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Statewide drive to repeal SB 5 gets green light

It seems people are angry at the belief that public-sector employees have a golden parachutte and CEO-like paychecks. I have several points:

1. We should be angry at the our elected officials who are making these middle-class individuals the scapegoat for all the problems of the nation. If elected officials are serious about fiscal responsibility, perhaps they should not pass laws which eliminate the estate tax ONLY for estates worth over $350,000.

2. We should not be angry that the individuals who, on a daily basis, face death in order to keep our homes, property, and families safe from fires and criminals have decent pay and benefits. These individuals would choose our lives over their own. Let them retire at age 55 with a pension. They have earned it.

3. If public-sector work is so wonderful, the people bemoaning the salaries and benefits should go to college, earn a degree (most teachers earned a Masters Degree) and get a "government" job. Such individuals will quickly change their minds when they realize people working in the public-sector with similar degrees earn much more.

4. Do we really want the next generation, upon whom we will be dependent in our later years, being taught by a 70-year old financially-strapped teacher who cannot retire because her benefits and pension were taken away to give a tax break to the upper-class (who laugh at us as we argue SB5).

5. I challenge anyone to find someone who chose to work for the government because it is a financial windfall. If these individuals wished to accumulate a vast fortune in a small amount of time, they would work for a Fortune 500 company and bankroll all-inclusive-first-class trips for our elected officials to golf in England and Scotland. Then said elected officials sponsor legislation to help said company earn an extra $500 million (tax free, of course).

6. If we really want to make a difference in the way our government is run, turn off Dancing with the Stars, quit blogging to bemoaning how the unions are "fleecing" the taxpayer, and research for whom we will vote.

April 23, 2011 at 12:11 p.m. suggest removal

Mahoning Dems to begin petitions to repeal SB 5

It seems people are angry at the belief that public-sector employees have a golden parachutte and CEO-like paychecks. I have several points:

1. We should be angry at the our elected officials who are making these middle-class individuals the scapegoat for all the problems of the nation. If elected officials are serious about fiscal responsibility, perhaps they should not pass laws which eliminate the estate tax ONLY for estates worth over $350,000.

2. We should not be angry that the individuals who, on a daily basis, face death in order to keep our homes, property, and families safe from fires and criminals have decent pay and benefits. These individuals would choose our lives over their own. Let them retire at age 55 with a pension. They have earned it.

3. If public-sector work is so wonderful, the people bemoaning the salaries and benefits should go to college, earn a degree (most teachers earned a Masters Degree) and get a "government" job. Such individuals will quickly change their minds when they realize people working in the public-sector with similar degrees earn much more.

4. Do we really want the next generation, upon whom we will be dependent in our later years, being taught by a 70-year old financially-strapped teacher who cannot retire because her benefits and pension were taken away to give a tax break to the upper-class (who laugh at us as we argue SB5).

5. I challenge anyone to find someone who chose to work for the government because it is a financial windfall. If these individuals wished to accumulate a vast fortune in a small amount of time, they would work for a Fortune 500 company and bankroll all-inclusive-first-class trips for our elected officials to golf in England and Scotland. Then said elected officials sponsor legislation to help said company earn an extra $500 million (tax free, of course).

6. If we really want to make a difference in the way our government is run, turn off Dancing with the Stars, quit blogging to bemoaning how the unions are "fleecing" the taxpayer, and research for whom we will vote.

April 23, 2011 at 12:09 p.m. suggest removal

ELECTION UPDATE: GOP headed for big victories in Columbiana County races

Great job Columbiana County! You elected a millionaire State Representative who takes tax payer money away from public schools to run his private charter schools! Also, if you would get your information from reading instead of watching 30-second misleading commercials, you would "read" quotes in which he states he does not believe in public schools. So, when your newly elected State Representative does not bring any funding from Columbus for the public schools as he stuffs his private-school pockets, you can thank yourselves as you watch the good public school teachers leave Columbiana County. Linda Bolon was a dedicated public official who continuously brought back funds for schools, roads, bike trails and museums. She introduced and voted for legislation which benefits people fighting diseases, eliminates the proverbial red tape and upholds your right to bear arms. Also, there is a business she brought to the county called Baard (was not mentioned on the 30-second commercials, so you may not have heard of it) which will provide thousands of jobs. Again, congratulations. Just wait and see.

November 2, 2010 at 10:32 p.m. suggest removal

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