What Madison Protests are Really About

Carol Platt Liebau
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Posted: Feb 21, 2011 1:12 PM
My Townhall column discusses the meaning behind the protests in Madison: It's not just about dollars and cents -- it's about whether America is going to be made up of two classes: Government workers and the rest of us.

On the one hand, taxpayers employed in the private sector have faced cutbacks and unemployment as a result of the Great Recession.  On the other hand, there is the unionized government worker class -- the Democratic Party's #1 special interest -- loudly expressing a sense of entitlement to better pay and benefits than private sector contemporaries, even when it means driving states into insolvency and placing ever-heavier burdens on ordinary Americans.