Skip to comments.Merkel gives self and ministers pay raise
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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That’ll go over well with the crazies
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.
Seriously, now why did they go and do that. Common Sense folks, common sense
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.