I’ve been paying so much attention to the shenanigans in Washington that I missed the latest
State employee union contracts are scheduled to expire September 30. The Governor’s Office has apparently instructed state agencies to sharpen their guillotines if the Nerd doesn’t get his way.
He’s also decided to tax pensions; get involved in rewriting Detroit’s city charter; make major changes to our teacher tenure laws; and sign redistricting laws designed to give the GOP a political edge.
And now this.
It makes a lot of sense to send more people packing at a time when our state’s overall unemployment rate stands at 10.5 percent.
Nothing like dangling an axe over public employees’ heads to increase productivity and make sure taxpayers get what they’re paying for, Mr. Snyder.
Too bad the effort to recall the guy fizzled. Organizers – and I use that term loosely – raised just $25,000 of the estimated $1 million a recall election costs and collected fewer than half of the 807,000 signatures they needed by their August 5 deadline; now they’re hoping to keep collecting and place the issue on the ballot next February.
Snyder’s latest move shouldn’t come as a surprise. His business pals are now paying $1 billion less in taxes thanks to him. That missing revenue has got to come from somewhere.