Get it right

03 October 2016

Dear Editor

Re: Salaries too high

1. The salaries are not “more than what government officials get overseas”.

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Do the exchange rate and you’ll find the highest paid official in Samoa earns something like $95,000 AUD or $75,000 USD. If you’re telling me most of the US Congress get paid less than $75,000 USD then you’re clearly lying.

2. They are not tax-free salaries.

Re: Judge blasts Peseta

Peseta isn’t a “senior member” of the HRPP. He is relatively new to parliament. I think he has only served 2 terms. He has only ever been an associate minister rank.

The other guy, Laauli, is a senior member of the HRPP, having served as the speaker of the house for one term and now also minister of cabinet.

PS Jeffery

03 October 2016

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