of work is in Wisconsin.

    Get your fat butt back here – to the people’s building – and do the people’s work you childish piece of manure.

    Sincerely,
    Governor Scott Walker

  2. Adobe Walls says:

    I’m sure a suitable place with only one way in or out could found.

  3. That would have been a great reply for Walker to use, GT. Perfect!

    I’m thinking a jail cell for the fleebaggers, as they listen to reality talking, AW.

  4. captainfish says:

    They need to have FBI sent after them. Arrest them.

    However, I heard that yesterday, the Gov said… “that’s ridiculous” in response.

    I can’t believe they are only charging these people $100 a day. Hell, they get that for their per-diem. CHarge them for what they make in a day. Make it hurt.

    Heard Missouri is considering same fine as well.

    I am really really NOT surprised that the Republicans are not making alot of hay out of this. And some reports are that a few Republicans are willing to compromise to JUST get the dems back.

    IDIOTS. why do Repubs continue to shoot themselves in the feet when it comes to standing up to Dems?

  5. manbearpig says:

    First… There is one dissenter in the Republican Party, Dale Schulz. However, he is barely a Republican, and after this, I believe that his constituents would vote him out. The only problem he is from a squishy area of the state, so who knows.

    Second, like most news reports on the main stream media, you are only seeing what the liberal leadership WANTS you to see. Walker and the Republicans have been in contact with several Democrats, they have however, just not been publicizing it. Though, after the stunt that Miller pulled yesterday you may be seeing more of the behind the scenes communications becoming public. The Democratic leadership in the state and in Washington that have been directing this have been doing everything they can to turn the court of public opinion against Walker and the Republicans. Luckily, Walker doesn’t believe in governing by public opinion polls.

    Third, it should be noted that Cullen, one of the 14 senators, has served as a leader of the Democratic caucus in the past. Walker has apparently been negotiating with him and with Jauch. It could be argued that there may be an internal power struggle going on in the Democratic ranks between Cullen and Miller. Also, I should point out that Miller is an East side Madison liberal. The Madison area Democrats are the most liberal of the Democratic party in the state. They are just this side of communists. Actually, Barry and the Madison liberals are pretty much cut from the same cloth.

    I would also like to add this… The Wisconsin Democrats, I believe, have erred greatly here making this their “rallying point”. This is a drop in the bucket compared to what Walker is going to do as far as cutting the state budget. I don;t know what you are getting nationally, but there are DEEP cuts in state aid to local communities, including education spending. As a result local communities will need to either slash their budgets by laying people off, raise taxes, or renegotiate their contract with the local public unions (such as the teachers) to make up the differences. The teachers unions are not even included in this repair bill that resulted in the state senators bugging out. There are several communities around the state that are passing/signing new contracts with teacher’s unions that run through 2013 that will basically tie the hands of local communities and make any modifications that come out of this budget repair bill moot because the local municipalities will have their hands tied with these horrendous contracts. Several communities here (Shorewood, a suburb of Milwaukee, and Waupan just to name two) have signed contracts with their local teachers unions that actually lock in the benefits (health insurance and pension funding) for the teachers as well as giving them hefty raises through 2013. How the hell can you do that if you don’t know what kind of aid you will be getting from the state? (the current budgets expire June 30th). This is EXACTLY why public sector unions will never work. The unions are basically negotiating with themselves, and the local boards that are responsible for making the contracts are looking out for the union, not for the common taxpayer.

    I am just happy that I don’t live in a community that has passed any of these ridiculous contracts. Our local school board actually sent out a notice that they plan on laying off 43 teachers for the coming year based on the estimated shortfalls in the budget. At least my community is committed to holding the line on taxes. Now if only the state would do the same.

    (Also of note, my state senator is the target of a recall by the Democrats and I will be volunteering to help with her campaign as soon as it starts)

    If anyone wants any front line info, let me know.

  6. captainfish says:

    Thanks Manbearpig. Excellent reporting. I really hope your Rs hold the line. Unions, while they had a purpose back in the day, are killing our country now.

  7. Trish says:

    Happy to be here. Loved GT’s letter response. You guys all keep me hoping!

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