Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Pay hikes for state's top brass

Ok fine...California elected officals got a raise. Off the top of my head, I don't know the salary history, when last raises were given and how much they were, or exactly how these amounts related to comparable jobs in CA, so I don't have too much to say (yet) about the fact that state legislators and other elected officials are getting a raise.


for Bill Lockyer's spokesman Tom Dresslar to justify the raise by saying,
"He's got a family to take care of and this increase doesn't even keep up with the cost of living since last year, so it's not exorbitant by any stretch"

That just frosts my cookies. Yes, life so very is hard, but by conservative calculations, he makes about 6-8 times more than the average worker so to say he deserves that raise to care for his family is a stunningly insensitive and ignorant thing to say.

They all got 2.75% raises except the Attorney General who got 5%, and that's not necessarily out of line, but now I wonder if they were getting raises during the years when other state employees got nothing.

See now...I wouldn't have even been pissed about it if Dressler had thought for a minute before opening his mouth.


Blogger nunya said...

Why are legislators everywhere so out of touch?

You know what's scary?

Maybe they aren't.

6/21/2007 01:55:00 PM  

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