Wednesday, September 21, 2016

NYS Exposed: Lots of People Make Lots of Money While Media "Exposes" Legislative Abuse | WHEC.com

    For some state lawmakers the pay is nothing extravagant as they have to live away from home and travel. For ones in the Albany area, it's a bonus as they get the per diem although they are able to live at home.
     These little exposes are nothing new. Per diems and lulus were created as an alternate pay hike because changing the base salary causes a media firestorm. The firestorm is largely phony as the proposed pay for lawmakers is the same as a high school principal, but enough on that.
     The system of lulus should go and the state should just book rooms at a local hotel for those coming from out of town. The salary should be the salary.
     Our NNY lawmakers are paid a little over one hundred thousands when you factor in the extras. The proposal is to set salaries at $118K.
     When you look at the data bases on what some municipal employees in mid level jobs make you quickly see the faux outrage at electeds is just that, faux.
      A news person feigning outrage over a $200 raise for a city council member, might actually have a loved one making six figures in a school district.
      I am beyond taking media coverage seriously, as I know what a fraud it often is.
NYS Exposed: Should lawmakers be able to pocket "per diem" money while living in their own homes? | WHEC.com

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

What about all those legal notices in "the paper of record"?
There is no bigger scam on the taxpayers than that one.

Anonymous said...

The MSM is a fraud in most cases.. Take this presidental election as the biggest example.. Just shift channels and you will see that Trump is working against a stacked deck.
The 911 victims lawsuit is about the president and his "cool" approach to other countries especially middle eastern. No out rage by the media on that.
Hillary Clinton lying about Bengazi, and her EMails.. She broke the law several times. But after her husbanc met secretly with attorney General all is forgiven... No media rage there.
Another black man shot by police but the blacks riot and plunder tractor trailors and set them on fire.. This guy arrested was not complying but no one showing this....
Thats because they are media thats controlled by foreign interests. Because they are the media that are controlled by corrupt people who dicatate their ideals.

Anonymous said...

9:27 Hands Up Don't Shoot and the Gentle Giant in Ferguson never ever happened. Don't you know the poor cop in his own patrol cop did not have the right to stop Mr. Gentle giant from taking his gun and shoot him dead. This was after Gentle Giant was high on whatever and had just finished robbing a convenience store.

All lies told over and over by the complicit media.

Anonymous said...

This is fraud. Its embarassing and a huge issue. I tire of making excuses for not controlling expenses in the assembly and senate. Staff gets similar kickbacks. But its all educations fault. At least the taxpayer gets babysitting services by sending little johnny to school. What do we get from our "lawmakers?" How many more dean skelos do we have to endure? This is how it starts. Hey,we get 175 a day to eat? Fantastic! Then it becomes, hey!! I can get my son a job he doesnt have to work. This is a joke. But, its big ed's fault.

Anonymous said...

I find it absurd that we pay the school system to train people for big businesses and we do it through our taxes.
For instance....Lewis County wants JCC to set up a satellite campus in Lowville to give "more training than is already given to students before going there, so KRAFT has a trained stable of workers to supply them. Doesn't it seem that KRAFT ALONE should be paying for all this and NOT taxpayers? I think so.
How much of this is happening all over our country. How much of people's tax dollars go for doing such "training" when it is big businesses themselves that should be providing the money to do this?
We don't have the employment we should have in our country because big business sends so much manufacturing and other employment beyond our borders. Yet they want who's left here to fund the training of THEIR WORKERS?
You forget that most people in our area make far less than the hundred thousand dollar figures you so cavalierly throw around.
Most legislators don't earn that money, just vote for who they are told to vote for, then swear that they vote according to what THEY decide. That's more baloney than Croghan can make.
How much public money has already been spent on this?
We need to bring back Union Power and re write laws that make big business tow the line in sharing profits much more equitably with American workers instead of giving higher wages to higher levels of "corporate" executives.
What about paying teachers less money? Like we want to pay our Firemen less because of our too burdened budget. State big shots should take the first 50% cut in THEIR pay.

Anonymous said...

Easy 4:41,you are not falling into line.Hillary,our next president,has said it is up to the government to raise and train our kids.You are not being compliant,the reeducation squad will be by soon to fix your thinking.

Anonymous said...

Agree totally end ALL lulus , the stae should book rooms for the out of area legislators . I would ho one step further : NO salary at all simply a STIPEND , a flat rate . We need constitutional change in NYS to revamp the method of term limits and compensation for these PART TIME legislative jobs . The taxpayer is getting bilked by the current method of compensation for these legislators .

Put this system in place and these part time legislators would LOOK for real work instead of continually being snout deep in the public trough .