Monday, September 20, 2010

Me thinks it is time for bigger cuts

9,000 in public sector get more pay than prime minister

More than 9,000 public sector employees are earning a higher wage than the prime minister, who has previously questioned pay levels in top jobs.

Posted by mark @ 08:39 AM (1875 views)
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20 thoughts on “Me thinks it is time for bigger cuts

  • So what relevance has this to HPC exactly? Please stop spamming us with this [email protected]

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  • well alan if your taxes keep paying high public sector wages for little in services then you must be a very happy man.

    also high wages = high houseprices

    this comes at your expense with higher taxes

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  • Yes, the report includes quite a few BBC workers too. Pot, meet kettle.

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  • 1. alan_540 said…”So what relevance has this to HPC exactly? Please stop spamming us with this [email protected]

    Yawn! If you don’t like it don’t post on it, just move on to the next article. Simples.

    So long as it’s not about ‘how to suck an egg’ keep em coming mark.

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  • Classic symptoms of OCD.

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  • 1. alan_540

    I’ll take it your not one of these 9,000 armchair army members.

    As a taxpayer you should have a least one word on this, even if it’s-why am I paying so much bloody taxation,
    when taxation should be cut? Grrrr Or much of this deficit is fraudulent!! Grrr

    Or if you do work for them, I would keep my head down and remain silent. Could be a long thread!

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  • 4. smugdog barks…Classic symptoms of OCD.

    Back again?

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  • Such comparisons are a load of nonsense. Of course not every public servant deserves megabucks but some jobs are pretty big and do require a big person to fill them.

    A few points of note:

    1) The PM’s salary is no benchmark, it’s artificially low due to Broon’s public hair shirt persona, while Cameron in particular can afford to take a pay cut as he’s loaded to start with while his wife earns £400k PA. It’s humbug. £140k is not big money these days for any senior, professional job.

    2) GPs are self-employed small business people and have been since the beginning of the health service, yes if this guy is ‘just at GP’ then £400k stinks but if he’s running a huge practice successfully then it’s all within the rules.

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  • Well said Montesquieu, complete nonsense I agree.

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  • Would be nice to see a width balanced histogram showing the upper and lower limits of what the top 5% earn , the next 5% etc .

    Never mind the 9,000 earning over more than the MP , how many hundreds of thousands must be on total packages of 3 times the median average salary or higher ?

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  • alan_540: You can always report the article if you think you have a case (there’s a link to do so). Personally I think how the government spends money and racks up debt has an influence on house prices but that’s just me

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  • 5. montesquieu said…”2) GPs are self-employed small business people”

    I think Big Pharma would disagree. Wait untill forced medication comes (we are nearly there) in and it might sink in montesquieu.

    That’s akin to saying small farmers will remain independent, or that we will return to a free market. lol

    It’s all rigged and the riggers decide what’s fair and just, not us, as we are mere donors.

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  • IMO this is entirely relevant. Over-inflated salaries have only contributed to over-inflated house prices. It’s another example of the ‘props’ being taken away. Now we see where our council tax, TV licence fee etc has been going. It’s an absolute disgrace and cannot continue. It’s time the over-indulgent public sector realised the boom times are over. Now it’s payback.

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  • Monty’s Coo @5 said

    1) The PM’s salary is no benchmark, it’s artificially low due to Broon’s public hair shirt persona, while Cameron in particular can afford to take a pay cut as he’s loaded to start with while his wife earns £400k PA. It’s humbug. £140k is not big money these days for any senior, professional job.

    FFS…The reasonit was so low was the Baroness – she was responsible for the low pay, and the backdoor expenses setup.

    Hair shirts? – wasn’t it Our Dave that cut ministers pay Day 1?

    2) GPs are self-employed small business people and have been since the beginning of the health service, yes if this guy is ‘just at GP’ then £400k stinks but if he’s running a huge practice successfully then it’s all within the rules.

    Wrong – that’s his wages, chum.

    If you’re going to insist on posting such barefaced quasi ‘free-market’ propaganda bollards – I ‘demand’ you at least try to make it entertaining

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  • my worry about the GP on £400k……(if it is true), is not so much his earnings…….rather his pension. The lowly £100K GP will retire on a £50K index linked pension. At £100K any public servant should be funding their own pension. If the £100 give or take state pension is unaffordable as they keep telling us…..the retirement age will rise and rise, then what about thje grand a week public sector gold plate?

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  • Crunch,

    Classic symptoms of ADHD I fear.

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  • ….go see a quack, smuggy – it’s controlable.

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  • 1. Crunchy said…I’ve said this all along. Give them hope and keep them sweet whilst we consolidate, then we can let them have it.

    This is happening now stateside.

    I also thought the same would happen in the UK. Time will tell as we have a different system here.

    Perhaps the bailouts in the UK have not reached a zenith yet.

    Monday, September 20, 2010 (((((((((12:15PM)))))))))))

    Did I say something that upset you mugdog. 🙂

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  • Worth comparing what a GP does to, say, a banker. Five years basic medical training, plus subsequent years training in general practice. Duty of care to many patients, with serious mistakes resulting in losing their right to practise.

    Bankers? Well maybe a 3-year degree, though not necessarily. Serious mistakes = increase in huge bonus.

    Who is the best value for money?

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