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Night Crawler Donating Member (94 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-15-11 08:22 PM
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Miami-Dade County Mayor Is Removed (republiscum)
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Source: NT TIMES Online

HIALEAH, Fla. Mayor Carlos Alvarez of Miami-Dade County was removed in a recall election on Tuesday as voters punished him for raising property taxes and increasing the salaries of his closest aides at the height of the recession.

Walking out of polling stations, irate voters said Mr. Alvarezs greatest offense was his effrontery: Two years ago, with Miami sinking under foreclosures and a housing bust, he called on residents and county workers in a speech to brace themselves for tough times. But he gave his own top aides hefty raises, including his former chief of staff whose salary climbed to $206,783 from $185,484.

Last year, he pushed through a budget that raised property taxes for 40 percent of homeowners, despite plummeting property values, to avoid laying off firefighters and other public employees. Yet, most county workers are getting raises this year.

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Looks like he pissed off the wrong billionaire too.
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  -Miami-Dade County Mayor Is Removed (republiscum) Night Crawler  Mar-15-11 08:22 PM   #0 
  - Is this guy a Democratic Mayor?  MadMaddie   Mar-15-11 08:37 PM   #1 
  - Republican  wysingm   Mar-15-11 08:46 PM   #5 
     - That makes the story very interesting  MadMaddie   Mar-15-11 08:51 PM   #6 
  - Alvarez, Seijas trounced in Miami-Dade recall election  Scurrilous   Mar-15-11 08:41 PM   #2 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-15-11 08:42 PM   #3 
  - welcome to DU  niyad   Mar-15-11 08:46 PM   #4 
  - Good for them!! We could use a ton of RECALLS -- !!  defendandprotect   Mar-15-11 09:01 PM   #7 
  - Recalled for raising taxes. Yeah, great news!  former9thward   Mar-15-11 09:44 PM   #9 
     - Raised property taxes for 40% of homeowners, despite plummeting property values....  defendandprotect   Mar-15-11 11:58 PM   #11 
        - Another Republican will take his place.  former9thward   Mar-16-11 12:17 AM   #13 
           - Repugs tend to be destroyers ... who knows what a new one will do --  defendandprotect   Mar-16-11 12:55 AM   #15 
  - The words  Caretha   Mar-15-11 09:20 PM   #8 
  - Let us hope this is a good omen for the future.  jwirr   Mar-15-11 10:41 PM   #10 
  - This guy was recalled for raising taxes...  Imajika   Mar-16-11 12:11 AM   #12 
  - 9 of 10 say yes to ousting Mayor Carlos Alvarez  Judi Lynn   Mar-16-11 12:26 AM   #14 

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