Here in my part of the state they just jacked up the assessment of property values, irregardless of the market or improvements.
They'll scream bloody murder about public safety and the children. What they are really screaming about is continuing bloated staffing, minuscule work hours, outdated and out of proportion benefits and pensions.
They have no idea that people like me are now doing the work of two people, with no pension, cameras pointed at us from every angle, virtually no breaks, and for half the pay of 10 years ago. Promotion opportunities, HA!, I mop around the machines that I used to fix.
Let's not go into the verbal abuse, and stress of your job going overseas every couple of years.
I'm glad all of the government workers have a union because my right to organize went away a long time ago.
Is this the price for being a productive citizen?
They say they care about the children, but I have to give my kids a feeble Christmas and feeble birthday's. Not because I am lazy or won't work. But, because I have to pay the taxes on the 401k I had to cash out to try to keep a house that was eventually foreclosed on. Why?, my good job moved overseas as a result of the EPA and the EEOC putting my employer out of business.
The taxes collected from the few private sector workers left. We who are not on Govt. benefits (i.e. welfare, disability, social security, on and on and on, or working for the government) can't support the burden any longer.
We aren't even allowed to politically participate for fear of even more IRS anal inspections. Even our emails our read by the NSA. No hope of politically organizing in this nation, we might be classed as terrorists. Even the illegal immigrants have more influence than I do.
It is pretty much hopeless. The parasites are determined to get their way and are outvoting us.
Just let them break the system. Print as much money as you like until you face what the last working Americans face today. Feed your kids mac and cheese and ride around in a junker for a car, in fear that a cop (riding around in a brand new patrol car) will issue a $120 ticket to support his lifestyle.
Take it all, I have nothing left. I served my country. Never collected a government check. Worked every day of my 45 year old adult life.
The next time I get laid off I'm headed to the disability office (yea I hurt and I can prove it), I can't work this hard for so little only to see nearly all of it taken away by bureaucrats and lazy slugs.