Public Sector Jobs Shouldn't Be A Way To Get Rich Off The Rest Of Us
Roger Covalt writes at Flash Report about the bloated salaries of some top government bureaucrats and coaches (in state schools, for example), suggesting that their salaries be no more than whatever the governor of the state is paid:
It seems that the people that allowed such salaries have forgotten that the taxpayer, for the most part, pay for these salaries. These salaries, for the most part, come with a defined retirement benefit.
...If the agency wants to pay their employee more, then the funding sources should be non-taxpayer based. They could be paid by foundations, or for coaches, ticket sales incentives.
Some might say that the only way to bring in talented people and to keep them is to pay them well. Fine, but when you look at the long term picture, can we really afford such salaries? If agencies want to pay such salaries, let them find outside sources. Government needs to realize that they are the public sector and NOT the private sector. The taxpayer should not be forced to pay these huge salaries which they have very little say to.
I will use Janet Napolitano as an example. She supposedly will be making a base of $570,000/year heading the UC system. Governor Brown makes $165,000/yr (December 2012). Under my proposal, the UC system would have to find outside sources of $335,000/yr to fund the rest of her salary (Also I must ask, making that much money, why does she need a car allowance and a house? Her salary should be enough to pay for her housing and car).
Really, there needs to be a massive rethinking of these entitlements.
Our City Councilturds also get a car, and they are allowed to just crumple up any parking tickets they get. At any time.
No, no, no, no, no. Enough.
If they actually had to pay them, maybe a street cleaning violation (forgetting to wake up and move your car on street cleaning day) would still be $25 instead of $70. Sure, punish us for our failing to move our cars, but not to the degree where you're eating up what some people make in an entire day, and in a bad economy.