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“This is not the time to save – it’s the time to spend. We’ve got to spend to help our economy.” This was a quote from city councilwoman Sara Eddins. These words were spoken in context to the 2 percent raise and the $20,752 to cover the 12.7 percent increase in health insurance coverage for city employees.
Am I living in some kind of bizarre world? The liberal thinking that we need to spend – on these items – to get the economy going does nothing but show the ignorance of her knowledge of economics. Spending on private sector jobs keeps the economy thriving. What’s the difference? The private sector requires no taxes. If you take from one to give to another, it is not economically sound.
That’s Marxist ideology. I’m thinking Eddins reads Economics 101, by Barack Obama.
Mayor Joe Shaw wasn’t much more up on it either. Shaw said “they (the employees) deserve it.” That reasoning is mind blowing. Tell me who works that doesn’t deserve it?
Before they come around with the, “Well, if we don’t do it they’ll leave,” well, there’s the door. I’m sure there are plenty of unemployed people out there who would take these jobs.
This is not the way to spend a reserve fund. What happens next year and the year after that? Either two things will happen – reduce the fund even more or raise taxes. Liberals never learn. It’s not their money.
One last thing.
Shaw said City Council shouldn’t be second guessing the committee on hospitality grants. Why stop now? City Council members didn’t seem to mind when they second guessed the grievance committee who recommended rehiring Officer Pat Parsons. Parsons was fired after an encounter with LaDarius Truesdale. Guess who got arrested again in connection with attempted armed robbery of a check cashing business – LaDarius Truesdale.