Friday, February 25, 2011
TigerHawk friend and all-too-rare Princeton conservative Paul Budline (who did the awesome "Dig It" video during the 2008 presidential campaign) made it to to Trenton today for a glimpse of our local teachers exercising their right to petition government for redress of grievances.
I disrespectfully suggest that teachers who seriously liken Governor Christie to Moammar Khadafy and their own protests to the Egyptians facing down the Mubaraks are too ignorant to be charged with teaching our children. But judge for yourselves.
Possibly relevant point of interest: There are only 45 states with lower average teacher salaries than New Jersey. So, you know, I see where they are coming from.
Are teachers the only members of the middle class? Then how is restraining teacher compensation an attack on the middle class?
These teachers somehow believe they aren't rich, when the actuarial value of their pensions and post-retirement benefits is well in excess of a million dollars per teacher.
I loved how that one woman said she gets paid vacation days just for political rallies.
The self-congratulatory "we're doing this for the children" was disgusting.