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  • kentstate70 kentstate70 Dec 28, 2011 11:35 AM Flag

    Article about Manitowoc city workers being laid off

    Thanks guy and tail, I was in the middle of writing a WAY too lengthy response. I even had a comment about my grandfather telling me how this was the land of opportunity:)
    Just another point. Rim, if we use your logic that no one should benefit from anything the union negotiates --then how about the following?
    You mention tax dollars for roads. If you pay no taxes should you be permitted to use the roads? How about public education. If you pay no property tax should your children receive public (so-called free-LOL) education? How about police, fire protection,libraries? Sure, you can say these are responsibilities of government. However, the fact remains someone has to pay for these services.

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    • <<Just another point. Rim, if we use your logic that no one should benefit from anything the union negotiates --then how about the following?
      You mention tax dollars for roads. If you pay no taxes should you be permitted to use the roads? How about public education. If you pay no property tax should your children receive public (so-called free-LOL) education? How about police, fire protection,libraries? Sure, you can say these are responsibilities of government. However, the fact remains someone has to pay for these services.>>

      LOL, I guess ignorant people like you shouldn't be allowed to post on message boards either, but you do. Even the poorest of the poor pay taxes. Whether or not people owe a Federal or State Income tax, if they have wages, they paid Medicaid and Medicare taxes. Unemployment and Social Security wages are also taxed. If a person owns a car, they pay gasoline taxes for roads. If they take a bus, they pay a higher fare so the bus company can pay those taxes. Same for a taxi, etc. If they are renters, landlords raise the rents to cover property taxes. I know this because I have three income properties and demand is up thanks to the housing bust. However, I think everyone here knows of many profitable companies who have paid no taxes, and in some cases received taxpayer funded credits.

    • Your rationale will probably go right over the heads of tail and guy. They have been brainwashed with the idea that all Unions are bad and have never done anything for this great country. Of course, they probably never had to put their career on the line for some pompous, lazy corporate executive that got the job because of family connections.

    • haha you just "liberaled" a liberal!

 
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