Press Release: Outrageous Right Wing Extremism
2/27/2012 10:05 AM
|For Immediate Release:
||Jeff Waksman- firstname.lastname@example.org
February 28, 2012
Democrat Party Gubernatorial nominee-to-be Kathleen Falk has been under conservative fire recently for signing a pledge that, as Governor, she will veto any budget that doesn't return complete control of Wisconsin's schools to labor unions. The Republican Party of Dane County is outraged by this criticism of Ms. Falk and her union fealty.
Conservative attacks, particularly those launched by Republicans, have been blatantly hypocritical. For example, WEAC created a health insurance company called WEA Trust, then forced Wisconsin schools to use it and pay additional costs of tens of millions of dollars statewide each year without raising service levels. Aren't Republicans supposed to support entrepreneurship and profits?
The real question is why WEAC hasn't branched into additional sectors. Maybe they could open up a food catering service and force all Wisconsin public school students and teachers to buy their lunches at $10 a head? Think of the expansion opportunities!
In any event, perhaps the criticism from conservatives is arising because most of them lack understanding of the proper role of public employees. Recently, an 86 year old retired crossing guard who lives two blocks from Riverview Elementary School in Wausau offered to save the school money by volunteering as a crossing guard. Quite rightly, the labor unions quickly stepped in to stop it. After all, the whole purpose of being a crossing guard is to pay union dues.
What do conservatives think a crossing guard is for? To help small children cross the street unharmed? Get real, guys.
A particularly pernicious conservative education reform is a Republican proposal to allow teachers the right to vote on whether they want to want to be unionized. But look, if teachers can’t be trusted to choose who WEAC endorses for Governor, how can they possibly be trusted to have a say in how their schools are run?
Seriously: What the hell do teachers know about education, anyway?
Yet, all of these examples pale in comparison to the final solution that Republicans have envisioned for our educational system. They actually want a Wisconsin where individual school districts work with local parents and teachers to craft schools where the education of children is the #1 priority. Only a radical right wing, racist, Koch-whoring, Faux News-watching, Jihadist terrorist Tea Partier would possibly believe in something as revolutionary as that.