Bankrupt San Bernardino approves over $1 mln in pay hikes

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talljohn777 wrote:

The entire state is nearly bankrupt…. Ridiculous….

Mar 19, 2013 4:03pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
patriot1st wrote:

A law should be passed that Governments must be required to operate like businesses. They can only spend what money they have, no more. If they can’t afford pay increases they don’t do it. If workers don’t like it, they get jobs somewhere else. Governments are the most inefficient operations in this Country. Private sector companies can do the same jobs twice as well at half the cost.

Mar 19, 2013 4:06pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Ratt wrote:

Jesus H. Christ, what is wrong with you people ? Only in California and only by liberals.

Mar 19, 2013 4:09pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
bisbad55 wrote:

Just call up Barry and have him order his pals to print up a bunch more money and ship it down overnight on FedEX. Get 10% more than you need, so you will have enough when you contribute to Barry’s endless campaign fund.

Mar 19, 2013 4:24pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
DaddyBruce wrote:

To all of you sacrosanct civil servants that will bleed the rest of us dry. Enjoy it while it lasts. Paybacks are hell.

Mar 19, 2013 4:49pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
MikeEV wrote:

For decades, self employed people have paid evryone else before paying themselves. Using spending restraint and common sense calculating the next pay date will be better. Municipalities are now forced into an arean they never have had to consider. Who gets business as usual and who gets stiffed? Very entertaining to see how poorly they are handling the situation. “Hey! We’re broke so don’t expect that invoice for services to be paid anytime soon> Those of us on city payroll however get a nice fat raise. The rest of you file a claim with the city attorney and good luck.”

Mar 19, 2013 4:49pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
berdoo wrote:

City workers DID NOT get a pay raise. Only police and fire …..as always, and the regular city employee takes cuts.

Mar 19, 2013 4:52pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
MikeEV wrote:

to Patriot1st. Good concept but until municipalities and governments in general are forced to use standard accounting practices none of your afforementioned ideas will work.

Mar 19, 2013 4:52pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
MikeEV wrote:

to Patriot1st. Good concept but until municipalities and governments in general are forced to use standard accounting practices none of your afforementioned ideas will work.

Mar 19, 2013 4:53pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
JakePannel wrote:

Talk about an addict that can’t stop….government is the addict and spending is the addiction

Mar 19, 2013 5:15pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
RexSpurtz wrote:

What is it going to be, California? You vote for any and all of those in the Far Left Party, then make crazy regulations and whine about paying the high taxes. You have only yourselves to blame.

Mar 19, 2013 5:36pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
hdc77494 wrote:

Besides this tidbit inserted into a city charter by a long forgotten political hack, many union contracts in California are written in such a way that cities can’t get out from under contracts or full pensions even if the city declares bankruptcy. Our civil “servants” no longer serve us, their salaries, early retirement, and free lifetime medical care are now far more generous than anyone other than a Fortune 500 CEO. And nothing will change because unions finance most municipal elections. If you really wanted campaign finance reform, unions wouldn’t be allowed to donate.

Mar 19, 2013 6:02pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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