Ever wonder how the erstwhile Golden State, with all its massive resources, could find itself hundreds of $billions in debt and staring bankruptcy in the face? Compensation for state workers is one part of the story. Conservative Counterpoint observes that with the help of accrued leave payments, a prison dentist was paid $621,971, a prison psychiatrist $737,057, and prison doctor Jeffrey Rohlfing $784,596 in a single year:
The $784,596 figure includes overtime, bonuses, and other compensation, in addition to salary, but it’s quite a jump from 2004 when Rohlfing earned a mere $132,854. The pay hike is especially surprising since Rohlfing was put on probation for five years in 1997 after being found guilty of unprofessional conduct and impairment due to mental illness.
Standards are not high for government workers, as a peek inside the Oval Office will confirm. For years Rohlfing as been paid lavishly to do little or nothing.
More California salaries:
Then there is the state university system, where accelerating tuition rates cannot keep pace with the educrat gravy train:
State bureaucrats have a blank check to pay each other whatever they think they can get away with. Due to the liberal flakiness of most of the population, they can get away with quite a lot. The result: a tsunami of red ink that promises to wash the whole state away.
No worries. The federal government will find a way to force Texas to bail California out.
On tips from Steve A.