Scranton, PA is broke...

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    ... All city workers had their wages lowered to minimum wage.
    This city can no longer absorb union wages. The courts have ruled the City cannot go into bankruptcy yet. So the only alternative is to slash pay.
    This sucks for everyone.
    This is what happens when government can no longer go to the citizens for money above and beyond current levels.
    City workers wages slashed in Scranton, Pennsylvania - Yahoo! News
     
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    I hear Scranton, PA and I think of two things.

    The hill outside of town with 30,000 pounds o' bananas.



    And?

    The endless underground fire.
     
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    Scary for Scranton. :(
     
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    Yes it is...
    The issue here is what buried the City in the first place.
    The wage range for all city workers is $19 to $36 per hour. That does not include their pensions and medical benefits.
    To arrive at the real cost for each worker, not including pensioners, you can add 50% to the hourly wage. So the top wage is actually over $50 per hour.
     
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    Isn't "Slow Joe" Biden from there?
     
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    The unions are going to break every city and state in the very same way......
     
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    Michael Scott to the rescue!
     
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    Ah yes, the fix for all of America's ills. Lower all the wages to minimum, make sure that nobody making above a million dollars has to pay any tax at all. After all, they are much too busy creating jobs to be bothered with paying taxes.

    And replace the field of stars in our flag with a swastika.
     
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    scranton is noteworthy as the place Binghamton students used to go to buy grain alcohol.

    keep outsourcing jobs... i'm sure it will stay that way.
     
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