Posted 11 years ago on Jan. 22, 2012, 9:46 a.m. EST by myows
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I feel there is some kind of a defect in a certain percentage of the population's thought process.Can someone explain this to me. It goes something like this---- I am a union employee for Verizon which is a healthy, profitable company. I have a pension plan, healthcare plan and 401k plan. There are many people out there in the workforce that unfortunately do not have these things. Now I know that if you ask any worker who does not have these things if they'd like to have them, 100% of these people would say they'd love to have them --- and yet there is a percentage of these same people that are of the opinion that because they DON'T have them that you should not have them either! "I don't have a pension, why should you?" "I have to pay for my medical benefits, why shouldn't you?" These people will even defend the fact that the top 5 execs at Verizon have sucked out 260 million in compensation over the last 4 years while trying to take away everything they can from the workers that make the company successful. If I didn't have a pension or healthcare plan I would want to see more people getting them in the hope that it might become more common. In my opinion these people are helping the 1% kill the middle class and don't even realize it! When their children have to get a minimum wage, no benefit job at Walmart or buy a one way ticket to India to get work then maybe they'll realize they were useful tools.