New Bolivian Leader Cuts Salary in Half

Holy crap, this is something you don’t see every day.

[quote]New President Evo Morales cut his salary by more than half and ordered that no Cabinet minister collect a higher wage than his own, with the savings earmarked for hiring more public school teachers.

In one of the first decrees of his five-day-old administration, the leftist former street activist said his monthly salary would be 15,000 bolivianos, or the equivalent of about $1,700.

“I ask for (the ministers’) understanding and efforts to try meet this demand, not for Evo but for the people,” Morales said after a Thursday meeting with his Cabinet.

“We need 6,000 new teachers and there is only money for 2,200.”[/quote]

I hope they have more luck hiring teachers than Taiwan did. :slight_smile:

Existing Bolivia thread

Nice try smartass. :wink:
That’s Taiwanho photo link.

Yeah, sure.