Friday, November 9, 2007

A Raise for What?

New Haven Mayor John DeStefano Jr. is seeking a $25,000 pay raise.

He has not had a raise in 4 years.

If approved, his salary will go up from $115,000 to $140,000 ...

Please, please tell me I'm not the only one sitting here ready to vomit.

A $25,000 raise? For what?

For making New Haven a sanctuary city, to the detriment of every legal resident?

For spending millions upon millions of dollars building new, shiny schools that don't make kids any smarter than the old schools did?

For allowing crime to continue so much that average citizens had to start an armed patrol, and the Guardian Angels came down from New York to help deal with the thefts, muggings and shootings? Someone gets shot in New Haven almost every day, and on some days there are several, so that makes up for the days when there are none.

For wasting a whole lot of time and money running for governor instead of running the city, only to get whacked hard by M. Jodi Rell because outside of New Haven no one is impressed?

The people of New Haven should be outraged -- insulted and offended -- that with the state the city is in the mayor wants a raise larger than many of his constituents' annual salaries.

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