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Mass. gives out 100 grand like candy
Boston Herald, by Joe Dwinell

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Posted By:Ribicon, 2/16/2013 12:31:47 AM

The roster of state workers raking in six-figure pay skyrocketed last year by an astonishing 12 percent to nearly 7,700 employees, according to a Herald review — a budget-busting bombshell that has fiscal watchdogs howling “enough.” The review comes as Gov. Deval Patrick is pushing for massive $1.9 billion in tax and fee hikes amid a sputtering state economy and a climbing jobless rate. The Herald found that 816 state workers have cracked the ranks of the $100,000-plus pay club — bringing the state total to 7,694 who earn six-figure pay, a tally that has budget watchers seeing red.

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How liberals think: "Why worry? Just have everyone work for the state government. With salaries like that, there will be few complaints about tax increases necessary to pay the workers."

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Tiger, 2/16/2013 12:38:37 AM     (No. 9179202)

This is why they are known as Massholes!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: nashville, 2/16/2013 1:17:53 AM     (No. 9179216)

I have to wonder how many State(or Federal)jobs really need $100K talent.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 2/16/2013 5:53:11 AM     (No. 9179346)

Not to worry. After Deval leaves office MA will do what it always does. Elect a Republican governor.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Trigger2, 2/16/2013 7:03:37 AM     (No. 9179427)

Yeah, and then blame that republican governor for all their problems created by the dumb arse demonrats.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: JimBob, 2/16/2013 10:53:33 AM     (No. 9179935)

Just out of curiosity, I wonder how many of the ´new´ $100K+ employees are ´new hires´ or received huge pay increases, and how many are people who were making, say, $99,800 per year, and received a 1% pay increase? This happened a few years ago in the federal government when people at the upper end of the GS-13 pay level (many of whom are senior technical professionals, as well as a good portion of long-time upper-mid-level managers) went from just under $100K to just over $100K. It was a relatively small pay increase, but it put them ´over the line´, and there was a slew of news articles about it. Reading the articles and not knowing the background, it sounded like all these people had received dramatic pay increases, when it was actually a fairly small increase, but it was from just ´short´ of the $100K line to just over the $100K line.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: billp, 2/17/2013 4:16:54 PM     (No. 9181890)

#2, I seriously doubt they have much $100K talent even with the $100K paychecks.

#5, Sounds like those ´just under´ were already making more than was reasonable and it just came to light when they tipped the scales.

"amid a sputtering state economy and a climbing jobless rate"

The Democrat motto: Kick ´em when they´re up, kick ´em when they´re down. At least where the private sector is concerned.

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