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Pay difference between public and private

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by Bisi, Sep 29, 2009.

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  1. Bisi

    Bisi TS Member

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    In the age of 2 TRILLION dollar budget shortfalls, I thought some of you would find it interesting to see the pay differences between the public sector and the private sector. Click on the above link and see for yourself.

    Nothing to worry about now since the budget deficit is only 2 Trillion this year. Also social security is paying out more than it is taking in this year, but someday when the deficit gets serious, do you think then a government worker will be asked to take a pay cut or have his/her wages froze? Let’s hope it never gets that bad.
     
  2. copper

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    There was a gym teacher in my parents town a few year back 350 kids kindegarden to 8 th grade was 80,000 a year and got and extra 9,000 for wheeling and seting up vidio equipment came under not my job not bad for 185 days a year. And vacations all the time xmass, easter mid winter mid spring, easter all of summer in some places not great pay but a lot are out of control and ten year is rediculas should not exist .
     
  3. stokinpls

    stokinpls Well-Known Member

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    Just put yer head down and keep workin'.

    ""I'm Tired" by Robert A. Hall

    I'll be 73 soon. Except for one semester in college when jobs were
    scarce, and a six-month period when I was between jobs, but job-
    hunting every day, I've worked, hard, since I was 13. Despite some
    health
    challenges, I still put in 50-hour weeks, and haven't called in sick
    in seven or eight years. I make a good salary, but I didn't inherit
    my job or my income, and I worked to get where I am. Given the
    economy, there's no retirement in sight, and I'm tired. Very tired.

    I'm tired of being told that I have to "spread the wealth around" to
    people who don't have any work ethic. I'm tired of being told the
    government will take the money I earned, by force if necessary, and
    give it to people too lazy or stupid to earn it.

    I'm tired of being told that I have to pay more taxes to "keep people
    in their homes." Sure, if they lost their jobs or got sick, I'm
    willing to help. But if they bought McMansions at three times the
    price of our paid-off, $250,000 condo, on one-third of my salary,
    then let the leftwing Congress-critters who passed Fannie and Freddie
    and the Community Reinvestment Act that created the bubble, help them
    with their own money.

    I'm tired of being told how bad America is by left wing millionaires
    like Michael Moore, George Soros and Hollywood entertainers who live
    in luxury because of the opportunities America offers. In thirty
    years, if they get their way, the United States will have the
    religious freedom and women's rights of Saudi Arabia , the economy of
    Zimbabwe , the freedom of the press of China , the crime and violence
    of Mexico , the tolerance for Gay people of Iran , and the freedom of
    speech of Venezuela . Won't multiculturalism be beautiful?

    I'm tired of being told that Islam is a "Religion of Peace," when
    everyday I can read dozens of stories of Muslim men killing their
    sisters, wives and daughters for their family "honor"; of Muslims
    rioting over some slight offense; of Muslims murdering Christian and
    Jews because they aren't "believers"; of Muslims burning schools for
    girls; of Muslims stoning teenage rape victims to death for
    "adultery"; of Muslims mutilating the genitals of little girls; all
    in the name of Allah, because the Qur'an and Shari'a law tells them to.

    "I believe "a man should be judged by the content of his character,
    not by the color of his skin." I'm tired of being told that "race
    doesn't matter" in the post-racial world of President Obama, when
    it's all that matters in affirmative action jobs, lower college
    admission and graduation standards for minorities (harming them the
    most), government contract set-asides, tolerance for the ghetto
    culture of violence and fatherless children that hurts minorities
    more than anyone, and in the appointment of US Senators from
    Illinois. I think it's very cool that we have a black president and
    that a black child is doing her homework at the desk where Lincoln
    wrote the emancipation proclamation. I just wish the black president
    was Condi Rice, or someone who believes more in freedom and the
    individual and less in an all-knowing government.

    I'm tired of a news media that thinks Bush's fundraising and
    inaugural expenses were obscene, but thinks Obama's, at triple the
    cost, were wonderful. That thinks Bush exercising daily was a waste
    of presidential time, but Obama exercising is a great example for the
    public to control weight and stress. That picked over every line of
    Bush's military records, but never demanded that Kerry release his.
    That slammed Palin with two years as governor for being too
    inexperienced to become the VP, but touted Obama with three years as
    senator as potentially the best president ever.

    Wonder why people are dropping their sub-scriptions or switching to
    Fox News? Get a clue! I didn't vote for Bush in 2000, but the media
    and Kerry drove me to his camp in 2004.

    I'm tired of being told that out of "tolerance for other cultures" we
    must let Saudi Arabia use our oil money to fund mosques and madrassa
    Islamic schools to preach hate in America , while no American group is
    allowed to fund a church, synagogue or religious school in Saudi
    Arabia to teach love and tolerance.

    I'm tired of being told I must lower my living standard to fight
    global warming, which no one is allowed to debate. My wife and I live
    in a two-bedroom apartment and carpool together five miles to our
    jobs. We also own a three-bedroom condo where our daughter and
    granddaughter live. Our carbon footprint is about 5% of Al Gore's,
    and if you're greener than Gore, you're green enough.

    I'm tired of being told that drug addicts have a disease, and I must
    help support and treat them, and pay for the damage they do. Did a
    giant germ rush out of a dark alley, grab them, and stuff white
    powder up their noses while they tried to fight it off? And I'm
    tired of harassment from cool people treating me like a freak when I
    tell them I never tried marijuana.

    I'm tired of illegal aliens being called "undocumented workers,"
    especially the ones who aren't working but are living on welfare or
    crime. What's next? Calling drug dealers, "Undocumented Pharmacists"?
    And, no, I'm not against Hispanics. Most of them are Catholic and
    it's been a few hundred years since Catholics wanted to kill me for
    my religion. I'm willing to fast track for citizenship any Hispanic
    person who can speak English, doesn't have a criminal record and who
    is self-supporting without family on welfare, or who serves honorably
    for three years in our military. Those are the citizens we need.

    I'm tired of these latte liberals and journalists, who would never
    wear the uniform of the Republic themselves or let their entitlement-
    handicapped kids near a recruiting station, trashing our military.
    They and their kids can sit at home, never having to make split-
    second decisions under life and death circumstances, and bad mouth
    better people than themselves. Do bad things happen in war? You bet.
    Do our troops sometimes misbehave? Sure. Does this compare with the
    atrocities that were the policy of our enemies for the last fifty
    years... and still are? Not even close!

    So here's the deal. I'll let myself be subjected to all the
    humiliation and abuse that was heaped on terrorists at Abu Ghraib or
    Gitmo, and the critics can let themselves be subject to captivity by
    the Muslims who tortured and beheaded Daniel Pearl in Pakistan, or
    the Muslims who tortured and murdered Marine Lt. Col. William Higgins
    in Lebanon, or the Muslims who ran the blood-spattered Al Qaeda
    torture rooms our troops found in Iraq, or the Muslims who cut off
    the heads of schoolgirls in Indonesia, because the girls were
    Christian. Then we'll compare notes. British and American soldiers
    are the only troops in history that civilians came to for help and
    handouts, instead of hiding from in fear.

    I'm tired of people telling me that their party has a corner on
    virtue and the other party has a corner on corruption. Read the
    papers! Bums are bipartisan. And I'm tired of people telling me we
    need bipartisanship. I live in Illinois where the "Illinois
    Combine" of Democrats and Republicans has worked together
    harmoniously to loot the public for years. And I notice that the tax
    cheats in Obama's cabinet are bipartisan as well.

    I'm tired of hearing wealthy athletes, entertainers and politicians
    of both parties talking about innocent mistakes, stupid mistakes or
    youthful mistakes, when we all know they think their only mistake was
    getting caught!

    I'm tired of people with a sense of entitlement, rich or poor!

    Speaking of poor, I'm tired of hearing people with air-conditioned
    homes, color TVs and two cars called poor. The majority of Americans
    didn't have that in 1970, but we didn't know we were "poor." The
    poverty pimps have to keep changing the definition of poor to keep
    the dollars flowing.

    I'm real tired of people who don't take responsibility for their
    lives and actions. I'm tired of hearing them blame the government, or
    discrimination, or big-whatever for their problems.

    Yes, I'm damn tired. But I'm also glad to be 73. Because, mostly, I'm
    not going to get to see the world these people are making. I'm just
    sorry for my granddaughter.

    Robert A. Hall is a Marine Vietnam veteran who served five terms in the
    Massachusetts state senate."
     
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