Below are two cartoons from newspapers this weekend. This one from the State Journal, didn't stir up too many problems.
But this one, from Sunday's Tampa Tribune has made me particularly unpopular with some of the city's firefighters.
Tampa's Mayor offered the firefighters a 6.5% raise to extend their contract. That deal seemed more than reasonable in a stagnant economy, when most other parts of the city budget are getting cut. But the firefighters demanded a 10% raise, refused the contract and then stacked city council meeting to pressure the council to caving to their demands. The council folded pretty quickly.
Look, we all respect those brave public servants who put their lives on the line daily. But that respect does not exempt them from criticism. Sometimes you just have to call them as you see 'em.