Maybe you heard about the three little old men who decided they’d go together to the doctor to have their mental capacity tested.
They shuffled slowly into the examination room where the doctor asked the first fellow: “What’s three times three?
“That’s easy … 101,” he responded.
Mississippi’s state employees are griping because they again may not get an across-the-board raise. Schoolteachers are griping because the raise they may get is less than they believe is deserved.
One of the main factors, though, holding down their pay is the steadily rising cost of what it takes to provide them with their pensions.