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Fury over furloughs as people can't pay for tabs, permits

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posted on Feb, 14 2009 @ 03:41 AM
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Fury over furloughs as people can't pay for tabs, permits


www.dailydemocrat.com

Veronica Sanchez, who works for the CalPERS pension fund, volunteered at her first-grade son's Sacramento school Friday, but grew anxious as she contemplated the $500 paycheck reduction the furlough would cost.

"It is very steep," Sanchez said, whose husband recently took a pay cut when he switched jobs. "We're even thinking of selling our second car because we can't make it."

Other state workers were likely headed to Lake Tahoe to take advantage of fresh snow and deeply discounted ski lift tickets.

"What better way to spend your furlough," asked a news release from Squaw Valley, which is offering $30 lift tickets to affected state workers.
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posted on Feb, 14 2009 @ 03:41 AM
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Wow, poor Veronica... Her family may have to sell off their second car. Apparently they aren't very well aware that many people cannot afford one car, and instead of losing a couple days pay a month, most will be WITHOUT any paycheck coming in at all.

It is obvious to me that state workers have no idea what is going on around them, to people who do not work for the state.

Well, you know they have it bad when they are considering that they might decide to sell off a second car to get bills caught up. But hey, at the same time... Lake Tahoe is offering $30 lift tickets for state employees!

heavenly.snow.com... has them valued at $86 for normal people. Hope they enjoy the vacation. Seems state employees in California might be the only ones strapped for cash this skiing season. Hell, they might ironically also be the only ones that can afford to ski!


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