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

Truncheon Wrote: Apr 18, 2012 5:27 PM
Out writes: "god forbid you say a word about [the wealthy] paying their equal share." I would be pleased to see the wealthy pay an equal share. That would require lowering their total tax rate considerably, however.

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!