How is it that what I paid into my retirement system and my employer matched is in any way "blood sucking" as a former county employee. Not all of us had brown noses to get a job but competed and earned them. I am well aware that there are those that had jobs handed to them, well as a private sector employee now, it still goes on"privately" as far as getting a job. I make more money now in the private sector than that of a public employee and my benifits from public employment have seen there share of demise with the enormous rising of medical insurance. I earned what I worked for and I was a regular Joe. Is there fat? Yes, but there is alot more muscle at work that earn their pay and pension at the many levels of public service.
January 10, 2010 at 4:26 p.m.
What is fishy about being dragged to the car along with being threatened with a knife. Great work on the part of the concerned bus driver!
October 30, 2009 at 3:35 p.m.
It is our job to keep the elected officials honest and accountable concerning the people's government and it's operation. We have the power of the vote. The half percent sales tax is needed to run our county let alone maintain the Justice Center and those incarcerated. I remember the early 1990's and the crime being out of control in all of the county not just within the city.because of the sales tax not being passed and later when it all shook out the people saw that it was justified. I don't really care about the politics, I want my streets safe for my kids. My vote with yours will weed out those that will not make my tax dollar go the distance and we are watching!
October 23, 2009 at 3:39 p.m.
theword is exactly right.
October 22, 2009 at 5:44 p.m.
I agree. I would have appreciated some greater detail. Poor snipit...
October 22, 2009 at 5:10 p.m.
Wow is that the truth...
October 22, 2009 at 3:43 p.m.