Day: December 12, 2009

Government Growth: IRS Hires Hundreds To Chase Wealthy

The only sector during the recession that is growing is the public sector.  How many caught this story yesterday in USA Today? For feds, more get 6-figure salaries Average pay $30,000 over private sector By Dennis Cauchon USA TODAY The number of federal workers earning six-figure salaries has exploded during the recession, according to a USA TODAY analysis of federal salary data. Federal employees making salaries of $100,000 or more jumped from 14% to 19% of civil servants during the recession's first 18 months — and that's before overtime pay and bonuses are counted. Federal workers are enjoying an extraordinary boom…
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Oh Lord Save Us!: Neil Abercrombie Resigns To Run For Hawaii Governor

I live "behind enemy lines" on the Big Island, Hawaii, and that is the main reason for using a moniker instead of my given name.  Hawaii's legislature is predominantly democrat as is the majority of the population.  To give readers an idea of the nature of the democrat strangle-hold on these islands, the Senate has 25 seats of which 2 are republicans.  The House has 51 seats of which 6 are republicans.  Republicans hold 8 seats out of 76, and considering the lopsidedness of our legislature, I am continually amazed that Gov. Linda Lingle (R) was elected not once, but…
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