Friday, February 3, 2017

Statement on Massachusetts elected officials' obscene $18M pay raise

Yesterday, the Massachusetts Legislature voted to override Gov. Charlie Baker's veto of an unconstitutional pay raise for elected officials and judges. No legislator in either chamber changed their vote from the initial passage to sustain the veto. This pay raise violates the 118th Amendment to the Massachusetts Constitution, which states: 

The base compensation as of January first, nineteen hundred and ninety-six, of members of the general court shall not be changed except as provided in this article. As of the first Wednesday in January of the year two thousand and one and every second year thereafter, such base compensation shall be increased or decreased at the same rate as increases or decreases in the median household income for the commonwealth for the preceding two year period, as ascertained by the governor.

In another words, the Legislature cannot vote themselves a raise. To get away with the bill's passage is because judges also got a raise, which cannot be overturned via a ballot initiative because the Judiciary is one of the forbidden topics from ballot questions. 

Since the Democratic Party has been in charge of the Legislature since 1958, this is what you get for having no real opposition: TYRANNY. The Democrats are now a bunch of communists and marxists who don't care about American values. 

TIME TO VOTE OUT EVERYONE WHO VOTED FOR AND ACCEPTS THE PAY RAISE IN 2018. 

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