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There is a couple things here that must be noted. First and foremost, if you are drug tested jobs I have no problem with others being drug tested for assistance. BUT, the myth that your regular welfare recipient is a lazy bum from the "hood", you are wrong. Most who recieve food stamps & cash assistance work their butt's off as the rest of us, sadly they are working for wages most could not live on. Now, I'm not saying it's not possible, most just cannot do it. ALSO, as someone who probably works more hours a week than anyone on this opinion board, I own a car with rims and a system in it. I am not a hoodlum. I am a full time college student who works sixty-plus hours a weeks. 1st myth busted. What alot of you don't realize is your judgements and views have NO merit. Do I think drug-testing the poor who change anything? Probably not. Do I think if all these people in this post went out and tried to help on kid each in the inner-city to graduate high school and enroll in college would that change the state of our neighborhoods in Youngstown? Yes. So before your quick to sit on your computer & b-tch about the local hoodrats of Youngstown, know you and only you have the power to make a difference. Not congress, not the state legistrator, only you. Most will choose not to participate with such rift-raft, so my view is to stop talking about the low-income families in our community as if you know them, because most ARENT drug users and abusers, most go to work everyday and make YOUR life easier (the retail clerk, the grocery bagger, the waitress, the cook, the dishwasher) without them you would not survive and without welfare THEY would not survive.
September 10, 2011 at 10:09 p.m.
my only point I must make, is that the job DID not have to be abolished! Other citys around the valley have made pay cuts by 5%, even laying off of workers, but getting rid of the job all together will be a mistake! Anywhere else, the jobs would have been cut from the BOTTOM, but seeing that baumillers family's job would be cut, they decide to cut from the top, its all politics, and there's my proof! the council members (beside viele who voted against the cut) should be voted out of office for these malicious practices. Union workers will be in charge of union workers, and when the budget come's to the table next year, I can gurantee that the city doesnt SAVE any money, but has lost more by expecting these guys to accomplish the same job Paul did. The overtime these men will recieve will surpass pauls wages, good luck hubbard city, you'll need it!
March 25, 2009 at 8:44 a.m.
excuse me TRUTH8, but I believe the sole purpose of this forum is to remain private, but if you are SO angry at that, I failed to see you mention your name at the end of your IGNORANT comments? Why dont you reveal yourself. Also, you talk so much chatter, where is your so called "proof"? You have no problem with a man that works hard night and day having his job abolished, where do you work? What makes you believe you deserve your job so much more? I would love some answers for my questions, although I believe they will prove my argument!
March 24, 2009 at 7:50 a.m.
“He [superintendent of streets] is over five men, and by contract is not allowed to do any actual street work. We are paying him that kind of money to ride around in a truck. I come from the old school, and I believe in keeping the man who is doing the actual work,” he said"
and what exactly does that man work SOO MUCH HARDER then the superitendent of streets?
March 20, 2009 at 7:58 a.m.
If hubbard is running out of money, they should cut the council and other non-needed positions rather then cutting the superitendent of streets, if the council wants the mayor out they have no right to take it out on the employees, UNION or NON-UNION. small town politics at work once again.
March 20, 2009 at 7:57 a.m.