⚧ C.T.L.W. You figure it out
My Endo doc went over my blood work. "I see your estrogen level is now at 315, do you feel like you have too much Estrogen now?"
I told her "... N... N.. No..." and started crying.
You have some explaining to do.
This is not some joke. You are messing with the means of people who earn a modest, middle class income. If you are going to make such a reckless assertion, you damn well better put your cards on the table.
Now, where in the world did you come up with that figure? Show us your math or kindly recant.
For example, if you asked me for a source confirming that Walker gave less money to the locals, which is what necessitated Act 10 - so they could make due with less funding - I would have a hard time providing. It's just info I picked up a long the way.
I'll see if I can find it again, but I can not promise. However, it you are fair you should be able to acknowledge that it's at least reasonable, since the state itself is spending about 60% of the money they actually use on PS employee compensation. 50.0% at the local level, is in the same ballpark.
When a local government (dem or republican) has to fix a budget, think of the first things they do on the spending side. They request furlough days or layoffs of PS union employees. It must be an awfully big slice of their spending if that is almost always the fall back position -such as just happened in Cook County (Chicago) yesterday. 775 employees laid off to meet budget. Just read it today, so I can provide a link.
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Lastly, this seems to be talking about state spending overall, and is not WI specific.
Is public employee compensation really causing Wisconsin's budget woes? - CSMonitor.comIn 2007-2008 (the most current year data is available) wages and salaries–excluding pension contributions and other benefits– made up 38 percent of state and local current spending. For local governments, wages and salaries represent 46 percent of current spending.
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