A Thousand Words...
Her sticker says "Governor, we have a problem." Really?
Well, I'm your Mom's , and the Governor's employer and I don't see a problem...except that there are 9,000 "non-essential" employess laid off. Now, therein is the problem: non-essential.
And why should we hire back "non-essential" employees?
Her Mom did want their last name used.
Who do you think her Mom voted for in the last Presidential election?
If you had to guess?
Stormi Greener Mpls Star Tribune All rights reserved 2005
P.S. 7 July-I got a call from a member of the Republican caucus today. We did a rough calculation on what we could save if we eliminated 9000 "non-essential" state employees. Figure $50,000 per employee (salary and generous benefits. I was surprised ,being their employer, at how incredibly generous I am). Add what it costs to support them (computers, furniture, utilities etc.) and we came to a figure of about $900,000,000. Nice savings.
OK. I'm convinced. Congratulations, non-essentials. You are now a part of the solution.