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44% raise?!

January 28th, 2008 at 08:08 pm

no, not me (I wish!)...this is the latest scandal in Salvadoran politics: the Legislative Assembly members just gave themselves a 44% pay increase (last year they approved a raise of minimum salary...7%!)...so, the lowest-paid Legislative Assembly member will get a RAISE of $1,800/month!!
Crooks, all of them!...the "funniest" thing about it is that, now that the press has given it coverage, all of them are going: "what? pay increase? where? how? NO, I'm sure I didn't vote for it...never really heard about it until now..." (70/84 voted for it, so....best possible scenario they are all idi0ts and just vote without actually knowing what they're voting on...hmmmm, but, the opposition ALWAYS votes against whatever is put in front of them, so...hmmmm...Oh, and, even the member that signed the cheques said she didn't know about it!!!)...grrrrrrrrrrrr...this has everyone's blood boiling!!...people are asking that they revoke the measure (yeah, right!)...we'll see what happens, but, I just needed to vent!...$1,800!!!! (and minimum salary is $180!!!)...and, guess HOW they'll pay for it...or, rather, guess WHO'll pay for it...yep, "Juan Pueblo" ...
one of them actually said they NEEDED that raise because their current salaries are not enough....really, these people know no shame!

4 Responses to “44% raise?!”

  1. denisentexas Says:

    Oh my, I'd be livid, too, just livid!

  2. Broken Arrow Says:

    Hmm. I've always thought that legislators legislating their own salary was too prone for corruption.

  3. M E Says:



    Ummm, thats what happens here in the states, all the time. However, our legislators use the *excuse* that they never voted for a raise. Which is technically true. By not voting on it (that doesn't mean voting AGAINST it, it means no voting at all) the legislation passes by default. @@

  4. miclason Says:

    well,the public uproar has been such that now both (major) parties have asked their representatives to REVERT the measure...we'll see if that ever happens, but...

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