OVERPAID PUBLIC SERVANTS: California Official’s $800,000 Salary in City of 38,000 Triggers Protests.
Hundreds of residents of one of the poorest municipalities in Los Angeles County shouted in protest last night as tensions rose over a report that the city’s manager earns an annual salary of almost $800,000.
An overflow crowd packed a City Council meeting in Bell, a mostly Hispanic city of 38,000 about 10 miles (16 kilometers) southeast of Los Angeles, to call for the resignation of Mayor Oscar Hernandez and other city officials. Residents left standing outside the chamber banged on the doors and shouted “fuera,” or “get out” in Spanish.
This is part of America’s growing class war between the private-sector have-nots and the public-sector fatcats. The have-not taxpayers seem unhappy, and we’re likely to see more of this sort of thing. Quick — call someone a racist to distract them!