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now maybe i missed it - but - nowhere did i see any elected officials taking a pay cut .. these are the people who give everything away all the time .. i think that they should pay the piper and take a pay cut . let them see how it feels to fall behind as the prices keep going up .
Government, local or national will never be cheaper to run. Not as long as bureaucrats have the power to vote on their own salaries. There have been no cuts of salaries of any big shots in my community involving utility or government workers while the rest of us are living on beans. They just keep voting themselves more raises and the utility company just keeps raising water and electric rates every few months. Talk about a scam. As long as these people don't have to answer to anyone but themselves this is the way it will always be.
well oldman76, my solution: go back to the days before the modern welfare state started in the johnson admin. the fed gubment has been the largest employer of the past decade. i would cut all fed bureaucracies back to pre 911 levels. bureaucrats do not deserve 90% pay pensions. they can live on 50% like the rest of us. eliminate ALL double dip pensions PERIOD/ state federal & local. (no pensions for part time jobs) entitlements: easy eliminate them. you are right, once you remove the pacifier from the surplus population, they will riot. THAT is why entitlements are dangerous and wasteful. once you dole them out, the recipients mistakenly think they deserve them cradle to grave. let them riot! it's coming anyway. as a us taxPAYER, @ least i will retain more of MY money! what you see in greece is coming! esp when the fed deficit balloons to over $20 trillion! same philosophy applies to the states. follow the dollar and cut accordingly. its cheaper to detain people in an encampment than pay them vouchers to live in suburbs they haven't WORKED to live in.
Sombody asked what is common with the 10 most broke states. That is easy (only one of these states are republican) the yare all socalist progressive liberal democratic controlled!!!!! Most have a strong union base and they all have business running away instead of comming into the state!!
The sooner the truth is out the sooner Obama and his anti american union socalist progressive democratic followers will eather go back to there home country, get a job and start contributing to society (pay there fair share) or have the choice of starving or working for the state picking up trash cleaning government buildings ect in order to qualify for govenment assistance. No more freebies!!!
Article is typical of the problem. "Billions in debt, so cuts are planned for little children, old ladies, mentally ill". The headlines are always " without more taxes, we will have to fire police, fireman and teachers".
These articles should list where the states budgets are being spent by dollars and %, then where the cuts are proposed by dollars and %.
Are they cutting for headline effect, or to actually cut spending?
As at home it is always about priorities. Food? Medicine? or new car?
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For every one illegal he has deported, 100 come North because he won't close the border and allows policy that kills our citizens and law enforcement officers (fast and furious?)
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