This is how they did it. http://www.channel3000.com/politics/271 ... etail.html
The hypocrites! They made a passionate argument about money.
Then, they took the money out of the law and passed it.
Bullies. These people are bullies. Bush and Co. were bullies.
Walker and his team are bullies.
Have you not been following the story? The Republicans wanted to pass the full bill with all the money stuff for a month, quite willing to have a vote that followed the rules, but it's the Democrats who played the bully's tactic of "keep-away." And not only that, but they've gotten those Democrats back by this move, so if nothing else it worked as a bluff.
You want to talk hypocrisy? Anthony Wiener, D-NY, got on the US Senate floor and screamed at the Republicans for "wrapping themselves around procedure." "You vote yes if you believe it's the right thing; If you believe it's the wrong thing you vote no." (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4zwCMf8dsc
). But apparently that policy doesn't apply at the state level, or for these Democrats. The Democratic party is not built around great principle or honor, no more than is the Republican party. The only principle they adhere to is that of taking wealth out of the hands of those who earned it by voluntary agreement and giving it to those who take it by fiat. I don't know whether the giving is to ensure their sinecures and make sure they don't have to work, or if the work they do is all to the end of giving away money for the sake of giving it, or for the sake of taking it. I also don't know which is worse.
Jahoclave wrote:@Addams, like I made a case for in a blog I did (and alluded to in other things I've read): It's not really about budget solving, it's about punishing people who vote for democrats. Why do you think it's okay to fund NASCAR but not Planned Parenthood? They're using the budget crises as a shield to eliminate anything and everything that doesn't support their narrow ideology, almost seemingly out of spite in quite a few cases. This is just an example of the punishment they feel is their right to dole out. Sure, they dress it up as "fair" share or "just," but what they really mean is that the only fair thing is that you must suffer for not being a white christian conservative. You sinned by voting for those Fascist, Muslim, Baby-Killing, Adulterous, Atheist, Socialist, Communist, America-Hating, Elitist, Democrats. They are doing to Lord's work by punishing those who would dare mess with His favorite and greatest creation.
Why do you think the Democrats fund Planned Parenthood and not NASCAR? (And by funding NASCAR we mean allowing the military to purchase advertising space on cars--money that NASCAR could get elsewhere and that presumably the military feels is profitable in helping recruit and so achieve their goals.) It's to reward those same ideologies that you say the Republicans seek to punish. It's just that some people think that being too stupid to use birth control when you can't afford to/don't want to spend the time and money for the pregnancy that might ensue isn't something that ought to be rewarded. And that because they know that you get more of what you incentivize, and that incentivizing the screwing up of your life isn't going to help.