"Earlier this month, I furloughed city employees and I made back just under $5 million, furloughing city employees for six days over the next six months," Parker said.She almost sounds like Chris Christie. It's crunch time, and we need more Christie's and Parker's. I appreciate that our firefighters and police officers were contractually promised generous pensions by Lee Brown and Bill White, but the simple fact is we cannot afford to pay these pensions. The money isn't there.
"Amazingly, (that is) almost exactly the amount the fire pension could have negotiated down and saved salaries for the people who are picking up your trash."
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Annise Parker gets it.
Houston Mayor Annise Parker gets it.
Posted by Lou Minatti at 10:46 AM