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What I forgot to mention to that even though we now pay these people what we taxpayers feel is way to much money but we can't stop them, is that we never did get the RIGHT KIND OF PEOPLE. All we got were GREEDY SPENDTHRIFTS who can't seem to figure out what projects are a necessity and which ones should wait until the city has more money so now they are borrowing to build the Light Rail Transit, a brand new art gallery, a new zoo, and other non-essentials to the people and our house taxes are skyrocketing each and every year. Greed does attract all those who have no money sense and could care whose money they spend. 6 months ago
Let me tell you all what happens when they decide to go full-time since I have been through this back home. Our Mayor was full-time and our council was part-time with less than the population Mesa has today - this all started by a LAWYER who whined and complained just like this one that he could not get all his work as a council person done in one day - maybe he should have quit his lawyer job and just done his council job and he would have had lots of time - anyway - this lawyer that was on our council and the Mayor decided ALL BY THEMSELVES since we have such a democratic country that they never even took it to a vote - because we had this whiny lawyer - and they started working full-time. Then they decided that now that they were working full time they needed to be paid for full-time work and gave themselves a 45% wage increase - the first time - two years later they decided that they still did not make enough so they gave themselves another 35% wage increase and they still were not done. A couple of years later they whined that council people in the east made more money then them AND that more money would encouraged the HIGH PAID lawyers and the RIGHT KIND OF PEOPLE to run for office so they gave themselves another 35% wage increase, 20% of their government savings account is tax free and other benefits now to. Today they set their own wages which are Mayor around $200,000.00 a year plus benefits and council people get around $170,000.00 a year plus benefits and they probably give themselves even more when they go to meetings since they figure they deserve that to (we are just finding out about being paid extra for meetings even though that is part of their jobs) so go ahead and vote on these people working full-time and then if the same thing happens to you then you were at least warned. Politics is supposed to be a "civic" responsibility but our politicians have turned it into full-time jobs and rarely leave because they LOVE the MONEY THEY GET NOW. oh, and now they refuse to listen to the taxpayer as well telling us all that we do not know what we need but they do. how democratic of them huh? 6 months ago
I LOVE ALL these HUGE non-profts that can afford to PAY THEIR CEO'S, Presidents or whatever name you want to give them MILLIONS of dollars in salary and Perks BUT they are still classified as NON-PROFIT. Just look at ALL THE ABUSE going on:
One has to love how they all take advantage of everyone else and the government allows it to happen. Jun 16, 2011