Source: Lake Geneva Regional News

March 11, 2011 | 04:59 PM

RE: Bill

I think we are in agreement on the value of the public sector as a whole. Keep in mind that you were reading an article about the teacher's union in Lake Geneva. I chose to stay on subject and in doing so was not intending to reflect poorly on truck drivers, bus drivers, or any of the other one million jobs that were not referenced in the article you chose to comment on. If you feel that the Republican machine with Governor Walker didn't attempt a smeer campaign in an effort to sell their point, then I would hate to be there when you find out about Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy. I know, it shocked me too. The Unions made it look like the end of the world, the Republicans made people believe that public sectors steal from taxpayers, and the truth sits somewhere in the middle. Where their income comes from is the real issue. They will always be looked at as making "too much" because its your tax dollars. When their is a $3Billion dollar deficit we make up a third of it from education. Because it was teachers who posed as brokers on Wall St. and caused this. When the economy is booming they don't reap the same rewards because they can't take merit pay from tax dollars like bonusses or increased sales/commissions that the private sector gets. Interesting how the only time public sectors should be treated like the rest of us is when we are all suffering.

Cen. Den. Parent