Disgusted minds are reading a Sacramento Bee article New speaker grants Assembly pay hikes.

New Assembly Speaker John A. Perez gave his top aide an annual pay increase of nearly $65,000 – about $5,400 per month – upon becoming leader of the lower house, records show.

Ramirez’s annual salary is now $190,008 — $80,424 higher than that of Perez or Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, whose pay was dropped from $133,639 to $109,584 last year by the state’s independent salary-setting commission. Legislators not in leadership positions are paid $95,291 a year.

There are more examples in the article.

Perez Swearing In Speech

Please consider Speaker John A. Pérez: California Must Unite Around Solutions

March 1, 2010
At his swearing-in as California’s 68th Assembly Speaker at the State Capitol today, Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) said his top priority is to get Californians back to work. In his speech, which was delivered before several hundred community and business leaders, working men and women and elected officials, Pérez said he would work to implement innovative ideas around job creation and government reform and he also pledged to work across both sides of the aisle to deliver results for Californians.

Top Priority Is Spending Money

It took a mere two weeks for California Democratic Speaker John A. Perez to prove his top priority is not jobs, but rather spending money and padding the pockets of his friends and associates.

California voters, I have a simple question: Why do you put up with the likes of John A. Perez and his ilk?

Seriously how can you vote for this fiscal lunatic?

Mike “Mish” Shedlock
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