Did David Williams Lose the Election?

Page 3 of Originally Posted by KyTmcNcc Sounds like you had better have a day job if you want to be a legislator in the Commonwealth of Kentucky . No doubt. All ... 48 comments | 2152 Views | Go to page 1 →

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Schue View Post
    I say any budget-cutting move starts by slashing the salaries of the legislature.
    I don't see where that would affect there income at all. Politicians will spend millions of dollars to win a job that pays $100.000 a year. Why is that ?
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    Ace-I must have missed it, please point out where anyone has said that education has been held harmless by cuts in funding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by All Tell View Post
    I agree with this line.

    You liberals never cease to amaze me. You want to take from everyone else in the name of common common good except when it involves you. Let's tax the evil rich more (while I continue to take deductions to reduce what I have to pay), let's make everyone else pay more for medical insurance (while we fight to keep our coverage that is 100% paid for by someone else). Education is not and should not be a sacred cow.
    Makes the assumption that cuts have not occurred in Education and that education has been held as a sacred cow. For the record, Education has absorbed cuts every year, like everything else.

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    I don't read it that way at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodsrider View Post
    What's your solution? Go back to taxing the wealthest at 70% and give that money to the middle and lower classes?

    How about instead of attacking individuals of any class we attack the government for their failure to do the job they were elected to do. I am not saying tax increases are completely off the table but until the government, state and federal, can quit spending money like it's someone elses then the words tax increase should never enter the conversation.

    And I don't see All Tell slamming teachers. He is simply stating that NO area of government spending is off limits.
    Maybe government's job is to increase taxes? I saw a stat recently that stated our current tax rate is at or near the lowest rate in the past 30 years. Even Ronald Reagan raised taxes when it had to be done. Do our current elected officials have the guts to raise taxes to solve our government financial woes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Da champ View Post
    I don't see where that would affect there income at all. Politicians will spend millions of dollars to win a job that pays $100.000 a year. Why is that ?
    Ego; side benefits (including unethical ones such as what Williams makes from the Indiana casino operators for his work in keeping an expanded gambling proposal dead in committee).

    They probably ought to be doing it for free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voice of Reason View Post
    Maybe government's job is to increase taxes? I saw a stat recently that stated our current tax rate is at or near the lowest rate in the past 30 years. Even Ronald Reagan raised taxes when it had to be done. Do our current elected officials have the guts to raise taxes to solve our government financial woes?
    Our current government financial woes have nothing to do with revenue. They have everything to do with the feds and states not knowing how to live within their means. They also have everything to do with the feds being too big for their britches. The federal government has been allowed to grow into something it was never intended to be.

    If government raised taxes to eliminate the deficit they would only increase spending.

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    my wife has family that teach, if they make 30,000 a year, that is before taxes. So that makes it around 22,000 a year. really not much after they pay into retirement, taxes, etc. I dont know of any teachers living a rich life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountain ref View Post
    my wife has family that teach, if they make 30,000 a year, that is before taxes. So that makes it around 22,000 a year. really not much after they pay into retirement, taxes, etc. I dont know of any teachers living a rich life.
    If they teach in KY they make more then that. I believe the starting salary for KY teachers is a little over $30,000 and the avg is a little over $45,000.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodsrider View Post
    If they teach in KY they make more then that. I believe the starting salary for KY teachers is a little over $30,000 and the avg is a little over $45,000.
    You talking average or at certain districts?
    Kentucky State info -

    # Starting Salary: $30,619
    # Average Salary: $42,592
    # Salary Raise Last Year: 4.0%
    # Salary Raise Last 10 Years: 28.8%



    Pike County Info -

    Median Family Income in 2000: $28,893
    Per-Capita Income in 2000: $13,250

    Total District Revenue: $91,713,000
    Percent of Revenue from Pike County: 23%
    Percent of Revenue from Kentucky: 63%
    Percent of Revenue from US: 14%


    Total Teachers: 688
    Total Students: 10,359
    Teacher/Student Ratio: 15.1


    Starting salary - $32,750...I think with just a Bach. degree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CBDV View Post
    You talking average or at certain districts?
    Kentucky State info -

    # Starting Salary: $30,619
    # Average Salary: $42,592
    # Salary Raise Last Year: 4.0%
    # Salary Raise Last 10 Years: 28.8%



    Pike County Info -

    Median Family Income in 2000: $28,893
    Per-Capita Income in 2000: $13,250

    Total District Revenue: $91,713,000
    Percent of Revenue from Pike County: 23%
    Percent of Revenue from Kentucky: 63%
    Percent of Revenue from US: 14%


    Total Teachers: 688
    Total Students: 10,359
    Teacher/Student Ratio: 15.1


    Starting salary - $32,750...I think with just a Bach. degree.
    Sorry, that was avg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodsrider View Post
    $186/day + per diem
    They only get paid while they are in session ? Right ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KyTmcNcc View Post
    They only get paid while they are in session ? Right ?
    Yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodsrider View Post
    Yes.
    Sounds like you had better have a day job if you want to be a legislator in the Commonwealth of Kentucky .

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    What is the average salary for a person that has a master's degree and is in the business world?
    I believe that you will find that teachers are in the middle to middle high on the salary scale (if you pro-rate their salaries for a 52 week period) compared to someone in the business world with a master's. In actual dollars they are down the scale. So that arguement of working a shorter work year does not hold much water.

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