Saturday, February 22, 2014
Wise state spending? Gov. Inslee?
Gov. Jay Inslee says he is considering to unilaterally raise the minimum wage for state employees to whatever level he wants. Why can he be dictator over state pay? Because the Legislature allowed him to in 2002. HB 1268 allowed government employees to unionize and took away the Legislature’s role in overseeing employee pay and benefits and gave it to the governor.
Is Inslee concerned about the state’s costs? Is he concerned that taxpayers get maximum benefit for the spending of their tax dollars?
He is not acting like it. He is very generous with other people’s money - yours. He can throw your money at entry-level state employees and receive their adulation. You? Heh...