"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Thursday, October 27, 2011

It's Working

Here's a new video from the MacIver Institute, a Wisconsin-based conservative think tank, that presents the data on how Scott Walker's budget reforms are working for the State of Wisconsin and its local school districts:

It is working.   But you'd be hard-pressed to find that news reported in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, the state's biggest newspaper.   Yes, there are important alternative outlets -- especially talk radio like Mark Belling and Charlie Sykes out of Milwaukee.   But the fear here is that Walker's victories won't be felt by enough people in time to avoid the recall.   People are just like that -- they hear people talking about the poor teachers or the poor public employees, but they don't notice things that don't happen.... like their property taxes not going up, where otherwise they would have had to have a big increase.

The video is a good start in getting the word out.   We need to do a lot more.    

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