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Old 06-25-2012, 05:29 PM  
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Well, Neal, I'm not asking for taxes to be waived for the projects I work on. What they do for millionaires is above my pay grade.

I just want prompt service like I get from the private sector. Appointments should be kept. We are in the business of improving the tax base by improving the housing stock. Treat me fairly -- if not like a hero!

BTW, in my city they are broke because they gave lavish concessions to labor unions so retirees could get fat pensions and free health care for life. We have fewer cops per capita, less library hours, more pot holes, and a football team that can't seem to win anyway.

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We don't work for min. wage earners. We work for people in the middle class and we judge how we are doing against how the middle class is doing or the national average wage. Right now we have less customers to work for because there less librarians building inspectors and road repairman. When you relax the regualation like we had for morgages a few years ago, everything works fine for a while. Lots of house building, renovating, flipping and lots more contractors. When the crap it the fan it never spreads evenly on the people in front of it, so we need some one to blame, for you it's unions, for me it's management. Unions are just like you when you present a quote, it's up to the other guy to agree or not.



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All I can say is that it may look like things are getting back on track with jobs and home building, but underneath it all it's still a David lynch novel.... Just bizzare happenings example: there is over a hundred homes being built in a part of my town comes to fine out there manufactured homes that comes off the trucks in sections then ensembeled into 7 hundred thousand dollar homes if not more.
So I don't get it.

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I have found a simple rule if I am paying someone else it is expensive. If people are paying me everyone wants something for nothing.

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I have found a simple rule if I am paying someone else it is expensive. If people are paying me everyone wants something for nothing.
Ain't that the TRUTH!
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It's very unfortunate...I find myself wondering the same thing as well. But I agree- people have to make a living somehow.

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BTW, in my city they are broke because they gave lavish concessions to labor unions so retirees could get fat pensions and free health care for life. We have fewer cops per capita, less library hours, more pot holes, and a football team that can't seem to win anyway.

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Yes it is the city workers who are making all the money, How much do you think they gave away (and continue to give away)to the football team? What about tax breaks for other types of pet projects? When in doubt, blame the unions.


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