Thingish Things

Walker’s Beneficent Revenge

Written By: William F. B. O'Reilly - Jul• 26•11

Distasteful Protest Sign in Madison

Remember all those teachers protesting inside and outside Wisconsin’s state capital in February and March?  The ones who painted Governor Scott Walker as a knuckle-dragging, teacher-hating neanderthal?

Well, it seems Walker’s Article 10 budget plan is now in effect, and it is saving teachers their jobs — just as he said it would. By making small concessions like a $10 co-pay for doctor visits and a contribution toward pension benefits, hundreds of teachers whose heads were on the chopping block now get to keep their jobs. Eureka!

The situation in Wisconsin shows just how disjointed teacher’s unions have become from actual teachers. The unions will budge at nothing, even if that means members losing their jobs to fill budget gaps.  The same applies to other public service union leaders.  They sacrifice their members to maintain contract status quo. 

Walker endured more than any other governor in American, perhaps, in sticking by his guns.  I bet a lot of teachers in the Badger State today are glad he did. 


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