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That’s It? Republican Assembly Majority Set to Call it a Year on Day 53 of 365

Same GOP Legislators Who Attacked Public Assistance Beneficiaries Will Collect Their Own Government Pay and Benefits for 312 More Days

By - Feb 22nd, 2018 12:55 pm
Robin Vos

Robin Vos

MADISON, Wis. — Republican Speaker Robin Vos has publicly declared that February 22, the 53rd day of the year, will be the final day the full state Assembly will meet in floor session in 2018.

The following are the statements of One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross:

“If they’re to be believed, the Republican controlled Assembly is wrapping up their work for the year on day 53 of 365.

“Soon they’ll be cashing their paychecks for February, despite not even being able to work all the way to the end of the shortest month of the year.

“What’s most galling is the same GOP legislators who wrapped their racist attacks on people receiving public assistance in rhetoric about combating fraud will happily collect their government paychecks, padding their state pensions and getting great health care subsidized on the public dime for the next ten months without having to show up to cast a vote on the floor of the Assembly.”

One Wisconsin Now is a statewide communications network specializing in effective earned media and online organizing to advance progressive leadership and values.

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8 thoughts on “That’s It? Republican Assembly Majority Set to Call it a Year on Day 53 of 365”

  1. will says:

    Through out Vos and the rest of the GOP that are living off the taxpayers while be slaves for 1% and doing their dirty deeds. They are unamerican. Time to act on these DOTARDS and through them out.

  2. Terry says:

    Republicans like Vos and Career Politician Scott Walker are by far and away the BIGGEST, Big Government moochers in the entire state. Walker has been living high on the hog off of taxpayers’ money since he was 22. He has been mooching for DECADES! Republicans are charlatans, liars, cheaters and schemers and they do it all on taxpayers’ money! Isn’t time these moochers and charlatans pee in a cup to prove to Wisconsinites that they aren’t all on drugs? For all we know Walker, Vos and all the rest could be druggies or drunkards! They sure act like it. They want everyone else in Wisconsin to be pee tested, why not them? They are our servants not our masters.
    Now pee in a cup Walker!
    Pee in a cup Vos!
    Pee in a cup republicans!
    If they don’t agree…
    WHAT DO THEY HAVE TO HIDE?

  3. Tom says:

    A bunch of lazy republican bums

  4. Troll says:

    Welcomed. Politicians can only cause damage if they meddle around too long. Please see the Milwaukee County board as an example of leaving to many turds in the toilet bowl for too long with out flushing.

  5. Terry says:

    @Russian Troll, Then why should they show up at all? I mean republicans only worked 53 days out of 365 days a year, just like everybody else right? That’s what we expect of our representatives, to not actually work but still receive lavish salaries and benefits all year, all paid for of course by the taxpayers. And Walker and Vos still haven’t pissed in a cup to prove they aren’t on drugs!

    We agree on one thing. It’s definitely time to flush the republicans turds once and for all.

    Dump Walker 2018

  6. WashCoRepub says:

    Sounds like my fine Democrat friends want the Republican Legislature in session LONGER, with much more time and opportunity devoted to writing and passing more excellent, beautiful right-wing-friendly laws!

    DEAL! In fact, I can’t think of many ideas I’d endorse more strongly. Thanks for the suggestion!

  7. Troll says:

    Terry, I am sure at anytime. Politicians can open debate. Why must we pay a per diem each day for all these politicians to make you happy? We actually save money if politicians do not stay in Madison.

  8. Terry says:

    @Russian Troll and WashCoRepug, which one is it? Deal or no deal? You idiots don’t seem decided, figure it out over lunch and a Hannity episode, then let us know, k?

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