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  • waltlia1025 waltlia1025 Feb 21, 2011 11:05 PM Flag

    It's like Cairo has moved to Madison.

    public-sector workers in Wisconsin and elsewhere are paid somewhat less than private-sector workers with comparable qualifications, so there’s not much room for further pay squeezes - stakeholder

    It isn't about the salaries or wages, it is about the benefits, and when those benefits are added in then the public sector workers are making as much if not mroe in most cases. Thing is, in the private sector, it is a business which is paying the bills. In the public sector, it is the taxpayers paying the bill.

    Why should taxpayers who don't work in the public sector be paying for all of the benefits of those who do?

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    • "Thing is, in the private sector, it is a business which is paying the bills."


      And waltlia1025,

      In the private sector, it is the "consumer" which is paying the bills.

      Never forget that!


      • 4 Replies to stakeholder_9999
      • Tell me, what is the incentive for a public employee to work hard?

      • In the private sector, the consumer pays by CHOICE!

        Quit supporting the loser teachers. They earn 50k per year and get another 50k worth of benefits and pension (which is not taxed) and only work 185 days per year and less than an 8 hour workday. Don't tell me that they take thier work home with them ... who the hell doesn't?

        I love how these Libtards go nuts when they are faced with losing a few bucks ... LMAO ... now they know how I feel when Obama and the Libs attack me for being "rich" and want to take even MORE of my money!!!!!! Unlike them, I work 7 days per week, 12-15 hours per day and have to fund my own retirement and pay for my own health benefits.

        Time for the public union scum to feel my pain ... !

      • The risk taker, the entrepreneur, they are the one who is providing the benefits to employees. They compete in the marketplace for the business (yes, consumers), and those consumers make choices as to which people in the private sector is getting the business - not at all like what happens in the non-competitive, virtually incentiveless public sector.

      • "In the private sector, it is the "consumer" which is paying the bills".

        I get you stake: we should all become public sector workers and pay for ourselves from our taxes. Is that what you are saying??

    • That's not true. When you compare private sector with their benefits to the public sector, work experience and education, the public sector workers still fall 4.9% behind the private sector. All public employees are eligible for 403B retirement plans. Those in the private sector have 401K retirement plans. The difference is that in the private sector, many employers match part of the investments by the employees while in the public sector, the employer provides no match for the employees contribution in a 403B. Let me remind you, the union agreed to up the percentage paid for health insurance and to pay the employees share of the retirement benefit. This was to help reduce the budget deficit. Busting the Union has nothing to do with reducing the budget deficit.

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      • Actually, its more true than not. Not all private sector employees get the things you say, yet all of the public sector employees get these benefits.

        Not to mention, public employees have other options as well, such as deferred comp, etc.

        Plus, the biggest difference of them all . . . . . it is possible for a lazy and imcompetent private sector employee to get fired, not so easy in the public sector. Pretty much have to be a complete degenerate to get fired in the public sector.

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