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Bully Pulpit

The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Union Officials Teach for 1 Day, Qualify for Million Dollar Pensions

(Fox News Insider) - David Piccioli, Steven Preckwinkle, both union officials in Illinois, took advantage of legislation that allowed them to substitute teach for one day and then count their years as union employees toward a state teachers’ pension. The two potentially stand to collect more than a million dollars each in pension money in their lifetimes.

Kyle Olson, founder and CEO of the Education Action Group, joined Fox and Friends and said that “the reason that this is happening is because you’ve got unions that are electing politicians and then the politicians are turning around and setting policy for the union.”

He went on to say, “What we’ve got to do is figure out who knew what, who knew when and try and reverse this but I think that will be very difficult to do.”


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