Skip to comments.14 Cities That Are Being Eaten Alive By Public Sector Workers
Posted on 07/13/2011 9:55:51 AM PDT by george76
Although national attention has largely focused on state budget battles like Wisconsin's union showdown and Minnesota's state shutdown, the real spending struggle is actually taking place at the local level.
As federal stimulus money runs dry, states are scaling back on municipal aid and revenue sharing. The cuts are adding immense pressure to strained local governments, many of which are already struggling under huge debt burdens. After years of declining tax revenues, cities and towns across the country are now running out of ways to deal with their ballooning budget deficits.
Public employee costs account for a large share of municipal budget woes. While worker compensation accounts for just 30% of state spending, personnel costs tends to eat up between 70% and 80% of local government funds.
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Funny, that... when things get tough in the hive, the workers start driving out and/or killing the drones.
I’d advise y’all to check the police/firefighter/BigEducation shenanigans in your OWN municipalities before gloating over this list.
I can’t believe Philthadelphia isn’t on the list.
These cities are going to be bailed out by their state, until the state can’t do it anymore, and then the state will beg the fedgov for a bailout.
When you see the first state telling a begging city that they can’t help them,
you better be heading to your “bug out”, because that’s the sign that the slow collapse is starting.
Said parasites cannot hope to get hired somewhere else. Certainly not in the “real world.”
The parasites are the last to die, but they die just as surely as the host.
We are going to see a wave of municipal bankruptcies across the fruited plain. Legal details notwithstanding. It will happen because it has to happen.
Or maybe, like that dysfunctional town in GA, local governments will simply stop paying pensions and benefits, court orders notwithstanding.
Not to worry, retirees and the disabled aren’t much for rioting. They will die quietly out of sight.
Something tells me we’ll be seeing these kind, caring democrat bastions being the most ruthless in abandoning the weak, halt and lame to their fates.
Actually, New Haven’s a “sanctuary” city. Guess I don’t need to explain further.
once the support is cut off from the parasites and public employees because there are no funds, things will get ugly.
It’s not the city retirees that you have to worry about, no...
but when a city defaults, and the state cannot help them, it goes up the chain to the fedgov.
If you want to wait around for THAT default, be my guest.
Colorado Springs is not liberal...
Ha. I thought all of Colorado to be liberal.
Here is the bio of the “lady” that was mayor of CS up until 2003.
She was Colorado Springs’ first female mayor, serving from 1997 to 2003. As mayor, she led a nine-member city council, served as chairman of the board of Colorado Springs Utilities and provided oversight to city-owned Memorial Hospital. In addition, she is an adjunct faculty member for the Center for Creative Leadership at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, as well as running the Mary Lou Makepeace Group.
Only on Free Republic.
That's what I tell people who don't think it is worth the bother to vote in local elections. We have a similar situation with our school board here. Primary turnout is typically around 20-25%. The teacher's union had their puppets cross file (D&R ballots) and turn out a significant portion of their machine.
The puppets captured every one of the four Democrat slots and two of the four available Republican slots. So they are guaranteed at least a 2-2 split in the November off-year general election when 40-45% of the electorate will participate.
We are beginning to manage a fairly healthy conservative turnout here in the Pittsburgh suburbs during the presidential and mid-term elections. Unfortunately, that turnout doesn't seem to carry over so well in the odd years when we elect county commissioners, city councils and school boards.
“What is the matter with New Orleans, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Detroit, St. Louis they arent measuring up.”
If they are not dead already, they are pining for the fjords.
Drones are the political class, the worker bees do the work.
Yep Houstin and Dallas are such conservative strongholds. Sigh.......
Nope, you are wrong. Mary Lou came out after she left office. In the Springs, you run without party afflication. She convinced enough voters she was a moderate. She lied. But the Springs is conservative overall. El Paso county is very conservative.
I lived in Costa Mesa for nearly 20 years. I would never call it a liberal bastion, but even back then the City Council was as dumb as a box of rocks.