The Wisconsin Senate
Perhaps I’m wrong, but it seems to me that what happened over the past few weeks in Wisconsin is no different than what happened last year with health care reform. The minority party exercised its rights to block the bill under the prevailing supermajority rule (cloture in the U.S. Senate and the need for a quorum in the WI Senate). The majority party then used a procedural tactic to get around the supermajority rule (budget reconciliation in the U.S. Senate and the stripping of fiscal aspects of the collective bargaining bill in WI).
What’s the difference?
UPDATE: I’ll be offline until after Spring Break.