What is it with people today? What’s with our teachers? No one likes to lose income or benefits ... join the club.
Are teachers some kind of privileged class who are entitled to their salaries, benefits and retirement ... guaranteed by taxpayers?
I’m 70 and have been working for over 50 years. My wife (a retired operating room nurse of 41 years) and I have suffered a 60 percent decrease in our retirement income because of this “Great Recession.” We lost our home. So after 44 years of marriage, we have no home of our own.
We could have survived a couple of years on our savings but this recession is one that our current president seems to have no idea of how to end. He’s more concerned about socialized medicine — his way or the highway.
Do any of you people know what’s going on in socialist Europe? Greece, Spain, Portugal, Ireland and now France and Italy are on the ropes financially with riots in Greece, Spain and France. And our president wants our country to have the same kind of socialist system as they.
Here’s a news flash for y’all: The Great Depression of the late ’20s started in Europe when a major German bank failed, and it set off a “domino effect.” Oh, and by the way, do you know what brought down Greece? Bloated salaries, benefits and retirement plans of government employees — that’s what.
So, just keep on demanding what we can no longer afford — just like a spoiled brat from the “ME, ME, ME Generation.”
The American people — well, some of them — are still strong and resilient and will pull our country out of this mess one day. But not with everyone pulling in opposite directions for their interests only.
Thomas C. Gandolfo
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