Tuesday, February 17, 2009

EXCLUSIVE: Postmaster Got $800,000 In Pay, Perks

Photo: Postmaster John E. Potter

From Washington Times:

Raise came amid calls for cuts in delivery.

Postmaster General John E. Potter recently warned that economic times are so dire that the U.S. Postal Service may end mail delivery one day a week and freeze executive salaries. But his personal fortunes are nonetheless rising thanks to 40 percent in pay raises since 2006, a $135,000 bonus last year and several perks usually reserved for corporate CEOs.

The changes, approved by the Postal Board of Governors and contained in a little-noticed regulatory filing in December, brought Mr. Potter's total compensation and retirement benefits to more than $800,000 in 2008. That is more than double the salary for President Obama.

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My Comment: Question. Who makes more money? Postmaster John E. Potter, or President Obama.

Answer. Postmaster John E. Potter makes double what the President makes.

I have no problem with what people make .... but in a time of high deficits and tough times .... people who work in government or for government should be a more understanding.

Perception in government is everything .... and the perception in this case sucks.

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