Chattanooga voters, did "vote um all out" but two. 7 of 9 are new council members. Perhaps asleep, but not dead.
LimDem, the local left has literally striped current and retired employees of benefits. The local left has controlled the city council for decades and ALL of the damage has been during the Littlefield, city council left still control the city council.
You need to talk to the local public works, and fire and police unions, because you don't know what you are talking about.
Exactly, in July 2010, the city ended health insurance benefits promised to retirees. Some employees had worked 24 years for the retirement health insurance benefit.
The city just pulled the rug out from under the older workers, who did not have adequate working career time to save for the loss.
At the same time, the city of Chattanooga discriminates against older retired workers, by not allowing them to use health facilities such as the city pharmacy when they reach age 65, or even the work out room. This older class of worker is the only group that is literally kicked out of city health facilities due to age. The city council shamelessly voted to do this to older workers, and now is giving the same benefit they took from older workers to non employees that have a sexual relationships with city employees, VBF's.
The city council is absurd.
Clay Bennett, David Cook and the ultra left agenda of the TFP is so apparent. It is undeniable. Bennet's latest cartoon church goers as bigots,....anything to shock. Well, TFP is becoming tiresome, predictable, and protects the left politicians in local government. In short, TFP has no credibility. That is why watch groups are emerging throughout Hamilton County, because the TFP does not report local news, rather they report their agenda.
Oh, the drama of the left.
Equating an expansion of health insurance to non employees to "ending slavery and giving blacks and women the right to vote" is a monumental stretch of the Obama imagination.
This was about money and striping benefits from older workers, then giving the same benefits to a younger demographic that are VBF's or have no constitutional right to marriage in the state of Tennessee.
Of course, it is ok in the eyes of the left to throw older workers under the bus. Afterall, they were only promised the health care insurance and worked for the benefit for 24 years.
The lefts home spun version of equality does not apply to the older workers they threw under the bus.
Oh, it was a windy, balmy, dusky night in downtown Chattanooga, where bullets fly in all directions in the wild west. and I was wondering aimlessly as an inquiring liberal, and ran into this Gansta peacekeeper, thug, drug dealer, and former imprisoned felon, and all he was trying to do is call a gang truce. Then, out of nowhere came the new Berke Admin prosecutor with a total of one Gangsta case in her in entire career, and the po po to arrest this peace keeper who was responsible for most of the crime downtown. Why oh why are the mean people arresting this man, this potential streets of Chattanooga Nobel peace price, truce maker. Oh why do they have to arrest him? It is wrong I tell you, wrong.
Amen Brother or Sister. TFP is riddled with liberal bias, they won't even report the city's cost of health insurance, but will post the city's criteria. If you want insurance you will have to sign, "a domestic partner affidavit." They are so funny, until you look at the actual costs $10 million of taxpayer increases in less that 7 years. http://media.timesfreepress.com/news/documents/2013/11/05/Domestic_Partners_FAQs.pdf
Too bad the TFP, and so called social justice kids do not think the city stripping away health insurance benefits from older workers that worked 20 plus years for the benefit is social injustice and age discrimination.
The city is also A-OK stripping the pensions of older workers. Clearly, the city does not care, and is too busy doling out benefits they are taking from old workers to their political favorites. The city has shown a well defined pattern of taking benefits from older workers, and giving the same to politically preferred class.
While it may feel all warm and fuzzy for the youth and the small special interests, I just have one question. 24 months ago the city cut health insurance to workers some with 20 to 25 years of working towards the health insurance retirement benefit their entire career, and the city claimed they could not afford the health insurance. The workers did not have adequate working career time to establish a viable health savings account to compensate for the rug that was pulled from them.
The city claimed they could not afford to provide the retirees the benefit they had worked for. The health insurance fund is a financial Titanic, and has increased over $10 million dollars is less than 7 years.
What has changed financially in 24 months?
Where the heck were you 24 months ago when the city council voted to end health insurance for retiree that were promised that benefit, and had worked for 20 plus years? I was there, and ask any city employee, you are dishonest. Perhaps you should consider reading a newspaper or news, it was just 24 months ago. It is highly offensive that the city dumped older workers only to give the benefit to the roommates of city workers.