Tuesday, December 15, 2009

What Do They Care?

It's not like it's their money.

Critics slam Deval Patrick over hiring spree

The Patrick administration filled more than 1,300 state jobs this year - including a librarian for cons, a painter for hospitals and a “game biologist” - in a hiring frenzy that has watchdogs questioning whether the governor has a tight grip on hiring in the face of a dire fiscal crisis.

A Herald payroll analysis also indicates scores of the lucky job-seekers also gave generously to Gov. Deval Patrick’s election campaign.

The hiring flurry is alarming state budget observers who slammed the governor for dishing out plum posts - including 20 that carry salaries of $100,000 or more - with no apparent rhyme or reason.

OK, I can see how a lot of people were persuaded to vote for this bullshit-slinging con artist, but anyone still in this guy's camp either has a screw loose or is in on the scam.

Meanwhile, in the snakepit of progressivism that is our nation's capital...

D.C. hands out $15M in bonuses despite recession, budget gaps

The economy has been in the dumps for years, but the good times keep on rolling for some favored D.C. employees.

City officials have doled out nearly $15 million in bonuses and awards since Mayor Adrian Fenty took office in January 2007, records obtained by The Examiner under the Freedom of Information Act show.

Among the big winners were Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee, who was handed $41,250 in August 2007 after barely two months on the job; Department of Health Director Pierre Vigilance, who was given $15,000 in 2008; and city property manager Robin-Eve Jasper, handed $18,000 over two years.

Whose idea was it to let a truckload of drunken badgers work the overnight shift down at the 24-hour Liquor Barn?