From The Black Commentator:
It never ceases to amaze me how some people who are rich and famous - especially those with access to major newspaper opinion pages - are so quick to declare that others, who are neither, should have to suffer pain.
Take, for instance, the ubiquitous David Brooks. Back at the start of the year when Scott Walker began to go after the Wisconsin's public workers in earnest, the Times columnist criticized the Republican governor for excluding police and firefighters from his attack. But on the larger issue, Brooks defended Walker and his party legislators saying they "were doing exactly what they told voters they would do." He went on to decry public workers as inhabiting "workplaces where personnel decisions are made on the basis of seniority, not merit" and where there is "little relationship between excellence and reward, which leads to resentment among taxpayers who don't have that luxury."
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