The Wisconsin Assembly passed that evil bill last night, at 1:00 a.m., without input from their Democratic members.
All over the web, all over the blogosphere, I'm hearing pious comments from those on the right about how this is necessary, to balance the budget; about how it's just, because why should teachers be different from anyone else, getting paid a fortune and guaranteed lifelong employment while only having to work nine months a year; about how it's just good business to give the rich guys tax breaks at the expense of the middle class, because that's how we get the economy rolling again.
None of these talking points are based on reality, as I am sure I don't have to tell any of you; but the fact that I am seeing them, over and over, tells me the right-wing is getting their version of reality out there. Via Faux News and Rush and Glenn Beck and that crew, no doubt, but whatever, people are buying that narrative. The fact that that version of reality will destroy our country --- has been destroying our country -- that wake up call will, no doubt, hit most of them far too late.
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