“It doesn’t make any sense” IV

How one state prioritizes the use of tax-payers’ money:

Pennsylvania State University and football coach Joe Paterno renegotiated a contract which still had a year to run. The board of trustees acceded to practically all the family’s requests; the resulting package was worth over $5 million. These negotiations took place after questions were raised about his handling of reported sexual abuse on campus.

The city of Scranton has decided to deal with its budget woes by cutting the pay of all city workers to minimum wage. One result: firefighters risking their lives running into burning buildings for $7.25 an hour.



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