This morning I was reading my usual online news when I came accross this little tidbit of information:
The review of records obtained under the state Legislative Open Records Act found that part of the $430,000 salary increases given to the California Assembly staff members went to three employees in the office of Assembly Speaker Karen Bass, the Los Angeles Democrat who leads the 80-member chamber, and three to staff members of the Democratic caucus she oversees.
The San Fransisco Chronicles also reports, “In the 40-member Senate, nine staffers had a boost in pay, leading to an annualized increase of $152,000.”
So let’s recap, shall we? My husband, along with all the other State employees are asked to “take one for the team” or to make a “small” sacrifice for the states “greater good.” While these bastards are getting pay raises?
Shannon Murphy, spokesperson for Los Angeles Democrat Assembly Speaker Karen Bass even has the NERVE to defend the increases in by stating that the legislative employees are “working harder than ever.”
“The pay adjustments going to Assembly staff, who have taken new jobs or duties, are about 1 percent of the reductions we’ve made,” Murphy said. “The Assembly’s budget is down, the number of Assembly staff positions is down and the Assembly payroll is down.”
Oh really now! So you FINALLY made those cuts you have made a LONG time ago so we wouldn’t have gotten in this horrible mess to begin with and we’re supposed to applaud you?
They have also made cuts in my husband’s department and even layed some people off and guess what?
My husband STILL gets THREE furloughs a month.
Except, GUESS WHAT? They can’t afford to have him have a day off so he gets to WORK those furlough days and NOT get paid for them.
AND? When he gets “held over” for overtime? It’s actually STRAIGHT TIME to make up for the “furlough time.”
Yeah, so don’t be bragging about the sacrifices your office has made because while the people that weren’t layed off have to “sacrifice” by working EXTRA.. they are getting PAID FOR IT while my husband does it FREE “for the greater good of California.”
So take this Ding Dong:
Assembly Speaker Karen Bass, Shannon Murphy, all you Legislature assholes that are protecting your asses through the The Legislative Open Records Act and refusing to make your payroll records available electronically, Assemblywoman Lori Saldana, Lucy Krohn, Joe Kocurek, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, Jim Evans, Alicia Trost, and Arnold Schwarzenegger for not paying more attention to these assholes who seem to be profiting from our state budget crisis.
YEAH, all of you! Take that Ding Dong and shove it up where the sun don’t shine!
My family is willing to make sacrifices and adjust our spending but all our California politicians and employees should be willing to do the same!