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GOP ad badly distorts history of Wisconsin standoff

posted Mar 3, 2011, 12:29 PM by Unknown user
| By Greg Sargent | Washington Post | 3/1/2011 | from: Daily Newswire |
…. The ad hails Govenor Walker for "asking state employees to contribute to their benefits, just like anyone else." But this has nothing whatsoever to do with the actual reason there's an ongoing standoff in Wisconsin. The unions have already agreed to the benefit concessions Walker has asked for, as long as he doesn't roll back their bargaining rights. Walker has refused. The sticking point has nothing to do with benefits. Indeed, the two words "bargaining rights" don't appear in the ad. And as Dave Weigel notes, this is actually the second ad from the right -- following one last week from Americans for Prosperity -- that fails to tell viewers the truth in precisely the same fashion.