I want to say a few words about the current events in Wisconsin. There’s a whole lotta whoopla about a few Govies and teachers loosing a few benefits and having to pay a few percent more toward their retirement.
Here’s the facts…
I am a white color manager with a college degree.
6 of the last 12 years of working I received ZERO raise.
Every single year, my health care premiums have increased 10%-20%... While deductibles increase, and covered procedures decrease.
I have no pension.
Only 6 of the last 12 years of work have I received any retirement contribution from my employer.
As a technology worker, millions of my peers have been fired and those jobs have been sent to China, India or the Philippians.
I chose not to be a Govie…. As a private sector worker, I pay for Govies. My taxes pay your salaries, your retirement, your medicine.
Now I see people who will receive life long annuities - paid for by ME – throwing an absolute tantrum because they have to pay a few more percent toward that forever gravy train.
Where is the outrage from my shrinking buying power?
Where is the outrage as pensions were eviscerated from private companies?
Where do I get to protest to get stop my life from eroding?
No where. I can work, or I can quit and my children will go hungry. Nice choices.
There are many more of me than there are of you.
Government works, Teachers, Public workers… Hear Me… I am tired of you. It’s time to equal field, and I’ve already lost everything I have to lose - but my job. It’s your turn to pay, I’m broke and you’re part of the reason.
stop crying go back to work and pay your fair share.