Jon Stewart pegs it again. Whether or not you feel Wall Street is to blame for the recession, how can anyone believe that their bonuses are somehow immune and teacher salaries are up for grabs? I am so sick of hearing the tired old meme - "they only work 9 months a year". Well, your kids only go to school nine months a year, but teachers generally go longer. It varies by state, but most require some sort of continuing education. They stay longer and start sooner.
It may seem like they're getting a good deal because they have the summers off but, as usual, there's a bit more to it. If they choose to take their salary in 9 monthly chunks, they have no income those other 3 months.
I could go on, but someone else says it better:
Wake up America. The people that you've elected want you undereducated and misinformed. They're trying to systematically reduce our education system to the laughing stock of the developed world. They want to remove all rights won by women, force the gays back in the closet and remove every safeguard put in place over the last century to protect the American worker from management that sees them only as numbers on a spreadsheet and not as people.