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Populism, Progressives and Public Unions
03-01-2011, 08:41 AM,
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RE: Populism, Progressives and Public Unions
:huh::(Whenever the economy is booming, like in the 1990's, private sector workers get huge raises, perks, bonuses, etc. Government workers just keep getting their 2% a year pay increase. Now that the economy is in the toilet, and govrnment workers are still getting their little 2% a year, the private sector republicans are going crazy vilifying them. We didn't reap the benefits of the booming economy so we shouldn't reap the negative effects of the bad economy either. The pension and health care benefits are the tradeoff for the very low salary that MOST government workers make. Not teachers - they are vastly overpaid. Accountants, engineers, etc. are vastly underpaid in city government compared to the private sector.
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RE: Populism, Progressives and Public Unions - by LODGE4 - 03-01-2011, 08:41 AM

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