Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Do you have an ink pen, pencil or crayola and a scratch piece of paper handy?

No, you say? Will wait!

Ok, folks...

Now write this down and do the math.

Police, Fire and Communications
bailout - $2,000,000.00

City Annexation - Fire District
repayment back to the County - $2,000,000.00

Healthcare for city employees, we would
pay $500.00 per single employee and
$1,000.00 for a family plan = $ ?

1% Longevity paid to Police and Fire = $ ?

$70,000 to One Southern
Indiana - $70,000 out of EDIT

$150,000 to TG Missouri - $150,000 out of EDIT

Did we forget anything?

"In the August 26, 2010 Evening News and Tribune. City Attorney Shane Gibson and City Controller Kay Garry presented summaries of the financial balances in the three reserve accounts being considered - EDIT, rainy day and riverboat-which equate to about $4.4 million in unemcubered funds for the rest of the year."



"Gibson said that included in the budget projections is a stipend to be paid by the city to employees that take the HSA option. A single-buyer would get $500 deposited into itheir HSA account, and a worker on the family plan would get $1,000 only in 2011 under the administration proposal."

Do the math...folks!

Where is all this money going to come from?

Freedom Of Speech would like to say:

How do you feel about England using YOUR tax dollars to pay city employees healthcare, when most of you can't afford your own healthcare?