Tuesday, February 22, 2011

New Trend for Protesting Teachers!?

By now I'm sure everyone has heard about teachers skipping out on their jobs to protest against legislation that is said to help save tax payer dollars and prevent lay offs in the state of Wisconsin. I don't have a problem with protesting, in fact i support differing opinions. But if you skip work, forcing schools to close, action must be taken. 

We've seen unions perform this kind of activity in 1981 when the air traffic controller union decided to go on strike, and they skipped work just like the the teachers who are protesting now. In times like these I think we should do what Ronald Reagan did to the air traffic controllers, FIRE them. Like most other states it's against the law for teachers to go on strike because their jobs are considered an essential service. Now I'm not saying fire them right now, give them a chance, but if they continue to break the law just fire them all and pull their pension and health care benefits. And if you noticed all the students at the protests, ask them how they like it when they're all in summer school, all summer long, because their teachers decided to pull this crap.

Now there is another reason why these teachers should get fired. That's for calling in sick so they can go protest. If someone else in the private sector like me, for example, pulled something like that I'd find myself out on my keister looking for another job. We also have to look at the example these teachers are setting for their students. If the teachers can get away with using fake sick notes, the students gonna think "hey why can't I do that? My teacher did it, so what are they gonna do about it." I can see that becoming a problem in the Wisconsin schools. Another way to look at this is that it's not fair to the schools, because they have to scramble to find replacements for all the teachers that decided to play hooky. And if the schools aren't able to find enough substitute teachers the school will have to close down forcing parents to take time off work to go get their kids and/ or put them in day care. 

Here's a quick message to you protesting teachers. I honestly don't care if you go protest for what you believe in, but do it on your OWN time! We're the ones paying your salary, and I'm sure most will agree with me when I say I'm not paying you to go protest, I'm paying you to give our kids an education so they can have a better future!!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Wisconsin's Turmoil

Many Americans have heard about the teacher's union protesting in Wisconsin, because Gov. Walker is trying to fix the state's financial problems. And a good way of doing that is making the unions pay a little more for the benefits they receive. Just because of that, the unions have decided to throw a tantrum, that has gained natural attention. And if you unions think that this little stunt is gonna help you have another thing coming, because the your fellow citizens have had enough of your crap.

Time's are tough and they're tough for everybody. People are having a tough enough time with car and home payments, skyrocketing food and energy prices, many private sector jobs are gone, people are taking cuts in their pay, making sacrifices so they and their children can have a better future. And you guys are all marching in the streets in Wisconsin because you don't wanna contribute to your own pension and health care plans. Insteasd you think the citizens in Wisconsin should do for you.

Just so everyone knows what's going on in that state. The unions aren't losing their negotiation rights. They can still bargain for higher saleries, what the governer is saying is that we have to control pensions and health care, but that doesn't seem to be what they're interested in at all. Now most of the citizens are not related to any kind of union, but they have to carry a heavy tax burden these pensions and health benifets create. Now these aren't gold plated benefits, they're platinum plated. The benefits the unions get are not even available to most people who work in the private sector.

In my opinion the people who are footing the bill, so the union members can have 30-40 years of pension and health benefits after they they're finished working, should be able to say," Enough! We need you to contribute to your own money to your own pension and health care plans." I think that is completely reasonable considering that  those union members are only contributing about 5%-8% of their salaries. All this marching as if this is is Ciro is ridiculous. Now let me tell you a little secret Mark Levin shared. You are torquing of the off the American people like you wouldn't believe.

Times are tough, and you need to be apart of the those who are gonna have to give up what they wanted so they can get though these tough times.