Saturday, September 10, 2011



The idea that the terrible (15% real loss of wages over 5 years) PEF contract in NY will save jobs is ludicrous. Next year, when the budget again falls short, due to the fact that we have a regressive tax system in both the country and the state, the powers that be will invoke "emergency" contingency plans and lay off thousands anyway. The union has no teeth, and rejecting the contract probably won't lead to a better one, but we have to send a message. Budgets, federal, state and local, won't be balanced until the tax system becomes progressive once again as it was when America was number one in jobs, education and innovation. We have become an aristocracy, the very thing the U.S. was formed to end. Until we rebel, it will stay such. This is one baby step in that direction. I vote NO!

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