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Fairfax County isn’t much better December 23, 2010

Posted by hslu in Economics.
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Fairfax County government has been just as wasteful as the Federal Government  because our taxes have gone up much more than the inflation did.

Here are some numbers you may not know:

 

Fairfax County Employee Raises

2001 to 2009     22% over inflation

Private sector increase  7% over inflation

Fairfax County Employee Benefits

2000           $379 million

2011           $1 billion (proposed)

Annual increase of 10%; several times higher than inflation

Fairfax County Employee Health Insurance

County government pays the following for full time employees

  • 85% of premium for individual
  • 75% of premium for two-party (gays etc.) or family coverage
  • Full time employees are those work > 30 hours/week

Fairfax County Property by Typical Tax Payers

2000              $2,400 Real Estate Taxes

2007              $4,800 Real Estate Taxes

2010                $8,500 (by me)

Solutions

  1. Cut Fairfax County employees’ health benefit, pension benefits and  their salary by 20%.
  2. Reduce number of Fairfax County employees by 20%.
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