A great man once said, "Politics is inherently stupid." That great man was me.

Friday, May 04, 2007

BC Liberals Give Themselves a 29% Raise

I know public servants who've had their wages frozen by the provincial government here in Newfoundland and Labrador for over ten years after being on strike for weeks on end, while MHA's took less than five minutes to vote themselves a substantial pay raise.

Meanwhile, BC MLA's now have a twenty-nine percent pay hike as recommended by an "independent, arms-length commission." Where do they find these people?

"The report tabled Tuesday recommended a 29 per cent increase to basic
MLA salary to $98,000, up from the current $76,100. The premier would get a 54-per cent salary hike to $186,200 annually. The new salaries would be retroactive to April 1.
Other recommendations included changes to the allowance MLAs are given to pay their accommodation in the capital, changes to their travel allowances, winding up the MLA Group RRSP plan, the reinstatement of a defined benefit pension plan and the establishment of an independent tribunal to review the MLA compensation issue every second parliament beginning in 2013." (source)

Just another example of disgusting excess by politicians whose only concern seems to be feathering their own nests.

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