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4/24/2006

Finkbeiner Fights for the Working Man


(Toledo, OH) Toledo Mayor Carty Finkbeiner yesterday vetoed the city council's decision to grant Costco a waiver of Toledo's living wage ordinance.

The ordinance forces companies that get tax breaks from the city to pay its workers at least $10.57 an hour. Costco's entry-level wages average about $10.50 per hour.

"Toledo workers deserve that $.07 per hour, and I will go to the mat and get it for them," said Finkbeiner. "Never let it be said that Carty Finkbeiner bends over and takes it from the Man."

Costco will receive $300,000 in direct city contributions and another $7.2 million in tax abatements for locating in the Westgate shopping center. Finkbeiner said that holding the line on the living wage was a necessary move.

"If we give in on that $.07 per hour, corporate America will think we are pushovers," he said. "We have to show that we have the resolve to strike a deal that benefits the city, or companies will think they can waltz right in here and pick our pockets." Dahab

Comments:
Carty - what a tool
 
As it often goes with people in power, if it's not their idea, they won't support it.
 
Con Dough Carty fighting for the working man...what a crock of s**t. Con Dough Carty is trying to get rid of Costco so that he can get Whole Foods in there.

Con Dough Carty's probably wants Whole Foods for one (or more) reasons: 1. He wants to shop there, and 2. He's getting paid off (McCloskey style)by a developer or the company itsef.

Since when has Con Dough Carty done anything for Toledo that does not involve "something in it for himself." Con Dough Carty is probably the most selfish and self-absorbed person in Toledo (next to John Robinson Block). Heck, Con Dough Carty makes Bob McCloskey look like Mother Theresa.

They don't call him 'Con Dough' for nothing.
 
It's easy to forget when your close friend Edwin Bergsmark ain't around to remind him the last time he got caught pilfering the City for his own benefit.
 
Carty the Passionate...

PTOOEY!
 
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