December 18, 2017
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  • Anonymous

    Where was the outrage two years ago when Republican
    legislators voted to pay their elected Clerk of the House – with no
    experience – the MAXIMUM SALARY allowed by law? When Democrats
    proposed the same thing for people with substantial experience
    Republicans went ballistic. Rank hypocrisy: it’s what Republicans do
    best.

    • Anonymous

      Speaking of no experience, let’s not forget Lauren LePage, Paul’s daughter.

  • Anonymous

    How long before they get a raise?

  • Anonymous

    This was a battle not worth fighting. Well done to forego something so petty. This display of reasonableness is something we haven’t seen much of in Augusta the last couple years.

  • Tyke

    This was a manufactured “outrage” to begin with. The applicants requested their prior pay rates (they did not demand or claim they had a right to them) and the leaders of the legislature only said they would bring that request up for consideration (which I believe is required of them).
    .
    That’s it. That’s all that happened.
    .
    Bet you thought it was a whole lot more after listening to a few drama queens pouting, whining, stomping their feet and making threats to hold their breath until they turn blue … all to get a camera pointing at them.
    .

  • Pardon me, but If I was a private sector guy hiring any of these guys, they would get only what I could afford.

    It seems to me that both the Republicans AND the Democrats have an inflated idea of what their political hacks are worth. In a State where the average salary is $26,195, a salary three times that seems excessive for people who really don’t work all that hard.

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