California county administrator to get $423,644 a year -- after retirement
When local California official Susan Muranishi retires from her job in a couple of years, she’s going to be walking away with a fat paycheck -- $423,664 a year – for the rest of her life.
Muranishi, an Alameda County administrator, makes $301,000 in annual base pay. But in addition to that, the San Francisco Chronicle reports she'll also receive:
- $24,000 in “equity pay” to make sure she makes at least 10 percent more than anyone else in the county, even in retirement.
- An annual performance bonus of $24,000, even in retirement.
- Another $9,000 a year for serving on the county’s three-member Surplus Property Authority, even in retirement.
- $54,000 a year in “longevity” pay for having stayed with the county for more than 30 years, even in retirement.
First off, WHAT THE F**KING F**K is a "County Administrator" doing making $300K a year? Isn't that the "wealthiest one percent" we keep hearing the Democrats drone on about every election cycle??? My wife and I combined don't make half of that, and we both have advanced degrees. Why, that's CEO-type salary, isn't it? That's "evil rich" territory - at least according to those who supported letting the Bush tax cuts expire, right? What the bloody hell does this person do that warrants a salary of more than a quarter of a million dollars a year?
And she's going to get MORE than that in retirement? Including performance bonuses AFTER SHE RETIRES??? California just a short while ago was issuing IOUs in lieu of bill payment, and yet petty bureaucrats are pulling down more money than CEOs? For what? Running the state into receivership? Is there some sort of perverse race to see just how fast and hard the state can crash, and how big of a financial crater they make?
It is positively mind-boggling that allegedly public employees can broker these kinds of sweetheart deals, especially in these tough financial times. For the past 40 years - nearly my entire lifetime, this person has been working for the county, slowly but surely building a lovely little portfolio for herself all the while smug in the knowledge that she's one of the "protected class" of politicians that will very likely wind up with a platinum parachute.
Wonder how many small business owners she derided as evil rich people the last couple of election cycles?
That is all.
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