The more people learn about the protesting government workers in Wisconsin, the more they side with Gov. Scott Walker and the Republican legislators who are trying to limit the employees' union power and perks.
Attempting to play on sympathy for school teachers -- and create the idea that the Wisconsin conflict is actually about education, which it's not -- unions have been using teachers as the "face" of the Madison protests. But this seemingly clever idea is backfiring as Wisconsin taxpayers learn exactly how much these teachers are paid.
Nearly all of the teachers featured prominently in media accounts earn substantially above the average income of Wisconsin residents (about $37,000 a year) and the value of their benefit packages adds a shockingly large amount to their total compensation, as Matthew Boyle of the Daily Caller reports: