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Alabama Democrats Dangle Big Teacher Raise Proposal One Week Before Election

jdeux Wrote: Nov 03, 2012 7:05 PM
states like California and Illinois are going bankrupt because of democrats paying off unions with fat contracts. it's one big money laundering scheme, with unions contributing to democrats knowing that they will get rewarded, and democrats award unions with fat pensions and make-work projects knowing they will get a lot back come campaign season
There’s pandering for votes, and then there’s corruption.

Craig Ford, the Democratic Minority Leader of the Alabama House of Representatives, has both down to perfection.

One week before Election Day, he announced plans to introduce a bill giving all government school teachers a 10 percent raise over two years.

“The cost of living for educators, retirees and state employees has increased by 10 percent since their last pay increase. But this pay increase will also help recruit quality teachers and be a boost for the statewide economy,” Ford was quoted as saying by the Tuscaloosa News.