How to control government salaries

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Regarding the recent Steve Greenhut article, Does Bell Toll for Excessive Public Pay… Part of the problem is that many politicians, no matter how conservative they might claim to be, tend to forget how the money for salaries is generated. Another problem, the politicians believe they must pay top dollar to keep talent.  Although that mindset must stop, no agency …

Public employees underpaid? NAHHHHH

Richard Rider, Chairman, San Diego Tax Fighters Richard Rider, Chairman, San Diego Tax Fighters Leave a Comment

Below is the link to a detailed rebuttal of a recent bogus study claiming that public employees are paid less than the private sector. This rebuttal was done by my friend Adam Summers with the Reason Foundation. Of course, the opposite is true. Today most (not all) public employees are paid MORE than the private sector average, and their benefits …

“Saturday Night Live” skit lampoons public employees

Richard Rider, Chairman, San Diego Tax Fighters Richard Rider, Chairman, San Diego Tax Fighters Leave a Comment

Watch it here: http://www.hulu.com/collections/435/144719 No matter how bad the show’s writing has been over the past decade or so, you know that an issue has developed widespread awareness when it’s the subject of a skit on Saturday Night Live. I give the writers an A for accuracy regarding the list of benefits, but this kind of truth isn’t funny to …

Dem Assembly Speaker gives 10% raises

Richard Rider, Chairman, San Diego Tax Fighters Richard Rider, Chairman, San Diego Tax Fighters Leave a Comment

SACRAMENTO BEE http://www.sacbee.com/2010/03/04/2583810_former-speaker-handed-out-staff.html Former Assembly Speaker Karen Bass quietly promoted 20 members of her Democratic caucus staff and gave them 10 percent salary increases that took effect her final days as Assembly leader. Click on above link for full story RIDER COMMENT: I love it! It cost us a pittance in the great scheme of things, but demonstrates the imperial …