Is Big Government exploiting private sector?
Activist Kyle Olson explains
- Duration 3:14
- Date May 29, 2012
Activist Kyle Olson explains
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-- -- our next guest says that public sector workers who -- protesting for more of our tax dollars.
Need to be reminded that they are servants of the public not the other way around.
But you wouldn't know -- look at at the numbers regarding Wisconsin which is where would that.
Right Kyle -- is the founder of the EAG news dot org site.
Scott Kyle is welcome said thanks so much for coming in first -- and why are they protesting when you find out what they make.
Well that's what's interesting.
I mean we sort over the last year we've heard about the 1% vs the 99%.
And and you contrast that with what we saw in Wisconsin with a huge protests in the demonstrations in the recalls and all of those sorts of things.
And so what we decide to do was was look at the numbers in what we found is that 14%.
Of of the workforce in Wisconsin works for the government.
In the other 86% works for in the private sector and so what we did is we contrasted the government class with the producer class.
Right and in fact when you look and you just you gave the numbers where only 14% of bigger employees in.
Wisconsin our government employees but then when you look at the per hour when you break it down it it is jaw dropping.
A first year teacher.
Compensation averages out to about 56 dollars an hour that's a first year teacher.
A tenth year teacher 66 dollars per hour a typical producer class you know everybody else they average.
Dollars an hour.
That's right so what we want to do is bring some perspective and bring some reality the reality to the situation and so.
We use numbers from Milwaukee public schools which is the largest district in in the state.
And we showed that it when you break it down -- contract at our because many teacher contracts stipulate how many days.
In how many hours per day that teachers are required to work.
And what we've found is that for a first year teacher as you said when you -- you a combined pay and benefits.
It's 56 dollars per hour that they -- school district is spending.
And then you contrast that with the private sector.
Indeed the average compensation per for worker in that state is 37000 dollars.
Which equals about eighteen dollars per hour so there's a huge disparity and that's what we tried to show in this animation and you know maybe that is why Scott Walker continues to win the recall election -- the money hasn't poured in and the unions haven't -- It's because that really what it's all said and done.
The squeaky wheel got the cameras but they don't have the numbers.
That's exactly right and and in it does appear that he is doing pretty well because I think that the whole collective bargaining rights.
-- issue is not playing because people aren't buying it.
And and that in fact that's why you've got the Democrats in the unions not even using that issue they're bringing up other issues.
Because the public is is tuning -- to the fact that.
That they're not on the union side if people would like to see the video go to our website later on today are stuck Kyle thank you very much rigorous -- -- If they.