Is it the taxpayers, and their elected representatives? Or is it the thuggish teachers union? We're going to find out over the next few days as the union continues its "sick-in," thereby shutting down a large number of schools, in response to Governor Scott Walker's efforts to get the state budget back in balance.
This group of "education professionals" brought real shame to themselves earlier this week when about 2,000 of them massed outside of the Governor's home in suburban Milwaukee, an act of intimidation that looked remarkably like a third-world protest.
Now the union's bought-and-paid-for Democratic members of the Legislature have fled the capitol, refusing to vote on the proposed budget.
For several decades, public employees have been paid more, and worked less, than their private-sector counterparts, and now that unsustainable model is crashing down. It's interesting to see how the teachers - always quick to claim that they are there "for the children" - are willing to abandon the children when their taxpayer-fleecing way of life is threatened.