Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children. ~ Ancient American Indian Proverb
as to the taxes that fund teachers in the public sector-that depends on how the states fund them
The Unions already agreed to that and have said so multiple times.
This is NOTHING but Union busting. Period. It's stripping workers' rights away from them and nothing more.
How can you not get that? Walker won't listen to anyone except his cheerleaders. Even some of his Republicans have said, "Let's take out this part of the bill and get back to work." And he refuses.
It's because - like a lot of Republicans - he doesn't believe that work should be paid for.
He also believe that he should have the right to sell off government property to anyone for any price he sees fit.
It's corruption. It's taking money away from working people so the rich can get richer and nothing more.
He strips rights from middle class workers - teachers, policemen & women, fire fighters, EMTs - and will sell public utilities to rich, private, investors (that taxpayers built and paid for) for less than they're worth.
That's what this bill is about. It's not about teachers not accepting pay freezes or paying more for healthcare. If it were, this wouldn't have become news; because there would've been no controversy - because the Unions already agreed to it.
You've posted how much you make. You believe one day, apparently, that you'll be one of the uberwealthy who will benefit from these policies. Hate to tell you, but it ain't gonna happen. Odds are very against you rising above your parents' station in this country.
You are calling these people "fat cats" when they make about $48,000 a year. Nationwide, public employees with college degrees make about $51,000. Walker, himself, makes more than twice that - but I don't see him offering up his salary.
He just wants to take it away from working people.
And OF COURSE the top 1% pay the most in the interitance tax. Because they're the only ones affected by it because they're the only ones who have enough to have the tax levied against them.
Never belonged to a union in my life. I've done very well in my life. Ya' know why? Because I was rewarded on my merits. I negotiated my own salary, my own benefits. And ya' know what else? It didn't cost the taxpayers a freakin' dime.
Thank you, Quazi!