Friday, June 4, 2010

"Hard work" doesn't replace benefits contributions

Here is a Thumbs Down editorial appearing in today's Courier Times . . .

To Anne Schmidt, Neshaminy teachers union vice president, for her inane comments at this week's school board meeting. Schmidt accused the board of being unwilling to do "the hard work" to get a new teachers contract approved. "It's a shame for taxpayers," she said.

Hardly. In fact, it's in the interest of taxpayers that the board is sticking to its reasoned position that teachers start contributing to the cost of expensive health benefits, which folks in the private sector have been doing for decades.

It's a shame for taxpayers that teachers are stubbornly sticking to their unreasonable demand that they keep free benefits. How utterly ridiculous and incredibly selfish.

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