"pretty soon the only folks in hot buildings in winter are going to be welfare tenants and government sector employees"
REALLY!?!?!?! I'm a state employee adn I'm freezing [swearing] because they refuse to fix the heating system or turn up the heat. We ARE NOT ALLOWED to have small heaters or fans in our office cubicles. I actualyl found out that they REMOVED the heating system 9 years ago adn although we've complained about the cold for YEARS, they WON'T do anything about it because it would COST THE TAXPAYERS TOO MUCH!
In addition, my wife also works for the state. After years of complaints, they FINALLY fixed the gaping hole in the wall of the building she worked in. The hole let in rain, now, cold, and bugs and was located in a corner office cublice.
Soooo.... before you go getting all mad at "government sector employees" about how your hard earned money is going for their so-called benefits and perks... why don't you ask them what kinds of working conditions they put up with first!?