Guys - what is wrong with you !
The REASON America is in so much trouble is because you destroyed your unions - real wages in the US are below 1980 levels and have been going down
for decades - WHY ? Because you outsourced your middle class - you believed the Freidman lies about getting rid of organised labor - the lies that
Unions are bad for business - that unions are the trouble. Whenever you hear someone saying this you immediately know they are pure evil.
Unions are the only way - the ONLY way - that workers, thats you, gets rights at work and gets fair pay. Before unions kids were working and living in
factories.......the reason you are constantly told that Unions are bad for business is because they effect not business - but profit. Unions are
excellent for business - higher wages means more consumer spending power and creates a stronger economy all around. Forcing labor into a race to the
bottom is the surest way of decimating your entire economy - and that is EXACTLY WHAT HAS HAPPENED.
Teachers can only ever expect to be paid around $45k at the very peak of their profession - when I look around at the private sector I see people
taking in quadruple, figure salaries. What is he saying you should be paid less ?
Every time you attack a salary - it isn't going to come back, its not, America is in a world of hurt. (Because jobs were destroyed by forcing labor to
compete with chinese salaries - my god what a travesty). Putting pay freezes on them means it will remain for years, and if it starts there where
does it end.
Teachers are always under attack - they are the easiest targets - yet they are the most important profession in our lives, they are responsible for
the entire future of the US - and yet they are treated like dirt - comparing them to the private sector is just henious. What does he want McDonald's
This guy is profoundly rude - incredibly arrogant and really, really stupid.
There are more complex issues at work here people - try and see past the stereotypes of Chicago school bullsht. Countries where unions are strong have
significantly better economic and life indicators than the US - you need to start waking up to the reality that he just towing Chicago school theories
and is simply wrong. Totally out of order.
Further - he then claims that inflation is not an issue - BUT - costs are going through the roof ! So lets take a look at that - the costs for
teachers in their lives are also going through the roof. Simple as that. He raises health - in every country in the western world health is free -
FREE - but not in the US, we all manage to pay our teachers in Australia significantly MORE than you guys AND they all get whatever health care they
require. So how come we can all do it and you can't - simple - we are more willing to sacrifice personal profits of private corporations via taxes and
wages in order to benefit the country as a whole - in the US private profit of corporations is more important than the survival of your nation - its
that simple. You have't simply fallen for the spin - you are propagating the lies. Take a look at the rest of this planet - healthy economies, healthy
rising wages, free health care etc, etc you are living in the dark ages but through sheer arrogance refuse to even consider that other countries are
doing it better - and they are.
edit on 11-9-2010 by Aristophrenia because: Extra thought