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  • The Great CEO-Worker ‘Pay Gap’ Is Nothing But A Union-Built Myth

    06/14/2016 5:35:35 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 66 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 6/10/2016 | MARK J. PERRY
    In an annual ritual that takes place every May, the AFL-CIO releases its “Executive Paywatch” report to publicize what it considers to be the excessive compensation of the CEOs of America’s biggest multinational firms. The nation’s largest labor federation reports this year that the typical CEO running an S & P 500 firm received total compensation of $12.4 million in 2015 while the average rank-and-file worker was paid just $36,875 — a pay gap of 335-to-1. But the AFL-CIO can only get such an inflated pay ratio by applying a series of statistical sleights... ...the AFL-CIO only considers a very...
  • White male doctors earn 35 percent more than black male doctors

    06/08/2016 3:45:23 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 77 replies
    via Boston Globe ^ | June 8, 2016 | Jennifer Adaeze Okwerekwu
    White male physicians in the United States earn a whopping 35 percent more than their black male counterparts — even after accounting for factors such as field of medical specialty, experience, and hours worked. Data published Tuesday in the British Medical Journal also showed a large gender gap. White female physicians earned 40 percent less than white men, and black women earned less still.
  • State Employees' Average Cost Up to $117,000

    05/06/2016 5:04:59 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 8 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/2/2016 | James Hohman
    The average state employee now costs taxpayers $117,000 per year, according to data from the state Department of Civil Service. This includes both salaries and benefits. The total cost of benefits has exploded, even though there are fewer state employees. Annual retirement costs increased from $431.8 million in 2001 to $1.6 billion in 2015. Three factors are driving the increase in employee compensation: a jump in the pension system’s unfunded liabilities, an attempt to pre-fund retiree health care benefits and an increase in the cost of medical insurance. Between 2001 and 2015, the gap between how much has been set...
  • Norway to pay asylum seekers extra to return home

    04/25/2016 12:39:24 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 11 replies
    RT.com ^ | 4/25/16
    Norwegian authorities are set to pay about 10,000 kroner (US$1,200) to asylum seekers willing to leave the country voluntarily. Oslo says the measure is less expensive than keeping refugees in immigration centers in the country. The scheme starts this Monday and will run for six weeks, the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (Utlendingsdirektoratet - UDI) said, as cited by broadcaster NRK. The money will be paid to the first 500 asylum seekers who apply for voluntary return to their home countries. “We need to entice more [people] to voluntarily travel back by giving them a bit more money on their way...
  • Newspaper Reporter Still the Worst Job in America

    04/21/2016 7:47:27 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 28 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 21, 2016 | Don Irvine
    For the second year in a row, and third out of the last four, being a newspaper reporter ranks as the worst job in America. The Jobs Rated Report has been compiled by CareerCast since 1988, and ranks 200 U.S. jobs based on a wide range of criteria that includes income, outlook, environmental factors, stress and physical demands. Just ahead of newspaper reporter is the job of logger/lumberjack, which finished at number 199 for the second straight year after being dead last in 2014. Another media-related job—broadcaster—came in at number 198, with an equally glum outlook for the future. For...
  • Hillary Clinton will require employers to “review pay fairness”

    04/07/2016 12:53:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/07/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Who is Hillary Clinton pandering to this week? Ah yes… we’re back to the women and the gender wage gap. In her ongoing effort to put some daylight between herself and Bernie Sanders, Clinton is working to shore up her support with female voters and what better way than to promise that everyone will get a raise? (Washington Post) If she is elected, employers would be required to review employee pay to ensure that women are being paid fairly, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said Tuesday.“I’m going to require that everybody take a look,” Clinton said to applause at...
  • Michigan's Highest Paid School Employees (No. 1 Makes $368,836)

    03/10/2016 1:42:36 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 17 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/7/2016 | Tom Gantert
    When Curtis Ivery observed his 20th anniversary as chancellor of Wayne County Community College last year, press reports listed his salary at $250,000. As far as his base pay goes, that was correct. But when it comes to high-ranking municipal officials like Ivery, the base pay is often just the starting point. Ivery actually collected $368,836 in 2014-15, which makes him the highest-paid person covered by the state’s school pension system. This list is composed largely of public school and community college employees. Here are the top 10 highest paid in Michigan: Curtis Ivery, Wayne County Community College, superintendent: $368,836...
  • Here’s Where Teachers Get the Highest Pay in Michigan

    03/10/2016 7:50:53 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/5/2016 | Tom Gantert
    Teachers in Farmington Public Schools are paid more than $83,000 per year on average, giving the metro Detroit district the state’s highest paid educators, according to an annual report from the Michigan Department of Education. The top 10 districts with the highest teacher salaries are: Farmington: $83,903 Walled Lake: $80,058 Warren Consolidated: $78,866 Livonia: $78,183 Wyandotte: $78,044 Utica: $77,435 Centerline: $77,118 Allen Park: $76,531 Birmingham: $75,846 Grosse Pointe: $74,824 The list comes with a footnote, however: In analyzing this state's compilation of school district pay in recent years, Michigan Capitol Confidential has found a number of errors. For example, Flint...
  • Setting the Record Straight on Teacher Pay Won't 'Destroy Public Education'

    03/01/2016 11:16:11 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 17 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/24/2016 | Tom Gantert
    In a recent story about political polarization, The Washington Post quoted a Michigan teacher who claimed the Mackinac Center for Public Policy is out to destroy public education because it has published the salaries of particular teachers. Erin Mastin, a teacher with Boyne City Public Schools, was portrayed in the article as someone concerned about divisiveness, and who believes the political system is rigged in favor of the rich and powerful. From the article: She could feel the influence of money in politics in her classroom, she said. In recent months, the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, a conservative Michigan-based...
  • Here's how much tech workers are paid in all 50 states — see where yours ranks

    01/27/2016 3:30:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/27/2016 | Brandt Ranj
    If you've ever wondered whether the grass would be greener — or if you literally make more green — by moving to another state or working in tech, we have your answer. We've ranked the average salary of tech workers in all 50 states, using the latest data from a new survey conducted by Dice.com. While you'll need the necessary skills to get your foot in the door of a tech job, this roundup gives you the chance to at least see how your state, and those across the country, stack up. Here's how every state ranks, from those with...
  • Two Cities, One Finance Director — For Over $200,000

    11/16/2015 6:43:45 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 11/13/2015 | Tom Gantert
    A Novi-based news site has discovered that two cities in southeast Michigan are paying the same man to be their full-time finance directors, and as a result, he is collecting two salaries that come to $205,000 a year. Novi.org reported that the city of Novi’s finance director Carl Johnson is also collecting a salary to be the full-time finance director for the city of Oak Park. Novi hired Johnson in January 2014. Before that, he was a partner at the accounting firm Plante Moran, PLLC. Novi City Manager Pete Auger says he is aware that Johnson is also a full-time...
  • FEDERAL SALARIES LAG BEHIND PRIVATE SECTOR BY 35 PERCENT ON AVERAGE, PAY COUNCIL SAYS

    11/10/2015 9:40:44 AM PST · by Alfred O. Bama · 86 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 11-9-15 | Eric Yoder
    Salaries of federal employees continue to lag behind those of similar private-sector jobs by 35 percent on average, an advisory committee has said in presenting what amounts to the latest data point in a long-running debate over how the two sectors compare. The 34.92 percent "pay gap" reported Friday essentially duplicates the 35.37 and 35.28 percent numbers reported the last two years by the Federal Salary Council and is close to those of other recent years.... Under a 1990 law, the numbers are supposed to be used to virtually close the measured differences with private-sector pay. However, no administration or...
  • The Myth of the Vanishing Pay Raise

    11/05/2015 2:55:26 AM PST · by expat_panama · 52 replies
    Forbes ^ | Nov 4, 2015 | Scott Winship
    The Economy Is Up, but Pay Is NotÂť,  So sayeth Steven Greenhouse in the New York Times this past weekend in a piece titled, The Mystery of the Vanishing Pay Raise.Âť Well, consider this mystery solved. To Greenhouse, and to Jared Bernstein as well, the economy is, as ever, defective. While unemployment has dropped to 5.1 percent from near 10 percent in 2009, wages haven't accelerated upward, as many had expected.Âť The Greenhouse piece has a chart showing average hourly wages rising from $24.66 in 2009 to $25.09 today. Bernstein presents his own, even scarier, chart,,,[snip]. But their basic conclusion...
  • Plan Would Hike Detroit Teacher Pay Up to $150K

    11/03/2015 12:38:20 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 24 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 11/2/2015 | Tom Gantert
    A Detroit businessman’s idea to attract talent to the city’s public schools by paying teachers between $125,000 to $150,000 could cost close to half a billion dollars every year. If superimposed on the school district’s current salaries and the state’s pension system, it would add up to $462 million to the Detroit school district’s $642 million annual operating budget, a 72 percent increase. Peter Karmanos, who founded Compuware and is the owner of the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes, offered the idea on Charlie Langton’s radio show. According to the most recent state records, there were 3,677 teachers in the Detroit Public...
  • Best Paying College Majors: How Does Yours Compare?

    10/22/2015 6:52:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    IBD ^ | 10/22/2015 | BY PAUL KATZEFF, INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY
    If you are trying to figure out what to major in at college, then take a look at typical salaries for each major. After all, odds are that college will cost you — or your son, daughter or grandchild — a lot. It makes sense to get a handle on the payback. Clarifying your career-earnings prospects can aid your career planning and retirement planning. It turns out that the highest pay goes to people whose undergraduate degrees were in sciences related to energy exploration, production and transportation, according to PayScale.com. Majors in computer sciences and engineering and related fields also...
  • Even Compared to Workers With College Degrees, Teachers Are Well Paid

    10/12/2015 5:20:43 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 23 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/9/2015 | Jack Spencer
    The new Dearborn school district superintendent Glenn Maleyko says he is worried about losing his best teachers. Maleyko told the Dearborn Press and Guide there will be a teacher shortage, and the newspaper claims the teacher pay scale is lower than what many professionals earn with a bachelor’s degree. But the U.S. Census data doesn’t back that claim up. The median salary for a person with a bachelor’s degree is $50,450, according to the American Community Survey 2014 put out by the U.S. Census. A teacher with a bachelor’s degree in the Dearborn school district and nine years of experience...
  • Even Compared to Workers With College Degrees, Teachers Are Well Paid

    10/06/2015 1:40:33 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 28 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/4/2015 | Tom Gantert
    The new Dearborn school district superintendent Glenn Maleyko says he is worried about losing his best teachers. Maleyko told the Dearborn Press and Guide there will be a teacher shortage, and the newspaper claims the teacher pay scale is lower than what many professionals earn with a bachelor’s degree. But the U.S. Census data doesn’t back that claim up. The median salary for a person with a bachelor’s degree is $50,450, according to the American Community Survey 2014 put out by the U.S. Census. A teacher with a bachelor’s degree in the Dearborn school district and nine years of experience...
  • 20 Jobs with the Biggest Pay Raises

    09/23/2015 7:48:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    GLASSDOOR ^ | 09/22/2015 | Glassdoor Team
    Thinking about a new job? Before you start your job search, you may want to consider a job that’s among those seeing the biggest jumps in total pay over the past year.To help, Glassdoor is here with our newest report on the 20 Jobs with the Biggest Pay Raises, identifying the top 20 jobs where total pay has increased the most over the past year. Salaries for these 20 jobs have grown 3 - 10% over the past year, all above the national average for salary increase (2.2%), according to BLS.As part of this report, we include the total pay...
  • Donald Trump Calls Rising CEO Pay a ‘Complete Joke’

    09/14/2015 7:03:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    TIME ^ | 09/14/2015 | Sam Frizzel
    Donald Trump said Sunday in an interview with CBS that ballooning CEO pay is “a total and complete joke,” sounding a populist tone as he continues to stir up the Republican base in his run for president. “It does bug me. It’s very hard if you have a free enterprise system to do anything about that,” the Republican presidential frontrunner told CBS’ Face the Nation Sunday when asked about CEO pay. “You know the boards of companies are supposed to do it but I know companies very well and the CEO puts in all his friends…and they get whatever they...
  • Third Year Running, Obama Cuts Military Pay From Already Threadbare Armed Forces

    09/06/2015 9:59:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Examiner ^ | Sept. 1, 15 | Timothy Whiteman
    As most Americans are unaware, by federal law those serving in the nation's military are suppose to receive a yearly pay raise in accordance with a formula utilized by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The House of Representatives traditionally uses whatever figure the BLS sends them to factor into any given Fiscal Year Budget to be sent to the Commander-in-Chief. But Barack Obama has again decided to use an emergency loophole in the US Code to keep the formulated pay raise from the troops. Yet as reported by the Alabama Media Group (The Birmingham News, The Huntsville Times, the...
  • Comcast Users Now Need To Pay A $30 Premium If They Want To Avoid Usage Caps

    09/02/2015 5:03:36 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 47 replies
    Tech Dirt ^ | 09/01/15 | Karl Bode
    Comcast has slowly but surely been expanding the company's usage cap trials since around 2012, largely focusing them on less competitive markets where annoyed users can't vote with their wallets. In these seventeen (and counting) trial markets, Comcast broadband customers face a monthly usage cap of 300 gigabytes. After that, users need to shell out $10 for each additional 50 gigabytes of data consumed. The trials have expanded slowly but surely in the hopes of minimizing user backlash. Basically, Comcast is the hot water slowly coming to a boil, and you're the frog. It appears that Comcast has now added...
  • Myths and Exaggerations About Teacher Pay

    08/27/2015 8:45:53 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 28 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/24/2015 | Tom Gantert
    Rachel Brougham recently left her job as the assistant news editor of the Petoskey News-Review but continues to write for the daily newspaper. In her most recent column published Friday, Brougham celebrates public school teachers, but does so by repeating some common media myths and exaggerations about teacher compensation. Several statements in Brougham’s column deserve a closer look. Brougham: “Many starting salaries are barely $30,000.” It’s rare to find a teacher’s starting salary at “barely $30,000” in Michigan. At the Benton Harbor Area Schools, a starting teacher with a bachelor's degree gets $31,582. The Eau Claire school district located near...
  • Academic Privilege By the Numbers

    08/26/2015 10:29:23 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 24, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The nation and the Republican Party may or may not need ‘The Donald’ but a cursory look at what statistics we can extract from academia today suggests that the academic world needs somebody like him. That is, the Ivory Tower seems to require somebody who can and will say, “You’re fired.” Trustees come immediately to mind. That’s why we trust them. Gleaned from the Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2015-2016 Almanac, here is academia by the numbers: ~ 1% —growth in enrollment at 4-year public colleges (all other institutions of higher learning saw declines in enrollment. ~ 59.8% —“six-year graduation rate...
  • Give Castro’s embassy in Washington the address it deserves (Ted Cruz introduced the name)

    08/24/2015 10:15:11 AM PDT · by Isara · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 24, 2015 | Marion Smith
    --- Americans and Cubans who have wanted for decades to hold the island’s dictatorship accountable for its human rights crimes absorbed a tough blow. But if the Obama administration won’t give them the right Cuba policy, Congress can award them an important and symbolic concession: Rub a reminder of the regime’s brutality in its face, every day, by renaming the street where its embassy stands in D.C. after one of its victims, the slain opposition leader Oswaldo Payá. --- To keep the memory of the regime’s victims alive, Congress can rename Washington’s 16th Street Northwest, where the newly reopened embassy...
  • The Myth of Teacher Poverty

    08/13/2015 11:04:39 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 25 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/12/2015 | Tom Gantert
    The average public school teacher’s salary in Michigan in 2014 was $62,169, according to the state Department of Education. The average salary in Michigan's private sector was $48,043 in 2014, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. Yet, a small but very vocal minority of teachers across the state have participated in a campaign to paint their profession as low-paid, and their compensation complaints have frequently been picked up by numerous media outlets. The stories have often uncritically repeated allegations that teachers are living on food stamps, make less than substitute teachers or need second jobs to pay their...
  • New State School Super Favors Merit Pay for Teachers

    07/08/2015 1:49:29 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/5/3025 | Tom Gantert
    Outgoing State Superintendent Michael Flanagan made headlines in 2013 when he said all teachers should make $100,000. Incoming Superintendent Brian Whiston, who takes over July 1, said he also wants teachers to make more money, but with a caveat. He would prefer to see schools break from the current union scale system, where teacher pay is based on time on the job and a teacher's academic credentials. “Pay should be based on what you are teaching (subject), your evaluation, years of service, education, what extras you bring to the position (extra training, certifications, experiences),” Whiston said in an email. “I...
  • CEO pay at US’s largest companies up 54% since recovery began in 2009

    06/25/2015 9:32:52 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 13 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 06/25/15 | JP Morgan chief executive Jamie Dimon earned a controversial $20m in 2014. Photograph: Jessica Rina
    While America’s CEOs have seen their compensation soar in the past six years, the average annual earnings of employees haven’t budged Psst … want to earn a CEO’s hourly wage? You can. You’ll just have to toil for about five weeks to do it, without a single day off. According to the latest annual survey by the Economic Policy Institute, a progressive think tank, CEOs at the 350 largest companies in the country pocketed an average of $16.3m in compensation each last year. That’s up 3.9% from 2013, and a whopping gain of 54.3% since the recovery began in 2009....
  • Amazon to pay self-published authors based on pages read

    06/23/2015 7:53:38 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    could soon pay more to write lengthier books, if you are an author self-publishing on Amazon.com Inc's Kindle ebook platform. Starting next month, the e-commerce giant will pay independent authors based on the number of pages read, rather than the number of times their book has been borrowed. The move is aimed at authors enrolled in Kindle Direct Publishing platform – which lets authors set list prices, decide rights and edit the book at any time – and is applicable to ebooks made available via the Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Owners' Lending Library programs. Self-publishing has transformed what it means...
  • Liberal Columnist Disses 'Michissippians' Like It's 2009; Michigan Outperforms States He Elevates

    06/05/2015 9:11:24 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/2/2015 | Tom Gantert
    Detroit Free Press columnist Brian Dickerson stated in a column that improving Michigan roads was key to improving the state’s economic future and that’s why it was so important to pass Proposal 1. But he lamented what he saw as the attitudes of voters toward the proposal: “It's the collective shrug of Michissippians who've begun to doubt their state will ever again compete with mega-states like New York and Ohio, or even up-and-comers like North Carolina and Tennessee.” ForTheRecord says: It’s not 2009 anymore. Michigan’s job growth percentage (10.6 percent) from June 2009 to March 2015 has exceeded New York...
  • Equal pay bill passes Louisiana Senate, despite concern it would cause frivolous lawsuits

    05/13/2015 1:19:53 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 9 replies
    The Republic ^ | May 12, 2015 - 7:44 pm EDT | MELINDA DESLATTE Associated Press
    Louisiana's state senators chose anti-discrimination arguments over concerns about frivolous lawsuits Tuesday, narrowly backing an equal pay proposal in what has become an annual fight in the Legislature. With a 21-16 vote, senators sent the measure by Sen. Ed Murray, D-New Orleans, to the House for consideration. But it is expected to run into problems there. The House labor committee killed two similar equal pay bills last month. Murray's bill describes the state's policy as "all employees shall be compensated equally for work that is the same in kind and quality," with no distinction made because of a person's gender....
  • The 25 college majors that will lead to the lowest-paying jobs

    05/08/2015 8:19:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/08/2015 | Kathleen Elkins
    Before declaring your major, make sure you're passionate about the subject you decide on, particularly if you're considering working with children. Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforcefound in their recent report, "The Economic Value of College Majors," that education majors are paid the least, specifically those specializing in early childhood education, who earn a median annual salary of $39,000. While the paychecks are not particularly enticing, people in education find a high level of meaning from their jobs. And the satisfaction from helping others tends to outweigh the lack of pay growth. The education field is also unique...
  • The 25 Highest Paying Jobs In Demand Today

    03/18/2015 8:36:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Glassdoor ^ | 03/17/2015 | Glassdoor Research Team
    Curious which jobs pay the most and are in high demand right now? Glassdoor has released its inaugural 25 Highest Paying Jobs In Demand report, identifying top jobs that pay the most and are in high demand by employers nationwide. Job seekers: While these jobs pay handsomely, it’s important to note that most also require a high level of experience, skills and education to get hired. Check out the complete results: 1. Physician Average Base Salary: $212,270 Number of Job Openings: 7984 2. Pharmacy Manager Average Base Salary: $131,099 Number of Job Openings: 1787 3. Software Architect Average Base Salary:...
  • Why the Gap Between Worker Pay and Productivity Is So Problematic

    02/25/2015 6:34:42 AM PST · by ckilmer · 5 replies
    theatlantic.com ^ | Feb 25 2015, 7:30 AM ET | Gillian B. White
    One of the most frustrating parts of the sluggish recovery has been paltry wage gains for most workers. That's because even if the stock market is performing well, corporate profits are increasing, and home values are rising—one of the most direct and important ways to boost the financial health, and consumption, of the middle and lower class is through increases to worker's wages.
  • In Ann Arbor, Jim Harbaugh Gets $150,000 Academic Incentive – City's Teachers Get $150

    02/03/2015 1:17:09 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 24 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/1/2015 | Tom Gantert
    Newly hired University of Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh will make three times as much money if his football players hit their academic goals than if Harbaugh is named the Big Ten Coach of the Year. MLive did a story on Harbaugh’s contract that states the coach will earn $150,000 if the players hit certain academic bench marks. Harbaugh will get $50,000 if he’s picked as the league’s top coach. The academic bonus is 3 percent of Harbaugh’s $5 million annual salary. ForTheRecord says: Ann Arbor Public Schools teachers who are evaluated and given the highest rating of “highly effective”...
  • Obama Gives Military 1 Percent Pay Raise

    12/22/2014 9:16:11 PM PST · by Nachum · 36 replies
    free beacon ^ | 12/22/14 | Adam Kredo
    A majority of U.S. military service members will receive a 1 percent pay raise in their basic pay beginning in January 2015, the Pentagon announced on Monday. However, those enlisted members further down the military totem poll will see no pay raise, according to the announcement. “Basic pay for service members will increase one percent, except for general and flag officers who will not see an increase in 2015,” the Pentagon announced. This means that an Army member with the rank of corporal or specialist will receive an additional $22.20 per month, while those service members with the rank of...
  • Wow: Congress Cuts Military Pay, Opens Entitlements for Illegals!

    12/14/2014 7:42:08 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 58 replies
    Conserviative Daily ^ | 12/14/14 | Joe Otto
    John Boehner and the rest of the GOP RINO establishment didn’t have enough Conservative votes to pass their $1.1 TRILLION budget. That’s because while these so-called “Republicans” criticized Obama’s amnesty in public, their budget completely funded it. More than 60 Republicans voted against the spending bill, forcing Boehner to get approximately 50 Democrats to vote for it. GOP leaders blocked any anti-amnesty amendments and allowed the bill to proceed without any mention of Obama’s amnesty. That means that newly “legalized” illegal aliens will begin receiving working papers and become eligible for Social Security and Medicare as soon as they come...
  • People With These College Majors Get The Biggest Pay Raises

    12/03/2014 11:35:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/03/2014 | JACQUELYN SMITH
    When deciding what to study in college, it's important to consider the earning and growth potential for jobs associated with each major. To help you figure that out, Payscale, the creator of the world's largest compensation database with more than 40 million salary profiles, looked at the difference between starting salary (less than five years of experience) and mid-career pay (10 or more years of experience) by college major to determine the 13 majors with the largest salary growth. 13. Business & Information Technology (IT) Common jobs: Information Technology (IT) Manager, Systems Analyst, Systems Administrator Starting median pay: $56,900 Mid-career...
  • The most lucrative seven-figure MBA degrees

    10/14/2014 2:29:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    FORTUNE ^ | 10/14/2014 | John A. Byrne
    (Poets&Quants) — What’s an MBA degree really worth? And how much more money does an MBA from Harvard, Stanford, or Wharton get you over a career than one from Texas A&M, Ohio State, or the University of Iowa?Those are questions that perplex and confound many deciding whether to get the degree and, if so, where to get it from. Not everyone can get into the most highly selective business schools. So many candidates have to face the question over whether it’s worth getting the MBA from a second- or even third-tier school.A new analysis done exclusively for Poets&Quants by...
  • I.M.F. Takes Aim at Wall Street’s Pay System

    10/10/2014 8:00:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/10/2014 | WILLIAM D. COHAN
    We don’t like to concede that a primary cause of the financial crisis was a Wall Street compensation system that rewarded executives, bankers and traders for taking big risks with other people’s money without holding them the least bit accountable. And because we don’t like to discuss such things in polite company, it is certainly unsurprising that six years later, not a single fundamental aspect of how Wall Street pays its top people has changed. The incentive system that handed out millions of dollars in bonuses to bankers and traders who packaged shoddy mortgages into securities and sold them as...
  • "Equal Pay for Equal Work?" Government Has No Idea What That is

    09/30/2014 7:04:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/30/2014 | Selwyn Duke
    “Equal pay for equal work!” the mantra goes. “Women get only 73 cents on a man’s dollar!” These are oft-heard slogans, and we may well hear them again during the fall campaign with the War on Women afoot. Now, going beyond the rhetoric, it’s not widely known but nonetheless true that the intersex pay gap is attributable to different career choices men and women make: women tend to choose less lucrative fields (e.g., soft sciences instead of hard ones), work shorter hours even when “full time,” are more likely to value personal fulfillment and job flexibility over money, are more...
  • Families of beheaded US reporters warned not to pay ransoms (could've faced prosecution)

    09/13/2014 2:41:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    MSN ^ | 9/13/14
    The families of two journalists beheaded by Islamic State jihadists were both warned by US government officials they could face prosecution if they raised a ransom for their release. The recent executions of James Foley and Steven Sotloff by Islamic State (IS) extremists triggered worldwide revulsion and Washington has since declared it is at war with the radicals. The United States has a policy of never paying ransoms, contending that doing so would endanger Americans all over the world. Late Friday, a spokesman for Sotloff's family said the murdered journalist's parents were told by a White House counterterrorism official last...
  • November ballot won’t ask Californians about yanking pay of suspended lawmakers (Yee's missiles)

    08/19/2014 3:29:25 PM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | 8/18/14 | Laurel Rosenhall
    **SNIP** “The pro tem still wishes the bill to be considered before the end of session, and that would put the constitutional amendment on the 2016 ballot,” said Steinberg spokesman Rhys Williams. Steinberg proposed the measure after the upper house took the unprecedented step in March of suspending three of its members while maintaining their pay. Democratic Sens. Leland Yee of San Francisco and Ron Calderon of Montebello face federal bribery charges in separate cases resulting from undercover FBI stings. Sen. Rod Wright of Baldwin Hills was found guilty of perjury and voter fraud by a Los Angeles jury in...
  • Politics Pays: No society can long thrive by making its innovators subservient to its bureaucrats.

    06/29/2014 3:41:49 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    The National Review ^ | 6-29-14 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Chelsea Clinton, from her $10.5 million perch on Gramercy Park, declares that she finds it impossible to care about money. Bill and Hillary Clinton, shuttling between their multimillion-dollar homes — Chappaqua, Washington, the $200,000-a-month rental in the Hamptons — denounce the wicked rich and protest that they are not “truly well off.” A professor of poverty and left-wing activist at the University of North Carolina School of Law is paid $200,000 per annum to teach a single class; anti-inequality crusader Elizabeth Warren was paid $350,000 per annum to teach a single class and thinks deeply about the plight of the...
  • Lawmakers Could Be Suspended Without Pay (California & shoulder fired missiles)

    05/29/2014 2:58:40 AM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 5/27/14
    SACRAMENTO (AP) — The state Senate has passed a proposed constitutional amendment permitting the Legislature to suspend members without pay. SCA17 passed Tuesday on a 31-3 vote. Among those voting no was a Republican lawmaker who wanted to halt tax collections for the constituents of three suspended lawmakers. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg introduced the measure after the chamber voted to suspend the Democratic lawmakers in March. Sens. Ron Calderon and Leland Yee face federal corruption charges, while Sen. Rod Wright was convicted for lying about living in his district.
  • Vancouver teacher may have had children 'pay to potty'

    05/28/2014 9:29:37 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 19 replies
    kirotv ^ | 5/20/2014 | kirotv
    A lesson on the value of a dollar may have gone too far in southern Washington. A school district is investigating claims a teacher caused a student to wet their pants at school. At Mill Plain Elementary in Vancouver, third grade students earn play money to buy treats. Some students said they have to use that money to get bathroom breaks, too. In the last week, there were two cases in which children chose to spend the money on the treat instead of a trip to the bathroom.
  • Which Michigan School Districts Pay The Most?

    05/09/2014 8:06:42 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/7/2014 | Jarrett Skorup
    The average teacher salary in Michigan's top 10 highest paying districts for 2013 was over $81,000 per year. But there appears to be no correlation between higher paid educators and student outcomes. The information comes from the latest Bulletin 1014, which was just made available from the Michigan Department of Education. The most generous paying districts, in order, are Westwood Community School District*, Warren Consolidated Schools, Center Line Public Schools, Walled Lake Consolidated Schools, Harper Woods School District, Livonia Public School District, Allen Park Public Schools, Utica Community Schools, Grosse Pointe Public Schools and Saline Area Schools. According to an...
  • Eliminating the Salaries of All McDonald's Management Would Give Each Worker a 1.5 Cent Raise

    04/29/2014 1:40:34 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 14 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/26/2014 | Tom Gantert
    As a union tries to make CEO pay an issue, others question the comparison. Economist Antony Davies said that if McDonald's were to not pay its CEO or all senior management and instead divide those tens of millions of dollars among the minimum wage workers, each employee would end up earning about 1.5 cents more per hour. But some groups are using executive compensation to try and drive a public discussion. The AFL-CIO launched a website that is critical of some salaries, including the heads of some Michigan companies. The union reports that a minimum wage employee would have to...
  • Idiot Sgt. Major Michael Barrett Pushes for Lower Pay for Marines Saying “It Will Raise Discipline”

    04/10/2014 5:01:45 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 59 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4-10-2014 | Jim Hoft
    Sgt. Major Michael Barrett greets Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. (American Military News) Idiot Sgt. Major Michael Barrett, the highest enlisted member of the US Marine Corps, told Congress Marines don’t need higher pay. Barrett said he believes lower pay will “raise discipline.” Nice job looking out for your brothers, Sergeant Major. American Military News reported: The highest enlisted member of the United States Marine Corps said that lowering salary of Marines will “raise discipline” and make Marines less wasteful. The comments come as a debate in Washington talks about cutting active duty member pay in order to make sharp...
  • Per Obama, Female Soldiers Should Make Less Money than Males

    04/10/2014 4:45:19 AM PDT · by Desperado67 · 12 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 04/09/2014 | Rob Binsrick
    In his latest White House teleprompter reading on Tuesday, President Barack Obama railed against the alleged problem of pay inequality between male and female workers. He stated assertively at one point, "Equal pay for equal work, it's not that complicated." Obama also signed two more executive orders that are tangental to the issue. So assuming that Obama is a man of his word, it is fair to say that he is about to embark on his own latest 'war on women' and declare that female members of the U.S. Army should be paid less than their male counterparts. How can...
  • General Tells Congress Troops Are Willing To Sacrifice Pay

    04/04/2014 8:36:06 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 58 replies
    American Military News ^ | March 31, 2014 | Editorial Staff
    In testimony to Congress last week, military leaders told Congress that military personnel are understanding as to why they must take pay cuts. The officials told Congress that troops are ready and willing to sacrifice their pay. The officials said that pay cuts must come first over making cuts to equipment and training, and that the troops understand this best. ____________ Senior Pentagon officials told Congress on Tuesday that troops are willing to sacrifice portions of their pay and benefits if it means keeping and improving the training and equipment needed to do their jobs. Vice Adm. William F. Moran,...