I recently had a conversation with an uncle who belonged to a union all his working life and I was dumbfounded when he sided with Govenor Walker. (We are Minnesotans) He stated that 60 some percent of all the working people in this country (he's counting military) are working for the government and that the remaining 30 some percent of working folks have to support them with their outlandish benefits. I don't believe government workers are overpaid and.I find his figures hard to believe.
I have no idea where I would find the "facts" to disprove this. I know progressives like Tom fight these kind of lies everyday. I wish there were resources to financially support an organization that watched or listened to the right wing medias so they could list the lies and could post resources of where these lies can be disproved.
Is anyone familiar with this particular lie and could you point me to where I might disprove it?