Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Workers lament cuts

The lead story in the Review Journal is about how state workers lament cuts. Of course, they do. However, everyone in today's economy is struggling. State workers are not the only ones.

It quotes Lalo Macias, acting director of the America Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 4041, as saying, "State workers are very pissed off. We have to do something to help them."

Why are the state workers the only ones who need help? The entire state of Nevada needs help. That is why the cuts were made.

The article also states that
The state now pays $680 a month to provide health care for each worker. That is much higher than costs paid by private industry.

Maybe the state should ask why? Maybe the state is also paying too much for administration since they haven't done anything to reduce the health care costs.

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