What if we made the wisconson union pay for their own pension funds

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    100 cents of every dollar for WI state workers' pensions paid for by the state workers themselves | Corrente



    Would you let them keep their own pensions then?



    Guess what they already do.




    Out of every dollar that funds Wisconsin' s pension and health insurance plans for state workers, 100 cents comes from the state workers.

    How can that be? Because the "contributions" consist of money that employees chose to take as deferred wages – as pensions when they retire – rather than take immediately in cash. The same is true with the health care plan. If this were not so a serious crime would be taking place, the gift of public funds rather than payment for services.
     
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    INteresting story that relates. My brother worked for a school district that, on the average, paid the teachers between $5-8k lower than the other districts in the area. However, their health benefits were 100% covered, something no other district did. The district pointed out that distinction to all new hirees. Well, since then, the teachers have taken on more and more of the co-pays, etc. and are footing (out of pocket) more and more of the health care costs to the point that they are now comparable to the other districts in the area. Has their pay gone up to compensate? Hell no. They've taken cuts and are getting non-pay furlough days this year. And his district has a record surplus of money for "raining days".
     
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    Someone wants our public school system shrunk to a size they can drown it in the bathtub.


    Why all Americans can not see that the right wing leaders are selling them tripe to get them to vote for distroying the country.

    They want the American populace uneducated, powerless agaisnt their employers and leveled in pay with the third world countries.
     
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    Yes.

    Yes, we do.

    And now TM, we are going to have to silence you.

    Guantanamo?

    Or Somalia?

    We are compassionate oligarchy :)
     
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    I know you wish you could.

    Got any reason why your boss should take your benifits away to save money for his company?
     
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    WE'd probably have to make the government of Wisconson stop spending it before it was needed for the pensionors, then.



     
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    What a lie! For someone to use the name truthmatter, you sure have trouble telling the truth!
     
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    I don't have a boss :)
     
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    Good for you .

    why should you be allowed to take your employees benifits away because of your profit line?
     
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    why should you be allowed to waste oxygen?
     
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