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Coulter: Kindergarten teachers are ‘useless public sector workers’

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Jeff Poor
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Has the once-powerful labor movement been reduced to fighting tiny skirmishes over “useless public sector workers”? Conservative columnist Ann Coulter thinks so, and spares no one — not even kindergarten teachers.

On Wednesday morning’s “Fox & Friends,” Coulter said that who Teamsters Union president James Hoffa represents is more interesting than his (now famous) ill-advised Labor Day remarks.

“What I really think needs to be talked about is that no one is mentioning this is Jimmy Hoffa, the president of the Teamsters. They used to be truck drivers and pipefitters. Now he’s representing public school teachers? Kindergarten teachers? Cafeteria workers? Fighting for every last bit of their government pension? What a pathetic downfall!” (RELATED: Coulter: Palin has become ‘the Obama of the tea party’)

Coulter went on: “And how about a little of this tough talk back when the Teamsters supported drilling [for oil] in ANWR? You know: ‘Real jobs for real men’ — as opposed to kindergarten teachers. And how about fighting for nuclear power plants being installed? … He’s not even representing men who have actual jobs. He’s representing a bunch of useless public sector workers.”

Co-host Gretchen Carlson gave Coulter a chance to walk her comments back, saying “I don’t want to say that teachers are useless.”

“No?” Coulter shot back. “I will. They are government workers. Let’s turn it over to private [schools], to vouchers, to charter schools. No, they fight for every last dime. They get summers off. They’re off at two [o'clock] and they make more money than most of those pipefitters who no longer have jobs.”

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  • Vossjck

    I think that she shows just how screwed up we are in this world. Speaking from my own experiance the teachers my kids have had worked very hard.  The kindergarten teacher my daughter has currently gets into work at 6:30, leaves at 3:00 – 3:30.  That would be 8 – 8 1/2 hours.  The class is not lilke it was in my day, where it was more like preschool.  It is more like 1st grade was when I was in. 

    Quite frankly I think that those that teach our children should be allowed to make a living wage.  While I see some of the issues with Teachers Unions, espeically with the removal of ineffectual teachers, I don’t see a problem with their pay here in CT. 

    • Dee_Mac

      I don’t know anyone who has a job in the public sector who does not make a living wage, plus outstanding benefits.

    • Dee_Mac

      I don’t know anyone who has a job in the public sector who does not make a living wage, plus outstanding benefits.

    • Dee_Mac

      I don’t know anyone who has a job in the public sector who does not make a living wage, plus outstanding benefits.

    • Dee_Mac

      I don’t know anyone who has a job in the public sector who does not make a living wage, plus outstanding benefits.

    • Dee_Mac

      I don’t know anyone who has a job in the public sector who does not make a living wage, plus outstanding benefits.

    • Dee_Mac

      I don’t know anyone who has a job in the public sector who does not make a living wage, plus outstanding benefits.

    • Dee_Mac

      I don’t know anyone who has a job in the public sector who does not make a living wage, plus outstanding benefits.

  • Anonymous

    I’d like to see Ann Coulter teach a kindergarten class for one day. They work a lot harder than she does, and get a lot less pay. They are not useless.  We should take a survey to see how many people believe Ann Coulter’s job is useless. She might be very surprised at the response!!

    • Dee_Mac

      I would to! Those kids would go home talking intelligence to their parents!

    • Dee_Mac

      I would to! Those kids would go home talking intelligence to their parents!

    • Dee_Mac

      I would to! Those kids would go home talking intelligence to their parents!

    • Dee_Mac

      I would to! Those kids would go home talking intelligence to their parents!

    • Dee_Mac

      I would to! Those kids would go home talking intelligence to their parents!

    • Dee_Mac

      I would to! Those kids would go home talking intelligence to their parents!

    • Dee_Mac

      I would to! Those kids would go home talking intelligence to their parents!

    • Dee_Mac

      I would to! Those kids would go home talking intelligence to their parents!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FGBGUV7OLREHZ6VXYJ63QT5CFY Steve

    i LOVE ann coulter..