Thursday, March 10, 2011

Walker tall

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker says his piece in the Wall Street Journal. With a reminder of the difference between the public sector and the private one.
My brother works as a banquet manager at a hotel and occasionally works as a bartender. My sister-in-law works at a department store. They have two beautiful kids. They are a typical middle-class Wisconsin family. At the start of this debate, David reminded me that he pays nearly $800 per month for his family's health-insurance premium and a modest 401(k) contribution. He said most workers in Wisconsin would love a deal like the one we are proposing.

Should private employers do more for their employees, like the public does?
Or do they offer fewer benefits because of the high taxes needed to provide the public sector benefits?
It's nice to say others should have the benefits you have. But the other are already paying more so you can have more.

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