"License Board's alleged dealings stirring anger; Many liquor applicants say connections required" by Donovan Slack, Globe Staff | October 31, 2008
The Licensing Board's three plum seats, which by statute are filled by gubernatorial appointment, are occupied by the politically well connected, carry high salaries, and require a light work schedule.
And YOU are PAYING for it, taxpayers!!!!!
Board members are paid $85,000 per year for virtually part-time hours. The board chairman is paid $100,000 per year, and he sets his own hours.
What a DEAL, huh, taxpayers?
Yup, we gotta PRESERVE this SERVICE by keeping the INCOME TAX!!
I'll tell you what: I'll SOLVE the PROBLEM for GOOD!! I say BRING BACK PROHIBITION!!!! If it is GOOD ENOUGH for POT, then it is GOOD ENOUGH for BOOZE!!!
While the board chairman must supervise the day-to-day running of the board office, which has a staff of six, the only requirement for the other board members is that they be present at three public hearings each week, on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings.
The board's salaries are significantly higher than last year, when the Legislature passed a bill granting them hefty pay raises.
Are you fucking kidding me?
That bill, signed into law by Patrick last year, raised their pay from $60,000 per year to a minimum of $85,000. --more--"
Did YOU get a $25,000 dollar RAISE last year, Amurka?
Yup, we gotta keep that income tax -- so our state officials can give money away to corporations!