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Bush_Eats_Beef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 08:57 PM
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Rove didn't get a medal, but in July he got a raise...to $161,000


The top pay for senior White House aides, including Chief of Staff Andrew Card, Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove and Legislative Affairs Director Candida Wolff, mushroomed to $161,000 at the beginning of July, according to a list sent to Congress and obtained by National Journal, RAW STORY can reveal. Democrats raised the issue on the Democratic Congressional Campaign website Wednesday morning. "Long live the era of personal responsibility!" they wrote. Rove and Vice President Cheney's Chief of Staff Scooter Libby both got raises; each has been questioned by a grand jury about their role in the outing of a covert CIA operative.

"The top salary, paid to 19 aides, is up $4,000 from last year, barely matching the annual inflation rate," penned National Journal reporter Alexis Simendinger. "At the low end of the pecking order, some young staff assistants and correspondence aides earn $30,000 for the honor of sitting on the fringes of history."

"Others among President Bush's highest paid advisers are Claude Allen, head of domestic policy; Counselor Dan Bartlett; Jack Crouch, deputy at the National Security Council; Nicolle Devenish, who succeeded Bartlett as head of communications; Michael Gerson, assistant for policy and strategic planning; Stephen Hadley, head of the NSC; Joe Hagin, deputy chief of staff; Al Hubbard, National Economic Council director; and Brett Kavanaugh, White House staff secretary."

"Also compensated as assistants to Bush are I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, chief of staff to the vice president; Scott McClellan, press secretary; William McGurn, chief speechwriter; Harriet Miers, White House counsel; Jim Towey, director of the Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives; Fran Townsend, homeland security and counter-terrorism director; and Liza Wright, the new head of presidential personnel. Bush's top paid advisers follow -- those making $161,000. The full list is at The National Journal (http://nationaljournal.com/about/njweekly/stories/2005/... ). By law, the White House is obliged to send a list to Congress each year for the salaries of their staff. The President's salary is $400,000.

http://rawstory.com/news/2005/Rove_gets_r_0727.html
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 08:59 PM
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1. NO shock there..
bush thinks his brain deserves more money..afterall it's working overtime and a half.
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tocqueville Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 09:05 PM
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2. here ya go
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deminks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 09:07 PM
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3. It must be the perks
that attract him to the job.
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Child_Of_Isis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 09:20 PM
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4. This in itself should make a nation revolt.
We pay them top wages while we can't even get our minimum wage raised. It is beyond comprehension that we allow this. When we all are working for minimum wage (and I believe this to be the furure), will we still allow it?
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noamnety Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 06:27 PM
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5. How much did minimum wage go up? (nt)
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ChiciB1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 06:28 PM
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6. Sorry I Didn't See Your Post Yesterday!
Didn't mean to step on your story! Still I'm more than pissed!!

Thanks for the link... it gives validity! I just want to go out and HIT someone or something!!

I ALSO heard that because of Pat Robert's and his committee that Rove WILL probably dodge on his culpability! Remember Ollie North and THAT gang! Those were the words THEY used!
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bunny planet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 06:32 PM
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7. That salary is his lunch money. He's getting a cut of the billions stolen
from Iraq no doubt.
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