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Old 02-21-2011, 07:52 PM
 
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AND they may be paid for their "sick-out".

UPDATED – Protesting Teachers Could Reap $9 Million from Taxpayers to Attend Rallies | MacIver Institute

UPDATED – Protesting Teachers Could Reap $9 Million from Taxpayers to Attend Rallies

Absent educators may be paid to abandon students and march on the Capitol

MacIver News Service | February 21, 2011
[Madison, Wisc...] As Milwaukee Public School teachers left their classrooms to march in Madison Friday, they likely earned more than $3 million to not teach students in Wisconsin’s largest school district.
In Madison, the school district was closed for three days after hundreds of teachers engaged in a mass sick-out so they could attend protest rallies at the State Capitol. That could cost the district $2.7 million.
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Old 02-21-2011, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Well sure..they are all "sick" and as such get paid for sick days.
That's just part of their benefits.
I'm sure the supporters are 100% behind them.
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Old 02-21-2011, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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The ends justify the means.

- Mr. Saul Alinsky
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Old 02-21-2011, 08:03 PM
 
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So disgusting. How can any one support these Union Thugs? Time for all of the truly good teachers to rip up there union cards and join the right side of the battle; i.e. the fight for fiscal responsibility, personal responsibility, real responsibility for our kids and real freedom. C'mon over. You're gonna feel much better about yourself and we will treat you fair!
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Old 02-21-2011, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Well then. Governor Walker should prevent this by compromising! The ball is in his court!

Or does Walker have more in mind than balancing a budget?
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Old 02-21-2011, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Maybe if the cowards return to do their jobs (no not the union cowards, the slimy politicians on the lam), maybe they could get it down to a vote so we can finally be done with this.
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Old 02-21-2011, 08:10 PM
 
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Well then. Governor Walker should prevent this by compromising! The ball is in his court!

Or does Walker have more in mind than balancing a budget?
So you believe it is acceptable for public employee unions to constantly push taxes higher and higher in order to keep public employee union employment and wages/benefits artificially high? Is that correct?

You see, this isn't about the Governor, it is about public employee unions sucking the taxpayer base they are supposed to be serving dry.

http://www.nationalaffairs.com/publi...-sector-unions

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Stanford University political scientist Terry Moe has made exactly this argument with respect to the education sector. "Teachers unions have more influence on the public schools than any other group in American society," Moe argues. "Their massive memberships and awesome resources give them unrivaled power in the politics of education, allowing them to affect which policies are imposed on the schools by government — and to block reforms they don't like." One need only look at the debates over charter-school caps or merit-pay proposals to see Moe's point.

Public-sector unions thus distort the labor market, weaken public finances, and diminish the responsiveness of government and the quality of public services. Many of the concerns that initially led policymakers to oppose collective bargaining by government employees have, over the years, been vindicated.
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Old 02-21-2011, 08:21 PM
 
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Well then. Governor Walker should prevent this by compromising! The ball is in his court!

Or does Walker have more in mind than balancing a budget?
Too rational. People will bash you for using logic on here.

Gov. Walker instigated this whole fiasco. It's not about the benefits, it's about the inability to discuss and the fiat (for lack of a better term) he imposed.
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Old 02-21-2011, 08:26 PM
 
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Too rational. People will bash you for using logic on here.

Gov. Walker instigated this whole fiasco. It's not about the benefits, it's about the inability to discuss and the fiat (for lack of a better term) he imposed.
This is a bill to be voted upon, nothing is imposed except the legislative shut down by WI Democrat legislators.
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Old 02-21-2011, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Reality
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Well then. Governor Walker should prevent this by compromising! The ball is in his court!

Or does Walker have more in mind than balancing a budget?
Why should he compromise with corrupt groups of people who only compromise when it benefits them?
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