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Sad Violin Alert: Michigan Teacher Upset She Can't Age 47

Happy Jake Wrote: Apr 19, 2012 9:36 AM
All of that said, aside from the military and professional sports (because most athletes can't perform well past their mid 30s) there's really no other profession that the average Joe on the street can do that can expect retirement under 55, and more likely 65.

Union lunacy at its finest. A Michigan teacher, and member of the Michigan Education Association (the teachers' union), has gone on the record protesting an education spending reform bill that would preclude her from collecting health benefits right away when she age 47.

It's hard to decide what's more galling here: the fact that this woman believes she's entitled to retire so early -- on taxpayer funds, I might add -- or that she's protesting a bill that would require teachers to take marginal responsibility for their own retirements.

The nerve of these insensitive, education-hating politicians!