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To: Steelfish

Why not cut State salaries by 15 % and cut the number of beauracrats ? The terminator is a wimp


16 posted on 05/30/2009 5:59:28 PM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: Nonstatist
"Why not cut State salaries by 15 % and cut the number of beauracrats ? The terminator is a wimp"

How about cutting the gold plated retirements of public employees? In what other industry do you get to retire after 20 years and collect your full salary for life? It's not sustainable.

56 posted on 05/30/2009 10:21:22 PM PDT by boop (Democracy is the theory that the people get the government they deserve, good and hard.)
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To: Nonstatist

Done already. State workers are currently taking a 10% paycut by being furloughed 2 days per month. The legislature is going to add a straight 5% pay cut to that. This will save a total of $2.65 Billion. Against a deficit of $24 Billion. You are 10% of the way there.

$2.7 Billion down and 21.3 Billion to go. Any more ideas?

It is funny how many people’s first thought is that cutting pay to state workers would save some massive portion of the $140 Billion annual budget. My first thought is cutting services to illegal aliens would save over $10 Billion.


61 posted on 05/30/2009 11:01:14 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (Depression Countdown: 55... 54... 53...)
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