Here is my 2 cents comment;
This is all due to a comment made by Fred at SwampBubbles and since I won’t comment over there, I thought I would do it here!
This was started as a result of a comment made by Wolfman and in part said, “AM talk show hosts blather on about how union workers are overpaid and under worked. Really? Well through the wonders of the internet and the public record we can all now see through the haze of Speedy propaganda. I ask you should a talk show host who is on from 6:00 AM to 9:00AM 5 days a week with a high school education be paid between $60,000 to $65,000 a year?”
This is the comment Fred made on the Swamp;
“A high school educated talk show host working 6-9 each day should be paid whatever the private company which hires him is willing to pay, along with health care benefits and pension plans. None of those of course are paid for by the public directly so it is between the talk show host and the company.
The others mentioned in your list who include PUBLIC sector union employees should be paid whatever the municipality can afford to pay them without having to raise taxes on citizens to a level that causes them to move away thereby leaving fewer and fewer citizens to carry the weight of the budget on their backs.”
Hope this helps. Maybe someone else can throw in their two cents.