J.B.’s top staffers get extra dough — that’s rich
J.B. Pritzker, the billionaire governor in Springfield, wants to share his immeasurable wealth. But he is not investing in the impoverished South and West Side neighborhoods.
He is not helping social services that have been gutted by the state’s failure to pay its bills. And he certainly isn’t chipping away at the enormous pension debt that threatens Illinois’ survival.
No, he is dropping at least half a million dollars on the salaries of his highest-paid staffers.
Most of us don’t make $150,000 a year. But apparently that’s not enough for the people that will be carrying his water.
What better way to project yourself as an out-of-touch gazillionaire than to make wealthy people wealthier. It’s his money. He can do what he wants with it.
The trouble is, he hasn’t even assumed the oath of office and he is already treating Illinois like it is his, and he can do what he wants with it. The current ruse is that he does it “with the goal of attracting and retaining top talent.”
Substitute the words “butt-kissers” for talent, and he’s spot on.
Scot Sinclair, Third Lake