Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Indiana House Democrats Flee The State

All but two Indiana House Democrats have fled the state to block a Republican bill. Mitch Daniels (R) may be caving to these pathetic tactics. I fear they may start to catch on.


"Seats on one side of the Indiana House were nearly empty today as House Democrats departed the the state rather than vote on anti-union legislation.

A source tells The Indianapolis Star that Democrats are headed to Illinois, though it was possible some also might go to Kentucky. They need to go to a state with a Democratic governor to avoid being taken into police custody and returned to Indiana.

The House came into session twice this morning, with only three of the 40 Democrats present. Those were needed to make a motion, and a seconding motion, for any procedural steps Democrats would want to take to ensure Republicans don’t do anything official without quorum.

With only 58 legislators present, there was no quorum present to do business. The House needs 67 of its members to be present.

1 comment:

  1. The average American would be a lot worse off. Union jobs establish a "living wage" for middle-cla­ss workers. Watch what happens to income levels and tax revenues if Republican­s have their way. Wal-Mart would be a luxury and middle America would dry up and blow away, as it did once before.


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