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Posted on June 4 at 5:32 p.m.
CUTS to County personnel did happen in the recession. Only a MORON would say they didn't. One simple check of the D pages of the County Budget over the last six years would indicate that after the recession most Departments suffered cuts in personnel, sometimes 20-30%. I understand reading isn't a strong suit for the tin foil hat crowd.
Retirement costs are high because Wall Street BANKSTERS were busy crashing the stock market and trashing the overall economy making loans they had no business making. Put the blame where it belongs, on the BANKSTERS and not on the backs of County Employees who at least work for their paycheck and pension as opposed to brokers stealing money on a percentage basis annually from the public in the form of commissions, or CEO's making 350 times the average worker. Pensions have been cut for new employees, but it is never enough for the black helicopter crowd.
Gotta love former CEO Mike Brown...his suggestion of getting rid of desk phones for County Employees. I'm sure Banks, Financial Institutions, Contractors, don't use 'em either...heck...if no one needs a desk phone, maybe we should dump 911 too? I'm so glad he took his pension and got out, if this is his bright idea of a "cost-cutting" measure.
On Measure M's Pros and Cons
Posted on June 2 at 5:22 p.m.
No on Measure M. Privileged Contractors and Farmers should not be allowed to dictate to the rest of the County how money should be spent. The Board of Supervisors was elected by the people and should be given the discretion to spend the relatively small amount of discretionary funds to serve the public interest. One Supervisor does not speak for the whole population.
On No on Measure M
Posted on June 2 at 5:14 p.m.
No on Measure M. Just looks like another attempt by Adam's contractor buddies to hijack funds that can be used for anything and take the funds for themselves. Possible result? Rich farmers can drive mud filled farm equipment on nice roads...yay. Meanwhile, the cities where the people use government services other than infrastructure likely get hosed because the money will likely be diverted to contractor buds and rural roads.Those poor farmers...they just have no money...it's not enough to have cheap labor, they want new roads to destroy with heavy machinery! I know...life is difficult when you can buy a new 4 x 4 only every second year.
On Vote No on Measure M
Posted on May 6 at 11:11 a.m.
No on Measure M. Stop "robbing Paul to pay Peter". This looks like both a money grab for Adam's contractor buddies and also takes flexibility away from how the Supervisors allocate discretionary funds. Do not be suckered.