Originally posted by breakingdradles
It was mostly comprised of public employee union members and several community and nonprofit groups that would lose some or all their funding if
Christie's plans are adopted.
LOL, screw them. Fat cats with government and union jobs don't want to get paid like normal people!
I say cut their benefits more!
Except the non-profits, keep those open, but screw the rest.
I would not lean so hard into the us vs. them rhetoric, but I will agree
that we need smaller government and it should not be getting paid
more than most of the other ppl working similar jobs.
I think when the general population is losing jobs, then they should as well.
In other words tie the real economy to the government jobs so the
government workers will do more to insure the security of the
job market for everyone.
Here in my state we have a branch of city government hired just to
go around and tell ppl to mow their yard and paint their house.
We have government funded historical societies that hold all day
long hearings because someone expanded their driveway,
with their permission, but did not stain the concrete to make it look old.
We have new streetlights going up during the recession in a nearby town
that are over priced fancy lights costing much more while ppl are
losing their jobs, cars, and homes.
We have the government writing ballot initiatives that end up being
land grabs that end up benefiting private ppl to the tune of
$700 million in tax money which is used to seize land from
businesses near the river to expand the bar and sports district.
Government is running amok in MANY ways.
It needs to be put in check big time even at the state level.
Good Luck to you all !