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Letters to the editor...MPPs don't warrant 25% pay increase
Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 21 Dec 2006, p. 6

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Dear editor, Poor Mr. Ted Chudleigh, I really feel sorry for you to have to try and make ends meet in this day and age with a pathetic salary of only $88,771. I mean this equates to an embarrassing $44 an hour for someone who works 40 hours a week. I am not sure what the math is in your case, given the tax breaks that elected officials receive and the summer and winter shutdowns that you enjoy, but it is probably safe to say it would work out in excess of $50-plus an hour. As I sit here and try to comprehend your justification for a 25% salary increase a thought comes to mind as to what it must be like on your planet. Do you actually think that anyone with an IQ greater than a soap dish will buy into your theory that in order to get "good talent" we need to pay someone $110,775 a year? An MPP does not offer the same value-added services that a policeman, fireman, doctor, caregiver, etc. does. You folks give us... let me see... hold on it will come to me eventually.... I give up! I cannot figure out where your value-added services come close to anything that all the previously mentioned careers offer at far less pay. Oh, I remember now, you were on the committee 8-10 years ago to investigate the collusion of gas prices. Well now that worked out well as we see there have been no changes there. If you do not like your job, do the public a favour and quit. Just stop hitting the taxpayers for a job not well done. Craig Gray, Georgetown

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Letters to the editor...MPPs don't warrant 25% pay increase