We have all heard of the RINOs – Republicans In Name Only, and we have went out of our way to bring them to you… free of charge. But when we come across the DINOs – Democrats In Name Only, people who call themselves Democrats then do things we expect a Republican to do, well… we’ll point them out too.
We’ll bring you to Scranton Pennsylvania and allow us to introduce you to a Democratic Mayor name Chris Doherty. Doherty and the City Counsel cannot figure out how to close a $16.8 million budget gap, so Doherty decides the best way to raise revenue would be to cut the pay of Firefighters and other public employees to minimum wage. Although a local judge ordered Doherty not to cut wages, the DINO went ahead and reduced the public employees wages anyway.
Doherty last week ignored a court order and cut the pay of about 400 city workers to the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour. The Democratic mayor said it was all the cash-strapped city of more than 76,000 could afford, promising to restore full pay once finances are stabilized.
“It’s incredible,” the unions’ attorney, Thomas Jennings, said Tuesday. “I’ve never had a public official just say, ‘I’m not going to obey a court order. I’m not even going to try. He can’t tell me what to do.’”
We can all agree that deficits need to be reduced and even eliminated, but something is terribly wrong when the only way out of a financial hole is to put the cost on the backs of the hard-working middle class while the rich goes scott-free!