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Howard Troxler: Florida cracks down on everybody (except Decent People)

Times columnist Howard Troxler's latest riff:

Public employees, as we all know, are parasites who should be punished. This is why we have not given them a general salary increase in several years.

This year, besides effectively cutting their pay further by requiring a pension contribution, Gov. Rick Scott also has ordered state employees to undergo drug testing — no matter whether there is any reason to suspect drug use, nor whether they are in a job where it actually makes sense.

Not only do I heartily endorse this practice, but I would go further:

I would beat them, too.

That's right. All public employees should line up in front of their workplace once a month to be beaten by the Decent People.

Read the entire column here.

[Last modified: Thursday, June 2, 2011 9:14am]


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