Monday, March 21, 2011

Framing The Debate

I am not happy with the way the Budget Repair Bill debate has been framed by Republicans.  It goes something like this:

  • Public employees are too highly compensated.
  • Public employees make more than you
  • Public employees should not make more than you.
  • We should take away their ability to bargain so they can't make more than you.
Properly framed, the debate should look like this:

  • The state is in fiscal trouble. 
  • We value our state employees
  • Collective bargaining for anything other than pay will put us back into the mess we are currently in, regardless of the give-backs currently obtained.
Call me crazy.


Dad29 said...

Not unusual. The only guy to actually get it right was Walker, and he doesn't say it often enough.

The problem is the propaganda machine on the radio.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

OK you're crazy, but I still like.