July 21, 2011

That White House Raise List

Filed under: Economy,Taxes & Government — Tom @ 4:57 pm

Just got this from a fave e-mailer.

As the government continues to run record deficits and as millions of everyday people struggle to stay afloat in impossible circumstances, my correspondent reminds me that “Barack is handing out our cash to his inner circle for fat pay increases! Please let everyone on your email list know about this!”

Well, how about we “settle” for BizzyBlog’s and hopefully much of the SOB Alliance’s vast readership?

Here’s the list (click to enlarge in a separate tab or window):

WhiteHouseRaiseChart0711

Special note to Ohio lefties: You can officially STHU about what John Kasich’s staff gets paid (which IIRC, on an overall basis isn’t much different from what T-Shirt Ted was paying his peeps, including the guy who ran a prostitution ring from his Faith-Based Initiatives office). Kasich’s budget balances, without tax increases and while keeping spending in control. Obama doesn’t have a budget, has run deficits of over $1 trillion for three years running, can’t have enough of tax increases, and refuses to control spending.

In case you didn’t get it the first time: STHU.

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4 Comments

  1. Yep, He is fleecing us so he is geering up in an attempt to steal an election.

    Looks like the NEA is going to really stick to their members too weather they like it or not….
    Read:

    NEA endorses Obama, votes to double member fees to help elect candidates

    http://www.greeleygazette.com/press/?p=10291#printpreview

    …Says they know what is best for students…

    July 20, 2011
    by Jack Minor

    The National Education Association recently endorsed Barack Obama for president. This endorsement comes a full year earlier than is normal and prior to a single Republican primary being held.
    At the NEA’s annual meeting in Chicago, the representative assembly passed a resolution endorsing Barack Obama with 72% of the vote.
    In announcing the endorsement on their website, the NEA acknowledged the early endorsement was unusual, but said they did so in order to provide additional assistance to the President. “The Association’s presidential recommendation process typically takes place the summer before the general election. NEA initiated this timetable in order to provide early and strong support to help ensure the election of a candidate who is on the side of students and working families.”
    In a statement that appeared to be aimed at elected officials trying to reign in government spending, NEA President Dennis Van Roekel stated “The last two years of state legislatures and the mid-term elections were eye-opening, demonstrating what can happen when education legislation and decisions are left in the hands of politicians who do not support public schools.” Van Roekal continued, “We as a nation have to get our priorities right. We cannot sacrifice our students’ futures by shortchanging them now.”
    Van Roekel went on to say it was important for the NEA to support Obama because of his vision for the country. “There are two very distinct visions for this country, one is about opportunities for all and one is not.” Van Roekel said. “This vote is about choosing a vision that our members know is best for students, for public schools and for America.”
    Brian Britton, head of the Greeley 9-12 project, took issue with Van Roeckel’s statements, saying, “This is nothing more than a scare tactic. Van Roeckel and the NEA are failing the children so miserably, how can they accuse the right of anything. Let their record speak for itself.”
    Britton did say he agrees with Van Roekel’s statement about two visions. “I agree that there is one group that supports opportunities for all, but it is not the NEA. They are for equal outcomes for all, not equal opportunities.” Britton went on to say the Atlanta testing scandal is a prime example. “They weren’t doing those kids any favors by helping them pass the test. Where was the equal opportunity in that?”
    The Association of American Educators said the NEA conference was akin to a political convention, complete with countless speeches, confetti and deafening music. Attendance was less than 7,500 delegates, the fewest since 1998.
    The NEA is facing issues including a $14 million budget shortfall and the loss of over 39,000 active members since 2010. Union leadership has predicted a further membership decline of 60,000 teachers this year alone.
    In addition to the Obama endorsement, the NEA also approved a measure doubling the individual member’s annual assessment from $10 to $20. The assessment is a political action contribution to support ballot initiatives for national and statewide media buys.
    While the PAC cannot legally support political campaigns, it can use the funds to support messaging and action against issues contrary to their goals. These types of ads do not actually endorse a candidate, but can mention a specific issue and advise people to call a candidate and ask them to explain their position.

    Comment by Greg — July 21, 2011 @ 6:13 pm

  2. Oh and in case, someone needs an update on the type of crap the NEA pulls, please read:

    NEA’s Latest Shenanigans
    by Phyllis Schlafly from 08/04/2010

    Here is the Link:
    http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=38377

    http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=38377

    Comment by Greg — July 21, 2011 @ 6:18 pm

  3. These are outrageous! Why do you need a director of African American Media, much less give them an 86% pay increase?!?

    No wonder we’re broke.

    Comment by Maggie — July 21, 2011 @ 6:35 pm

  4. There’s a “Deputy Director of Scheduling”? I wonder how much the assistant to the deputy director of dog walking makes? I bet he/she got a huge raise, too. No wonder they want more gov’t. It pays a lot better than the private sector.

    Comment by GW — July 22, 2011 @ 11:54 am

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