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  •  These people are married to people who work in (4+ / 0-)
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    The private sector.  That's how they become "comfortable".

    You have no idea, nor does anyone else, how another person makes his/her money.  I once taught with someone who traveled all over the world - we couldn't figure it out.  Then we found out his wife's family were mega-millionaires.  I mean mega.  Loads of my friends have spouses who work in the private sector, and that's how they get "comfortable."

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      the state are not even married; they are single.

      The other ones I know of are couples of teachers or a combination of public worker plus a teacher [for example, a teacher plus a parole officer].

      Frankly, the whole notion that public workers are underpaid is a myth.  At least for federal employees and state employees in Colorado and Texas.  I used to work for the FDIC, and the pay was fine.  And throughout the years, I've seen job openings in Texas and Colorado, and both had decent salaries for the posted jobs.  Even the clerical salaries were good in Texas [which is kind of hard to believe].  

      Until recently, when repubs started messing with bene's and reitirement plans, I don't see how public employees can complain.  Even teachers get 3 months off, even if they have to study in that time frame.  

      The banks have a stranglehold on the political process. Mike Whitney

      by dfarrah on Tue Sep 06, 2011 at 06:09:34 PM PDT

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