posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 01:05 AM
reply to post by The Sword
Joe and Sally Taxpayer are NOT being raped by the unions.
You are buying that tired old right-wing anti-union propaganda.
While neither party seems to give 2 spades about the unions, only the right-wingers are actively working to destroy them.
Really? Well since you typed the word NOT in all caps, you must be right! You must know some things the rest of us don't know. Like:
Who pays the teachers' salaries?
What is the nationwide median percentage paid by public employees toward their pensions?
How much do the WI teachers contribute toward their pensions?
How much are they being asked to contribute?
How much are they willing to contribute?
Answers: The taxpayer, 6%, ZERO, 5,8%, ZERO
Now let's look at their healthcare plans:
It turns out that collective bargaining is one of the ways that the Teacher's Union is stealing from the taxpayers of Wisconsin. A union-mandated
high-cost health plan that is owned by the union is milking the taxpayers by charging premiums that far exceed market norms, and are doing so with
impunity or apparent recourse.
From the report by the folks at the Education Act Group Foundation and MacIver Institute:
Here are a few simple, startling facts for anyone concerned about the financial condition of Wisconsin public schools.
ere are a few simple, startling facts for anyone concerned about the financial condition of Wisconsin public schools.
WEA Trust, an insurance company established and closely associated with the Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC), siphons millions of
crucial dollars from K-12 schools and their students every year.
WEA Trust has grown very fat on public school dollars, with a net worth of $316 million and a team of 12 administrators all receiving compensation
packages worth six figures per year.
Sadly, this insurance swindle is endorsed by state law. We at Education Action Group believe it's time for the citizens of Wisconsin to demand that
their school boards be allowed to freely shop for less expensive employee health insurance.
The fat little piggies want society to pay for them.
must be right. After all, you supplied facts and data and said NOT so forcefully, eh?