But a quick check of the Minnesota state employee database revealed the University of Minnesota system (Twin Cities campus, Duluth campus, Crookston campus) had 295 employees making more than $200,000 in 2013. That included 60 making more than $300,000, 14 making more than $400,000, five making more than $500,000 and two (U of M president Eric Kaler and Gophers football coach Jerry Kill) making more than $600,000.
The Twin Cities campus alone had 284 employees making more than $200,000 per year.
So while $215,000 is a lot of money to most of us, it is just another nice salary in the University of Minnesota system.
"I am a supporter of a safety net in our community, and it's very troubling ... to know there are people in our community who would take advantage of the good intentions of the public," Choi said. Yasmin Abdulle Ali, 33 of Fridley; her husband, Ahmed Aden Mohamed, 46, of Fridley; Joshua John Miller, 31, of St. Paul; and Jordan Christopher Smith, 31, of Cottage Grove were all charged for varying degrees of participation in the criminal enterprise, which dates back to 2009, according to criminal complaints.
We have be posting it's a done deal since May 2014. It's well known by many DFL insiders that Frau was out selling her soul all Summer to the far left in DFL Duluth whose support in needed to win. The strategy is to piggyback on the Hillary Clinton as the first female president campaign. DFL insiders initially made contact because of the concern of Frau's inability, lack of aptitude to move the city forward, and close relationship with Minneapolis's gang sign flashing mayor Betsy.
The timely relevant question is why is Frau and DFL Duluth most prominent leftist supporters putting Frau as DFL Duluth first female mayor over the city's first black mayor? Is it because there are no black city CLOWNcilors who have served as a CLOWNcilor or CLOWNcil Prez for a whole 4 weeks and the DFL Duluth power brokers agenda is now fully exposed? DFL Duluth political history has shown that the door has been closed may times for black candidates as or more qualified than Frau. So much for real diversity in DFL Duluth.
Retiring U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK), author of the annual "Wastebook" publication, takes another foray into government waste and abuse in a new report entitled "Tax Decoder." The 312-page report highlights nearly a trillion dollars in questionable and crony-like federal tax breaks that are given out every year through our broken tax code.
With nothing to lose as Republicans prepare to take over the Senate on January 2, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has a “lovely parting gift” for the American people – the Senate confirmation of up to 88 new federal judges nominated by President Barack Obama.
Megyn Kelly interviewed Dr. James Mitchell, a former U.S. Navy psychologist reportedly involved in the interrogation of suspected 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, claimed the CIA “saved lives” using techniques that some have claimed were entirely ineffective.
Who did you want to get the information that lead to getting Osama Bin Laden, today's treasonous Democrats or people that did what it took to get the job done?
Powerful, but if you don't think Liberal Judges are getting phone calls from Obama to counter this, you don't know the game. And they are probably already trying to pressure spaghetti-spined Justice Roberts as well.
Data gathered from tracking units in California, Arizona, Illinois and elsewhere reveal radiation levelsup to 50,000 percent higherthan what was observed at the same time last year, and in some cases compared to levels seen this past summer.
Meanwhile the mainstream media is force feeding us the latest distraction, Sony's Hollywood hacker problem...
You have to give this woman credit, she knows just how to enrage her shrill opponents. Given that wild boars are breeding wildly in the south and cause massive (and costly) destruction to States like Texas each year, are the Leftist idiots assuming they are endangered? Laughable.
Shoot some more, Sarah.
Mayor de Blasio ordered city lawyers to stay silent about a groundbreaking lawsuit to keep bootleg cigarettes out of the Big Apple — because it came as Hizzoner was downplaying the illegal cigarette sales that led to the ill-fated police arrest of Eric Garner.
"Social Justice" is a term you hear almost every day. But did you ever hear anybody define what it actually means? Jonah Goldberg of the American Enterprise Institute tries to pin this catchall phrase to the wall. In doing so, he exposes the not-so-hidden agenda of those who use it. What sounds so caring and noble turns out to be something very different.
Everyone's favorite faux-Native American (got to get that college advantage, y'know) and radical Marxist who first uttered to business owners "You didn't build that!", says it's a no-go. Anyone laying bets she'll change her mind?
Please tell me how THIS guy was walking around:
Man Monis, Iranian import, implicated in the murder of his ex-wife, sending offensive letters to the families of soldiers who died in Afghanistan, charged in the sexual assault of a woman (I guess he couldn't control himself, her face was uncovered)--Really?
And we all thought that Liberalism had made us blind in America--the flashing red light over this guy's head was clear for miles.
Courtesy of the Cronybus(sic) last minute passage, government was provided a quid-pro-quo $1.1 trillion spending allowance with Wall Street's blessing in exchange for assuring banks that taxpayers would be on the hook for yet another bailout, as a result of the swaps push-out provision, after incorporating explicit Citigroup language that allows financial institutions to trade certain financial derivatives from subsidiaries that are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp, explicitly putting taxpayers on the hook for losses caused by these contracts.
A majority of Washington State’s 39 sheriffs have come out in opposition to anti-gun Washington State Ballot Initiative 594. The sheriffs oppose I-594 because it will not make anyone safer, will strain scarce law enforcement resources, will criminalize the lawful behavior of millions of law-abiding gun owners in Washington and will be unenforceable. Instead, I-594 would vastly expand the state’s handgun registry and force law-abiding gun owners to pay fees and get the government’s permission to sell or even loan a firearm to a friend or family member.
How would you react if your employer informed you he would be taking a modest cut from your paycheck each month for his political action committee? What if he told you that if you try to opt out of this arrangement he'd hassle you and might fight you all the way to the Supreme Court?
Wisconsin's public employees in unions make 7.8 percent more in salary than their non-union colleagues and 7.9 percent more when benefits are included. This is referred to as a "union premium." Wisconsin's premium is greater than the national average of 6.8 percent and 7.4 percent respectively.
The average unionized public employee makes $35.43 an hour in wages and benefits, for an annual total compensation of $73,611. A non-unionized public employee makes $32.80 an hour, or $68,224 per year. That is a difference of $5,387 per employee.
Union membership is down but Big Labor bosses’ profits are up. More than 400 labor chiefs pocketed at least $250,000 each last year, even as their collective ranks fell by 400,000 members. They say they are fighting for the working class. Not quite. We did the math…
Excerpted from Zero Hedge: While what little remains of America’s middle class is happy and eager to put in its 9-to-5 each-and-every day, an increasing number of Americans – those record 91.5 million who are no longer part of the labor force – are perfectly happy to benefit from the ever more generous hand outs of the welfare state. Prepare yourself before listening to this… calling on her self-admitted Obamaphone, Texas welfare recipient Lucy, 32, explains why “taxpayers are the fools”…
Embrace the Common Core State Standards? Do not embrace the Common Core? That was the question in New York when four people — two for embracing and two against — participated in a recent debate about the controversial initiative.
The University of Wisconsin System and the billion dollar surplus controversy was, once again, the center of the debate at the Joint Committee on Finance. Back in 2013, Legislators and the Governor demanded answers from the UW System when the legislature's CPA Caucus discovered a hidden, $1 billion cash surplus. The political reaction to this discovery was so negative and severe that Gov. Scott Walker immediately called for a two-year tuition freeze on all UW campuses, which was included in the 2013-2015 state budget.
The first 477 DFL Duluth public schools administrators and teachers take over $100,000 per year in salary and benefits. Not bad for 8 months of showing up. Click on the title above and see for yourself.
Do you get a $40,000 benefit package and taxpayer backed against losses retirement fund? How about additional pay to cover your medical deductible that can even be carried forward as deferred compensation? DFL Duluth Federation of Teachers members do thanks to their union backed school board members.
Reviewing the public records, DFL Duluth's superintendent appears to have much less education that the other top 25 paid superintendents in MN presented in this link.
DFL Duluth Schools current 'leader' had very little superintendent experience, serving only 2 years and an assistant superintendent. Yet the DFL Duluth union run screwal board is paying the second highest salary in the state of MN.
With screwal board decisions like this, is it any wonder why ISD709 has big money problems?
Here's yet another source with 137 pages of facts proving how the DFL is suffocating MN businesses and jobs while doing its best to push new businesses to other states.
Page 6: "now makes Minnesota the state with the fourth highest income taxes in the country. Additional tax increases as part of the $2 billion included instituting a gift tax and taxing various business inputs, such as storage and telecommunications equipment. "
Page 40: Minnesota has the 3rd highest corporate tax rate.
Page 44: "The worst offender is Minnesota, which in 2013 enacted a new 10 percent gift tax with a $1 million exemption, though the state thankfully repealed the law a year later in 2014. A gift tax is a levy on money given away while still alive. This tax was in addition to Minnesota’s 16 percent estate tax."
Page 45: "Minnesotans already have a strong incentive to become snow birds and flee because of the cold winters. Now they have two reasons to leave."
Page 45: "The Center for the American Experiment, a Minnesota research group, found that $3 billion of income has been lost to the state since 1995 because of Minnesotans relocating to Florida and Arizona."
Page 45: Minnesota is number 10 in death tax revenue by state.
Page 54: Minnesota is 3rd in combined federal and state rates.
Page 56: Minnesota is 8th in the WORLD in top marginal rate on capital gains.
Page 61: Minnesota is in the bottom 10.
Page 106: where Minnesota is ranked 46th on in economic outlook.
Most people do not realize the extent to which unions dominate special interest spending on elections. When you talk about special interests, it is hardly worth mentioning any other than unions. This chart, from Open Secrets, shows the fifteen largest contributors to federal campaigns during the period 1989-2012. Ten of the fifteen are unions.
Unions have chosen to turn themselves into an arm of the Democratic Party rather than represent their members.
Bergson got his first OWI after crashing into a bridge near Spooner on Dec. 9, 2005, while he was serving as Duluth’s mayor. Last November, he was found guilty of his second offense by a Sauk County jury and served a 22-day jail sentence earlier this year.
Bergson, 57, of Waunakee, Wis., pleaded guilty Monday to his third OWI, a misdemeanor offense, in Dane County Circuit Court.