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Cal State raises fees 12%, hikes one new president's salary by $100,000

Original post made on Jul 13, 2011

California State University trustees approved a 12% tuition hike Tuesday that will take effect at Cal State East Bay and other CSU campuses this fall.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, July 13, 2011, 6:21 AM

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Posted by Fair is Fair
a resident of Mission Park
on Jul 13, 2011 at 8:52 am

Are we all going insane? The decent thing would have been to at least wait a week or two before voting to give the guy that huge raise... but raise tuition and then give the raise within minutes of each other!!??? - what a slap in the face of the people of this state.

Cheers for Gavin Newsom as he continues to be on the right side of issues.


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Posted by Scared for the Future of this State
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 13, 2011 at 9:03 am

Unbelievable! This is so obviously wrong. How can they be paying this guy THAT much for what he does? He's not saving lives. He has a job to do, and that's it. And to increase the tuition for the students to, in effect, fund this is ludicrous. Futhermore, I don't understand why 'undocumented' students are receiving financial aid. Why are people in this state that are legally here forced to 'aid' those that are illegaly here? So many things wrong with the system, so little time...


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Posted by Another Lefty
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 13, 2011 at 11:03 am

Last year SDSU earned recognition as the best small public university in the country. Somebody there is doing a good job. The university's president is making 400K, and students are being forced to pay increased tuition ... while CEOs are makings tens of millions and the corporations they preside over pay nothing in taxes ... and you go after the pres making 400k. Looks like someone doesn't know how to prioritize. Guess the Republican ideology of hatred just gets in the way. Ah well, so many facts to avoid, so little education to help bolster my blind beliefs.


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Posted by ?
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 13, 2011 at 11:49 am

Lefty - Can you reference the ranking you are referring to? The only one I could find is this obscure ranking:

Web Link

Seems like you may be taking things a bit out of context to distort and make your point. Might you be a public employee that is trying to protect your feeding trough?


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Posted by Yet Another Teacher
a resident of Hart Middle School
on Jul 13, 2011 at 12:36 pm

I believe in people leading by example. A university president taking a 33% pay increase while tuition costs skyrocket for students shows how out of touch the "ruling class" has become.

Really, will the new president's life be better at $400,000 than at $300,000? Whatever happened to the older generation sacrificing for its young people? $100,000 is not that much in the grand scheme of things (really, it's not), but giving up that pay increase would be a wonderful symbolic gesture.

Oh well, the students can always eat cake.


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Posted by Victor
a resident of Del Prado
on Jul 13, 2011 at 3:37 pm

It's all about the kids, right, lets be honest, it's about greed. a 100,000. salary hike is totaly obscene and a total slap in the face to the kids and their families, I wonder how much Mr. Hirshman's pension will be?


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Posted by Another Lefty
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 14, 2011 at 9:12 am

Best small public research university. Not an insubstantial accomplishment. Go to SDSU websites where the school brags about its being so recognized. I wish I made 400k too; and I'd argue that the school's top researchers should have gotten a raise, too. But in the overall scheme of things I'd much rather General Electric paid some taxes on its holdings and profits.


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Posted by ?
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 14, 2011 at 9:29 am

I completely agree with you on your GE tax point. It is unfortunate to say the least that so many US corporations pay next to nothing in taxes on their earnings.

While I'm a fiscal conservative, I completely disagree with what the Republicans are doing right now with the debtlimit discussions and not being willing to close some of the corporate tax loop holes.


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Posted by steve
a resident of Parkside
on Jul 14, 2011 at 9:58 am

lefty-since you referenced GE, have you been following the news about Obama's favorite CEO?

Headline: Obama's Jobs Adviser: 'Not Fair To Blame Business' For Tax Loopholes
Web Link

Even the HuffPo is exposing this guy for the hypocritical scumbag he is: Jeffrey Immelt, the chairman of President Barack Obama's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, joined Chamber of Commerce president Tom Donohue on Monday to urge lawmakers to quickly cut a deal to raise the debt limit.

But both stopped short of calling on corporations to concede special tax breaks in the grand deficit reduction compromise -- something Obama insists must be a piece of the "shared sacrifice" of all sectors feeling the pain of spending cuts.



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Posted by Shelley
a resident of Downtown
on Jul 14, 2011 at 2:06 pm

Businesses aren't the ones legislating tax loopholes, but rather the scumbag richies who have a lobby sitting outside of pols' offices day in and day out to ensure pols protect the rich. See Repub linguistic gymnastics in attempting to forestall removal of tax breaks for the rich. Then there are the bootlickers who think the off shore corps are acting in America's interests. Forget GE: let's go after the corrupt union teachers instead.


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Posted by Discrimination
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 14, 2011 at 5:11 pm

...and like the CTA lobbyists sitting INSIDE SACTO legislators offices, and the chosen elite leftist Regents. Our PUBLIC institutions are rigged and we the taxpayers are tax HOSTAGES. Yet it's our HONOR kids born in Alameda Co who can't get in or get help to our state colleges. Cal openly crusades that minorities are given preferences over local 'white guys'. Of course 'preferences' are illegal in CA....while they arrogantly flip off us taxpayer hostages.


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Posted by Uncle Ernie
a resident of Downtown
on Jul 14, 2011 at 9:11 pm

Yeah, I raised my kids to do everything I told them. To be just like me. But none of them were able to get into any of the elitist Cal State schools. It's because of the elitist leftist Regents who discriminate against conservative white people.


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Posted by Susie Q
a resident of Danville
on Jul 15, 2011 at 11:08 am

When I attended Chico State many years ago the tuition rates were nothing....This is so insane and I feel so bad for all the kids who filed for financial aid, and are trying to finish their degrees, scraping for grants and scholarships that will now not be covered....

The state of California is so screwed up no wonder all these kids in our area are opting for OUT OF STATE COLLEGES!! Its waaayyyy easier and the campuses out of state are bending over backwards to get them in and help them find funding.....If I were raising kids I'd boycott the CSU and UC systems and let our state government figure out what a flippin dis-service they've done to our kids....

The Inmates are clearly running the asylum in Sacramento!!


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Posted by Freddy
a resident of Bonde Ranch
on Jul 15, 2011 at 3:15 pm

Yes, the UC system and Cal State system are entirely corrupt and run by leftist elitists who are hell-bent on admitting entitlement group kids on the basis of merit. What's a good Christian white parent to do? I'm sending my kids to places that are the educational envy of the world: Utah and N. Dakota.


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