consultants are sandburs

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Old soldiers never die, they just cost a lot.

The Strib item headline:

Pentagon brass calls sexual assault 'like a cancer,' but insists commanders keep authority
Article by: RICHARD LARDNER and DONNA CASSATA , Associated Press
Updated: June 4, 2013 - 7:20 PM

You can read the carried AP feed, but the point here, congressional hearings, bring in the latest incarnation of senior brass to chat, it being a host of otherwise non-special names, but a group promoted to highest pay grades prior to retiring on specially favorable pension terms. This photo from the item has to depict well over a million dollars in annual salary.

Time to clean house, slim down, push less paper, cut down on golden
parachutes and pensions. And give less testimony.

Remember, we are still paying dearly, every year, for Colin Powell whose career high point was blatently lying to the world about Iraq and WMD. It seems there are as many generals as ever, but with the volunteer military the general-to-grunt ratio has soared and soured.

All pictured look top rank. Some look more like pompous jackasses, meaner, than others. But as a group would you want a thing to do with any of them?

Then why are you paying so dearly to allow their comfort level, personal and family, to be so much greater than yours?

And while on the subject, this link. Animal Farm has its hierarchies. Read this. And this, stating mid-item:

At a news conference last month, Gov. Dayton said many highly paid state employees could make more in the private sector.

“It’s a competitive market, as it is in the private sector, and we need to be accommodating to that,” Dayton said. “Very talented and sought-after people, like our commissioners and agency heads, can get salaries 50 to 100 percent larger than that.”

What is the contrapositive of "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."?

I wonder how long it wll be for the leagues of tax-hating "Sky Prawns," to pick up on the goldbrick wastes at the top of the military pyramid; instead of yammering, Scott Walkeringly, about the Teachers and other non-military public payroll occupants.

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