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MANY MAKING TOO MUCH, TOO MANY MAKING NOTHING
Submitted by Roldo on Sat, 03/14/2009 - 14:27.
While some people are struggling to keep a roof over their heads and feed and clothe themselves and their children too many are living too high in these desperate economic times.
They’re doing it on public’s money, too.
I’d say that all city Mayors, County Commissioners, City Council members and high-level department and cabinet members should be taking at minimum 10 percent cuts.
These dire times demand it.
It was laughable to read in the Plain Dealer that Ohio State University top administrators will not take raises and bonuses this year.
La di da. How generous! Are we supposed to genuflect in respect?
With E. Gordon Gee’s compensation package at $1 million, I’d say it’s give back time, not stand pat.
Not only Gee but Provost Joseph Alutto, too. He has a base salary, according to the PD, of a half million dollars. There are 288 OSU employees making a base salary of $200,000 or more.
No wonder ordinary people can’t afford college tuitions.
We have to do something about corporate salaries, too.
The entire economic system has become too unjust to allow it to continue.
We can start with public officials and pressure them to bring some justice to the private sector. Those who want to make tens of millions of dollars a year should be taxed at rates that do justice to their greed.
Let’s start, however, with public officials because we pay them.