Thursday, September 9, 2010

Outstanding video by Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio exposing exorbitant city employee compensation by the City of Phoenix

Did you know the average City of Phoenix employee receives $100,000 annually in compensation, much higher than in the private sector average of $57,000 annually? There are 14,000 City of Phoenix employees - and contrary to media hype, they weren't laid off during the recession. Instead, over the past five years, the average city employee compensation package went up $17,000 per employee each year! Whereas most of our friends and neighbors in the private sector have seen pay reductions within the past years. To pay for this, the City of Phoenix has increased our taxes dramatically. For example, our water rates have gone up over 40% in the last five years. We're not in a drought. And the unions - AFL-CIO in particular - control everything in city government. This is unsustainable. Sal presents a 4-point plan to resolve this problem.

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