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on Measure 66
My concern is that the focus is on cuts in service if the money is not raised. My focus is on the inexorable shift of wages and benefits to the individuals in public service, while private employment increasingly lags. I would like to see a reversal in the trend toward an auto-industry-like bloat in wages and benefits. To cut them marginally and stem the disproportionate growth would be a great thing and would cut the gap. Consider the high pensions, exemption from state income tax, comparable wages to private industry, and difficulty in firing that accrues to state employees, with only increases on the horizon. I can't support more taxes to maintain this momentum.
posted 3 years, 4 months ago
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