By: Diane Benjamin
Poor Stevie doesn’t think it’s fair that some people make A LOT more money than others. Jealous?
Today his column is on income inequality in McLean County using data from what he calls a left-leaning site.. He claims the top 1%ers in McLean County earn $365,000+ per year. Yep, that’s a lot of money. I wonder how many of them work at ISU and are paid with taxpayer dollars?
Larry Deitz made almost $400,000 in 2015. See the list here: http://www.openthebooks.com/search/?PensionCode=1811&F_fiscalyear=2015&F_employernm=Isu&F_employeenm= Don’t forget ex-President Flanagan who got paid $480,000 to leave the day before he was arrested, buy I digress. (Details here: https://blnnews.com/2014/04/18/think-isu-will-do-the-right-thing-wrong/)
Was this country founded on public servants earning the most money?
I could go into a long explanation of economics, but poor Stevie still would think it’s government’s job to make everybody equal. Maybe he can read something not left-leaning: https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/terence-p-jeffrey/us-has-record-10th-straight-year-without-3-growth-gdp
Government is the problem, not the solution. The only fix is getting government out of the way so people can create their own prosperity.
The local governments are a huge problem. Bloomington looks for “the right fit”, their opinion – not market driven free market innovations.
I’ve got proof Normal is anti-free markets, that story will be sometime this weekend.
Stevie, see if Heartland has some REAL Econ courses. Babel coming from you keyboard is getting old.