"Then he(Scott walker) says to the Unions, we are going to ask for help. Isn't that tough. AWWWWWWWWW. We're gonna say we would like you to pay 5% of your retirement. Are you kidding me? What's wrong with that? Can you tell me, is that a crime? And then he had the audacity to say, we are going to ask you to pay 5% for your healthcare. Isn't that sad? Can you tell me, is that a crime? Can you tell me why are we having a recall" Tommy Thompson - 1/21/12
"A measely 5 % of retirement....and 5% of healthcare" Tommy Thompson regarding State Employees (of which he used to be one). Since Tommy will not release his tax returns, Let's take a little deeper look!
The average base pay salary for a Milwaukee police department employee was $48,177
The Milwaukee Fire Department's net salary and wage total for FY 2011, according to the city budget, was $69,465,872.
The avergae wage of a Madison Metropolitan High School teacher is $50,193.
The salary of Wisconsin's Governor is $137,092/year.(X14 = $1,919,288).
While Tommy Thompson is throwing red meat to a crowd of crazies, criticizing public workers, who make $50,000/yr, let's see what money means to Tomney.
The 14 year Governor of WI, Tommy Thompson made in his public employee gubernatorial career alone (give or take a few dollars) $1,919,288.
For those scoring at home, Tommy made as Governor of WI. OVER One Million nine hundred thousand taxpayer dollars.
What did Tomny say when he left office? Thank you?
Nope he said this :
"Everybody knows I was broke when I left Government 5 years ago and I went and made some sheckels, Not as many as you guys think I have made. but i ahh uuuh aaahhh uhhhhh......." Tommy G Thompson.
SO asking most state employees to pay an extra 10% towards your their pension and healthcare and they get an "aww isnt that sad" from the person who wants to be US Senator, yet has made over $2,000,000 was "broke"? And we want him having control over our budget??
"It's tough to go back, there is no question about that." Tommy Thompson referring to joining the US Senate after being a lobbyist.
FYI: salary for a US Senator - $174.000.00 per year! Its hard for Tommy to end his lobbyists days where he makes millions, and go back to working for a measly $174,000/yr.
Extra Extra Credit:
The one thing we know for sure about Tommy? He did not make his millions based on merit pay!