Save Our State of Massachusetts
With all the bad news, and scum out there, even those running our state, it’s time to start hunting down who our heroes are, and get behind and support them. If any readers have unsung heroes they would like to alert this site to, please contact us, or do your own write-up and submit it.
It makes all the sense in the world, if we want to make a difference in this effort to Save Our State, that we get behind and support the people in power to help us. So let’s round them up, and help them help us. I know for a fact that Shaunna O’Connell needs help paying off her campaign debt, and you can be sure that the dems are going to rally to unseat her the first chance they get. Please consider making any contribution you can to this fine woman’s campaign. She is already saving us tens of thousands through her own personal sacrifices, but she stands to save us HUNDREDS of THOUSANDS, make that MILLIONS, if she gets her way. She is not taking a pension OR a “per diem” check from “us”. Please do whatever YOU can for her.
In keeping with another philosophy of this site, why re-invent the wheel when someone else has already said it well. From Michael Graham, SOSMass gives you . . .
(amongst the litany of losers)
In the two-year legislative session that started this month, state lawmakers will earn an annual base salary of $61,133. That is a 0.5 percent reduction from last year, when they made $61,440.
Oh, those poor dears. But that $61, 133 is just for chumps, anyway. As the Enterprise points out:
State lawmakers took a $300 pay cut this year, but those who were handed leadership or chairmanship roles will get paid thousands more.
Two area senators – Brian Joyce, D-Milton, and Marc Pacheco, D-Taunton – will get paid $22,500 more over their base salary for serving as chairman or vice chairman of three committees each.
The two top lawmakers – House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Senate President Therese Murray – earn an extra $35,000 for their work.
Quincy Rep. Ronald Mariano pulls in an extra $15,000 stipend for his job as majority leader, bringing his total salary to $76,133.
Yet another reason Rep. Shaunna O’Connell got a huge ovation at last night’s fundraiser when she told her supporters she’s