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  • rdietsche34 rdietsche34 May 23, 2012 10:29 PM Flag

    Wisconsin loses more jobs again in April

    I can see that the 21 year old has a lot to learn. Teachers took a 17.6% cut in pay. How much of a cut in pay did you take? I bet nada. Let me explain, when the teachers negotiated their pay package, they were limited to a 3.8% raise. If health insurance went up, which it has for quite some time now many teachers never got a paycheck raise because the 3.8% limit negated any paycheck raise. Get the idea? What sacrifice did you make to reduce the budget deficit? I will answer for you. None.

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    • You are clueless. Most in the private sector would have been very happy with a 3.8% increase. And if you don't think our insurance rates go up more than that every year you are really off in la-la land. You public sector employees have no idea how good you have it and then you complain and throw a fit when asked to contribute a little bit. I run a small business and last year was good but 2009 and 2010 were very lean. I get paid based on company profitability and with Obama's war on business and Obamacare hanging over our heads it's been tough. I made about 40% less in 2009 and about 25% less than normal in 2010. I made about 20% more than average in 2012. In the private sector, there are no guarantees and not everyone has a taxpayer funded pension. Step into the real world and maybe you'll understand why we're tired of paying for your excessive union negotiated bennies.

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      • . I made about 40% less in 2009 and about 25% less than normal in 2010. I made about 20% more than average in 2012. In the private sector, there are no guarantees and not everyone has a taxpayer funded pension. Step into the real world and maybe you'll understand why we're tired of paying for your excessive union negotiated bennies.

        Guy,

        We are also self-employed and our situation seems to mirror yours for the given years. What type of business are you in? We are an electrical contractor. Having a pretty good year, but I think some of it had to do with delayed projects...we do small/light/industrial commercial work, mainly! And, btw, my healthcare premium has gone up over 20% since Obamacare passed!

 
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