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Ralph Kramden and Lorenzo Anello make more than you.

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February 11, 2010 – Comments (9)

Ralph Kramden and Lorenzo Anello are not real people, of this I am aware. But John E. Nelson is a real person. What makes him so special that he probably makes more than you? Why should I let the cat of the bag when you can have all the fun reading the article? Enjoy.

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#1) On February 11, 2010 at 10:21 AM, lemoneater (78.23) wrote:

My uncle has a similar job, but not similar pay. Unreal!

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#2) On February 11, 2010 at 10:22 AM, chk999 (99.97) wrote:

Nice find Cato!

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#3) On February 11, 2010 at 11:24 AM, leohaas (31.73) wrote:

Just a guy working a menial job taking all the overtime he can. So, what the point of this story?

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#4) On February 11, 2010 at 2:14 PM, TheClub55 (< 20) wrote:

+1, Nice, public unions stealing from the middle class!  This story can be written everyday with new people... we have 20mln overpaid public officials that need to see massive pay cuts... Lets see them make it in the private sector where they actually have to provide real values for their work.

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#5) On February 12, 2010 at 11:24 AM, devoish (98.24) wrote:

What is stealing?

After forty years the guy makes $50k plus overtime.

I hope he is responsible enough to provide for his healthcare and retirement as many suggest he should.

They guy worked 90 hour weeks.

The guy provided real value for his work. He did the work of 2 and 1/2 men. He save hundreds of people the cost of owning a car and paying insurance. That saved their employers the cost of paying them enought o own that car and insurance. Profits went up on lower salarys at those companys.

Nice job, Government.

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#6) On February 12, 2010 at 11:34 AM, Turfscape (40.35) wrote:

TheClub55 wrote:
"Nice, public unions stealing from the middle class!  This story can be written everyday with new people... we have 20mln overpaid public officials that need to see massive pay cuts..."

The city of Madison could solve this problem by hiring more drivers...but the outraged public would cry "TOO MUCH TAXES! CUT THE BUDGETS!" So, we reduce the number of people and are forced to pay overtime.

And, besides...I thought the threshold for middle class was $250,000/year? Joe the Plumber! Remember? How can this bus driver be stealing from the middle class if he IS the middle class! He pays taxes too, you know.

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#7) On February 12, 2010 at 10:52 PM, chlyd (< 20) wrote:

 you cant blame the bus driver for taking advantage of the deal the city gave him. that city is STUPID, there is no reason that more drivers were not hired. the city could have hired 2 more drivers for what they paid the one in overtime.

 bad job goverment!

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#8) On February 13, 2010 at 1:07 PM, Turfscape (40.35) wrote:

chyld wrote:"that city is STUPID" To be fair, Madison, WI is a really nice city. It's easy to get around, the bus lines are decent. It's clean, safe and not too expensive. In fact, it was named the most livable city just last decade. The city has done a good job managing itself. One or two drivers pulling in six figure take-home pay is not an indictment of the city's efficiency. Nor is it the end of the world. It can't become the norm, but it's not like the city threw away millions of dollars on a ponzi scheme investment, or overpaid by a couple million for a horrid piece of 'art' that no one will ever see or care about.  To be honest, I'm in favor of a path for lower-middle class folks to take home high rewards for persevering in and faithfully executing a mostly crap job. Folks like to deride "low-skill" positions as easy, saying anyone could do it...but that's not true. The folks who deride those positions won't do it. Why? Because those jobs tend to kinda suck. 

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#9) On February 13, 2010 at 1:48 PM, HarryCarysGhost (99.69) wrote:

John E. Nelson

I have no problem with that dude working hard and collecting a nice income.

I do have a problem with the politicions who do nothing, collecting multiple pensions and salaries.(I'm just talking IL, not familiar with WI (52 Aldermen I did'nt think we had 52 alders :)

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