Posts tagged "Rick Roberts"

Time to scrutinize high salaries paid by some charities

No one more deserves sympathy in these troubled times than the nonprofit charities struggling to survive. In this recession, government subsidies are tight and in Illinois, the state is stiffing them. Contributions are off. Their staffs are shrinking … Wait, let me start again. No one more deserves sympathy in these troubled times than the... Read more »

Chop the salaries of 'public servants'

It’s bad enough to suggest that “public servants” forgo raises, even when pay increases in the private sector are as rare as, well, pay increases in the private sector. But imagine the din that will be aroused when someone, in all seriousness, exhorts public servants to take pay cuts. It makes sense. Reductions in pension... Read more »
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