Williamsport Mayor Campana says we can no longer afford the double digit increases in health insurance premiums for city employees and council responds with two options: Raise taxes or cut services. Now what do you think employers in the real world do? They look at another option and that is to pass the increase along to employees. Private employers must do this to balance their budgets.
For the most part, employees in the private sector understand that and are thankful to have a job. Most public employees, on the other hand, are so out of touch with reality that they think they deserve everything they get. Retirement at age 50, a pension, health care at a low cost (if any), 37- hour work weeks, and so on. Compare that to those of us in the real world. Retirement at age 70, $1,200 a month for health insurance, 50-hour work weeks, and no pension.
The solution is not that difficult. Survey the private industries, see what the average age of retirement is, see what the average insurance paid is, see what the average pension (if any) is, and make that available to the public! Don't like it? Quit and get another job!
Of course, this will never happen because there are so many public employees now that they practically outnumber the private employees. I graduated 35 years ago from a local school and received a very good education. That school now has half the number of students graduating per year as compared to 35 years ago. Wouldn't it then make sense that they would have half the number of teachers and half the number of administrators? No, because no one wants to face the truth. The bubble will burst soon and who do you think will be left holding the bag?
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