Today is

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Never Forget When Walker Overturned Milwaukee Referendum

Never forget about one year ago when Scott Walker signed a bill overturning the sick pay/family leave referendum originally approved by Milwaukee voters by a 70/30 margin. The GOP/Walker bill declared that statewide leave provisions trump local ordinances and prohibits cities, villages, towns and counties from adopting their own. Some Republicans at the time actually said that "the people" should not be able to vote themselves provisions or laws that they could directly benefit from.

31 Republican men in the U.S. Senate voted against the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). But all 5 Republican women voted for it. Had more Wisconsin state republicans been involved in the U.S. Senate, they would have argued that the 5 women should have not been allowed to vote on something that they could directly benefit from.

No comments:

Post a Comment