McKenna fired back, "They say they pay taxes too, but they pay taxes on our
dime. We're paying to be here, and we're paying for them to be here, too. That's
messed up. The least you (public employees) could do is say, 'Thank you.'"
She apparently doesn't appreciate that State employees pay the same taxes as any other working woman or man. In McKenna's insulated cocoon she seems incredulous that those wages might be treated in the same way as any other.
She believes that the garbagemen and prison guards should be grateful for her largess. McKenna would like a little "Thank You" note from the boys at the firehouse when they come back from a run or just a little gratitude from the plow jockey who's lucky enough to plow her street at 4 AM.
You betcha the state employees were rude to the squawkers on The Square. How would anyone react when faced with busybodies coming in to mess around with their paycheck? How would Owen deal with someone sitting on his desk and shouting that he's overpaid? Would Fred brook for just one moment amplified bitching about the job he does?
Vicki McKenna doesn't get it. She should be grateful for the services the state provides and to the people who do them. I'll guarantee she's not going to be cleaning out the sewer grates any time soon.
We all want a reasonable level of taxation. Those of us who are honest admit that we also want a level of service as well. Taxes pay for the things we want and need as a civilization. The state employees put a face on those services. That seems to have made a few people uncomfortable today.