I mean, that’s how she’s treated – by her industry, by the state and most of all by MEA-MFT, the Montana teacher’s union.
See, my wife doesn’t get any benefits like Amanda Curtis does as a math teacher in Butte. You might have read that most of Amanda Curtis’ net worth is because of the $23,500 in her retirement account.
My wife doesn’t have a retirement account, and that’s because the 2-year-old students she teaches aren’t as important as the high school math students Amanda Curtis teaches. The children my wife teaches aren’t worth anything.
Well, that’s not quite true – they’re worth $10 an hour, but just for 35 hours a week or so. And since that employer doesn’t have enough employees, and since Montana Republicans don’t care about poor people, my wife can’t qualify for Obamacare. Yep, that means we have to take her already measly income and shave off a large portion for healthcare come November.
I guess young children just aren’t important in Montana, and as a businessman, I’m glad to hear that. That saves me a lot of trouble of locating my business there.
Sure, I was thinking of those pristine lakes and forests, those clear blue skies, but I was also thinking of my kids and my employees’ kids. And that’s why we’re heading to Colorado – a state that cares about its future, unlike Montana, which only cares about its past.
That’s not really true either, though – old people in this state sure struggle, they don’t have any money. I guess it’d be more appropriate to say that in Montana we only care about the rich out-of-stater’s trying to take our money, and those natives that sell-out and help them steal it.
There’s a long tradition of those folks, and I can’t help but think a lot of them are still around, and have probably infiltrated our unions. After all, we know the best way to erode the organization of your enemy is to join it and start the decay from within.
I wonder, if MEA-MFT president Eric Feaver wasn’t getting paid $125,000 a year, do you think teachers like my wife would be better off or worse off?
Fuck, what am I thinking – it wouldn’t matter either way! MEA-MFT doesn’t care about daycares! Remember, the critical ages of 1- to 3-years-old just aren’t important.
I’m glad we have insightful and intelligent people in the highest positions of our government and the organizations that represent us in Montana, for that means we’ll continue to move brightly into the future. Of course, if you’re at the bottom don’t expect much, and if you’re not even on the ladder – like my wife and her colleagues and dozens more in Missoula just like her – then just shut up and stay in your place.
Really, you have to realize the main reason for this is that the top 1% and the 10% that wants to be just like them don’t want to work. They want to sit around all day and collect $20 each month from everyone in America for erroneous healthcare charges, terrible mortgages, and credit card and student loan debt.
Folks that can come up with ingenious ways to rape America are valuable to us, and those that can fool America into thinking it’s not happening even more so. You can see this with these second-class citizen teachers we have here in Montana.
One of my wife’s friends who's a teacher at another school is moving to New York, where they’ll give her healthcare and benefits. Some states care about their people – Montana isn’t one of them.