Coral Gables: Balancing Well-Being of Taxpayers and the Budget
August 30, 2010 1 Comment
The Teamsters Union is now leading the general employees into a dark corner by asserting that Coral Gables is wealthy enough to keep paying high salaries, pensions and other benefits. This is insulting to residents who have paid taxes through thick and (now) thin and have generally accommodated decent and fair salaries for most (and some not so great) employees in many years.
Many residents now believe that the Slesnick Commission has tolerated, if not outright defended, the well-being of employees above taxpayers. Unions, of course, have cooperated in this process by defending the commission.
Now both the commission and the unions should work together and share the pain to get the budget back into balance.
Taxpayers cannot do any more than they have.