Ron Dellums Breaks Promise to Take Pay Cut
|Even Democratic Socialists like money.|
How's this for great leadership: In June, Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums publicly promised to take a 10 percent pay cut, then privately kept collecting his full pay. His excuse: It was just a really inconvenient time to make less money.
According to news reports, a statement issued by Dellums' office said only that "changed family circumstances following the death of a close family member made it (taking the pay cut) impossible."
Annother possible reason it might be a bad time for Dellums to take a pay cut: He and his wife owe $239,000 to the IRS in back taxes.
But hey, we totally get it, Mayor Dellums. We seriously do not know how anyone can get by on $280,000 a year (including a $100K Congressional pension).
We're sure the people of Oakland all understand what a sacrifice you made just agreeing to be mayor of their shitty city. No need to actually feel their pain in your own wallet.