I read everyday about the Indiana budget and how education, salaries, social programs, etc. must be trimmed in order to ward off the state’s financial problems.  So what does the Little Napoleon do?

Here is the release in the Journal-Gazette:

Senate President Pro Tem David Long, R-Fort Wayne, sent out a statement Friday touting what his chamber is doing to rein in spending after Gov. Mitch Daniels announced spending cuts.

Among the efforts was continuing its “current hiring freeze.”

But less than 10 minutes later another release from Long appeared – this one welcoming a new policy analyst.

So much for that hiring freeze.

Senate officials later defended the hire as essential to the operation of the chamber.

So, while David Long was busy touting the “current” efforts of the state senate to “hold the line”, his party boss had already jumped the line to favor the Republican-controlled senate with a new employee as a GOP policy analyst.  To top it off, though, here is how the entire incident is explained:

Scott Minier, communications director for the Senate GOP, said there was no conflict. The freeze, he said, applied to “non-essential, noncritical and new positions.”  A policy analyst, he said, is essential.

And what does the new, totally essential employee get as compensation while others are seeing freezes and cuts? Why, a mere $90,000.

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About Charlotte A. Weybright

I own a home in the historical West Central Neighborhood of Fort Wayne, Indiana. I have four grown sons and nine grandchildren - four grandsons and five granddaughters. I love to work on my home, and I enjoy crafts of all types. But, most of all, I enjoy being involved in political and community issues.
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  1. iceironman says:

    So you are finaly getting that govt sucks and they do as they please??? Just like Obamas stimulous added jobs in a non existant Arizona district. Youll come around, soon youll drop the GOP bashing and jump on Govt bashing in general. Integrity is gone on both sides.

  2. Zansman says:

    Love your blog, Charlotte. One bone to pick: “Little Napoleon” for Gouvernour Kombover is redundant, as Napoleon was famously “the little Corporal.” (Needless to say, I share your contempt for the guy.)

  3. timraiders says:

    There is no such thing as republic or democrat. They’re all the same and I’m sick and tired of all of them.

  4. Foundersten says:

    Man, I’m diggin’ a lot of what you write. Only problem is that you are so focused on trying to make Republicans look bad when these types of occurences are regular throughout both parties.

    Being as you are progressive, I am curious as to how you justify the massive national bill for social programs and foreign aid along with an impending expansion through healtchare. Unconstitutional spending is unconstitutional.

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