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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Cheap at half the price?

David Miller is being given $167,000 when he steps down as mayor. Sadly I think we are all becoming jaded to the excesses of political pensions, but this seems more outrageous than normal.

(I told this to my girlfriend and her only response was "I want to be mayor")

Of course the alternative way to look at is this: we are getting rid of David Miller for only $167,000.

Posted by Hugh MacIntyre on September 29, 2009 in Municipal Politics | Permalink

Comments

This is the problem with politics these days. Its all about the money, and not any sense of altruism. These guys don't seem to care, just as long as that fat pension is laying in wait. That and the obscene salaries they and the bureaucrats
make is what it is all about.

Posted by: Steve Bottrell | 2009-09-29 12:07:54 PM


Miller should be on trial for allowing his city to segregate the races, a clear contravention of basic human rights.

Posted by: Zebulon Pike | 2009-09-29 12:12:54 PM


I'm sure he replacement will be equally as bad. Toronto isn't a stink hole because he's mayor, he's mayor because Toronto a stink hole.

Posted by: Pete | 2009-09-29 12:14:12 PM


Hugh,

Tempest in a teapot. If the story told you that the Mayor's salary were 180K per year, but that he is not entitled to collect 8% of it until after he leaves office, it amounts to the same thing. So if there is anything to be outraged about, it is that the Mayor makes 180K per year rather than 167K. I really have no idea what makes sense as the right salary for being the mayor of Toronto, but I don't see how the difference between 180K and 167K is much to have a fit over. I'm pretty sure any executive in private industry with similar responsibilities would be paid at least that much, so it does not seem out of line.

Posted by: Fact Check | 2009-09-29 12:32:26 PM


These guys don't seem to care, just as long as that fat pension is laying in wait. That and the obscene salaries they and the bureaucrats
make is what it is all about.

Like you'd turn one down, if offered, Steve. Pete's condemnation of Toronto is a bit harsh, but the fact remains that its people have made their own bed; it is no one's fault but their own if they sleep badly in it.

Posted by: Shane Matthews | 2009-09-29 12:32:35 PM


$167,000 is chicken feed. He should have gotten at least $1,000,000. He was after all the mayor of Canada's largest and greatest city. He did a heck of a lot more to steer the city than ever did the bulldog on the front of a Mack truck. Be thankful you were not the mayor of Toronto; you'd be in the hospital in intensive care!

Posted by: Agha Ali Arkahn | 2009-09-29 9:44:54 PM



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