Teachers in Lake Forest High School District 115 went on strike today after failing to reach an agreement over salaries during negotiations that ended just before midnight.
Assholes are assholes:
“You make three times more than the average citizen in Chicagoland,” a woman yelled. “What is the lesson for all the students today?”
A man joined the picket line but carried a sign telling the teachers to get back to work.
Given that the average citizen includes the dude panhandling on the highway overpass with the sign that says GIVE SOME CHANGE SO I CAN BUY MYSELF A PLASTIC LOVER, possibly that’s not the best argument to make.
I touched on this in Monday’s post, but this concept that you need to be really, truly, deeply poor for me to want you to be less poor is becoming a THING to me. What magical sympathy line do these rich yelly fucksockets seem to think is crossed, after which you’re entitled to ask (quietly, and oh-so-civilly) for a raise or a benefits increase?
Have they seen the way we treat poor people in this country? Do they log onto Facebook and see one asshole cousin after another posting shit about drug testing for “welfare” and offering anecdotes about giving SIXTY WHOLE CENTS to somebody who then went and bought a can of beer with it? Do they realize how our definition of “not poor” now includes having an air conditioner and a microwave? Have they ever sent their kids to school wearing off-brand donated clothing and ill-fitting hand-me-down shoes?
What do they think people would be saying to the teachers if they did indeed make less than the “average” citizen? Probably YOU’RE STILL BETTER PAID THAN THE PLASTIC LOVER OVERPASS GUY SO SHUT UP.