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    Re: Are Wisconsin public employees overcompensated?

    Quote Originally Posted by KeeKee View Post
    In a sense Maggie is right about the people standing in line for jobs.

    The jobs market is being manipulated to place society where some elites want it.
    Products are always in demand, there is no problem with the demand side of supply and demand.

    However in order to suppress the wage side of the story you must create a job shortage crisis.
    Also to suppress the wage side you must suppress the education side of the story.
    Less educated = less pay. More desperation to have a job = less demand for better wages. Just let me eat and sleep under some kind of roof and I'll do anything you want.

    Sorry, that make no sense whatsoever.
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    Re: Are Wisconsin public employees overcompensated?

    An opinion poll does NOT tell you if an employee is overcompensated.

    It might reveal that far too many people have swallowed the MacIlister lies and do not research the source or bother to verify the so called claims made by it.
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    Re: Are Wisconsin public employees overcompensated?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    An opinion poll does NOT tell you if an employee is overcompensated.
    Such a thing is a matter of opinion and a poll is useful for finding out the opinions of the regular posters here.

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    Re: Are Wisconsin public employees overcompensated?

    Every Public Sector Union slob in this country is over-compensated........

    .....sure its hard to avoid when you vote yourself a payraise and more benefits every two years..........

    There is no greed like Union greed........
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    Re: Are Wisconsin public employees overcompensated?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Are Wisconsin Public Employees Over-compensated?



    http://epi.3cdn.net/9e237c56096a8e4904_rkm6b9hn1.pdf

    Page 5 of the study shows total compensation and defines it as pay as well as benefits and it still shows public employees coming up with less.

    However, comparisons of public vs private compensation does not address the philosophical feelings of people and how they feel that public employees should be compensated. What is your view?
    I don't know.So I picked other.
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    Re: Are Wisconsin public employees overcompensated?

    Quote Originally Posted by Badmutha View Post
    Every Public Sector Union slob in this country is over-compensated........

    .....sure its hard to avoid when you vote yourself a payraise and more benefits every two years..........

    There is no greed like Union greed........
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    Re: Are Wisconsin public employees overcompensated?

    How many people in the private sector lost their jobs? Public sector? Yeah, this is a no-brainer.

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    Re: Are Wisconsin public employees overcompensated?

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    How many people in the private sector lost their jobs? Public sector? Yeah, this is a no-brainer.
    This has nothing to do with how much a person gets paid per year. At least, I am not following your logic at this point.

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    Re: Are Wisconsin public employees overcompensated?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    This has nothing to do with how much a person gets paid per year. At least, I am not following your logic at this point.
    I mean that comparatively, public employees have had it pretty good. That they still have their jobs is a wonderful thing compared to the high unemployment rate for everyone else.

    And I don't know if this applies for Wisconsin, but teachers are generally paid much, much more than private school counterparts (at least per pupil spending, which I assume would be kind of proportional to teacher pay).
    They Spend WHAT? The Real Cost of Public Schools | Adam B. Schaeffer | Cato Institute: Policy Analysis

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    Re: Are Wisconsin public employees overcompensated?

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    I mean that comparatively, public employees have had it pretty good. That they still have their jobs is a wonderful thing compared to the high unemployment rate for everyone else.

    And I don't know if this applies for Wisconsin, but teachers are generally paid much, much more than private school counterparts (at least per pupil spending, which I assume would be kind of proportional to teacher pay).
    They Spend WHAT? The Real Cost of Public Schools | Adam B. Schaeffer | Cato Institute: Policy Analysis
    Yes, I agree that public school teachers are paid more than private school counterparts. At least this is true in my state. However, there is also a large difference in necessary qualifications which accounts for much of it. Private schools generally accept less qualified teachers. Again, I am using my state as an example. Given that they are not directly comparable, I can't really say that they are overpaid because of that.

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