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The Walker Ultimatum

Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin has issued an ultimatum to the fugitive Senate Democrats, informing them that if they don’t return to their seats and vote by tomorrow, the “option to refinance a portion of the state’s debt will be off the table.”

As reported in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the governor’s spokesman, Cullen Werwie, elaborated: “Senate Democrats claimed they fled the state to slow down the process so the public had enough time to learn about the budget repair bill.  If that was their true intention, they have been successful… Now they have one day to return to work before the state loses out on the chance to refinance debt, saving taxpayers $165 million this fiscal year.  Failure to return to work and cast their votes will lead to more painful and aggressive spending cuts in the very near future.”

Werwie explained that the governor is trying to delay sending layoff notices to state employees for as long as possible.  But he’s a ruthless dictator because he won’t let Democrats vote by phone from their spider holes.

One of the fugitive Democrats complained to the Journal Sentinel that “Walker wasn’t being honest with voters about what the bond refinancing would do.”  Well, the Democrats’ union paymasters have been pouring millions of dollars into protests around the state capitol.  They couldn’t have spent a little of that money to educate voters on these hidden truths?  Doesn’t say much about the educational skills of those union teachers, does it?

Time’s up, Democrats.  Hope your hotels offer express check-out services.  Democracy resumes tomorrow morning, and reality resumes the morning after that.

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John Hayward began his blogging career as a guest writer at Hot Air under the pen name "Doctor Zero," producing a collection of essays entitled Doctor Zero: Year One. He is a great admirer of free-market thinkers such as Arthur Laffer, Milton Friedman, and Thomas Sowell. He writes both political and cultural commentary, including book and movie reviews. An avid fan of horror and fantasy fiction, he has produced an e-book collection of short horror stories entitled Persistent Dread. John is a former staff writer for Human Events. He is a regular guest on the Rusty Humphries radio show, and has appeared on numerous other local and national radio programs, including G. Gordon Liddy, BattleLine, and Dennis Miller.

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