As if we needed more reasons to elect Jeff Beatty for US Senate (www.JeffBeatty.com)& Earl Sholley for US House of Representatives (www.SholleyForCongress.us) here comes the following story from today’s Boston Herald.
Mass. pols spend freely despite huge Dow nosedive
John Kerry, Barney Frank top the list
The economic squeeze gripping the nation has yet to hit the Bay State congressional delegation, which continues to max out on staff and in many cases pay top aides significantly more than their counterparts across the nation, a Herald review found.
All of the state’s Washington lawmakers have taxpayer-funded staffs larger than the national average, which is 14 in the House and 34 in the Senate, according to the Congressional Management Foundation.
Leading the Bay State delegation in staff size and payroll is Sen. John F. Kerry, who has 48 employees making a collective $2.5 million. Rep. Barney Frank (D-Newton) has the highest payroll of the state’s 10 House members, spending $1.23 million on 22 staffers, records show.
The entire story can be found at http://www.bostonherald.com/ne…