Originally Posted by TLuker
So is the problem city employees being over paid or mismanagement by city officials who are almost certainly over paid? Sounds just like the private sector doesn't it?
What are you asking me for did I say anything about paychecks? I have no problem with somebody making a paycheck for working. What I have a problem with is people making a paycheck for not working. I have problems with stealing money from working people and giving it to those who won't work. I have a problems with a government who constantly rewards bad behavior. I have problems with wasteful accounting practices of government. ie. Spend everything in the budget or you won't get the same amount next year. I have problems with governments that are to short sighted to plan for the future. A neighboring county in my state built a new county jail and they paid for it by raising the sales tax in the county. Two problems with this. 1. the taxes never went back down after the jail was paid for.
2. they had 108 years to plan for a new jail and didn't. Can you imagine if you told the IRS you couldn't pay your taxes this year because your house needs a new roof. Even though you had 20 years to plan for the event.