Who is Sean Duffy, you ask? He is a GOP representative from Polk County, Wisconsin, who cannot make ends meet on his meager salary of $174,000 per year. Yet, he supports cutting salaries and benefits of public service employees along the lines of what his governor, Scott Walker, has proposed (story here).
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What do public service employees earn in the cheapskate state of Wisconsin? According to this (source), an average teacher earns $48,743, which ranks 24 in the nation. How do teacher salaries compare in other states?
Indiana - $46,640 (national rank 25)
Michigan $52,300 (rank 12)
Missouri - $42,750 (rank 43)
New Jersey - $61,830 (rank 4)
Ohio - $51,343 (rank 14)
So Sean Duffy cannot make ends meet on $174,000; yet he wants to cut salaries and benefits of employees earning LESS THAN A THIRD of what he earns. Astonishing! Now you know why Sean Duffy and the GOP are trying to suppress this video:
And the Republicans are playing hardball. The GOP contacted this website hosting service, Blip.TV, claiming copyright infringement. You can see page 1 of the complaint here and page 2 here - the usual intimidation tactics. A spokesperson for Duffy called Democratic criticism of this videotape “a misleading attack.” I call it "newsworthy" in the public interest.
More than an embarrassment, the GOP does not want you to know what hypocritical scoundrels they are, and the best way to annoy Sean Duffy is to post copies of this video on the Internet. So please feel free to steal the video along with my commentary and go viral. It will annoy the hell out of them. My closing thought for today:
Suppression = Oppression