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Old 08-16-2013, 10:15 AM
 
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Seems in this time of great economic calamities, with talk of budget cuts, belt tightening, austerity, and stewardship, Gov. McCrory has seen fit to award some of his Young Turks with rather nice, cushy salaries. I'd have liked to have been making $87,500 as a 24-year old.

RALEIGH, N.C.: Young McCrory staffers get big government salaries | State Politics | NewsObserver.com

Work less than a year for a political campaign then get paid $87,500 because you rode the right coattails? Must be nice!
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Old 08-16-2013, 10:39 AM
 
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Someone sounds jelly.
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Old 08-16-2013, 11:16 AM
 
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Someone sounds jelly.
Not in the least, just find it ironic that while teachers are losing things like the bonus for having a masters degree and are being asked to make do with no pay increases over the last 6 years, staffers who have earned one of those nasty, useless liberal arts degrees and are working what amounts to their first real post-college jobs are earning quite that much with little to no experience.
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Old 08-16-2013, 11:35 AM
 
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I love the comments on the article and the story on wral. Most are defending with, "the Democrats did this or that too." Seriously, blast the other side and call them all kinds of names, but defend with that when your side does it, makes you sound like a 5 year old. This "logic" is why I get so annoyed from both sides.

It was refreshing to see the very few comments from people that did vote for him calling it like it is.

And why the heck does the first lady need an executive assistant??

Just shows me that R or D, politics is just all the same. Neither party wants things better in this state or this country. They want power and control and one they get it, will do whatever they can to keep it. Until the money and special interests get completely out of the equation, this will continue.
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Old 08-16-2013, 11:42 AM
 
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Actually those salaries are in line with executive support positions in the private sector. It makes sense you would pay extra to keep people from leaving but it doesn't look good. However he's just imitating Obama so the progressives shouldn't complain.
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Old 08-16-2013, 01:26 PM
 
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However he's just imitating Obama so the progressives shouldn't complain.
and there it is.
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Old 08-16-2013, 05:47 PM
 
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Actually those salaries are in line with executive support positions in the private sector. It makes sense you would pay extra to keep people from leaving but it doesn't look good. However he's just imitating Obama so the progressives shouldn't complain.
But they are not executive assistants. They are "chief policy advisor" and "communications director". They've been made executives even though they have minimal work experience and no background in health care.
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Old 08-16-2013, 05:57 PM
 
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Charlotte alone lost 220 Teacher's Assistants who now have to find another means of supporting themselves and their families for what???? So 2 damn people can have a 35 and 37% bump in their pay???? Really? One is now making $87,500 and the other making $85,000 a year??? What a bunch of crock!!!
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Old 08-16-2013, 06:54 PM
 
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ROI begets ROI.
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Old 08-16-2013, 07:59 PM
 
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Seems in this time of great economic calamities, with talk of budget cuts, belt tightening, austerity, and stewardship, Gov. McCrory has seen fit to award some of his Young Turks with rather nice, cushy salaries. I'd have liked to have been making $87,500 as a 24-year old.

RALEIGH, N.C.: Young McCrory staffers get big government salaries | State Politics | NewsObserver.com

Work less than a year for a political campaign then get paid $87,500 because you rode the right coattails? Must be nice!
Keep in mind when McCrory loses his job they will too.
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