Sunday, March 13, 2011
I Don't Get It...
I don't get the mindset that public sector employees don't have to pay comparable amounts towards their pensions and insurance benefits like private sector employees when the public sector employees are making comparable salaries. I just don't get it.
I don't get that the protests in Wisconsin are all about union busting when they do still have collective bargaining. They just don't have it for raises that would go beyond the rate of inflation unless the voters approved it via referendum. So if they have the support they are professing to have, what's the big issue? When they want a higher raise next time, let the voters decide. I just don't get it.
Because the "Fab 14" ran away from their jobs, and because the bills were changed since they weren't at their jobs, there are now concerns that there is no money freed up to go to Medicaid, which would have paid for some health care for their constituents. I don't get it. How can they be considered heroes for doing that?
I don't get how someone can leave their job for nearly a month without requesting a leave from their boss, and get paid when they don't show up. Can you do that in your job? I just don't get it.
I've really tried to take in information from both sides on this issue. I've been on plenty of sites, filtering out the information from the opinions, looking thru a lot of the Wisconsin legislation websites. And I can honestly say I'm not getting the point that all the protestors are trying to make in Wisconsin. I'll be the first to admit I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed, but I pride myself in looking at both sides. And I just don't get it!!
But I will tell you that I am very open to hearing about any points I have missed, anything that has truly not sunk in. I would love to know what I'm not getting!!! So if you see this differently, please, I would be honored if you would leave a comment and educate me. Because I've always fancied myself a lifelong student and I'd love to be educated in this.
And for those who shy away from commenting on "political" issues, I promise you these type of posts won't happen often. I'm just looking to understand!! And if you get it, please share!!