Good Morning Gentle Readers,
Mencken's observation is spot on and clearly apparent in my county, where my incumbent supervisor earns a cool $175,000.00 a year, plus perks, with an estimated $139,000.00 retirement benefit for life, after holding office for a mere 20 years.
That's a sweet deal for presiding over a 1.8 billion dollar redevelopment debt and a 23 million dollar deficit that was underestimated by 10 million. WTH?
Right. I'm not being fair. I know that county supervisor is an important job and ours ain't. So, what's your retirement benefit? Mine will be about $1,300.00 a month plus whatever I have put aside out of my own pocket. How much did you earn last year? Or did you lose your business or your job? I can tell you one thing, the median household income in this county is less than one third of the county supervisor's pay check. He don't need no second income to make ends meet.
Ain't no wonder he's scrappin' hard to keep that gravy train. We'll see what happens come November.
Tip of the glass to Vonnie, who is putting another candle on her birthday cake today