The Michigan Education Associate (MEA) is fighting a new state senate bill that would require public employees to pay at least 5% of their compensation to their retirement fund. And of course that looming mandate has the public school teachers in the state of Michigan angrily up in arms.
The MEA and its members are so embedded in their entitlement bubble that it hasn’t dawned on these public school bloodsuckers that placing the sorry saga of teacher Terri List on their website decrying the fact that now she won’t be able to retire at the age of 47 just might be pathetically bad PR for their profession. You see, under the new Michigan state senate bill, healthcare benefits won’t be made available to state retirees until the age of 60. So the dilettante day dreams of poor deprived Terry List, who thought she would be laying on a beach somewhere with a comfortable taxpayer-provided pension and fully paid healthcare coverage whiling away her pre-menopausal middle age, have all gone up in smoke. Oh, the injustice of it all!
Here’s a great response to this unbelievably arrogant mindset of the public employee parasite provided by Tim Bos over at Michigan Capitol Confidential:
Public education in America has been a closed and rigged system for decades, and we’re witnessing the resulting cries of victimhood and claims of attacks targeted solely on teachers.
Tenure? Where else is that used as an effective labor relations concept? Guaranteed retirement income for life without contributing a penny towards it? Step-pay increases because you continue going to school? Annual salaries for working 9 months a year while getting the best 3 months of the year off? Totally free health insurance with benefits that are head and shoulders above anything else available in the state, which BTW, was provided by a company owned by the MEA and almost always prevented sharing of claims history to enable a competitive quote from other carriers. That’s fair?
And in exchange for that, we received a terribly inadequate education for our children that was heavily laced with socialist indoctrination and inept educators at arbitrarily inflated costs. Get that woman away from our kids. She’s a menace.