Apparently, two Pedro Espadas are better than one. At least according to Senate Democrats.
Facing a $2.1 billion state budget deficit, the Senate majority has created a new job, deputy director of intergovernmental relations, and hired Pedro G. Espada, son of you know who, to fill it.
How over the top is this? Where do I start?
How about the fact Espada was scheduled to make more than his boss until someone noticed and decided a "reorganization" was in order.
Or that Senate leaders are saying this has nothing to do with nepotism. No word if a straight face is involved.
Let's see. Sonny boy is on the payroll at $120,000. Steve Pigeon is the old man's lawyer, at some $135,000.
This friends, family and co-conspirator's program is starting to add up.
But, hey, it's all about reform, right Tommy Boy?
Read 'em and weep.
Update: The Albany Times Union has a post today that starts out like this:
The new three-headed structure of the post-coup majority leadership is costing the Senate more and more dinero — over half a million dollars in staff raises and new hires since the start of the coup.
Grand total (so far): $568,957
This doesn’t even count retroactive payment for backdated raises. This is simply the additional cost to the Senate moving forward.
It gets more depressing from there.