The latest on salary-gate

The disturbing DHHS salary story continues to spin like an out-of-control washing machine, flinging dirty laundry far and wide. Recent media highlights/lowlights include:

Raleigh’s N&O reported this morning that the young staffers at the center of the controversy are making salaries comparable to their predecessors in the Perdue administration, but that the Perdue people had significantly more experience.

Meanwhile, a Wilmington Star-News editorial criticized the McCrory administration with respect to several aspects of the story.

Also, in case you missed it, WNCN (NBC 17) in Raleigh reported that it tried to interview Secretary Aldona Wos in Greenville on Friday about the issue. The story that resulted included this rather remarkable conclusion:

“Friday, WNCN’s Steve Sbraccia traveled to Greenville, where McCrory and DHHS Secretary Aldona Wos held a press conference on an unrelated topic. 

Following the event, when Steve Sbraccia and our photographer tried to approach Wos to ask her questions, security guards created a barricade, blocking our camera and allowing Wos to walk away.”

Security guards??

Finally, in case you’re looking for a silver lining to the whole mess, check out today’s Weekly Briefing which surmises that McCrory’s defense of the hires may, at least, herald a new level of respect within the administration for liberal arts education. 

 

7 Comments

  1. Former DHHS worker

    August 20, 2013 at 10:40 am

    beyond pathetic

  2. Bonobo

    August 20, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    An appreciation for a liberal arts education? More like rewarding toadies who fall mindlessly in line with the NCGOP’s agenda and work to carry it out.

  3. david esmay

    August 20, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    My degree in English from the the U of Iowa is looking better and better.

  4. LayintheSmakDown

    August 21, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Here is the latest…..10 people show for a “protest”…..this thing is really leading the masses to action!

    http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/politics&id=9214094

  5. Rob Schofield

    August 21, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    Just so our readers are fully informed, the author of the above comment is the same person who has commented several hundred times on The Progressive Pulse over the last couple years as “Doug.”

  6. Doug

    August 21, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    Robbie,
    It has only been about 8-10 months. I did not find this entertaining site until late in 2012. It probably seems that long to you guys as it must be hard to have someone who can point out the fact that the sky is not falling and thus the hysteria here is not warranted….so at least I am accomplishing my purpose.

  7. wncgirl

    August 23, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    Doug usually takes his toys and goes home…. you know over to civitas