HEY, WHAT ARE FRIENDS FOR–NOW AMANN LANDS A CUSHY JOB!!
Democrat Jim Amann is the latest former state lawmaker to land a cushy, 6-figure job at the expense of the taxpayer!’ And get this, it is also a newly created position according to a spokesperson for House Democrats. Toddy Murphy says Amann, who just retired from office to pursue a run for Governor in 2010, will now be working as a senior adviser for Representative Chris Donovan, the new house speaker. Murphy says Amann will be paid $120,000 dollars a year for the newly created position but in light of his hire, they will not hire a chief of staff. I am guessing two things–one, House Democrats don’t read my blog and two, when it comes to helping out a buddy, it’s a bi-partisan effort.
(A PREVIOUS INTERVIEW WITH AMANN ON “THE REAL STORY” ABOUT HIS LEGACY )
Just two days ago, I reported how former State Senator David Cappiello landed a 6 figure job working as a senior adviser for Senate Republicans. His job is also a newly created position. It’s actually the result of splitting one job into two. Check out my recent post.
When Democrats and Republicans talk about how sacrifices need to be made in light of the massive, projected budget deficit, this is just another example of how some would say–those standards don’t apply to them. Afterall, it’s only taxpayer money.