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Representative Vicky Hartzler (r), yesterday, via Twitter:

Rep. Vicky Hartzler ‏@RepHartzler

It’s #TeacherAppreciationWeek. Have you thanked a teach who has impacted your life? [….] 7:26 AM – 6 May 2014

And some of the replies:

Carl ‏@CrushTheCFR

@RepHartzler No. Teachers don’t do their jobs gratis. They are paid for what they do. Nobody thanks me for doing my job. It’s my JOB. 7:28 AM – 6 May 2014

Evidently thanking anyone is a zero sum game. Do we detect some resentment and neediness, too?

Blue DuPage ‏@BlueDuPage

The other 52 weeks a year Republicans spend attacking teachers & killing public schools. @RepHartzler #VoteDemocratic #pjnet #tcot #p2 7:29 AM – 6 May 2014

Point well taken, though maybe not by the recipient.