Skip to comments.Scranton's Public Workers' Pay Cut To Minimum Wage
Posted on 07/09/2012 6:54:01 PM PDT by Lorianne
SCOTT SIMON: This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Scott Simon. Scranton, Pennsylvania sent out paychecks to its employees Friday, like it does every two weeks. But this time the checks were much smaller than usual. The mayor has reduced everyone's pay, including his own, to the state's minimum wage, $7.25 an hour. Scranton's mayor says that his city has just run out of money. NPR's Jeff Brady joins us from Philadelphia where he's been following the story. Jeff, thanks for being with us, and explain what's going on?
JEFF BRADY: Well, Scranton has had financial troubles for a couple of decades now. The town has been losing population pretty much since the end of World War II. But in recent months, the budget problems became more serious, as the mayor and the city council, they fought over to how to balance the budget. Mayor Chris Doherty wants to rise some taxes to fill a nearly $17 million budget gap. The city council wants to take another approach and borrow money in the meantime. I talked to Mayor Doherty over the phone, and he predictably blames the city council for the current situation.
CHRIS DOHERTY: I'm trying to do the best I can with the limited amount of funds that I have. You know, I want the employees to get paid. Our people work hard - our police and fire. I just don't have enough money. And I can't print it in the basement.
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Let me guess what political party the mayor and the city council belong to.......
This is a harbinger of things to come. From the Federal gov. right down to the smallest berg in America.
It’s one world government. but first the liberals have to destroy our ability to survive. My book says it isn’t going to be pretty.
And I can’t print it in the basement.......right?
“maybe we won’t be able to go on vacation”
Yes yes, please raise my taxes so these folks can go on vacation.
I reckon things will turn out world wide for the globalist the same way France turned out for Louis XIV and the aristocracy.
Maybe Joe Biden will return back home to Scranton in January to save the city. They’ll call him the Comeback Kid”.
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