Sir Xsarus wrote:
I'm also a bit confused at the issue with signing laws that have already passed. Isn't this what happens for most bills? It's not as if he's just writing laws and then signing them all on his own.
Republican majority in state congress. 'Nuff said.
Yes, the voice of the majority of the people of the state of Wisonsin should obviously not be heard.
Are you arguing or agreeing with my comment? Or did you even understand what I was saying?
Xsarus asked why the outrage over simple signing of the bills. I attempted to convey tersely as possible that the origin of the bills did not represent the majority of the people, but merely the majority of the currently elected legislators, and therefore the signing was merely a symbolic gesture of "@#%^ you" to the people of the state. I apologize if this point was not clear without me channeling Gbaji.
See, our political system doesn't allow us to re-elect new reps every week. So when you elect that state rep to a 2 year term, you're kind of saying "I'm happy with whatever this guy passes for the next 2 years" (or however long state rep terms are in Wisconsin). I realize this is a hard concept to digest, but it's at the heart of a representative democracy.
That notwithstanding, I hardly doubt that the majority of the population disagrees with the governor's political views. Most states have recall requirements that require a far smaller percentage to initiate a recall. That said, until the recall election, he is signing into laws the bills that the democratically elected state house/senate passes.
Edit: just typos Edited, Apr 10th 2012 5:20pm by Bigdaddyjug