Some public employees in the union get to bill a half hour of overtime if they make a work related one minute phone call after work hours. Did they not think people would find out and get angry???
> unions put GM in chapter 11, now their looking to do the same to the states. the unions are blood suckers..
It takes two sides to make a contract.
GM executives' planning decisions put GM in bankruptcy.
Besides, I thought you conservatives were ok with GM going bankrupt? Survival of the fittest, no matter if U.S. jobs go to China, right?
But don't let me stop you from perpetrating the lies told by Fox News...
...sure it wasn't 300,000, maybe even 450,000...
Be snide if you wish. I don't expect anything else from you; certainly not an intelligent debate.
Just be prepared for the impossible to happen by mid-summer and early 2012.
Moron. 2% of the rich control more than half the wealth in this country. Not a single Wall Street gangster who made out with millions for the meltdown is in jail--in fact they got bonuses. Republican sock puppets like you blame working people who are trying to survive YOUR catastrophe? Please.
Grow a brain, this propaganda for the American ruling class doesn't fool anyone.
Coming from you, it's probably not true.
Even if it were, it's meaningless out of context.
Truth is, public employees make LESS in wages AND benefits than private employees (with the same education and experience.)
Meanwhile I'll listen again to that telephone conversation Gov. Walker had with "David Koch"...
Truth is that the public is again being mislead by Fox: (from http://napavalleyregister.com/news/opinion/mailbag/article_fa34a196-4bbb-11e0-b864-001cc4c03286.html)
The study provides an original analysis of data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and finds that:
• Jobs in the public sector typically require more education than private-sector positions. Thus, state and local employees are twice as likely to hold a college degree or higher as compared to private sector employees. Only 23 percent of private sector employees have completed college as compared to about 48 percent in the public sector.
• Wages and salaries of state and local employees are lower than those for private sector employees with comparable earnings determinants such as education and work experience. State workers typically earn 11 percent less and local workers 12 percent less.
• During the last 15 years, the pay gap has grown — earnings for state and local workers have generally declined relative to comparable private sector employees.
• The pattern of declining relative earnings remains true in most of the large states examined in the study, although there does exist some state level variation.
• Benefits make up a slightly larger share of compensation for the state and local sector. But even after accounting for the value of retirement, healthcare, and other benefits, state and local employees earn less than private sector counterparts. On average, total compensation is 6.8 percent lower for state employees and 7.4 percent lower for local employees than for comparable private sector employees.