Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Nice Work If You Can Get It


Republican-cum-Tea Partier Governor-Elect, Paul LePage, has seen fit to hire his 22-year-old daughter, Lauren, to an "entry-level" job in the "upper echelon of his adminsitration" (namely: assistant to the governor's chief of staff).  The salary? 

$41,000 a year.

For an entry-level job.

In Augusta.

Maine.

For a little context, beginning teachers make $30,000 and beginning State Police officers make $36,000.

Is this a great country, or what!?

But, wait:  there's more!  Ms. LePage will be moving into the Governor's Mansion with her father, which means free room and board on Mr. & Mrs. Vacationland's dime.  Cha-ching!

[Source:  Bangor Daily News via Think Progress; photo source:  boston.com.]