Huckabee is an idiot and he makes Republicans look like idiots.
Correction: $148,200 a year based on 26 pay periods. Either way, Huckabee is an idiot.
It's entirely possible because the Wisconsin Retirement System pays its share of the retirement contribution AND picks up the employees contribution. So it's quite possible to get $57 from just a $1. In some cases probably even more than that because some government agencies pay even more as "kickers" or bonuses that get lumped on top of the individual and the government employer contribution. Usually to police and fire.
And the entire contribution is not taxable.
He's Main Stream Media. They aren't really great on fact checking.
I like FOX because I prefer a right leaning version of the news.
But even fox tends to rush stuff onto the TV screen without much research.
I take ALL news with a healthy grain of salt.
Here is some info from the Milwaukee Teacher’s association.
Starting in 2011, teachers will pay one percent of salary as a health insurance premium. So, a teacher making $52k per year will pay $10 per week. Family coverage is 2%, so the premium for the same income would be $20/week.
This is up from ZERO premium paid by teachers.
The school district pays 6.5% of each employee’s grass pay into the retirement fund. The employees pay nothing out of pocket. I don’t believe anything changed in the new contract.
see page 208 on this copy of the contract.
Most contracts are similar.
Not a chance. So if a teacher puts in $100 every two weeks the state adds $5700? That’s $11,400 a month or $138,800 per year.