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Keep telling yourself that....
January 19, 2013 | 05:19 PM

The fact is hotdog, government employees make as much or MORE when you take into consideration things such as level of benefits, amount contributed, retirement age and retirement compensation. You're living in the past thinking otherwise, you just can't figure that out.


The fact of the matter is while you continue to kiss the behinds of our street department, you ignore the terrible condition of the streets away from downtown. You probably see the pretty bricks at the cross walk but fail to see the potholes on my street. If that's you're idea of a "excellent" you need to find another dictionary.

Our taxes go up every year. Many of us have had pay freezes, pay decreases, and are being asked to pay more for our benefits. When we the taxpayer ask the public employees to do the same thing, folks like you try and convince people that their precious "services" will be diminished. The truth is that many companies such as mine are finding ways to do less with more and yet we STILL manage to maintain our service level. Working harder and working smarter is the way. The problem is government employee and working harder is an oxymoron.

As was once said, we don't have a revenue problem, we have a spending problem. Taking more our of the pockets of people and business just to keep some lout fat and happy is a sure path to failure.

BTW, I agree with your premise diesel. Unfortunately, when that idea is floated, people like hotdog will demonize you and call you insensitive to the needs of the "poor". And we wonder why our country is almost $16 trillion is debt.

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