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Old Today, 11:15 AM
 
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1) department of education has a big budget I suppose but that doesnt mean it's important or useful or that they do anything besides handing out checks. Few entities know less about anything than the us Congress. When I look at the school district of philadelphia, a large and poor district, I see a 3 billion budget funded almost entirely by the state (half) and the city (the other half) with .5 percent coming from uncle sam. Aside from the fact that 68 billion is a drop in the bucket in terms of us spending on education, the Doe doesnt make the important decisions in the us...and to the extent they do, it's nothing that isnt easily replaceable.
2) you're confused. I'm not saying that you should pay someone 250k to do what someone else would do for 80k. I am saying it is penny wise and pound foolish to complain about the salary if the person is doing a good job. The reality is you shouldn't get the same quality if work at thoe prices. If pay is too low you will likely get hacks. More important than pay is competence because in the end 200k here or there for important positions is irrelevant
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2) you're confused. I'm not saying that you should pay someone 250k to do what someone else would do for 80k. I am saying it is penny wise and pound foolish to complain about the salary if the person is doing a good job. The reality is you shouldn't get the same quality if work at thoe prices. If pay is too low you will likely get hacks. More important than pay is competence because in the end 200k here or there for important positions is irrelevant

not confused.....I'm not blind and neither are the people of Puerto Rico.

Not when you have a budget and financial crisis. Again, overpaying with salaries and bonuses to the heads of the government departments and their friends which are POLITICAL appointees is one of the problems why P.R. has a financial crisis. Plus, it creates a moral issue for the government employees working at the bottom that they have to make the sacrifices, take the cuts in hours, less benefits and lower wages while the fat cats at the top don't.



You can't spend money that you don't have. Paying 250k here and all over the place in every political appointee government department has been a long pattern in Puerto Rico and it adds up. Then it's the middle class and the workers they force to sacrifice under this crisis by paying higher taxes and taking less.


To fix the government's problem and the crisis in Puerto Rico, you have to start at the top. Not put band aid to the problem and make the working class and Juan and Juana del pueblo at the bottom make the sacrifices for something the elite ruling class in Puerto Rico at the top created.

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