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September 22, 2009 – Comments (5)

Many who gathered in a park across from Akron City Hall this evening just didn't get it.

How can a city that only three months ago seemed so fiscally sound be facing layoffs of more than 200 workers to offset millions in lost revenue?

And how can the city make cuts to the very departments that ensure its safety?

The questions resonated throughout the crowd — estimated at 500 — composed of police officers, firefighters, city workers and their supporters, from grandmothers to babies.

They all converged around Charles Goodyear City Park to protest citywide layoffs.

''How can some of our leaders shrug their shoulders at the prospect of laying off 96 police officers and over 30 firefighters? What kind of a message does that send?'' asked Akron police union President Paul Hlynsky.

Dozens carried signs or shouted words accusing Mayor Don Plusquellic of lying about the city's finances in June when his recall election was just weeks away.

''What happened in those 90 days?'' Patrick said to the crowd.

''He lied,'' many shouted back.

http://www.ohio.com/news/60101877.html

Nothing has changed for Alstrynomics in the last 90 days.  When the police are protesting, you know problems could be brewing.

AND WHEN GOVERNMENT RUNS OUT OF MONEY.....GUESS WHO THEY ARE COMING AFTER????

Councilmen Michael Williams, John Conti and Bruce Kilby called on a collaboration of workers and leaders to come to a solution to help the city's finances and stop the layoffs.

They said new revenue sources need to be found, including the possibility of an income tax to help the finances.

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#1) On September 22, 2009 at 4:00 AM, alstry (36.08) wrote:

IT IS NOT AKRON, MONEY IS EVAPORATING ACROSS THE NATION

Hundreds of filled positions with Sacramento County are ready to be slashed as part of a plan to solve a crushing budget deficit.

The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors will finalize the issue in a Tuesday afternoon meeting that will lay off 342 positions, almost 70 percent of which are in the area of health and human services.

According to a letter to the board from the Department of Personnel Services, layoff notices were issued to the affected job positions on September 6, and the final day for the positions will be Saturday, September 26.

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#2) On September 22, 2009 at 4:19 AM, alstry (36.08) wrote:

THE SEPTEMBER SLASHER IS A COUNTRY MUSIC BASHER

Maury County was hit hard last week by sizable layoffs in their manufacturing and shipping industries, contributing to a statewide layoff tally of 1,073, according the state Department of Labor.

Johnson Controls laid off 343 people, ITW Shippers Products shed 59 jobs and Penske Logistics laid off all 300 workers at its Spring Hill facility, which serves General Motors Corp.

In Hamilton County, located in Tennessee’s southeast corner near the Georgia border, 316 people lost their jobs at DJO/Chattanooga group. And 55 people were laid off from the Arlington Developmental Center in Memphis.

http://nashville.bizjournals.com/nashville/stories/2009/09/21/daily3.html

AND IT IS ONLY THE BEGINNING

REDMOND, Wash. -- After laying off more than a thousand workers in the past year, Genie Industries is bracing itself for another round of downsizing.

A source told KOMO News 200 to 900 workers could be out of a job by Tuesday morning.

PRETTY SOON YOU FOOLS WILL LEARN....AFTER YOU LAYOFF ENOUGH WORKERS, FEW WILL BE CONSUMING AND PAYING TAXES

YOU CAN'T TURN A LEVERAGED CONSUMPTION ECONOMY INTO A SAVINGS ECONOMY WITHOUT MASSIVE CONVULSIONS

GEORGETOWN — The president of the Georgetown Club has filed bankruptcy, leaving scores of employees without work, creditors on the hook for about $10 million, and perhaps two dozen brides without a place to host their receptions.

According to court documents filed by club owner Dr. Peter Wojtkun on Sept. 11, the filing for protection under Chapter 11 of the bankruptcy code included three legal entities listed as debtors: The Georgetown Golf Club Inc., New England Golf Partners Inc. and Georgetown Links LLC, all of which Wojtkun runs. The holdings concern the 18-hole golf club, its clubhouse and function facility at 258 Andover St. in Georgetown.

Yesterday, a phone call to Wojtkun, a dentist, at his practice in Andover was not returned.

The documents advise the court that the three debtor organizations started running into problems in early spring, when they experienced cash-flow problems due to things "beyond their control, including, among other things, the weather and the economy."

At the club yesterday, no one was answering phones in the function office or restaurant, or returning messages, and the voice mail at the golf professional's extension had a message it was "no longer in service."

Along with the 15 salaried and more than 100 hourly employees who are left unemployed, concern has been expressed all over town for the brides who booked the banquet halls at the clubhouse for their upcoming receptions.

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#3) On September 22, 2009 at 4:42 AM, alstry (36.08) wrote:

YOU CAN'T GROW A CONSUMER ECONOMY BY SLASHING CONSUMERS

Airline passenger revenue fell 21% in August

THANK GOODNESS THE RECESSION IS OVER AS A DEPRESSION IS ONLY A 10% DECLINE IN GDP

OTHER THAN GOVERNMENT SPENDING....IS THERE MUCH NOT DOWN 20% OR MORE????????

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#4) On September 22, 2009 at 5:15 AM, XtremeNeoCon (< 20) wrote:

I think you're a radical bastard. So from one radical bastard to another  --- Rec for you.

Heres a kick in the pants for ya. Our town is HIRING! We just bought two new motorcycles and a few more cars for traffic dept. Hired cops to write tickets from said vehicles.

In the process of hiring 6 new firefighters and buying a new rig for the FD.

How are we paying for it? City manager says the new employees will be paid for by cutting overtime and other expenses. I totally agree with their approach on this. The new vehicles will be paid for with citation $$ Not so sure I agree with this, as I'm always in a hurry.  :)

Tip of the day: If you come to Borger Tx -- DO NOT SPEED!

Ok, go ahead and haul ass, we need the dough.

Fool on.

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#5) On September 22, 2009 at 8:29 AM, alstry (36.08) wrote:

Xtreme,

Much of the current police spending is from Federal stimulous money....the amazing part is many juridictions are still cutting even with the inflow.

Imagine where things would be without Obama's stimulous??....the craze part is there is no money to pay for the stimulous....why do you think the dollar is crashing????

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