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Phony sick notes passed out to protestors


Madison, WI (WXOW) - Many truant union workers in Madison have been obtaining phony sick notes to excuse their absence from work as they protest Governor Scott Walker's responsible proposal to cure the state's financial woes. 

Liberal doctors were standing on street corners of the Capitol Square handing out sick notes to excuse public workers from doing the job taxpayers pay them to do, according to Mark Jefferson, Executive Director of the Republican Party of Wisconsin. The MacIver Institute is among those who have obtained video of the phony sick note fiasco and free-signing doctors.

"How can teachers go to school and tell their students not to ditch class at the same time they're childishly obtaining fake sick notes to ensure their union can continue soak the already-broke Wisconsin taxpayers," Jefferson asked.

Public employee union strikes are prohibited in the state to ensure taxpayers continue to receive the services they're paying for; meaning employees must present a sick note in order to excuse unapproved absences from their public service occupations. In order to circumvent the law and avoid reporting to work, public union employees have been calling in sick in order to attend protests in Madison.

"The arrogance and contempt many truant public union members are showing to the taxpayers funding their salaries is absolutely appalling and an example of just how badly reform is needed in the Badger State," Jefferson said.

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