Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

T-YOU; RANTS & RAVES Taxpayers Foot Bill for Excessive Salaries of Peyton's Workers

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

T-YOU; RANTS & RAVES Taxpayers Foot Bill for Excessive Salaries of Peyton's Workers

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From information I have pieced together from The Florida Times-Union, Mayor John Peyton has a significant number of people on the city payroll with salaries of between $100,000 and $200,000. As per a web search, the average Florida attorney salary is $60,000 a year and the average salary for a Florida medical doctor is $72,000. Even senior attorney partners and medical doctor specialists do not earn as much as many of the people employed by the Jacksonville mayor. I consider these salaries excessive, considering the average Jacksonville taxpayer paying these excessive salaries earns within $10 of minimum wage.

LOOKING FOR QUALITY CONTROL

Whoever is in charge of quality control [at The Florida Times-Union] needs to be replaced. You can't find the section you are looking for unless you read the front contents at the bottom of the page. It used to be each classified had a designated number. You found the number in numerical order and you found what you were looking for. Saturday's paper had no garage sales even listed. When garage sales are listed so are homes for sale mixed in with the garage sales. Sunday's last paper had the obituaries in the Business section instead of the Metro where they have always been as long as I can remember. There were no comics in my paper as well. It may be time to cancel the paper and read it online or just watch the news on TV.

DON'T BURN THE FLAG

On Sept. 11 this year a church group is planning to burn numerous copies of the [Quran] on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks of the World Trade Center. General [David] Patraeus is asking the group not to carry out the burning as it may upset the Muslim community in the Middle East, especially in Afghanistan, and bring harm to our troops. I wonder if the [g]eneral has ever made a similar request of the people who burn our flag both here and abroad? …

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