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The Daily Salvo for August 6, 2012 - "Join the Club"

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Published on Aug 6, 2012

As a temporary measure to help curb costs, the mayor of cash-strapped Scranton, PA recently reduced the pay of city workers to minimum wage.

This decision, of course, brought about a proverbial chorus of boos from public-sector workers who've been conditioned to believe they deserve immunity from any form of cutback - regardless of the economic climate.

Yet, on the other hand, millions of private-sector workers fighting tooth and nail each day just to stay afloat likely cheered the Mayor's tightening of the belt and quietly thought to themselves, 'join the club.'

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