Pictures are worth a thousand words.
This one, via Jason Hart at thathero, is a priceless rejoinder to the class-warfare demagoguery of the public employee unions:
As Jason explains: “Consider the average OEA employee’s pay, stacked up against the averages for Ohio private industry workers, government employees, and teachers…The data (aggregated here in a single Excel workbook) from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Ohio Department of Education, and US Department of Labor paint a picture that belies the union’s class warfare routine. But hey, let’s play their game: while the OEA continues lobbying for higher taxes, think about where your income lands on the chart above.
As compensation for churning out leftist inanity and forcing school districts into promises they cannot keep, OEA employees were paid an average of $96,182.81 from 09/01/2009 to 08/31/2010. The Ohio Education Association’s fiscal 2010 report to the Department of Labor lists 235 employees – nearly half were paid in excess of $100,000.”
Like I always say, people in fat-cat infested houses shouldn’t throw stones…