Tuesday, April 5, 2011

State Republi-Con Fiscal Conservative Hypocrisy, Cont.

UPDATE: In Wisconsin, Republi-con Gov. Scott Walker says that "the state is broke and public employees are overpaid." So what does he do, hire a 20-something year old with "no college degree, very little management experience and two drunken-driving convictions" as the Department of Commerce bureau director of board services, a job that paid $64,728 a year.

Next convert the Department of Commerce to a public-private hybrid and give the young man a pay raise of more than $16,500 a year after only a couple of months with the state.

But this was no 'ordinary' young man, he is the son of an important campaign donor.

Read the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, No degree, little experience pay off big.

"State employees haven't received a raise in more than four years, but most agency heads that Gov. Rick Scott has appointed are making $20,000 a year more than their predecessors . . .

Asked this week why he was paying most of his secretaries significantly more when state employees haven't been given a raise, Scott did not directly answer the question. Instead he said that state employees are "very hard working people."

'And they clearly are doing a great job for the citizens of our state,' Scott told reporters. 'And I want to make sure I do everything I can to make sure we get the best people and we pay them a fair wage.'"

Read the Florida Tribune, Scott gives agency heads a big bump in their pay.

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