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    Kinda seems like you just want to pay what you want to pay, and we're supposed to give you what you want on that, whether it's possible or not.
    No, we're supposed to come to some reasonable agreement. But at the end of the day, like all employees, public employees take direction from their civilian leadership.
    This isn't like some other industry, where less personnel means a slight inconvenience.  When we're not allowed to establish working guidelines -- which we're not; reference your "at the end of the day" comment -- people die.  Bottom line.  This isn't a report that won't be filed on time, or a factory that will turn out 500 widgets instead of 1,000.  People. Will. Die.
    Perhaps, but not a good reason to give up civilian control of these matters. People may die all the time. Taxpayers still retain control. Otherwise we're slaves.

    Public employees work for and are accountable to the public. The public calls the shots. Always.

    (-5.50,-6.67): Left Libertarian
    Leadership doesn't mean taking a straw poll and then just throwing up your hands. -Jyrinx

    by Sparhawk on Mon Apr 16, 2012 at 07:35:11 PM PDT

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