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Now is not the time to give public employees pay raises

Vindy, you're always a day late and a nickel short when it comes to tax issues and levies. Your paper hardly does research when it comes to taxes. Next time when a tax issue comes to the ballot have your team of crack journalists really do some looking into it. Is the public entity deserving of it? In this case - Was and is there corruption in the county? Are they spending money foolishly? Did they layoff any political hacks? Did they just dole out millions in raises with some as high as 30 to 40%? After the tax was passed did you think the county would go after the taxpayers money like greedy vulchers? Do they look at a 3% raise as just a mere cost of living adjustment? And finally, get someone on your staff to do an analysis between what healthcare benefits they get vs the public sector. And what they contribute vs the public sector. 49% of the valley voters did their homework, why didn't you? sheesh.

November 23, 2014 at 7:48 a.m. suggest removal

Hagan’s bill seeks to triple holiday retail pay


PepBoys. I get my car an oil change there every 5000 miles. 19.99. Good deal. I don't think it works well on grooming hair but cars, yes.

November 20, 2014 at 3:15 p.m. suggest removal

Faculty agreement approved by YSU trustees

For making $95,907 a year, 15% (on a sliding rule that's pretty slippery) contribution toward healthcare is hardly anything. It should be around 26%. You can't keep raising tuition to feed these greedy unions. Someone needs to tell YSU that enrollment is dropping and to watch expenses. I think the trustees spend a lot of time asleep,

November 19, 2014 at 3:39 a.m. suggest removal

Mahoning juvenile court seeks 12.5 percent budget increase

County workers hardly pay anything toward their Cadillac healthcare benefits. Instead of feeding off the taxpayers they should contribute more like those who pay their salary. All it would take is to compare what the average statewide private sector worker is paying and getting for healthcare. Maybe then a light bulb might come on and say that what we are contributing is far behind the private sector. I come up with only one conclusion why this is not being addressed. Greed. The people and this newspaper that supported this sales tax were part of a confidence game and should have known better.

November 19, 2014 at 3:29 a.m. suggest removal

The politics of what we ‘do’

"what The Vindicator owes the community is the ability to not blindly follow a prescribed path".

This paper never saw a tax it did not like.

November 16, 2014 at 12:31 p.m. suggest removal

Mahoning Prosecutor Gains seeks 25% budget hike

The idiots that voted for the sales tax should have just went on the front porch and lit $200 on fire. Then you could have said I saved a gallon of gas by not going to vote. The feeding frenzy of the taxpayers money at the public trough continues. What's the difference between businessman 1,2 and 3 and the crooks that are still working for the county giving us a shakedown?

November 15, 2014 at 8:39 p.m. suggest removal

Should Sebastian Rucci’s operation be granted a liquor license for his Hotel California in Austintown?

Yes, why don't they go after the other naked lady bars across the bridge or on Mahoning Ave? Also, if Mr. Rucci wants to legitimize his place he should capitalize on Hollywood Racino's mistake. At the Racino there is no buffet for all the senior citizens that go there. Rucci should open at his place a Friday night seafood buffet with crab legs and on Saturday a prime rib buffet. Most of all the other casinos offer this but this one. You watch in 6 months if Hollywood does not put one in we will see a Golden Corral or Hometown Buffet go up. Hopefully not another Happy Dragon.

November 14, 2014 at 9:38 a.m. suggest removal

Firefighters from 10 departments protest planned Youngstown cuts

I agree with the CongressWatcher. The public sector hardly pays anything toward their healthcare. If the city would have everyone employeed there pay 26% then no one would have to be laid off. Another thing to look at is reducing that ridiculous income tax. Maybe that would keep some of the productive citizens in town. Same for companies.

November 13, 2014 at 12:39 p.m. suggest removal

Youngstown council to consider raises, hear firefighters' objections

People and this tax happy newspaper have to start saying no to every tax issue that comes up. I swear more than half the money I earn goes to taxes and fees just to go in their pockets. There is no end when it comes to filling the public trough with taxpayers dollars.

November 12, 2014 at 2:15 p.m. suggest removal

South Range to look at options before decision on putting levy in front of voters in May

When does no mean no. After the taxpayers have spoken you should not be allowed to go back to the ballot until 3 years have lapsed. Find ways to work within a budget, make necessary cuts like everyone else has to do. How about having all employed there start paying 26% toward their health-care benefits.

November 10, 2014 at 2:38 p.m. suggest removal



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