Targeted Minneapolis firefighters call out mayor

  • Article by: STEVE BRANDT and MATT M c KINNEY Staff W riters
  • Updated: August 15, 2011 - 8:19 PM

Ending their employment would cost nearly as much as keeping them, City Council member Schiff told colleagues.

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DufferHAug. 15, 11 8:36 PM

Just take back the ill-gotten raises of the school-superintendent's cronies and give it to the fire department.

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forpeopleAug. 15, 11 8:41 PM

Rybak needs to cut management and frivolous spending not firefighters.

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ljfromminAug. 15, 11 8:43 PM

Someone remind me again how tough it is for public sector employees.

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mnfishAug. 15, 11 8:47 PM

They are going to let 10 firefighters go to save $65,000 bucks on the overall budget? This is government at work. Nothing is thought through. Those 10 firefighters will spend far more than $65,000 in a year, to the local economy where they live.

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ginny6Aug. 15, 11 8:57 PM

Don't cut firefighters. Find something else to cut.

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valffinoAug. 15, 11 9:03 PM

How much money do council members make? How about the mayor? If they want to get rid of firemen then they should reduce the salaries of C.M and mayor.

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whipcrackerAug. 15, 11 9:04 PM

layoff some of these county workers - we don't need five guys watching two guys work. For no education twentyfive $/hr. is way too much.

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pkh123Aug. 15, 11 9:05 PM

Lay these guys off and risk the lives of the other firefighters who have no one to back them up at a fire??? I say put Rybak on the Fire Department and let him work that job for his pay and see who comes to his aid if he gets in a bind at a fire.

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b1gbadjohnAug. 15, 11 9:16 PM

Yes,let us continue to take care of those who can work,won't work and don't work. Just continue to give money to them over those who want to work,do work and do it for our safety. Does that make sense to any one?????? Go Fire Fighters!

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kenn36Aug. 15, 11 9:17 PM

How about cutting street workers, they don't really do much out there anyway. There are too many of them as it is. One digging, two watching traffic, and three more watching the guy digging. Oh, and another guy sitting in the pick-up truck paging through his IPhone. I actually saw this exact scenario TODAY! I wish government would stop pissing "our" money away like this. There, that's my 2 cents worth.

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