Case study: Labour and state servant pay.
This from Granny late last year:
Mr Rennie said the pay rises flowed through from a decision in 2005 to increase the overall funding for chief executives by 5 per cent a year for five years.Goff yesterday:
After the global credit crisis sparked a world wide recession the order had gone out to rein in spending.In 2005, Labour locked in massive pay rises for state servants.
Since 1997 state sector chief executive salaries have increased by an average of 90 per cent. That’s over eight per cent a year – or more than twice the rate of inflation.
Remember - if you’re on the minimum wage this year, you’re getting less than the rate of inflation.
The government is freezing the wages of many of those who clean schools and work in our hospitals.
But there’s a different rule for state sector chiefs.
They get paid about the same as their Australian counterparts, despite the difference in size of their jobs and departments.
Under Labour no public service chief executive should be able to be paid more than the base salary for the Prime Minister.
Just under four hundred thousand a year should be enough to attract good people who believe public service means just that.
According to Zetitic, an author @ The Standard, Goff's speech was "the most clever single piece of politics since Orewa".
And he/she further displays his/her idiocy by saying to Danyl that he is "not too flash at this politics thing eh?".
Danyl is a bit of a leftie, but is one of the more astute observers I read on the blogs. Zetitic doesn't come near him in this "politics thing".