A lot of people are getting sick and tired of the whining by public sector workers in Wisconsin. In this clip, Belling goes after the public school teachers:
I come from a private school background. All the teachers I knew growing up didn’t get the benefits packages that state workers get. Depending on the school, they had to pony up for their own health care, and often got no pension at all. And yet they taught. And the kids learned. And the school environments were miles better than what any public school has to offer.
If my employer decides to cut back on my benefits, that’s just my tough luck. If I want to retire someday, I have to figure that out myself. Why on earth should I feel sorry for you? Add to that the unions strong-arming small businesses and other “workers” who don’t happen to belong to those unions, and it all adds up to my feeling zero sympathy for their “plight.”
Yes, what public sector workers do is important, but what everyone does is important. If it weren’t for farmers, you wouldn’t have food on your table or milk in your fridge. Where are their pensions?
I am not against teachers being compensated well and having good benefits packages. What I’m tired of is a group of people acting like they’re entitled, like they have a right to these benefits. I’m just sick of the whining. If it’s so awful and terrible, quit and go do something else.
Unions have brought this on themselves. Their demands have been getting more and more unsustainable over the years and school districts just roll right over for them. This was bound to happen eventually.Tweet