Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Public Sector Wages A Major Issue

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 “Pick a joke about governments going bankrupt and California is the punch-line, but Ontario, on every measure we’ve looked at, is worse than California,”

 “The key is that this isn’t just an Ontario problem — it’s not even a Canada problem,”

77.3% Of Nanaimo Taxes Pay City Wages & Benefits

The cost of wages and benefits as a proportion of taxes in Nanaimo seems quite high when you consider that $77.30 out of every $100.00 collected in taxes pays for wages and benefits of people employed by the city. Police and fire services are included in that number and while both of these services are critical to a safe, orderly society it could be time to take a closer look at just how much these services are costing and if they are justifiable given the current economic climate which does seem to be showing some signs of unraveling.


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