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Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.

A day without union workers on the job

Yes, thousands of union folks descended upon the state Capitol today, a gang that overstates its importance in life. We are lectured that they are so skilled, so talented, so good. Their services are invaluable. We couldn’t possibly live without them.

But as thousands found a way to get off the job today while many others were working hard to pay for the protesters’ better than average salaries and lavish benefits, the state somehow survived.

This is a fact not lost on the private sector, taxpaying public.

One of the protesters actually told WTMJ’s John Mercure that no one, no one should have to pay for health insurance, that health coverage was a right. Keep pushing that out of touch message. Keep yelling and screaming outside an official’s home. You are losing PR points.

The public sector union gravy train is over.

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