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Justifying the executive’s pay

June 23, 2013

By TIMOTHY HOYER The pay of the county executive has to be some amount. The trick is to reason out how much amount that should be....

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Jun-23-13 6:13 AM

Right conclusions, goofy reasons, but point well taken.

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Jun-23-13 8:26 AM

Goofy conclusions directly caused by goofy reasons and a goofy understanding of market economics -- which is wholly inexcusable for a person ultimately responsible for spending regardless of party.

All salaries and pay are prices, prices that a buyer -- the employer -- is willing to pay for a seller's labor, expertise, knowledge and performance.

Some of the prices are fixed, ie, minimum wage, union wages, etc -- but the rest are set at market, and that is usually reflected in the varying ranges of salaries/rates within different geographic markets.

The solid, plain, obvious thoroughly verifiable truth is that a salary of $85000 for a CEO of an operation with $220M budget and 100K customers is so wholly out of market (unpaid) as to be the butt of all sorts of snickering about*******yokel-ism.

Keep up this nonsense and we deserve all the gap-toothed hillbilly jokes.

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Jun-23-13 9:54 AM

If Hoyer thinks it should be then it has to be wrong.

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Jun-25-13 12:15 PM

Satire noted and appreciated Mr. Hoyer. I think this article correctly shows the disparity in wages. Many people think that county employees should make minimum wage and no benefits. Yet think the CE should get a 29% raise? Let's face it, the local employees perform the real work of the county. What has Edwards actually accomplished in the last eight years?

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