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Re: “KHQ doesn't understand what "Common Core" math is

TV news people have nice hair.

Posted by Spokalou on 10/06/2015 at 12:59 PM

Re: “Municipal workers endorse Lichty in Spokane mayoral race

The primary goal of the mayor has always been to steal as much from his employees as possible, to cheat them out of as much of their earned benefits as humanly possible and to curse his employees as thieves every time he pops onto 920am to chat. Unless of course you are one of his hired minions, then you are paid like royalty regardless of qualifications.

City of Spokane employees have been funding their pension system( since it's inception) thru contributions of about 9% of their earnings, the city contributes slightly less towards the system. Unlike most cities, the pension is not an "unfunded liability". It is however a treasure chest waiting to be looted by elected officials, this mayor, like most previous mayor's dreams of replacing the millions of actual dollars with millions of dollars in junk bonds and promissory notes.

Local 270 employees pay a decent portion of their healthcare, fund their pensions and pay most of their own 457K. City employees have gone FIVE years without a cost of living raise and the mayor still thinks they make too much money and need to be sent deeper into poverty for the privilege of serving the citizens of Spokane. What you are seeing is the utter disrespect this man has for working men and women in Spokane. No raise for half a decade and he still wants to cut your wages and benefits. Really?

What exactly is "compensation more in line with the private sector"? Any ideas? Truth be told, most city jobs pay less than "private sector" jobs with similar qualifications. Employment with the city wins because it is relatively free from lay-offs and slow downs and the benefits are decent. If you want to raise a family, it is an okay place to work, with the exception of having to work for a mayor who has no respect for you.

We have a two-pronged attack on working residents in Spokane. You have the "envision" crowd, working to rob you blind, cripple you with high taxes and force you to pay the freight for the lazy dregs that they are courting for the next election. And from the right you have our beloved mayor, cursing his own employees, demanding they work for poverty wages for the benefit of his millionaire friends on the South Hill. If your neighbors did not leave you a spare million bucks, he only wants to see you when you empty the trash or serve his food.

City of Spokane employees deliver safe drinking water, wastewater treatment, refuse collection, police and fire protection and administer every function of a major city with few problems, no scandals, no crimes and very few complaints, twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year. And yet the mayor thinks they are overpaid thieves of tax dollars.

The question you should ask yourself when your ballot arrives is, why? Why vote for a man who wants to lower everyone's wages, destroy their retirements and decrease their benefits? He is not just after his own employees, he is working on behalf of any business that feels they have the right to pay slave wages to their employees. You never hear this man talk about improving the quality of life of the average person in Spokane, NEVER.

Why not vote for someone who wants to improve the quality of life for the working residents of the City of Spokane. YOUR, Quality of life never improves with Wal-Mart wages for working residents, lousy streets and higher take home pay for the South Hill elite. Their streets look pretty pot hole free when compared to anywhere else in town.

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Posted by whocares on 10/06/2015 at 12:56 PM

Re: “As finale approaches, follow Z Nation's blood trail through Spokane

In the episode going nuclear. My aunt and uncle's house is shown. Where the other guy who knows how to stop the plant from melting down is living is their house. My aunt told me afterwards the guns were still there in her China cabinets

Posted by Keisha Taylor on 10/06/2015 at 10:07 AM

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