This is a brilliant move, with just one exception, which I’ll discuss in a bit:
Wisconsin state senators who miss two or more session days will no longer get paid through direct deposit. They’ll have to pick up their checks in person on the Senate floor during a session.
The new rule is aimed at forcing the return of 14 Senate Democrats who have been hiding in Illinois since Thursday. They fled the state to stall a vote on an anti-union bill, and have threatened to stay away until Republican Gov. Scott Walker agrees to compromise.
Eventually, the thinking goes, they would have to run out of money and come and get their check. However, that thinking is based on a very shaky foundation, that being they are paying their way now.
What is the likelihood their little holiday is being financed by Big Labor? I would say that’s very possible, near probable.
Hat Tip: Gateway Pundit