What do you mean these are hard economic times? You must not be a parasitical bureaucrat like Alameda County Administrator Susan Muranishi:
According to county pay records, in addition to her $301,000 base salary, Muranishi receives:
– $24,000, plus change, in “equity pay’’ to guarantee that she makes at least 10 percent more than anyone else in the county.
– About $54,000 a year in “longevity” pay for having stayed with the county for more than 30 years.
– An annual performance bonus of $24,000.
– And another $9,000 a year for serving on the county’s three-member Surplus Property Authority, an ad hoc committee of the Board of Supervisors that oversees the sale of excess land.
Like other county executives, Muranishi also gets an $8,292-a-year car allowance.
One of the many benefits of government positions is that not working does not equate to not getting paid.
Muranishi’s annual pension will be equal to the dollar total of her entire yearly package — $413,000. She also has a separate executive private pension plan, for which the county chips in $46,500 a year.
It used to be you had to create wealth to become that extravagantly wealthy. Unless inherited, money was a reflection of someone’s benefit to society. But that was back in the greedy days of capitalism. Now you get rich by seizing the wealth others create. According to prevailing ideology, this is more enlightened, because it involves coercion, the backbone of the liberal moral creed.
From town to county to state to the suppurating pustule of corruption and greed known as the District of Columbia, we don’t have government, we have a mob of insatiably covetous looters. We are witnessing the death of America by smash and grab.
On a tip from A. Levy.