Sunday, February 27, 2011

Runaway legislators

With Democrats still in Illinois and neither party showing signs of compromise Thursday, the Republican leader of the Indiana House shut down the chamber and said it would remain closed until at least Monday.

The House Democrats' leader said he wasn't sure whether they would return then. The two parties remain in a stand-off over the Republican agenda, which Democrats say is an attack on the middle class. Republicans have refused to drop any of their bills, and Democrats say they won't come back until the GOP agrees to sit down and talk about agenda items.

Texas, Indiana, Wisconsin . . . do any of the Democratic Party's strategists realize that running out of state and shutting down the legislative process loses votes at the next election? People tend not to vote for people who refuse to do their jobs.

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