Friday, June 8, 2012

WI and Fiscal Reality

Maybe average Wisconsin voters didn’t consciously know each household must pay $1,563 in extra taxes every year for the next 30 years just to fund public pension shortfalls.
But they probably realized they don’t have a pension anymore, even if they have jobs. And any lucky enough to have jobs know that before Scott Walker became governor, they were paying higher taxes while working harder and longer at lower pay with slashed benefits.
Hey politicians, wake up: This is not just about jobs; it’s about which jobs.
It’s not about envy; it’s about the desperation of paying property taxes and making house payments.
It’s not a struggle over collective-bargaining “rights; it’s a pure power struggle over an entrenched elite squeezing more out of citizens already getting by on less.

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