You know, the ones openly faking sickness so they can go harass, intimidate and threaten lawmakers while still getting paid for the work they don’t do (although, in all fairness, seeing as how they’re teachers it’s doubtful that their absence from the schools will in any way affect the pupils that they aren’t teaching when they’re there), all because they’re being asked to, HORROR!, contribute a TERRIFYING 13%, that’s THIRTEEN PERCENT to their own health plans as opposed to their “free for life for the entire family” plan. It’s almost as if Wisconsin is suggesting treating them as ordinary people with a job!
Turns out, we learned from hopping around the Intertubes a bit, that the Wisconsin legislature offered this as a less harsh alternative to having to lay off 6,000 government employees.
It occurred to us that the government of Wisconsin just got a heck of a lot of volunteers for those layoffs.
Which actually wasn’t our first thought. Our first thought went more along the lines of National Guard, fix bayonets… You know, that sort of thing. Good training for the Guard and it solves a lot of problems all at once.
But that’s just us. Always coming up with easy solutions to annoying problems.