Conservatives believe the government is incompetent, and seek to elect people who will prove it
Ignorance is Bliss Bliss is the same as happiness US Christian conservatives are the happiest in the US according to studies Do you see a connection?
As to why anyone would think that was a good idea, beats the hell out of me. And the kicker is, some still do! Can you believe that???
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
The new teacher making Salary: $45,801 for only 9 months work is the equivalent of $61,068 for 12 months work.
The 15 year teacher making Salary: $80,369 for only 9 months work is equivalent of $107,198.67 for 12 months work
And finally the teacher near retirment at Salary: $104,066 for only 9 months work is equivalent of $138,754.67 for 12.
Again, not counting any benefits. and again, all at the expense of the tax payer and the state's budgets/deficits.
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BTW, there is a story at MSNBC that I just read, indicating that WI unions and disctricts are rushing through a lot of contracts before the law (which can save the districts loads of money) is actually published by the SOS.
Does that seem like the actions of a negotiator that really has the best interst of the tax payer in mind?
That is one of the big problems with public sector unions. In the private sector, negotiators for the company need to keep union contracts as low as possible, no such problem on the public side.
Wisconsin unions rush to get deals in place - U.S. news - Life - msnbc.com
Last edited by buck; 03-14-11 at 05:04 PM.
You want to know another sad reality? There are an awful lot of people today (more than then) that are waiting for that rainbow to shine out of Obama's ass and land on them. Guess what. It isnt going to happen. Success comes today just as it did then...from hard work. The opportunities to succeed were far greater under Reagan than they were under Carter. Maybe the people that incessantly bitch about getting pee'd on ought to stop looking at what Reagan did and try examining their own level of effort in this game.
I didnt have much of what you would call a family growing up-but what I did have taught me valuable lessons in how not to live. I damn sure didnt have anyone giving me silver spoons. I went from nothing to being very comfortable, to having 4 kids and providing quite well for them and am watching them all enjoy success as well. It wasnt easy...it required hard work and sacrifice.
It aint magic. It aint rocket science. And life doesnt change just by pretending it OUGHT to and that if it doesnt then it is not FAIR.