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$822,000 Worker Shows California
Leads U.S. Pay Giveaway

Bloomberg, by Mark Niquette, Michael B. Marois & Rodne

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Posted By:planetgeo, 12/11/2012 9:44:32 AM

Nine years ago, California Democrat Gray Davis became the first U.S. governor in 82 years to be recalled by voters. The state’s 20 million taxpayers still bear the cost of his four years and 10 months on the job.(Snip)“California spends most of its money on salaries, retirement payments, health care benefits for government workers, and other compensation,” said Schwarzenegger, 65, who replaced Davis as governor.

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Essentially, government jobs are becoming "workfare." Personnel costs will eventually squeeze out costs for actual services.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: oh-heck, 12/11/2012 10:53:29 AM     (No. 9059446)

I still can´t wrap my brain around these numbers. Clearly the state is doing a terrible job of collecting taxes if they aren´t claiming a large part of the final payment.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: shamus, 12/11/2012 11:01:41 AM     (No. 9059473)

Pay for a state psychiatrist is $822,000 in California. People there must be really crazy.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: stablemoney, 12/11/2012 11:12:17 AM     (No. 9059502)

I didn´t see Arnold saying anything like this when he was Gov. Didn´t say anything, didn´t veto anything. Nothing. California is bankrupt and grabbing for every out of towner to pay for it.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: JonR, 12/11/2012 11:27:58 AM     (No. 9059551)

As they say; as it goes in CA, so goes the rest of the nation! CA is rotting from within and is led by special interest groups that use public money to fund their schemes!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mickturn, 12/11/2012 11:32:31 AM     (No. 9059571)

Sounds like a 90% reduction plus a 15% fee is in order...start paying it back succah!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: crimea river, 12/11/2012 2:11:02 PM     (No. 9059966)

To be fair, Arnold backed four ballot measures put to the CA voters that would trim state workers benefits and pensions. The voters voted all four down. That´s when Arnold moved to the dark side, deciding it´s better to be popular than to save a state that didn´t give a damn.


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Nine years ago, California Democrat Gray Davis became the first U.S. governor in 82 years to be recalled by voters. The state’s 20 million taxpayers still bear the cost of his four years and 10 months on the job.(Snip)“California spends most of its money on salaries, retirement payments, health care benefits for government workers, and other compensation,” said Schwarzenegger, 65, who replaced Davis as governor.



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