Do you really think that he was serious about implementing austerity measures? Nope, the Tundra Tabloids doesn’t believe so. How could he, when Ki-Moon agreed to head the most corrupt international organization (with the EU competing for the top spot) in the world, with eyes wide open? KGS
After Calls by Ban Ki-Moon for Austerity Measures, UN Staffers Get Pay Hike
Published August 23, 2011
EXCLUSIVE: Five months after United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said the world body faced an “emergency situation,” and ordered his top lieutenants to cut their budgets by 3 percent overall, New York City-based staffers have just gotten a 2.2 percent boost to their paychecks.
Among other things, the new income hike means that the highest ranked officials at the U.N. headquarters — including members of the audience Ban harangued last March — will get a take-home, tax-free pay package of about $240,000.
But the U.S. officials still pay taxes, which reduces their pay, on federal taxes alone, by about another 21 percent.
The difference is even bigger for the next highest tier of U.N. officials, who take home about $220,000 a year, tax-free, after the new COLA hike, known in U.N.-speak as a “post adjustment.” That’s up from about $215,760 last year.