South Carolina: Cutting school employees pay! Starting with wealthy first!!

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    41 officials to take pay cut: CCSD makes numerous cuts to offset $28M deficit | The Post and Courier, Charleston SC - News, Sports, Entertainment


    Non-union South Carolina's largest county, Charleston, is slashing the salaries of 45 of it's highest paid employees to make the budget shortfall come closer to balance.

    Rather than firing people, they are cutting pay for their highest paid and going from there.

    Non-union, Republican dominated South Carolina is leading the way on this. No firings. Cut the pay of the highest paid. Makes sense. Those who can afford it most take the first cut. The folks at the bottom don't.

    If only union dominated states had the freedom to make good, smart decisions like this, we'd avoid all the protests, lost work days, threats of violence, etc.

    SC can just make the decision and go with it.
     
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    So you're in favor of the richest people making the biggest sacrifice? Is that what you're saying?
     
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    I'm in favor of the richest gov't employees being the first to take a pay cut, yes. Thats the highest pay, and it's MY TAX MONEY they are making, so yes.

    The private sector doesn't take money from my check every week. So I don't give a crap who Target or Bed Bath and Beyond cut pay for.

    And Wisconsin could make this same choice if it were non-union. They can't make any choice without a massive protest so it' makes it very difficult.

    In non-union SC, this is how they decided to do it, and they just did it. Right to work state. Gotta love it.
     
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    But presumably those people who make more money, have earned that money and put their time in to achieve the higher salary they are earning. No? Why are you ok with penalizing them for working harder then everyone else?
     
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    Our Governor announced 3% proration for Education just last night, as part of a 15% Statewide Budget cut.

    We're right to work as well, so last-in, first-out.
     
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    You still wanna bring this up? If you do, fine, but I'll tell you where it's going. Race and poverty affect education rankins dramatically. You ready to dig into that issue?
     
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    I'm not. I'm in favor of that school board having the freedom to make the choice that works best for them. And without unions, they can do that.

    But if someone has to take a 2% cut, it'd be easier for a $100,000 earner than a $25,000 earner.
     
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    So does how much States want to invest in educating their children
     
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    vermont has an extremely diverse population of ALL kinds of white people.
     
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