Hear it people. We have no more money and things are gonna have to change. And one of those things is that people who used to have the State pay for things are now going to have to pay for those things themselves!
Some will say that this is a pay cut, but I disagree. It’s not a pay cut. After all, it can’t be a pay cut if you didn’t count it as pay to begin with!
See, here in North Carolina, teachers have never had to pay for their own health insurance. Yet, YET, when they go and compare compensation rates to other industries they claim that they are not paid as well as they ought to be.
Maybe. But what is ALSO true is that health insurance being paid for is a compensation. And in terms of salary, it’s one-to-one. After all, health insurance is tax-deductible.
So, what does it mean when a bill is passed that requires teachers to pay a premium for their insurance?
RALEIGH, N.C. — The General Assembly has finalized a substitute plan to close a funding gap for the health insurance plan for North Carolina employees, retirees and their dependents…
The measure would still require all active employees and teachers to pay a monthly premium for their own insurance for the first time.
The cry from the Left will be that we’re cutting teacher’s salaries. But the fact of the matter is that we never counted insurance as PART of the salaries. So we ain’t cuttin’ em at all!