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

LobaAzul. Wrote: Apr 18, 2012 3:41 PM
By "contract" you mean ripping off the taxpayer, right? And you keep saying "arbitrarily" - it's hardly arbitrary. We can't afford the contracts as they were written (in order to rip off the taxpayer) so the decision is made to make relatively minor changes to avoid massive layoffs. Jack, writing unsustainable contracts (to rip off the taxpayer) and maintaining those contracts at all costs is not what people with integrity do.

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!