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Merkel gives self and ministers pay raise
The Local ^ | 16 May 12 15:22 CET | AFP/DPA/The Local/jcw

Posted on 05/16/2012 5:16:54 PM PDT by Olog-hai

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will soon have an extra €930 ($1,183.15) in her pocket each month, after the country's cabinet decided on Wednesday to award themselves their first pay raise for over a decade.

Merkel, her ministers and their parliamentary secretaries of state will see their wages rise in three stages between now and August 2013, until they all get 5.7 percent more. It is the first pay raise that the German cabinet has taken in twelve years.

The chancellor's total pay is set to rise from €16,152 per month before tax to around €17,016. This does not include her €1,022 “special duties” allowance.

Ministers' pay will rise by €750 to around €13,795 a month. This will amount to a bump of around €9,000 over a year. …

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1 posted on 05/16/2012 5:16:58 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

That’ll go over well with the crazies


2 posted on 05/16/2012 5:26:56 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Olog-hai

Nice timing!/s


3 posted on 05/16/2012 5:29:30 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: Olog-hai
Dumm ist so dumm tut. So zahlen Sie mir, meine Steuern bezahlen Idioten.

Get a mixed bag of politicians together for a legislative discussion and the first point they can agree on is to allow a vote for a raise.

4 posted on 05/16/2012 5:58:04 PM PDT by oyez ( Yomomacare going done once, going down twice, going---..)
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To: GeronL

Seriously, now why did they go and do that. Common Sense folks, common sense


5 posted on 05/16/2012 6:09:01 PM PDT by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: Olog-hai

Epic case of bad timing. Rest assure that little Bolshevik down there in Greece, Tspiras, will scream bloody murder about this. Though on this one, well, I have to admit I suppose I would too.

Things that make you facepalm.


6 posted on 05/16/2012 6:09:06 PM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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