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  •  I just told you what concessions we have already (5+ / 0-)

    made.

    Workforce cut - Check
    Pay cut - Check
    Increased pension contributions - Check

    And before that we increased our medical contributions.  Did you even read what I wrote?

    Repubs - the people in power are not secretly plotting against you. They don't need to. They already beat you in public. (Bill Maher)

    by Sychotic1 on Mon Dec 27, 2010 at 09:07:42 AM PST

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    •  I did (0+ / 0-)

      You wrote that there is a "war on public employees", which implies that you think your sacrifices were inappropriate. What I'm wondering is what you think are appropriate sacrifices.

      (-5.50,-6.67): Left Libertarian
      Leadership doesn't mean taking a straw poll and then just throwing up your hands. -Jyrinx

      by Sparhawk on Mon Dec 27, 2010 at 09:09:44 AM PST

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      •  They want to cut us more and (1+ / 0-)
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        take away our retirement, which is what was in the original article.  I believe our cuts were over the top.  I would have agreed to the five percent cut and the increase in contributions but the overall 5 percent cut in all staff was over the top and when the economy is in the shitter it is not stimulating at all.

        Repubs - the people in power are not secretly plotting against you. They don't need to. They already beat you in public. (Bill Maher)

        by Sychotic1 on Mon Dec 27, 2010 at 09:39:07 AM PST

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      •  In track with this thread. (1+ / 0-)
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        I recently have attended the retirement parties of 5 men who were all in their 50's and all retiring with full wage and insurance benefits from blue collar jobs public sector jobs. Huh? I'm not an actuary but even I can tell that something about that isn't going to work out.

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