Wednesday, March 9, 2011

GOP Senators Put the "Con" in "Wisconsin"

by Pa Rock
Citizen Journalist

While Republican state legislators and other teabagger riffraff in Wisconsin are busy vilifying school teachers and state workers for expecting to receive a living wage and a modicum of respect for their public service, at least three of those same legislators have been shamelessly bellying up to the public trough and then loathe to admit it.

The story broke today that three Wisconsin state senators, all Republicans, have been sucking down considerable amounts of federal farm subsidies.  State Senators Luther Olson, Dale Schultz, and Sheila Harsdorf have all been pocketing government handouts for several years.  In fact, from 1995 through 2009, this trio of dedicated public servants managed to grab a total of more that $300,000!  And if that wasn't embarrassing enough, then they went and got themselves elected to the state legislature where the public would pay for their health insurance and fund their retirements.


And what do Wisconsin teachers get?  Ridicule!

The reporter working this story placed several calls to offices of Olson, Schultz, and Harsdorf.  Not surprisingly, none of the calls were returned.   Some things just aren't comfortable to talk about.

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