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Wisconsin's employee woes

In Wisconsin, I think we are seeing what happens when state governments that have been generous with their workers for many years now face budget crunches. In Wisconsin, it’s also a union thing … with a proposal to limit unions’ say on work rules and stop deducting union dues from paychecks.
Wisconsin faces a 3.6 billion-dollar budget shortfall in its next two-year budget. New Republican Governor Scott Walker proposes cuts that will reduce state employee’s take-home by about 8%.
He wants to require workers to put 5.8% of their pay toward pensions. Most currently pay nothing.
He wants workers to pay at least 12.5% of health care costs … more than double what they contribute now.
Most Americans don’t have pensions anymore, we have 4-0-1 (k)s. And those of us with company health insurance chip in a healthy share of the premium costs.
The workers are ready to compromise on the pay and benefits part, but not the union busting.
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Our thought for today is from Barry Goldwater:
 
“A government that is big enough to give you all you want is big enough to take it all away.”


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02/23/2011 1:11AM
Wisconsin's employee woes
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