Oh, I agree with you wholeheartedly.....but knowing our government - they will find a new tax to stick to us if everyone would MAGICALLY quit smoking....and it will be one that involves ALL people. You breathe? BAM - you are now taxed for it! Funny Funny......
Agreed! Maybe if the state would stop wasting funding on things LIKE THIS.....they wouldn't be "to broke" to give people the RAISES they deserve.
I am a state worker and I HATE the 2% increase proposal. It would be way more effective if they gave $1,000 or $2,000 across the board. I'm a "little guy". Most of us are lucky to break $22,000 a year. 2% for me is barely $20 a payday. That can't even buy my family the basic needs groceries (milk, bread, eggs, package of meat and cheese and the gas to drive to the store - there ya go $20 spent) and barely gets me back and forth to work for a week. Plus, REMEMBER the high paid workers that are already making $80,000+ a year are going to get that 2% too! 2% has way more of a meaning for them than me, but $1000 across the board has way more meaning to me than it does them and us "little guys" are the ones truly effected by this LOWEST paid statistic.
On a side note:
I also don't see how it makes sense to cut three of us "little people" than reduce the salaries of the "big guys". How do they sleep at night knowing some kid is going hungry because they fired their mom a month ago while they have their 3 course dinner at Longhorn Steakhouse with a bottle of wine, etc. etc.? When they all could take a $5,000 a year pay cut and STILL NOT FEEL A THING, still go out to eat for every meal, still drive their BMW's, still have it all AND MOST IMPORTANTLY save a family or two!. SICKENING. Heartbreaking. Terrible.
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