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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Hawkeye Review: The governor who forgot how to coach...

Excerpted from this post at Hawkeye Review

Where were you last Saturday night, say around 9 p.m.? Unless you were
sleeping, you were probably one of about 3 million other Iowans who
heard the collective "gasp/roar" in the closing two seconds of the
Iowa / Michigan State game. Here's some head scratching math that will
stop you in your tracks today... Iowa Governor Chet Culver leads a
team of bureaucrats with a budget nearing $6 Billion dollars and earns
$130,000 dollars per year. (I'm being generous folks, I just gave him
a 10% raise) Working about 50 weeks per year at 40 hours per week,
that computes to $65 per hour. Sure, throw in free housing and a few
perks, but all in all, we're not borrowing any money to pay the
Governor. It's no secret that Kirk Ferentz earns $3.02 million dollars
per year and if you break this down to the bare bones, that's $250,000
per hour for each of 12 regular season games, each lasting 60 minutes
as the scoreboard clock goes. (Stay with me here) Now it's fair to say
there's a lot of extra time that goes into each of their jobs
respectively.

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