Fatica says part of the reason council was able to not increase taxes was because employees agreed to a pay freeze for the past two years.
He believes taxpayers will be happy with the passing of this budget.
Now those employees that agreed to a pay freeze, will be receiving a 3.25% raise that has been worked into the budget.
The Oligarchy entices you all with goods and services that you do not need, and you agree to pay as much as 25% interest per year on ephemeral pleasures and goods designed to break right after the warranty expires.
You are indebted to the Oligarchy, held in absolute thrall to them in no different fashion than the indentured servant of two hundred years ago.
Except there is no end to the modern 'contract'.
So here is how the Virtual Tea Party works:
Very simply, pay off all credit cards forthwith, and cut all but one (the cheapest, for emergencies) to pieces.
Pay down your mortgage, with double or triple payments.
Do not buy a new (or used) car or other major appliance or fancy toy until you can pay cash for it.
Who knows how many millions of Virtual Rebels it will take to participate thus to break the back of the Oligarchy, but even in small numbers, a Stand For Independence will have been taken, and you will be one of the Rebels, and you don't even have to dress up in feathers and red paint.
BUT you will have bragging rights as a participant in the Virtual Tea Party, plus the money you save – and remove from the coffers of the Oligarchy – is yours to keep.
Eliminating all Virtual Money from your personal and business finances will remove you – the person sitting in your chair, and your family and friends and co-workers who participate – from unending enslavement by the omni-powerful Oligarchy.
And when this job is done, you will stand as a Free Individual.
And the Free individual is duty bound to free others, to Empower.
Pass it on...
For as Dr. Martin Luther King jr said:
"Until all are free, none are free." http://www.working-minds.com/WMessay19.htm