The Boston Herald posted a rather large list of the various payrolls, pensions and buyouts of public sector employees throughout Massachusetts. This information is available to the public because it is the taxpayers who are footing the bill. Public sector union contracts are also available to taxpayers for the very same reason. Before reading this you may want to either mix a drink or take a blood pressure pill because if you are a hard-working taxpayer in Massachusetts you are going to be outraged by some of the egregious salaries, pensions and buybacks that Democrats have given to the unions.
Years ago Massachusetts was promised that once the Massachusetts Turnpike was paid for the tolls would be taken down. Of course they weren’t and tolls have steadily risen. Politicians and bureaucrats will blame it on one thing after another but one thing they never seem to take a good hard look at are salaries. One Turnpike toll collector (yes a toll collector – the person who sits in the booth and takes your money and ticket and may have to give you change) made almost $100,000 with overtime in 2008. You read that right. A toll collector collected almost $100,000 in payment with your taxpayer dollars. That is just the salary. The amount does not include benefits or pension. You’ll be paying that insane amount as well.