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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

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    Public vs Private School Teachers: Who Gets More?

    Anecdotal evidence: two relatives who were forced to take jobs in Chicago Public School District (their very last choice) because neither could find a teaching job in suburban Chicago; another relative trying to find his first teaching job in suburban Chicago who's been trying for two years. A friend who's been substituting for four years while trying to get hired by the school distict.
    The starting salary for a private school teacher is less than 29K? That is ridiculous. They are highly underpaid.

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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

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    Still waiting for an answer, Explain how government-paid employees who produce no revenue and are paid solely through tax dollars should be allowed to unionize against taxpayers?
    They are not unionized against taxpayers. Read a little history about why we have unions for christ's sake, or a least pay attention to the current news. Before unions most cities were run by corporations that simply bought out the governments. Just as is happening in Wisconsin as demonstrated by the Governor's subordination to the Koch Brothers.

    This is a fight between wall street and main street.
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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I don't know about the tax cuts. The link didn't address those. But tax cuts have been proven to stimulate business and individual spending. One just can't grab on to tax cuts and say bad-bad-bad. The reality that matters is that Walker didn't take a surplus and turn it into a deficit as has been previously claimed.
    Dems are just upset because he didn't raise taxes to use for another social program. Perhaps gym memberships for the poor obese children.
    I mean, who can complain about wanting to help children learn the benefits of exercise?
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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    They are not unionized against taxpayers. Read a little history about why we have unions for christ's sake, or a least pay attention to the current news. Before unions most cities were run by corporations that simply bought out the governments. Just as is happening in Wisconsin as demonstrated by the Governor's subordination to the Koch Brothers.

    This is a fight between wall street and main street.
    This is a fight between beleagered taxpayers and union power.
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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    They are not unionized against taxpayers. Read a little history about why we have unions for christ's sake, or a least pay attention to the current news. Before unions most cities were run by corporations that simply bought out the governments. Just as is happening in Wisconsin as demonstrated by the Governor's subordination to the Koch Brothers.

    This is a fight between wall street and main street.
    Good Lord, are you this dense? Taxpayers pay these public employees so try again, explain who they are unionizing against?

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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    so...CEO huge salaries = GOOD........educator big salaries = BAD. lol.
    Are CEO salaries paid by tax payers?
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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Oh, pulllleeeeze. Only 11.9 % of American workers are in a union. Anyone who thinks they need a union in order to stay in Middle Class America is pathetic.
    Let's educate the liberals here not that facts are relevant to them. Notice the public sector unions vs. private sector unions.

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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    I do have to wonder about the macro effects of unions. Just because you aren't in a union doesn't mean that you don't get a higher salary because one exists. If the private sector teaching jobs are underpaid now, I dread to imagine how bad the pay will be once the public teaching union no longer exists and the private sector no longer has to compete against their salaries.

    In essence, unions may have a far reaching effect and keep even private sector salaries higher than they would otherwise be.

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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    The $75,000 does include the pension and health insurance. Without that included the average salary is $50,000
    At $75,000., that's $390.62 a day or $48.83 an hour. Sounds like damned good money to me, and I'll bet to 90% of all Americans.

    The hourly rate of teachers should be publicized and I'll bet public sentiment will turn against them in a heartbeat.

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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by donc View Post
    Iíll just address the meat of this rambling, almost incoherent post. Taxpayers PAY WAGES of public employees, for services performed. If taxpayers were funding unions,people that had a hard on against unions(such as yourself) would have been lining up for the last hindered years filing court cases against their money funding unions. End of story,have a good day conservative.:
    Union dues are paid out of those wages, so yes tax payers fund unions.
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