Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Raise Craze

That cracking noise you hear is the sound of Democrats on the Troy City Council breaking their campaign promises.

Democrats tried to look outraged about raises given to a handful of city employees in the Tutunjian administration. The raises should have been included in the budget, revealed before Election Day, etc. etc. claimed the Dems.

The Dems took action…and promptly gave a 33 percent raise this week to one of their appointees.

The recipient? Vic Debonis, who was already rewarded for running for City Council in District 1 with a job in the Democrat Council office. On top of his job, Vic gets a nice $5,000 raise.

The $5,000 raises will cost taxpayers a little. It costs Council Democrats – the Dunne-o-crats a heckuva lot more in terms of credibility with voters.