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Wenatchee mayor believes that benefits aren’t being distributed evenly

The thought process of some people makes me question humanity more and more with each victim to word vomit.

Word vomit ladies and gentlemen is the act of saying things without thinking of them.

The mayor of the city I’m from had a bad case of word vomit a couple weeks ago, and sadly it was during a newspaper interview. Once you say things during an interview there is no taking them back.

In the city I’m from were very in debt due to the fact that we spent millions of dollars making a Town Toyota Center that has lacked the popularity that was expected. Due to the cities high amount of debt the Mayor has been in a constant panic of how to get Wenatchee out of debt.

Let me be the first to inform the un-informed about the Mayor vs. the fire department.

Back in the running for Mayor in Wenatchee the fire department spent days waving signs for our present Mayor. What did the firemen get out of this? Nothing, they were simply helping out a buddy of theirs that wanted a little nudge and help from the beloved firemen. One of these firemen is my dad.

After a long battle between the runners our present mayor was elected, Mayor Kuntz. Once elected the Mayor was running around like a chicken with his head cut off trying to figure anything out to get his town out of debt. Sadly he decided to turn around and stab the firemen in the back.

He had the idea of cutting 8 of the firemen. Oh but not just any eight. The Mayor planned to layoff the eight most recently hired firemen. These eight firemen are the youngest on the entire staff and the most capable. After a long hard battle the firemen were okay and we didn’t have to lose anyone. The firemen took enormous pay cuts and their benefits were shortened to a certain degree and for NOW the plan to layoff some of the firemen has been pushed aside.

With a few months of hiding in the shadows the Mayor decided to fire up at the firemen again. With this he let out a thick stream of word vomit that can be found on wenatcheeworld.com:

“At the city’s annual retreat two weeks ago, Kuntz said standardizing the benefits for all city employees “is the right thing to do. I don’t care if you carry a gun or a shovel or an iPad, you should have the same benefits.”

Some of you readers may be looking at this quote thinking I’m being over dramatic and I should just let it go. Instead look at it from this point of view:

I’m a seventeen year old girl with a brother a sister and a very loving mom. Every single time my mom has been sick in the past 12 years has been caused by something my dad picked up from someone while he was on aid calls. My parents have had week long flus, extremely painful coughs and raging high fevers due to things that the firemen pick up while on calls. If you really think about it how many times has an accountant got sick by playing on his iPad? I’m going to take a big leap and say not many.

The spending problem isn’t due to the fact that the men and women of public safety have higher benefits because they go out and risk the lives of their kids and their own lives. The spending problem in Wenatchee can be found by looking at the fact that we spend all our money on pointless bullshit such as off-leash dog parks and constantly repaving roads that are perfectly fine.

All in all I’m only trying to say that I believe that the Mayor should look a little deeper at the  “spending issue” and realize that the whole damn city isn’t in debt because public safety workers get a little bit better

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2 thoughts on “Wenatchee mayor believes that benefits aren’t being distributed evenly

  1. Hey there would you mind stating which blog platform you’re using? I’m going to start my own blog in the near future but I’m having a tough time choosing between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal. The reason I ask is because your layout seems different then most blogs and I’m looking for something completely unique. P.S My apologies for being off-topic but I had to ask!

    Posted by Mohammad Kreig | February 13, 2013, 3:40 pm
  2. Word vomit is a function of a lack of critical thinking skills. Just as you said, there reasons and rationales. The accountant does not have the risk or exposure. Normalizing benefits may be the right way to go in some instances, clearly this is not one of them. Keep speaking, keep writing, keep doing what you are doing. It’s the only way to make change happen. Great article.

    Posted by D.S. Brown | March 3, 2013, 2:28 pm

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