Friday, November 16, 2007

Politics... BLECH!

"Fort Wayne already has the highest pay level for mayor in the state of Indiana."

Yes, even higher than Indianapolis. Even more than the Governor of our state, both of whom earn $95,000. But that won't stop the just-elected not-in-office-yet official-politician Tommy Henry from potentially getting an 8% raise of $10,000 when he takes office while other non-union city employees (council members who approve the raises) a 3% raise. It's interesting that in 2006 our current mayor asked for a raise from $104,504 to a whopping! Our lovely council, many of whom thankfully got voted out, didn't give him his hearts desire, just $15,496 of it. The position already paid more than Indy and the Governor!!!!

No, there's no corruption or collusion in the Summit City. Fortunately the recently elected members of city council are (so far) still too tied to the people who voted them in so it's unlikely that they will approve the raise.

5 comments:

C Ford said...

pssst. Tom Henry has publicly said he won't accept the raise if it's passed by the City Council...

He said he'd much rather get the $10k from special interest groups - tax free and under the table.

That's a joke. I like Henry.

Uvulapie said...

And Henry likes you.

Me said...

Who is this Ford person?

Uvulapie said...

That would be Mr. Chris Fjord, Account Executive to the Stars.

Me said...

What flavor of Kool Aid has he been drinking?