The Ragister reports Des Moines City Manager Rick Clark is willing to accept a pay freeze to help the city deal with its $5.9 Million budget deficit.
Clark is paid $198,000 a year.
I'm willing to have my pay frozen at that level too!
The amazing part is people are praising him for his "leadership"...
Councilman Bob Mahaffey--"That's good leadership. We need to look at those kinds of things because we are in a budget crunch and having to lay people off."
Jeff Riese, president of the Polk-Des Moines Taxpayers Association -- "It's a good step for Rick. We're not talking significant dollars here, but it does set a good tone for leadership."
What an insult and the scientific community is united in that fact!