And while we keep hearing about the 300,000 "middle class working families" (average income $75,000 plus benefits) that are getting "screwed", nobody wants to report on the 4.7 million other people in the state (average wage $25,000 - many with no benefits) who have to foot the bill for these poor unfortunate souls.
Politics aside, the math is simple, Wisconsin is broke. We have a projected budget deficit of over $3.0 Billion over the next two years, which comes out to around $6000.00 in additional taxes required per citizen.
If one simply understands that public employees do not pay taxes but only return a portion of the tax-payers money that the government gave to them in the first place, then you might understand why those of us in the private sector are a little tired of the "status quo". If you wish to give your child a chance of a decent education, you have to send them to a private school at a cost of $8000 - $12000 per year on top of the taxes confiscated from you under the threat of having your property taken from you. Imagine if everyone had to send a portion of their money to WalMart even if they wanted to buy the food from Whole Foods.....no one on the Left would stand for it.
Over the last 12 years, Wisconsin has become a tax hell, people and businesses have been leaving the state, just like Michigan. The people in the state have watched the prior administration launder their money through the labor unions and right back into their own campaign funds. In November, they decided that they'd had enough and swept out the corrupt administration and their allies in the state congress.
The idea that we should now recall people who won the election for fulfilling their campaign promises is wishful at best. No one outside of the "ten's of thousands" marching in Madison (many of whom are from Illinois) seems to be upset about the Governor's actions and it is very likely that after all the recall activity, Wisconsin ends up with even more Republican Senators.
Wis. labor protesters say next fight at the polls - Yahoo! News