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WISCONSIN: 59 552 teachers, 89 997 millionaires

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In Wisconsin, it's teachers vs. millionaires
MARCH 4, 2011

When Wisconsin Republicans and their enablers yell about the need to cut the pay of average public employees to balance the state budget, they leave out some very inconvenient and illuminating facts .....

Number of teachers in Wisconsin: 59,552
Number of millionaires in Wisconsin: 89,977


Yes, it's amazing, but true: Wisconsin by far has more millionaires than school teachers. Suffice to say, the two categories do not appreciably overlap.

Average Wisconsin teacher salary: $46,390 (US rank: 28th among all states)

Typical wage cut faced by a Wisconsin school teacher if Gov. Scott Walker's non- negotiable give-backs are enacted: $5,567 to 6,958 per year (based on net total compensation reduction caused by Walker's plan).

Continuing average income boost for millionaires in Wisconsin and elsewhere, thanks to the recent extension of 2001 Bush-era federal tax cuts: Approximately $100,000 per year.

..... If the State of Wisconsin increased taxes on resident millionaires to take back just one-twentieth of the extra money they've been keeping in their pockets thanks to the Bush tax cuts, that would totally wipe out the need to slash teacher salaries under Walker's scheme.

Totally.


In Wisconsin, it's teachers vs. millionaires - Ron Legro - Open Salon
Former Wisconsin GOP State Senator Randy "family values" Hooper (2008-2011) happens to be one of those 89 977 millionaires.

Hooper owns a $600 000 home in Fond du Lac, employs a family maid, and 3 businesses - including 2 radio stations that broadcast automated programing from Fox News Radio.

Former Senator "Randy" also maintains a second residence in Madison, that he shares with his 25 year old girlfriend (20 years his junior) who, as of February 2011, was awarded the position of a "communication's specialist" by the current Wisconsin GOP Governor. Her "communication skills" were so "special" that, not only did she obtain the job, with an additional $11 128 raise (admidst GOP announcements of proposed civil service/teacher salary cutbacks), she did it without having ever formally applying for the position.

This millionaire who recently voted to strip the collective bargaining rights of Wisconsin's teachers and civil servants, paid state income tax once in the period between 1997-2008. For the 3 businesses that he owned, Hooper managed to pay no net income tax during the same period.


Randy Hopper - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 
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America & the Capitalism we enjoy allows us all the American Dream – the Freedom to succeed & start our own businesses. Capitalism has allowed the United States to be the most successful and Free nation in the world. In America – If you work hard & get an A+, you deserve an A+. However, Socialism’s goal is for everyone to be “equal”, and thus uses Government to perform “economic justice” on its people. Economic Justice is really the “redistribution of wealth” to penalize the successful and reward the unsuccessful. Socialism is Class-warfare, executed by a powerful Government which controls & confiscates the personal property and liberty of its people.

Socialism’s Flaw: You can never make poor people successful by giving them other people’s hard-earned money! On the contrary, a Socialist Government instills hostility between its people through class warfare. Socialism only incentivizes laziness; wherein, people become increasingly more dependent on the Government because of its abusive power to remove Freedoms from the people, confiscating their personal property and liberty.

America was founded on the principle of Freedom from Government (our United States Constitution & Bill of Rights). Our Founders fought & died for us: to keep Government limited. Regardless of its sales pitch of “giving to the poor”, Socialism results in a Government which invades & controls more and more of people’s lives. Power and control are transferred; instead of People ruling Government – a Socialist Government rules the People. Socialism is based on Freedom of Government; wherein, the Government determines ‘who gets what’ by controlling, confiscating, & redistributing the people’s personal properties and liberties.
 

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TPers and right-wingers wont be satisfied until they've dismantled America's public infrastructure and utterly destroyed the middle-class.

poooooooooor baby did you have a boo boo?

It's amazing how small-minded & thoughtless they really are.
 

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In Wisconsin, it's teachers vs. millionaires
MARCH 4, 2011

When Wisconsin Republicans and their enablers yell about the need to cut the pay of average public employees to balance the state budget, they leave out some very inconvenient and illuminating facts .....

Number of teachers in Wisconsin: 59,552
Number of millionaires in Wisconsin: 89,977


Yes, it's amazing, but true: Wisconsin by far has more millionaires than school teachers. Suffice to say, the two categories do not appreciably overlap.

Average Wisconsin teacher salary: $46,390 (US rank: 28th among all states)

Typical wage cut faced by a Wisconsin school teacher if Gov. Scott Walker's non- negotiable give-backs are enacted: $5,567 to 6,958 per year (based on net total compensation reduction caused by Walker's plan).

Continuing average income boost for millionaires in Wisconsin and elsewhere, thanks to the recent extension of 2001 Bush-era federal tax cuts: Approximately $100,000 per year.

..... If the State of Wisconsin increased taxes on resident millionaires to take back just one-twentieth of the extra money they've been keeping in their pockets thanks to the Bush tax cuts, that would totally wipe out the need to slash teacher salaries under Walker's scheme.

Totally.


In Wisconsin, it's teachers vs. millionaires - Ron Legro - Open Salon
Former Wisconsin GOP State Senator Randy "family values" Hooper (2008-2011) happens to be one of those 89 977 millionaires.

Hooper owns a $600 000 home in Fond du Lac, employs a family maid, and 3 businesses - including 2 radio stations that broadcast automated programing from Fox News Radio.

Former Senator "Randy" also maintains a second residence in Madison, that he shares with his 25 year old girlfriend (20 years his junior) who, as of February 2011, was awarded the position of a "communication's specialist" by the current Wisconsin GOP Governor. Her "communication skills" were so "special" that, not only did she obtain the job, with an additional $11 128 raise (admidst GOP announcements of proposed civil service/teacher salary cutbacks), she did it without having ever formally applying for the position.

This millionaire who recently voted to strip the collective bargaining rights of Wisconsin's teachers and civil servants, paid state income tax once in the period between 1997-2008. For the 3 businesses that he owned, Hooper managed to pay no net income tax during the same period.


Randy Hopper - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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