Thursday, July 07, 2005

Rule #6 (Redux)

So, I wake up this morning to look at the headlines and notice two competing, incongruous headlines in the PG:

Pittsburgh's finances are OK at midway point


General Assembly votes itself a 16% base pay increase

Now, let me get this straight: the State Legislature hammers the City of Pittsburgh for months to tighten its belt, and turns around to spend money on its members instead. Does this seem unethical, immoral, or just plain wrong to anyone else? But it's not just the City, of course:

Minimum wage hike, out.
Pay raise, in.
Mass transit funding, out.
Pay raise, in.

Harumph. What did I say about politics and good government...?

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