• Dale McNamee

    They should be grateful to have jobs !

    Many of we struggling taxpayers would gladly do their jobs at their current pay…

    Ungrateful curs…

    Maybe there can be further reductions in employees…

    • chuckleberry74

      You clearly have no idea what you are talking about. Everyone is grateful to have a job, State employee or otherwise. However, most areas of the private sector doing similar professional work don’t go 5 years without even getting a cost-of-living raise. Until this past raise, State employees had done just that…and 5 years is far too long, especially in a State this wealthy, to not pay its employees fairly for what it receives.

      • Dale McNamee

        You also have no idea that private sector taxpayers haven’t had any raises for the last 5 years and Obama lowered their standard of living since 2008… I have no extra money to pay for any emergency that arises… I used to before the “hope and change”…

        Also, they have more job security than their private sector counterparts and many get bonuses to boot !

        As for being a “wealthy state”… If the Federal Government was reduced to providing what the the 10th. Amendment of the Constitution tells it to… Maryland would be very poor as the Federal money dries up…

        And over the past 8 years, companies large and small left Maryland… Others closed… Again, Maryland isn’t that wealthy…

        Why don’t you ask to pay more in taxes and make donations so that our “underpaid” state employees can get their raises ?

  • Alonzo Harris

    Naomi, please be sure to note that the bald man on the right is wearing a Barbour jacket, which is an ultra-luxury British field coat brand. Feel free to google how much they cost. Perhaps it would be wise to shed the 400 dollar jacket before marching for a higher taxpayer funded salary.

    • lenlazarick

      That’s AFSCME President Patrick Moran in the jacket. He laughed when asked about the jacket. On a trip to San Francisco in July 2008 it was surprisingly chilly. He bought the now seven-year old jacket at Marshall’s for $70.