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Speak Out 11/11/07

Sunday, November 11, 2007

County salaries

IT MUST be nice to be a county official. You set your own salary, give yourself a whopping raise and make $60,000 to $70,000 a year. That's crazy.

Performing treat

People of Southeast Missouri, if you have not attended a play, a symphony performance, an art exhibit or a touring performance at the new River Campus, you are truly missing a treat. The atmosphere is impeccable, free parking, wonderful host and staff and world-class performances. Finally the arts have made their way to the Bootheel. Bravo, and keep up the good work. I can't wait to see what's coming next.

Get no respect

I think the Scott County clerk and commissioners need to work in the Scott County Communications Department for a week. They would change their low opinion of the communication employees when they step in our shoes. We have a demanding job, yet we receive no respect from our elected officials. They demean us when we don't meet their ever-changing rules. Where is the professionalism from our elected officials?

Courthouse cost

The new federal courthouse is being built on the backs of taxpayers. What would it have cost if the work was done by the private sector? The FBI and DEA should be housed there without further costs.

Autism reading

Great article on autism by Chris Harris. I recommend reading the best-selling book "Look at Me" by Asperger's-afflicted author, John Elder Robinson.

Government at work

Surely most thinking people can see a couple of obvious things about some recent city council decisions: that the mayor and council members do, indeed, attempt to stay within legal guidelines, and that they do, indeed, listen to the voting, taxpaying public who put them in office. This, I believe, is the way our government was intended to be: the will of the people. Regardless of which side you think you are on, you would have to have to agree that the church-issue vote was in the best interests of the majority.

Economy is OK

Of course the economy is going to look bad for those at the bottom, simply because they are on the bottom. The economy is in good shape, and I am sick of people complaining about it.

Political expediency

When the Cape Girardeau Planning and Zoning Commission voted unanimously to deny the request of a church on Bertling Street to go into the food-distribution business, it voted to uphold the principle of law. However, the city council unanimously reversed the decision and voted to uphold the much more time-honored principle of political expediency.


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The economy is bad for those in the middle, too. I guess that leaves only those at the top who are enjoying a good economy. I'm sick of being told how great everything is. That bs can be crammed down my throat, but I don't have to swallow it.

-- Posted by iago on Sun, Nov 11, 2007, at 4:02 AM

Whine, whine cry and sob! I'm not "upper class" by a long shot. I'm not even sure if I'd qualify to be called "middle class", if so just barely, and I'm doing just fine. Admit it,if there was someone in the White House that you liked you'd be praising the current economy!

-- Posted by Data48 on Sun, Nov 11, 2007, at 4:35 AM

I wonder if there will be any touring musicians play the River Campus or if it's just going to be dance troupes, musicals and such. John Prine is playing several shows in this region the first few months of next year. I would love to see him there!

-- Posted by Data48 on Sun, Nov 11, 2007, at 4:40 AM

Off topic: I noticed Walmart was running a TV commercial stating they save the average household $ 2,500 a year. I personally think that is deceptive advertising, and filed a complaint with the FTC and MO Attorney General.

http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/consumer.shtm

consumer@ago.mo.gov

-- Posted by coke zero on Sun, Nov 11, 2007, at 5:01 AM

Data, you are 50% correct; I'm not a fan of the current White House tribe. They have lied about everything else so why should I believe their "wonderful economy" fantasies? I'm pleased to hear you are doing just fine.

-- Posted by iago on Sun, Nov 11, 2007, at 5:22 AM

Re: Goverment at Work:

What I see is a city goverment that was about to get into a law suit that could possibly cost them a lot of our money. They voted to avoid it. That is not goverment working that is political CYA. If this church was truly in violation of city laws they should be forced to comply. If they were not in violation the council and committee should not have made an issue to begin with. They should have told those who complained that the church was not in violation of the law and dropped it. Not pick a fight and then realise you bit off more than you could chew.

-- Posted by simmonsmo26 on Sun, Nov 11, 2007, at 6:27 AM

Well...well...Mr Payne, the chairman of the county commission tells those running for open posts to avoid the press because they spread "hate and discontent". He holds a public office, yet wants to hide from scrutiny. hmmmmmmm

-- Posted by conservababe on Sun, Nov 11, 2007, at 6:32 AM

melange, I probably save even more than $2500 a year if I had to shop elsewhere.

Why, here I am typing on my new Acer 15.4" laptop computer with the new Vista. I bought it a week ago last Friday at one of their fantastic sales. It runs like a dream. It even has many bells and whistles. How much do you think I saved on that one transaction?

I paid.....................................

$348.00

-- Posted by conservababe on Sun, Nov 11, 2007, at 6:41 AM

babe, So glad Wal-Mart is saving your household that much and more! They do NOT save my household over $200 a month, or even the $80 a month they claim to save an individual. I do shop at Wal-Mart. However, I do NOT like the fact they are becoming a monopoly. In my opinion, Wal-Mart misuses their power over their suppliers & manufacturers and CONSUMERS. I do not believe they are saving the AVERAGE household over $200 a month. We will see what the FTC & Attorney General's have to say. Wal-Mart began this "new" advertising claim in September 2007.

-- Posted by coke zero on Sun, Nov 11, 2007, at 7:06 AM

babe, Not trying to pick on you...but remember when one is discussing fair & deceptive advertising practices-comparisons of "savings"-you must compare apples to apples. One can not compare a "store (generic) brand" to a "name brand" and claim it as savings.

I would have no problem if Wal-Mart had made the claim, "Wal-Mart saves the average household $2,500 that spends $ XX,XXX" or "The average household saves $2,500 a year, if they spend $X,XXX and buys all Wal-Mart brand products."

For Wal-Mart to save the average household $2,500 OVER what they would spend for the same products at another store...how much would that average household have to spend at Wal-Mart? Assuming the other store averaged charging 25% MORE than Wal-Mart, one would need to spend $10,000 a year at there, $833 per month.

-- Posted by coke zero on Sun, Nov 11, 2007, at 7:32 AM

economy is fine, lets all rejoice by paying 3-4 dollars for a gallon of gas. I'm personally hysterically happy with 'W' and his crew. Halleluah.

-- Posted by changedname on Sun, Nov 11, 2007, at 8:12 AM

Crunching numbers the numbers:

44,651 Missouri average household income

7,027 less Federal & State taxes

3,415 less FICA taxes

12,340 less average MO mortgage payment 1,029

21,861 SUB TOTAL before utilities, insurance and property taxes

NOW, can Missourians afford to spend $10,000 a year at Wal-Mart? I don't think the average Missourian is spending that much, thus NOT saving that much. Just my thoughts.

BTW...if the other store only averages charging 15% more than Wal-Mart, then for the household to save $ 2,500, they would need to spend $17,000 a year or $1,400 a month there.

Sorry for my epilogue, I get very passionate at times. LOL

-- Posted by coke zero on Sun, Nov 11, 2007, at 8:57 AM

melange

Sorry, but Wal-Mart is not a monopoly.The company is fair to their suppliers and consumers. If the suppliers do not want the contract, they are free to decline. If you want to shop elsewhere, you are free to spend more money in the store of your choosing.

I save over $100 a month by using their generic option for $4 a prescription

Usually it's the unions bashing Wal-Mart as they are frothing at the mouth to get in and save those poor employees. LOL

-- Posted by conservababe on Sun, Nov 11, 2007, at 8:58 AM

babe, You can also save the same at Target and nearly the same at Kmart, regarding your prescriptions. (So no net savings in your pocketbook by choosing Wal-Mart.) By the way, you did save about $120 on the notebook. (But right now, online Walmart is NO cheaper than Circuit City.) Good for you!

I'm not going to debate the supplier aspect, but you might find some interesting research on that topic. Wal-Mart HAS the capacity to make or break (all size) companies, and they DO use that power to their advantage.

My point, is that I feel their recent advertising campaign is deceptive. I respect your opinion, which appears to differ.

-- Posted by coke zero on Sun, Nov 11, 2007, at 9:10 AM

melange

I just saw your last post and had to respond again. You are thinking in a box (hee hee, no pun intended) in that you are only considering the physical purchase. Remember, a family can walk into Wal-Mart.....leave the car for an oil change, have everyone's eyes checked, take a family portrait, leave photos for one hour developing, order a birthday cake, pick up prescriptions, have lunch, get groceries and gas up the car on the way out. Nope, I believe Wal-Marts stats to be totally believable.

-- Posted by conservababe on Sun, Nov 11, 2007, at 9:18 AM

I voted for the guy in the white house twice, and I still think the economy sucks! Liking the guy in the white house doesn't put food on the table or pay outrageous medical bills. $3.00 a gallon gas isn't my idea of a healthy thing for the economy either.

-- Posted by mkm on Sun, Nov 11, 2007, at 9:19 AM

melange

Well, bless your heart. I saved over $600 on my laptop. Look up Acer 5315-2153.

-- Posted by conservababe on Sun, Nov 11, 2007, at 9:26 AM

Very true Conservababe. Build a Wal-mart and they will come. I moved here from the east coast. Where we lived, there were 4 Wal-marts, each within a 20 min drive. No one ever complained about them. Comparing their prices to regular grocery store prices, they are cheaper unless the grocery has a sale on an item.

As far as convenience, they beat out everyone. When a family has little kids, it's much more convenient to stop at one place and get everything done instead of stopping at 4 or 5.

For those of you who hate Wal-mart. Don't shop there.

-- Posted by Wildnsyko on Sun, Nov 11, 2007, at 9:28 AM

Okay all yall yahoos who are complaining about the gas prices. Tell me (and be specific) how a President can lower oil prices without floating the oil reserve.

-- Posted by conservababe on Sun, Nov 11, 2007, at 9:31 AM

babe, Glad you got a great deal! POINT, we obviously see this topic differently, I don't think Wal-Mart is SAVING the average household $2,500 a year OVER what other stores offer (for the SAME products/services). You disagree, and that's fine. That is why I feel their ad is deceptive. Time will tell, FTC and MO attorney general will take action if I am correct in my thoughts. (If I am not, then it won't be the first time my opinion has been wrong. LOL)

-- Posted by coke zero on Sun, Nov 11, 2007, at 9:37 AM

Never said I hated Wal-Mart. I am a loyal customer. What I said, in my opinion their recent ad is deceptive!

Oh, guess I also voiced that I felt they were a monopoly that abused their power. Hmmm, very sure I'm not the first to have that opinion!

-- Posted by coke zero on Sun, Nov 11, 2007, at 9:40 AM

conserababe-my brother in Texas is estatic about 'W', he's put thousands of extra bucks in his pocket befriending his oil-rich friends...............glad you're happy,you're 1 in 10.

-- Posted by changedname on Sun, Nov 11, 2007, at 10:07 AM

dexterite

Were you trying to answer my question or just being cutesy?

-- Posted by conservababe on Sun, Nov 11, 2007, at 10:28 AM

Thinking of my son and all other veterans. May God bless and keep you.

-- Posted by grisgris on Sun, Nov 11, 2007, at 12:45 PM

Babe has a good question. How is it that a president (any president) in a democratic republic can change the price of oil? One quick answer is to NOT go to war in Irag. That answer aside the answer is not really anything. That price is set by the producers be they Saudi, Nigerian or Russian. They really don't care what W has to say. They don't like us and that started long before W was there. But that thought process requires much too much work so lets just blame W.

-- Posted by Donnie on Sun, Nov 11, 2007, at 1:38 PM

Donnie, thank you. The President has only two powers really, veto and executive orders. He is virtually helpless to oil price increases and cyclic changes in the economy. Of course there are those who would blame W for their child sucking their thumb.

-- Posted by conservababe on Sun, Nov 11, 2007, at 1:50 PM

hilleco, it's always dear season at my house.

conservababe, lots of folks here that won't be happy until...oh wait, they'll never be happy.

County salaries: Maybe we should give the commissioners control of even more tax money. It really worked last time.

Finally a big thank you to all the veterans that put their life on hold to serve their country.

-- Posted by stevmo on Sun, Nov 11, 2007, at 1:56 PM

Oh, Donnie, I forgot to add that I find it interesting that the war could not be fought without funding from the house. And where is Pelosi on this issue, I ask.

-- Posted by conservababe on Sun, Nov 11, 2007, at 1:58 PM

hilleco, I suppose I enjoy to good hunt also! ;) I knew you would call me out for using my guns on this one. I respect that you disagree with the NEED for our societies "rules", especially with regard to free enterprise. However, we do have advertising "rules" specifically designed to protect consumers against business behaviors, such as deception. I would very much like to review the research Wal-Mart has based this household savings claim on. Without more information I can NOT make the savings numbers work, so in my opinion, it appears to be deceptive advertising. This is one company that does NOT need to use such advertising behaviors to lure customers in their door. (However, I must add I have always questioned their "rollback" advertising compaign. I have noticed on many items, before rolling back the price, the price takes a short term jump up? Would love to be a fly on a rollback executive's wall!)

These are just my opinions, and I have referred my concerns to the appropriate folks for review. I thought the topic might offer good discussion, and it did. I enjoy the savings Wal-Mart's power affords them to offer their customers!

-- Posted by coke zero on Sun, Nov 11, 2007, at 3:04 PM

melange

My word, honeychile, you are determined to bash Wal-Mart in areas today that has nothing to do with the ad or your number crunching. And, by the way, I found your number crunching that led to your assumption of folks disposal income just faintly condescending.

If you were a fly on the wall in the decision making of management, you'd probably see an office with a folding table and lawn chairs in the office. Vendors are always complaining that, not only did they not get taken out for a power lunch, but they had to sit on a box while negotiating. LOL

-- Posted by conservababe on Sun, Nov 11, 2007, at 3:50 PM

Just wanted to remind everyone of Schnucks' now offering "free generic" prescriptions. I haven't had to use it, but I think it is a great thing for the community. I could see where lots of older people on fixed incomes could especially save a lot of money there on their medicine. So many of our older citizens have many types of medicine that they need to take and it sounds like this would be a big blessing for them!

-- Posted by thinks2much on Sun, Nov 11, 2007, at 4:31 PM

babe, Excuse me? I did NOT bash Wal-Mart! I am questioning their advertising practices. I stated twice that I am a loyal shopper of Wal-Mart, but that does NOT mean I store my brain in the car trunk while I enjoying shopping their lower prices or watch their advertisements!

hilleco, I disagree with your interpretation of my thought processes. To me, our society elects/trust our representation (state) to set forth the "rules" that are in the best interest of our society. If there are "rules", thou shalt follow. (Guns should be pointed, when "rules" are broken.)

-- Posted by coke zero on Sun, Nov 11, 2007, at 4:34 PM

thinks2much, I believe they are offering free generic antibiotics only. Please correct me if I am wrong.

-- Posted by coke zero on Sun, Nov 11, 2007, at 4:36 PM

babe,

"I found your number crunching that led to your assumption of folks disposal income just faintly condescending"

Sorry you felt my numbers were condescending, certainly did NOT intend to stimulate that feeling. I used average MO household income, average tax numbers, average house payment? To determine disposable income, HOW was that condescending? (Sincerely, I would like to correct what I did wrong, so I don't do it again?) I was trying to support the point that I don't see how it is possible Missourian's are spending the amount of money they would need to spend to save what is being claimed.

-- Posted by coke zero on Sun, Nov 11, 2007, at 4:44 PM

As far as Walmart goes, I am there every week buying groceries, medicines, cleaning products, clothes, etc... But that is not how I was raised. My dad worked at a shoe factory and he wouldn't allow us to buy shoes that weren't American made. Actually he was one to support the small businessman and local community and tried to buy American-made as much as possible. If you lived in a small town, you did as much of your business with the town's merchants as you could. I still would like to be able to buy American made products, but they seem to be few and far between, not to mention the fact that they are so much more expensive. As for small town businesses, they are nearly gone as well and cannot compete with the prices of the larger stores. Small town grocery stores where I live have such a small selection of (not so fresh)foods and are usually at least 25% higher overall than Walmart on most foods that the smart choice for us now is Walmart. I am just happy that we have one within driving distance. The only time we use the local grocer is when we run out of something that we really need before we will be traveling back to Cape.

-- Posted by thinks2much on Sun, Nov 11, 2007, at 4:44 PM

You could be right about that, melange. I just assumed it was all generics. Still sounds like a great service to the community, though.

-- Posted by thinks2much on Sun, Nov 11, 2007, at 4:46 PM

Economy is ok

What planet are you living on?

The dollar is down 60% against the Euro, oil prices are approaching $100 (and expected to stay that way) and the Fed Chairman is on TV saying that our dollar is going down the tubes. When the Fed chairman says things like that, those things happen. He makes reality with his statements. We are headed into a full on depression on par with the 20s. The Federal Reserve is as Federal as Federal Express. It's just a name. It is a private corporation. The president has a say in who to suggest for the chairman position, but they are by no means beholden to observe that suggestion. They set our interest rates, print the money that is backed by NOTHING, and control the value of our money.

The economy is not great, not even good. We are on the verge of a global financial collapse. Yes, for the people on the bottom is is getting worse (and the original commenter's point of view is obvious) and for the middle it's getting worse. It is going to drop all out and then you will be feeling the problems just like the rest of us poor folks.

Unless your name is Rothschild or something, it will catch up to you too, and I hope all the 'people on the bottom' don't give you a morsel.

-- Posted by jumpinjehova on Sun, Nov 11, 2007, at 4:47 PM

I am still amazed that the average mortgage payment in MO is over $1000 a month!

-- Posted by thinks2much on Sun, Nov 11, 2007, at 4:49 PM

thinks2much, I am curious, do YOU think your household saves $2,500 (Individual $957) a year OVER what you could buying the same products at other stores, such as Target, Kmart, Schnucks etc.

Obviously, Babe thinks she does and I'm sure others do too. And like I said before, if I am wrong, it won't be the first time.

-- Posted by coke zero on Sun, Nov 11, 2007, at 4:52 PM

thinks2much, It tis...and I was shocked too! Plus that figure did NOT include taxes or insurance, double shock! Household income surprised me too, was higher than I expected.

-- Posted by coke zero on Sun, Nov 11, 2007, at 4:54 PM

melange...

I don't chew my fat twice. Also, I calls 'em like I sees 'em.

-- Posted by conservababe on Sun, Nov 11, 2007, at 4:59 PM

babe, I respected your opinion and the manner you stated it, it have been nice if the favor was returned.

-- Posted by coke zero on Sun, Nov 11, 2007, at 5:04 PM

jumpinjehova, I share some of your observations. Had missed seeing your post.

-- Posted by coke zero on Sun, Nov 11, 2007, at 5:06 PM

Well, I don't know for sure. I don't usually by off brand foods. (We are a bit picky about that kind of thing at our house) So considering what we would have to pay for the same thing/same brand in our small town grocery store, we probably would save quite a bit. We save over a dollar a gallon on milk at Walmart vs locally, for example. To me, that is just a crazy difference. Also, we used to have a clothing store here and things were so much more expensive there compared to Walmart. Same way with the local pharmacy. You would spend around $3 on bandaids here vs $1 or $1.50 at Walmart, not to mention cough medicine or tylenol. I think if you don't compare Walmart to Target or other chain stores but to the local merchants then you would see that type of savings. And figuring all of the savings with Christmas gifts, medicines, oil changes, etc... I think it would come pretty close to that much, melange.

-- Posted by thinks2much on Sun, Nov 11, 2007, at 5:07 PM

thinks2much, Let me make sure I understood you right, YES you would probably save that much if you were shopping locally. Yet, if you choose to pick Target, Kmart or a bigger grocery store in Cape, probably NOT save that much.

Sorry, just checking my understanding.

-- Posted by coke zero on Sun, Nov 11, 2007, at 5:11 PM

We used to live in a small town in Southwest MO. Things were so expensive there that a lot of folks made the 2 hour drive to Springfield every few weeks and stocked up on things at Walmart, Sam's, etc... rather than shop in town. It was less expensive that way. Also, we bought furniture and had it delivered all that way for less money than buying local.

-- Posted by thinks2much on Sun, Nov 11, 2007, at 5:11 PM

Yes, you understood me correctly. And I have enjoyed talking to you, but I have to get ready to leave for church. God bless you guys. (Whether you believe in him or not) :) jj

-- Posted by thinks2much on Sun, Nov 11, 2007, at 5:14 PM

thinks2much

There's another side to the small business issue. Wal-Mart does not drive away nor cause the demise of small business. Haven't you noticed the influx of businesses that open in the close proximity of a new Wal Mart often in direct competetion to merchandise and services found at Wal Mart? Why? Because these small business owners are savvy enough to know that they can specialize their merchandise and/or service by taking advantage of the draw to Wal Mart.

Also, small businesses in rural towns fleeced their customers for years because folks had no other shopping options. They were not begnign in their business practices, I can assure you. I had relatives in rural western Kentucky who owned small business. They routinely sent much of their profits to an out of state bank so that their customers were not aware how rich they actually were. LOL

-- Posted by conservababe on Sun, Nov 11, 2007, at 5:17 PM

babe, I do not know where you get your wealth of (mis)information! Wal-Mart has put many many many small businesses out of business! In some cases, Wal-Mart used behaviors that were very unethical. One case study that comes to mind, sorry don't recall the town or the business name (was in a college Business Ethics text), Wal-Mart sent representatives into an art store to comparison shop. They ordered the exact supplies, low-balled the price, put the small art store out of business. WAIT that's NOT all, later dropped the art line because it did not sell their needed quota. Then the community had to drive 50 miles to the nearest store that offered the products.

-- Posted by coke zero on Sun, Nov 11, 2007, at 5:28 PM

babe, "I do not know where you get your wealth of (mis)information!" NOW that was intended to be condescending. LMAO

-- Posted by coke zero on Sun, Nov 11, 2007, at 5:37 PM

melange, I don't get my wealth of information out of textbooks, I can assure you. FOFLMAOAY

-- Posted by conservababe on Sun, Nov 11, 2007, at 5:51 PM

it is called free enterprise. shop where you want and don't bash other store owners. If a store isn't successful it will close. There are choices for a reason. Sam Walton started with one store and had a niche in customer service and the are of the deal.

You too can do the same thing - open your own store and see where it takes you. If you don't like a store (i.e. products, offering, prices, employees) then shop somewhere else.

I tire of those that are critical of a business and think that someone "should do something about it."

-- Posted by insider63785 on Sun, Nov 11, 2007, at 6:17 PM

Has anyone read or heard of the concept that Wal-Mart is becoming a nation in and of itself? Here is one article that I found interesting on this topic. BTW, it points out many good things about Wal-Mart, ie some economist think they have been responsible for lowering inflation by 1%.

http://www.dsausa.org/lowwage/walmart/20...

-- Posted by coke zero on Sun, Nov 11, 2007, at 6:37 PM

longtime

TOUCHE'

-- Posted by conservababe on Sun, Nov 11, 2007, at 7:11 PM

melange

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news...

-- Posted by conservababe on Sun, Nov 11, 2007, at 7:16 PM

When 9 local superintendents ask Mineral Area community College to provide classes in Cape County instead of Three Rivers Community College, it sends an obvious message. Is TRCC going to sue them like they frivilously sued Southeast Missouri State University now?

-- Posted by Sam on Sun, Nov 11, 2007, at 7:19 PM

Interesting article about Wal-Mart in TIME (November 12, 2007) titled Restoring Wal-Mart. It seems Wal-Mart's U.S. growth is lagging and they are going to overhaul their business plan with a move to fewer and smaller stores coming on line. I don't like the "big box" feel and avoid going as much as possible. I find it depressing and unfriendly. Their ongoing battles over gender-discrimination and the abuse of their "associates" also hurts their reputation with me. So, like longtime, I only shop there when it suits me and avoid it most of the time.

-- Posted by justforfun on Sun, Nov 11, 2007, at 7:35 PM

babe, Thanks for the link. I read the post, it appears there are two sides to this debate. I will say, and it surprises me, more appear to agree with your stance on the recent advertising debate. You have a great night!

-- Posted by coke zero on Sun, Nov 11, 2007, at 8:00 PM

melange, Free Republic is a "for-profit", non-tax exempt [1] moderated Internet forum, activist and chat site for conservatives, primarily within the United States (wikipedia). Seems to have a bias and may not fairly represent all Americans. Part of the group that attacked Kerry for his war service and all the while called others "unpatriotic" for raising questions about the war (on Iraq).

-- Posted by justforfun on Sun, Nov 11, 2007, at 8:36 PM

To all of those that served others before themselves, Happy Veteran's Day.

Or to those who were really good at doing things that most would consider dangerous, Happy Veteran's Day.

My mother-in-law said "Happy Vets day to me." For the life of me I couldn't say thank you. Because she has told me that she was voting for Hillary...just because her husband was the greast prez ever!

Felt a little dirty.

-- Posted by fajar154 on Sun, Nov 11, 2007, at 9:43 PM

WAL MART IS LIKE JOKE CITY

-- Posted by Grandpa2 on Mon, Nov 12, 2007, at 12:05 AM

In regard to the County issues, I wonder if the Scott County clerk and County Commissioners treat customers/clients in their businesses the same way they treat the county employees. It is nice they gave themselves a pay raise. Not only does the citizens pay for their pay raise but we pay their income from their local businesses that they own and operate in the County. How much money do they need before they respect people let alone their employees.

-- Posted by resident on Mon, Nov 12, 2007, at 8:25 AM

In regard to the County issues, I wonder if the Scott County clerk and County Commissioners treat customers/clients in their businesses the same way they treat the county employees. It is nice they gave themselves a pay raise. Not only does the citizens pay for their pay raise but we pay their income from their local businesses that they own and operate in the County. How much money do they need before they respect people let alone their employees.

-- Posted by resident on Mon, Nov 12, 2007, at 8:26 AM


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