Wednesday, January 23, 2013
How teachers and Democrats saved Florida
The governor announced Florida is about to have a surplus but before we throw him and the republican dominated legislature a parade lets examine how this happened.
So Florida as the economy starts to look up, instead of demonizing the president and the state’s teachers how about a tip of the hat and a realization that maybe some of you don’t know what you think you know.
First the Federal Government came through with the stimulus to the tune of four billion dollars a year for a couple years. This stopped us from going into the abyss but didn’t get us over the hump. No that took the state taking three percent of all teachers and other government workers salaries. They said it was for us to pay for our pensions but funny enough the money they took went into the general fund not the pension fund. How’s that for laughs.