February 17, 2011
Look For the Union Label...
It's apparently all over the Wisconsin State Capitol building.
It has been a long time since a story has angered me as much as the Wisconsin Teachers' Union protest in Madison. The worst part is that it is one of those "blog stories" that nobody else you meet will have ever heard of. Katie Couric is not going to show you any of this.
To sum up:
1) The good people of The Badger State elect a responsible Governor, and enough responsible members of the state legislature to pursue real reform of public worker contracts and pensions.
2) The teachers "call in sick" to attend a protest in sufficient numbers that school is cancelled.
3) The precious little tykes are bussed to the Capitol to "try and stop whatever this dude is doing."
4) The protests are a travelling stimulus for union trash crews.
Browse Ann Althouse's site if you can bear it for more pictures, video, chanting, drumming. All on the dime of the Wisconsin taxpayer.
UPDATE: Mary Katherine Ham has a decidedly more jg take on it:
A three-day-long stand-off at the Wisconsin state capitol between union supporters and those backing the Republican governorís budget cuts just went to another level Thursday as Democratic senators apparently fled the state to prevent a vote on Gov. Scott Walker's budget-repair bill, which would cut public employee union collective bargaining rights and require them to contribute to pensions and health care.
Yeah, that cheers me up... Education Posted by John Kranz at February 17, 2011 12:17 PM