University President a One-Man Wealth Redistributor
Raymond Burse, who leads Kentucky State University as interim president, will give up $90,000 of his salary so that 24 low wage workers on campus can earn $10.25 an hour.
“I did it to bring the lowest wage employees up to a level where I think they should be,” said Burse. “These are the people who work hard and make the place look good.”
Many of the workers including custodians, grounds keepers, and clerical workers were earning the minimum wage in Kentucky, which is $7.25 an hour.
Burse says he worked several minimum wage jobs growing up, but now he makes (made?) $350,000 a year, so it’s a small thing he could afford to do. Apparently when he took it to the board they were “shocked” which is funny because in some respects isn’t this the most reasonable thing in the world?
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