Well said Mr. Moore! And while the mayor and council are responding to his suggestion “to have the demands they are asking for published in the Tribune along with rates and wages and perks they already receive,” perhaps they could also let us know what future obligations the local taxpayers are on the hook for such as pension entitlements, benefit coverage, etc. for city employees.
What seems to be forgotten in negotiations of this sort is that there is only one taxpayer and that taxpayer is a small business owner or a homeowner, not a big multi national corporation, such as the Occupy Wall Street people protest about. There is nothing so easy to spend as other people’s money. Remember, Madam Mayor and Council, it is our money you will be spending.