Protest for democracy or for unsustainable entitlements?

Michael Moore twittered that Madison has become the new Cairo

Madison is the new Cairo! Wisconsin teachers, nurses, firefighters — shut the state down! All of working America is with u!


Unfortunately, Moore is wrong.  These protests aren’t masses of oppressed people, rallying for freedom.  Madison has actually become the new Athens, where thousands rallied in protest against Greece’s austerity measures against an unsustainable level of spending on entitlements.

Facing a $3 billion budget shortfall, the public employees of the state of Wisconsin are going to have to learn to tighten their belts in tough times just like everyone in the private sector.