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PIERCE COUNTY: Salaries, pensions should be cut

Letter by Elizabeth Anne Foltz, Fox Island on May 4, 2010 at 9:46 am | 6 Comments »
May 5, 2010 9:42 am

Re: “6-figure workers” (TNT, 4-25).

Your article on Pierce County salaries and benefits really infuriated me.

Having been laid off almost two years ago and finding hardly any jobs to apply for (and the ones that exist have really reduced salaries and there are hundreds of applicants), and finding that government workers are still getting raises and increased benefits, it defies logic.

The company my husband works for has cut everyone’s salaries twice, for a total of 15 percent cut. And his company has cut 20 jobs out of over 60 in an effort to keep in business. Yet, we are supposed to be taxed to pay for county workers’ Cadillac salaries, and they don’t want to give an inch. Have they no consciences?

And pensions? Who gets pensions anymore?

These salaries and pensions are unsustainable; they should be cut, like everyone else’s. These people are making too much money.

My son has a small business, and he’s being taxed so much he has to cut employees and his sons are working more.

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