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Old February 17th, 2011, 01:09 PM   #1
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Asked in January what sort of salary he would take, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said he had yet to decide.

Unveiling his budget to the Legislature this morning, he said his salary would be $1 a year. That means, he's giving the state the remainder of his $159,300 salary for 2011.

The former Gateway Computer executive and venture capitalist can afford it, but making the gesture today as he asks lawmakers to support $1.5 billion in budget cuts is meant to show that he's willing to share the sacrifice.


I can't belive some of the comments though.
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Yeah the comments are crazy. What elese do you want the guy to do about his salary?
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Sure, he cuts his salary down to $1 but then turns around and gives massive raises to his cabinet heads and directors compared to what they made under Granholm. The first one that comes to mind is Michael Finney, the new head of MEDC, who is making $50k more than his predecessor: http://www.annarbor.com/business-rev...ment-corp-ceo/
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Sure, he cuts his salary down to $1 but then turns around and gives massive raises to his cabinet heads and directors compared to what they made under Granholm. The first one that comes to mind is Michael Finney, the new head of MEDC, who is making $50k more than his predecessor: http://www.annarbor.com/business-rev...ment-corp-ceo/
You get what you pay for. If it costs $50k more to get someone competent, than it is money well spent.
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You get what you pay for. If it costs $50k more to get someone competent, than it is money well spent.

With Snyder giving up his wages it only costs tax payer 50k for somebody to help get Michigan back on its feet.
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With Snyder giving up his wages it only costs tax payer 50k for somebody to help get Michigan back on its feet.

I would give up my salary to if I had umpteen million dollars in stock too.

it is the same ploy that the CEO from one of the bank industries used to make it seem like he is on the middle classes side (he has taken a one dollar salary for the past 4 years or something like that) but holds 100's of million dollars in stock for the company and its subsidaries. these people dont need healthcare insurance, unemployment insurance, or any other insurance or govt programs for that matter. I DO! and so do alot of the religious right, NRA, and Pro-Life people do too. I just dont understand it.

I read something very alarming on the web (not always true, i know) and I checked other online sources to see if the information was credible.

average salary in 1991 33,000 dollars

average salary in 2011 33,000 dollars

everything costs more (inflation) for me my money does not go as far, as it would in 1991.

but the top 10 percent earners have seen and average wealth growth of 33% over the 20 year span.

the gap between middle class and super rich gets bigger and bigger every year.

Things will get worse before they get better, no doubt, there will be another revolution in this contry, maybe not in my time but it will happen.

its sad we dont learn from history.
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I would give up my salary to if I had umpteen million dollars in stock too.

it is the same ploy that the CEO from one of the bank industries used to make it seem like he is on the middle classes side (he has taken a one dollar salary for the past 4 years or something like that) but holds 100's of million dollars in stock for the company and its subsidaries. these people dont need healthcare insurance, unemployment insurance, or any other insurance or govt programs for that matter. I DO! and so do alot of the religious right, NRA, and Pro-Life people do too. I just dont understand it.

I read something very alarming on the web (not always true, i know) and I checked other online sources to see if the information was credible.

average salary in 1991 33,000 dollars

average salary in 2011 33,000 dollars

everything costs more (inflation) for me my money does not go as far, as it would in 1991.

but the top 10 percent earners have seen and average wealth growth of 33% over the 20 year span.

the gap between middle class and super rich gets bigger and bigger every year.

Things will get worse before they get better, no doubt, there will be another revolution in this contry, maybe not in my time but it will happen.

its sad we dont learn from history.
I don't look at it as a ploy. Even if the CEO has lots of money he is still giving up his wages as a sacrafice. He doesn't have to but he does.
Things are getting harder and harder every year with the cost of living going up and wages staying the same or going down. It is and will only get worse.
If we have a revolt it may happen within 10 to 15 years at the rate things are going.
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sacrafice.......really?

If I could give up 1.59% of my wealth and give all the people in Michigan a Job I would.

he spent 6 million dollars of his own cash to get a job making 1$ a year.

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he spent 6 million dollars of your own cash to get a job making 1$ a year.
1) prove that he spent "6 million dollars" of our, presumed, cash

2) I'm going to assume you mean the money put out by the republican party to get him elected. If this is the case, is it a ridiculously ludicrous amount? Yes. But big deal - welcome to the shitty world we live in. If it weren't him, it'd be the next guy, and you'd be bitching about him.

3) About freaking time. Budget cuts suck, yes, but it's a pretty simple game...money in must exceed money out. Finally we have someone who gets it. I'm young, perhaps naive, but I'm fine with not getting a tax return check to have a (hopefully) better future.

Now, what do we need to do to get the morons at DC to cut spending?
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1) prove that he spent "6 million dollars" of our, presumed, cash

2) I'm going to assume you mean the money put out by the republican party to get him elected. If this is the case, is it a ridiculously ludicrous amount? Yes. But big deal - welcome to the shitty world we live in. If it weren't him, it'd be the next guy, and you'd be bitching about him.

3) About freaking time. Budget cuts suck, yes, but it's a pretty simple game...money in must exceed money out. Finally we have someone who gets it. I'm young, perhaps naive, but I'm fine with not getting a tax return check to have a (hopefully) better future.

Now, what do we need to do to get the morons at DC to cut spending?

i meant his own cash, not the republican parties his own money!!!
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1) prove that he spent "6 million dollars" of our, presumed, cash

2) I'm going to assume you mean the money put out by the republican party to get him elected. If this is the case, is it a ridiculously ludicrous amount? Yes. But big deal - welcome to the shitty world we live in. If it weren't him, it'd be the next guy, and you'd be bitching about him.

3) About freaking time. Budget cuts suck, yes, but it's a pretty simple game...money in must exceed money out. Finally we have someone who gets it. I'm young, perhaps naive, but I'm fine with not getting a tax return check to have a (hopefully) better future.

Now, what do we need to do to get the morons at DC to cut spending?
his 159,000 is going to be a drop in the bucket in comparison to what he will make off his current budget plans and agenda, and in comparison to how much the current buisness will evade Taxes based on his proposals. there are very few politicians that dont have an agenda. plain as day he is one that does.
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1) prove that he spent "6 million dollars" of our, presumed, cash

2) I'm going to assume you mean the money put out by the republican party to get him elected. If this is the case, is it a ridiculously ludicrous amount? Yes. But big deal - welcome to the shitty world we live in. If it weren't him, it'd be the next guy, and you'd be bitching about him.

3) About freaking time. Budget cuts suck, yes, but it's a pretty simple game...money in must exceed money out. Finally we have someone who gets it. I'm young, perhaps naive, but I'm fine with not getting a tax return check to have a (hopefully) better future.

Now, what do we need to do to get the morons at DC to cut spending?
As stated above. He spent his own money on his campaign.


Seeing as that I've never ran a Big company or a state Government, I'll keep my opinion to my self.
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his 159,000 is going to be a drop in the bucket in comparison to what he will make off his current budget plans and agenda, and in comparison to how much the current buisness will evade Taxes based on his proposals. there are very few politicians that dont have an agenda. plain as day he is one that does.
You have no proof of any of this crap. More bullshit you heard on some NPR type show.

Fuck the rich, take what they have and give to the poor. Take from the producers and give to the takers.
Snyder has too much and doesn't deserve it, I do because I work harder at my manual labor job than Snyder ever has in his whole white collar, suit and tie big desk, flatscreen TV's on the office wall job. Fuck him!!
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his 159,000 is going to be a drop in the bucket in comparison to what he will make off his current budget plans and agenda, and in comparison to how much the current buisness will evade Taxes based on his proposals. there are very few politicians that dont have an agenda. plain as day he is one that does.
Same reason why Devos ran for Governor a few years back, he is a multi billionaire trying to get a 150k job, I truly believe he just wanted the job to create major tax cuts for businesses (Amway cough Amway) in Michigan.

Republicans are just crooks and Democrats are just whine asses who wants to spend everyone's money and take away rights. I don't care for either party they will both fukc up our countries economics one way or another.
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Cracks me up. Snyder won by a landslide because he told people he would use business philosophy to get the state back on track. So when he does, everyone bitches.

Kudos to governors like Snyder, the WI governor (forgot his name) and Chris Christie of NJ. It's about time someone told the unions "NO".
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there are very few politicians that dont have an agenda.
so what was grandmoles agenda?

i would like to see his agenda implemented, whatever it is.
it has to be better than what we have had for a long time.

how about give him a chance?
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Sure, he cuts his salary down to $1 but then turns around and gives massive raises to his cabinet heads and directors compared to what they made under Granholm. The first one that comes to mind is Michael Finney, the new head of MEDC, who is making $50k more than his predecessor: http://www.annarbor.com/business-rev...ment-corp-ceo/
Are you going to post some back up for your claim, the article you posted say's pay is comparable to average in the state for the same type of job.
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I would give up my salary to if I had umpteen million dollars in stock too.

it is the same ploy that the CEO from one of the bank industries used to make it seem like he is on the middle classes side (he has taken a one dollar salary for the past 4 years or something like that) but holds 100's of million dollars in stock for the company and its subsidaries. these people dont need healthcare insurance, unemployment insurance, or any other insurance or govt programs for that matter. I DO! and so do alot of the religious right, NRA, and Pro-Life people do too. I just dont understand it.

I read something very alarming on the web (not always true, i know) and I checked other online sources to see if the information was credible.

average salary in 1991 33,000 dollars

average salary in 2011 33,000 dollars

everything costs more (inflation) for me my money does not go as far, as it would in 1991.

but the top 10 percent earners have seen and average wealth growth of 33% over the 20 year span.

the gap between middle class and super rich gets bigger and bigger every year.

Things will get worse before they get better, no doubt, there will be another revolution in this contry, maybe not in my time but it will happen.

its sad we dont learn from history.


Keep collecting entitlements and watch the gap increase.
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sacrafice.......really?

If I could give up 1.59% of my wealth and give all the people in Michigan a Job I would.

he spent 6 million dollars of his own cash to get a job making 1$ a year.
Sounds like a guy that is committed to being a public servant and not a blood sucking life long politician, you know like Levin, or Dingle
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Are you going to post some back up for your claim, the article you posted say's pay is comparable to average in the state for the same type of job.
Learn some reading comprehension. I never said it wasn't comparable to what he was getting in the private sector. I said that he was getting a $50k raise over what his counterpart got in the Granholm administration which the article also clearly states.


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http://detnews.com/article/20110114/...staff-salaries

The state's new budget director is making $105k more a year than his counterpart under Granholm.

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