Band On The Run: House Democrats Flee the State
February 22, 2011 2 Comments
State Democrats fled the state to avoid voting on the Right to Work bill that was passed out of committee yesterday. In order to avoid being taken into State Police custody and brought in to do their duty and vote on legislation, Democrats have fled to nearby states with Democrat Governors like Kentucky and Illinois.
Today is the last day for the House to vote to adopt committee reports which means the Right to Work bill will die if the Democrats do not come back to vote today. Frankly, we understand why the Governor did not want to take this issue up this session because exactly what he said would happen is happening. There are several important bills that this legislation is holding up.
We’ve heard there are as many as 21 bills that were coming out of committees that this political stunt will kill. If you ever wondered how strong the union lobby is then you have gotten your answer. Strong enough to kill 21 unrelated pieces of legislation.
The fact is that the Democrats know they will lose the vote and there is nothing worse than a sore loser.