As a taxpayer, I personally agree with what the governor of Wisconsin wants to do. It is about time that the public sector went by the same rules as the private sector. Changes need to be made. Many of us in the private sector have already had to make the same concessions they are asking of these public employees. We can't keep providing benefits we can't afford. The demonstrators in Wisconsin make it look like everyone is on their side. They are wrong; most taxpayers think these changes need to be made.

The Democrats in Wisconsin walked out. . . huh?? Weren't they elected to do a job? They should stay and vote. Let their constituents see just where they stand.
Originally Posted by munchkin

Many people in the private sector don't even have a pension anymore, my father and one of my brothers-in-law included.

Crazy that the Dems fled the state, maybe they won't come back
Originally Posted by dernhelm
Most people in the private sector don't have pensions. Neither my husband nor I do. We both have had access to 401(k)'s and were wise enough to put as much money as we could over the years into them. We have made ourselves responsible for our future. It can be done.