Hefty raises handed out on Beacon Hill amid budget cuts
Scores of plugged-in House and Senate staffers reaped lavish raises upward of 10 percent late last year, led by members of the speaker’s and Senate president’s inner circle, a Herald payroll review found.
The hefty bump comes as the state budget is being cut and talk of tax hikes — including a possible gas tax or added fees and tolls — begins to swirl on Beacon Hill.Raises of 10% or higher bringing dozens of Beacon Hill hacks to six-figure incomes for part time jobs. That's what you get when you keep re-electing the same bozos over and over again. It's hard to get worked up about this, because the people of Massachusetts are getting EXACTLY what they deserved: Screwed, good and hard.
We're in a time of tight budgets, high unemployment, and across the board freezes in pay across the Commonwealth, and our legislative "betters" are throwing our tax dollars around like it's Christmas and Santa has the elves on overtime. The poor performance of the economy means nothing to them - they will reward their faithful lackeys regardless of whether or not we have the money for it.
Hey, Cadillac Deval, if they keep tossing out cash like this we're going to need a 10% sales tax.
That is all.