Published: Thursday, Aug. 22 2013 11:05 p.m. MDT
Nice article on an important topic.Still, something doesn't
quite seem right."Faced with a $304 deficit last June,
Philadelphia schools slashed payrolls and budgets earlier this summer, issuing
thousands of pink slips."Thousands of pink slips for $304
deficit? Surely a bake sale could have raised $304, no? Perhaps the deficit
was $304 million instead?
Problems with public employee unions have been building for decades and are
popping up all over the nation. Politicians, in negotiations with public
employee unions are very generous in making promises someone else will have to
keep. There is no one so generous as a politician spending someone else's
The problem is that the State has not spent enough to find illegal voters.
Millions were spent last year and came up with zero illegal voters. Spend
another dozen milloins and verify. Also, spend a zillion on State religion
efforts such as abortion efforts, approved religions (no Muslems) and womens
care.The State spends promoting and supporting State politician ideology,
not the simple operation of the State.
Two words: Democrats; Unions.
When everyone was making hand over fist and governments had cash up to their
eyeballs (remember that day), governments promised teachers pensions in lieu of
raises so they could divert education money to pet projects. Now they want it
back. Businessmen made fun of teachers for 15 years as they made a meager
living looking forward to security. Businessmen chose money up front, teachers
chose security. Not that the economy has turned, it is not fair to take away
the teacher's security.
Promises were made and contracts MUST be obligated. The teachers negotiated in
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