Give officials 100% pay cut

Nov. 26, 2012

By John Seiler

The California Citizens Compensation Commission just cut our wonderful state officials’ pay by 5 percent.

Gov. Jerry Brown’s salary will drop to “only” $165,288 a year. But don’t cry for Brown, California.

As Laer Pearce details in his new book, “Crazifornia,” Jerry actually is one of the wealthiest Californians. After leaving the governor’s office in 1967, Pat Brown, Jerry’s father, worked out oil deals with the blood-drenched dictatorship of Indonesia. Jerry inherited much of that blood money.

Given how Brown and the other “officials” have run the state into the ground, they shouldn’t be paid anything. If they were in the private sector, they would be fired and taken to court for misfeasance and malfeasance.


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  1. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 26 November, 2012, 14:29

    Pat Brown, Jerry’s father, worked out oil deals with the blood-drenched dictatorship of Indonesia. Jerry inherited much of that blood money.

    #1- I am unaware of your contention that Clown is wealthy from oil deals in a foreign country thru his father-how did his father do these deals- as a public official or as a private person??

    #2- WHY would Pat Brown be involved in ANY oil deal in indonesia??

    #3- what are these oil deals with?????? I have never heard of Clown being wealthy.

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  2. John Greene
    John Greene 26 November, 2012, 15:16

    The last connection is interesting, given Brown’s current speechifying about human rights. His father, Edmund G. “Pat” Brown Sr., has lawyered and lobbied for the Indonesian state oil company, Pertamina, since the 1960s, when he first buddied up to the country’s savage military regime (recently famous for yet another massacre in East Timor). Indonesian oil made the Brown family rich. Though Jerry refused any direct partnership interest, Pertamina contributed $70,000 to his first gubernatorial campaign, and insofar as he lives off subsidies from his father, continues to keep him in crusades. Jerry’s administration also issued a couple of regulations that had the effect of assuring that Indonesian oil continue to be burned in California power plants. [For full details, see Dan Walters’ column in the October 15, 1990 Sacramento Bee newspaper.] But when asked what he thought about the Indonesian regime by WBAI’s Amy Goodman, who was recently injured by the Indonesians in East Timor, Brown professed to know nothing of the situation.

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  3. Dyspeptic
    Dyspeptic 26 November, 2012, 17:57

    Once again CWD destroy’s my faith in humanity. So Governor Clown is dripping in blood money from some thugocracy. Next you will be reporting that public sector unions run the state and the tooth fairy is an imaginary creature. I’m shocked, shocked I say!

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  4. stevefromsacto
    stevefromsacto 26 November, 2012, 19:23

    Amazing. Rock stars, rappers and pro athletes make tens of millions of dollars a year, corporate executives get bonuses and golden parachutes at least that high, but John bitches because the CEO of a state with an economy larger than most of the nations on earth draws six figures.

    The hatred of government on this blog often goes beyond the bounds of reason. This is one such example.

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  5. Ted
    Ted "Eddy Baby" Steele, Associate Prof. 26 November, 2012, 20:06

    Well said Steve– this blog is a fly trap for the ultra right bunker dwelling loon fringe! And those of us who enjoy spinning them up!

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  6. SeeSaw
    SeeSaw 26 November, 2012, 23:15

    I don’t think its illegal yet for one to inherit money from their parent. We should all be so lucky!

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  7. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 27 November, 2012, 06:31

    LOL…all the troughers have a million reasons why gov officials should be able to make private deals- with dictators- off their gov jobs….simply amazing…well not really, their entitlement mentality is off the hook.

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  8. SeeSaw
    SeeSaw 28 November, 2012, 16:16

    The Governor’s salary is peanuts when compared to the salaires of the City Managers in many small cities in CA.

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