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RUSH: To all of you in Wisconsin, to all of you around the country: Be confident here. We are not without recourse during all of this. For example, if I were a parent (and everybody knows I’m not, but if I were a parent in Wisconsin) I would insist that my child not be taught by any teacher who is protesting. It is time for the parents to stand against this as well. Any teacher lying about calling in sick to join a protest, what value can that teacher be? Depending on what rules are for the use of sick-leave in Wisconsin, if a teacher is protesting while claiming sick-leave, that would appear on its face to be fraud.

The taxpayers are not paying for a sick day, but a protest day. Maybe some criminal fraud charges should be filed against individual teachers. Maybe it’s hardball time here. Since the president of the United States has inserted himself — the federal government and his political party in Washington, his personal organization of hoods and thugs into this — Congress should damn well hold hearings to determine the extent to which federal tax dollars, federal employees are involved in these protests; and the extent of federal coordination with the Democrat National Committee and local and federal unions.

Just investigate it, Congressman Issa! Get going! Find out exactly what’s happening here. Money, organization, rules, instructions. We are not without recourse here. It’s hammer time! They’re asking for it. Republicans ought to be able to find candidates to run against these Democrats who refuse to stay in town and vote. Start campaigning against them right now. ‘Cause these Democrats are acting against the students, they are acting against the parents, they’re flipping everybody the bird and are insisting on the illegal use of tax dollars. Teachers, at the very at least, ought to be docked for their illegal absence from their jobs. I would bet that… (sigh)

I don’t know. I’ll bet the money lost would be more than what they’re being asked for to pay for their own health care. Eighty-nine thousand dollars a year. ‘Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) says his party has been emboldened by massive protests against his controversial budget plan. Walker said demonstrators who filled the state capitol building in Madison and the boycott by state Senate Democrats — some of whom fled the state in protest — have steeled the resolve of members of his party. ‘If anything, I think it’s made the Republicans in the Assembly and the Senate stronger,’ he told Fox News … ‘They’re not going to be bullied. They’re not going to be intimidated.”

Governor Walker, I have a suggestion for you. There’s a line you can use. It has been used before. You simply say to all these protesters, ‘I won!’ That phrase has been used by no less than our illustrious man-child president, Barack Obama, during a meeting with congressional leaders — Republicans and Democrats — in the White House in early 2009. When he gathered them together to ostensibly talk about joint ideas to help the economy. The Republicans posed tax cut ideas. Obama looked at ’em and said, ‘Well, you can talk about it, but we’re not gonna do it. I won.’ Well, Governor Walker, you won. It’s as simple as that.

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