The Heritage Foundation put together the below video to help separate fact from myth. The video is short and well done.
Heritage visited the capitol to see what was on the minds of the unions and teachers. The protestors are clearly clueless about the bill and the state of the Wisconsin economy. All they know is what they have been fed by their unions and the Obama propaganda machine.
The day revealed the extent of the ideological divide that seems to characterize this debate — and the lack of consensus about the underlying facts that necessitate it in the first place.
Few protesters we spoke to knew Wisconsin has a deficit of $137 million — a deficit projected to increase to $3.6 billion in the next two years. Fewer still seemed to realize just how generous public worker benefits in Wisconsin are — far more generous than the national average.
Dispute also existed as to whether union membership is currently optional for public workers in Wisconsin (it’s not), even though most protesters seemed to think it should be optional.
But the protests seem to have done even more than expose ideological fault lines and a lack of mutual understanding of the facts.
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