Krusty Konservative: Republicans are being intellectually lazy
Excerpted from this post at Krusty Konservative
Governor Culver finally did something to show Iowans that he cares
about the state's budget crisis. He cut his $130,000 salary by 10%.
The liberal news media has called the move a sign of bold leadership.
The reason why the move was politically wise is because he did it on
the same day that Rep. Kraig Paulsen called for across-the-board pay
cuts for state employees. More on Paulsen's proposal in a moment. I
kinda laughed when I heard that Culver was going to take one for the
team and cut his salary by $13,000. We must not forget that in
addition to his salary, Culver is provided free housing,
transportation, and utilities. He doesn't have to pay property taxes,
purchase gas, or even own a vehicle. He doesn't even pay for his food
and beer. The state picks up the tab when he entertains at Terrace
Hill. I'm sure they buy a little extra food and beverage that the
first family can snack on.