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Kentucky done did it

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Earlier today, the Kentucky government snuck a pension bill onto the back of a SEWAGE BILL with only a few hours to vote and it got signed into law. What did the pension bill say, exactly?

The defunding of pensions for teachers.

What does this mean? The teachers here are completely without retirement and they're not eligible for social security. Millions of teachers in the state of Kentucky no longer have retirement.

So.... stuff like this is happening:

Yay it's Toronto all over again!

Thank you Matt Bevin for messing everything up. (d)

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8 hours ago, Renegade the Unicorn said:

...I fail to see what purpose the government hopes to accomplish by doing this.

There is no good purpose like with the majority of everything else, that's all we need to know. If anything, it's like they're screaming "vote us out already this is too much work" as loud as they can.

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More than 20 school districts in Kentucky called off school Friday because so many teachers and school employees called in sick following the legislature’s approval of a pension overhaul bill late Thursday night.

Even Jefferson County schools, where Louisville is, closed today. Now the Kentucky Educators Association (KEA) is calling for a state-wide closure on Monday and a march to the capitol.

http://www.kentucky.com/news/politics-government/article207446134.html

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Today is the big day! Thousands of teachers are currently at Kentucky's capitol, Frankfort, to protest the government to bring back pension.

Current KY teacher benefits:

  • Teachers have to pay for their own supplies
  • Teachers have to pay for their own training, degrees, and certifications
  • Glorified teaching babysitters with crappy pay
  • Not eligible for social security
  • Summers off with no additional pay
  • Decreased education funding
  • Any retirement plans that did exist are gone with no backup plan

Over 36 counties closed school today in Kentucky to allow their teachers to go protest, including my own county!

Teachers deserve better than this.....

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