The big-money right has another huge success in their “divide and conquer” strategy. Huge outside money flowed into Wisconsin to parrot an idea that middle class public workers were out to get middle class private sector workers. They told people teachers were lazy and overpaid, in a state with one of the best public education systems in the world. They said the county workers were stealing their tax dollars, though the roads are plowed consistently and quickly in a place called “the frozen tundra.” They told them that in order for you to raise up, you must cut them down. They told people they were the ones creating jobs when actually they weren’t. They told them the 2+2=5. They reinforced this with almost eight times the money, most from out-of-the-state.

The big-money right has another huge success in their “divide and conquer” strategy. Huge outside money flowed into Wisconsin to parrot an idea that middle class public workers were out to get middle class private sector workers. They told people teachers were lazy and overpaid, in a state with one of the best public education systems in the world. They said the county workers were stealing their tax dollars, though the roads are plowed consistently and quickly in a place called “the frozen tundra.” They told them that in order for you to raise up, you must cut them down. They told people they were the ones creating jobs when actually they weren’t. They told them the 2+2=5. They reinforced this with almost eight times the money, most from out-of-the-state.

2 years ago