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  •  Some reason (14+ / 0-)

    1. We still have the pensions the private sector should.

    2. Private sector wages have deteriorated to the point that our wages in most states are no longer ludicrously low in comparison. That gathers attention.

    3. If public education is destroyed, monied interests will have a field day privatizing education. Attacks on teachers not only discredit public schools, they translate into levies failing and charter school growth and discourage the best people from entering the profession. The goal is to break the entire concept of public school.

    Thanks for saying nice things about teachers. Help us in the short turn by continuing to say them, and help us in the long term by supporting workers' rights for every profession.

    •  Being a military family (6+ / 0-)

      We are sort of in your boat.  The carnival barkers are coming for us last because we have been 10 years at war, but the minor attacks have begun.

      As a teacher though, someone accustomed to critical thinking, yes, it does seem like we have a case of middle class jealousy.  Instead of the populace insisting that others get benefits and that the economy have an engine, 50%+ have instead decided to behead the rest of the middle class for having a few small securities garnered through years of hard work at this time.

      And I would have to agree.  We have watched WI going down, my husband says he doesn't understand it.  I told him that I get it and they will be coming for him next in a few years if things continue on the path we are on.

      •  Divide and conquer (5+ / 0-)

        I believe it was Jay Gould who claimed that he could hire half the working class to kill the other half.

        A proud member of the Professional Left since 1967.

        by slatsg on Fri Jun 22, 2012 at 10:09:19 AM PDT

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      •  The history of empires (3+ / 0-)
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        is that the soldiers get taken care of right up to the very end, because increasingly they are needed to suppress the rest of the population.  Thus as benefits for everyone else disappear, benefits extended only to military personnel and veterans are more likely to expand than shrink.

        The law, in its majestic equality, forbids rich and poor alike from sleeping under bridges. ~ Anatole France

        by ActivistGuy on Fri Jun 22, 2012 at 11:38:27 AM PDT

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        •  And the next thing ya know (3+ / 0-)
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          We've gone banana.  It's always possible.  U.S. soldiers swear fealty to the Constitution though.  I just watched my husband take his oath again last week.  So among U.S. ranks there will be dissent if they are told to suppress the population.  Hopefully our population will become educated enough to understand that divide and conquer conquers everyone before our soldiers are turning arms against each other.

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