These recall elections have gone too far and become too expensive. Normally under our past working form of government, when a politician is elected, he is there for the duration of his term of office. The time to throw the politician out is when they are up for re-election.
I realize that most public workers, at least in northern Wisconsin, do not make the high wages that WEAC members make. And it has to be darn hard for any of the public workers to suddenly have their take-home pay cut. But I think I must have missed seeing all of the indignation and protesting when the wages of private sector workers were and still are having their wages cut, benefits taken away or jobs lost.
While there are many well-skilled, hard-working members of the education establishment who truly deserve the pay they receive, there are also those who feel they are more important than they actually are, and feel they have some sort of right to bully and intimidate anyone whom questions anything about present day education and the way that it is operated. School administrators are becoming numerous, many of questionable necessity and high pay. Many also want early retirement deals with benefits, making education even more expensive.
Why damage our political system with these recall elections? Giving increased tax breaks to favored businesses, while attempting to pay for the breaks with cuts to medical care for those lacking insurance and are unable to purchase quality medical and dental insurance, is a poor game plan for our state. Rather than increasing tax breaks for favored businesses, money should be put into upgrading the technical college system. Most classes should be online, making full use of the computer and interactive, subject tutoring software to increase participation and bring down the cost of getting an education for students. Let all Wisconsinites of working age, without leaving their homes except for testing, afford to be educated and re-educated as they get older. With increased education, Wisconsin businesses would have motivated, productive and efficient workers. Profits would increase, businesses could afford to pay decent wages with benefits and everyone would gain.
What real advantage is there to Wisconsin citizens to kick out of office an elected governor in mid-term, only to be replaced by a governor who is tethered on a leash and controlled by WEAC?
Robert Fredrickson, Rhinelander