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Bad choice of title for this story given the recent events.
Mountains? What mountains? I moved here for the flower baskets. Get real.
Another point is that the city is giving cost of living increases now as a one-time payment instead of increasing base wages. As inflation compiles each previous year's inflation to the current year, currently city wages do not.
So, total inflation from December 2008 to December 2011 is 7.35%, but wages are only 1.5% more than 2008 wages.
These are just the facts, draw your own conclusions.
You're right cindy. You're neighbor should struggle too. Forget that the rich are getting richer. If I hurt so should the next guy.
Be happy you have a job, don't worry about improving your situation. Put your head down and go to work!
Inflation rate for 2011 was over 3%. City employees received a 1.5% COLA one-time payment at the beginning of 2012. So, wages are not flat, with inflation they have decreased by more than 1.5% in the last year.
Inflation was 1.64% in 2010, -0.34% in 2009 and 3.85% in 2008
I do also agree with sledneck's and Scott W.'s points.
people will make a sport out of anything I guess
"The loan would come from a program tailored for communities of fewer than 15,000 people seeking to acquire a cultural facility, Cook said. The Friends are working with the Delta office of the USDA on the financing, which would allow as long as a 40-year term with interest rates locked in at the prime rate, he said."
Why would you want dedicated firefighters to move out of town? Why are you against the idea of your neighbor making a respectable living in this community?
your statements are so contradictory and irrational that I can't even continue with this.
SMRFF, thank you for bringing me back from the edge.
I like the person in the background of the photo siting on top of the half pipe. "Look honey, they made a big ditch for people to sit on."
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