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You stay classy, State of Wisconsin employees!

By - Feb 28th, 2009 11:38 am
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An opinion piece acknowledging the growing rift in Madison between public and private sector employees, published in The Cap Times? The Cap Times? And, more surprisingly, it doesn’t blame George W. Bush for said rift? (I could theorize that, next thing you know, I’ll stumble onto an editorial in the same publication, criticizing Noble Wray and the Madison Police Department, but that would just be, you know… silly talk.)

“Here in Dane County, where a quarter of the workforce draws paychecks from the government, one can sense the growing rift between the public and private sector as the economy worsens. And we’re doing better than just about everywhere else in Wisconsin.”

Even more provocative than the opinion piece itself is the page after page of internet debate it inspires, during the workday, from persons claiming to be state workers; opining about how underpaid they are, how they’re “making sacrifices” in order to continue working for state government, and how necessary and critical their jobs are to the function of the system.

Attention private-sector employees: These people are thumbing their noses at you, with Jim Doyle and his back-pocket state employees union hacks leading the charge on their behalf.

h/t: Sykes

Categories: News & Views, Politics

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