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Monday, February 21, 2011

Recall Wisconsin State Senator Dave Hansen

Recall of State Senator Dave Hansen | Try 2 Focus
Still gathering details on this but efforts are underway to begin a recall of State Senator Dave Hansen.

Dave Hansen needs to be recalled for serious gross neglect of duty to his constituents in the 30th Senate district, for not showing up to work.

In addition it looks as though Jerry Bader will be encouraging a recall of State Senator Hansen as well as State Senator Julie Lassa.
I'm not a fan of recalls, since I think elections really do matter, but if you are so inclined, be sure to check out the link at Try2Focus.

I do believe recall power is necessary for gross negligence. I suppose one could make the case that bringing the legislature to a standstill on all fiscal matters by leaving the state might fall into that category.

5 comments:

Dean Weichmann said...

"I do believe recall power is necessary for gross negligence. I suppose one could make the case that bringing the legislature to a standstill on all fiscal matters by leaving the state might fall into that category."


So would you consider Walker to be as guilty? IMHO walker is more responsible for this stalmate, he is also being disingenuous by still claiming that this is about the budget rather that worker rights.

Art said...

union dues (extortion): put BO in the WH and we ALL are paying for it, both union and non union.
Extortion:
1. criminal law obtaining something by illegal threats: the crime of obtaining something such as money or information from somebody by using force, threats, or other unacceptable methods
2. charging of unfairly high prices: the charging of an excessive amount of money for something (informal)
3. getting something by force: the acquisition of something through the use of force or threats.

defines what is happening TODAY, illegal sick notes, not showing up for work, etc. etc. etc.

Dean Weichmann said...

So Art, you agree that this is really about unions... not the budget.

Do you actually think that teachers are compensated to much?
A widely quoted study has shown that compared to similarly educated non-union workers teachers are paid 8% less. I expect that the market will eventually pay teachers more... or there will devolop a shortage.

Another interesting observation (which I have not checked) was that states without unions are at the bottom in academic performance.

Art said...

viagra for union workers is good use of tax payer money. wake up.
2/3's eigth graders cannot read up to par. we are paying premium for this?

Jeremy R. Shown said...

Dean,

If and when we see a shortage of teachers, then I may start to take talk of undercompensation seriously.

If there are shortages in some locations (say, urban areas) then maybe rigid union rules about compensation are hurting rather than helping. Wages in those areas need to rise to offset less desirable working conditions, while wages in more upscale districts should fall if many candidates prefer those jobs.