Monday, November 3, 2014

Robert Thomas and tax hiking Six-Figure U.T. Executives

"Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves."
Matthew 7:15

While working on an unrelated post about poor financial stewardship at U.T., we noticed an interesting detail:
Pay soaring for some UT System executives, records show


Meanwhile, at the University of Texas System, which oversees the Austin flagship and 14 other campuses, the Board of Regents has awarded handsome raises to some executives, and a bit of a hiring spree is under way after years of declining employee rolls.


Other system executives have seen their pay soar in recent years, the records show. Amy Shaw Thomas, vice chancellor for health affairs, is drawing $343,000, 52.4 percent more than she made when she was promoted to the position in 2009.

[Author's Note: Emphasis added]
 And who, pray tell, is Amy Thomas?!?

Of course, that "world class academic medical school and teaching hospital" was financed by a tax hike on Travis County residents in 2012.

And that same U.T. Medical school is the anchor of the current urban rail boondoggle.

Furthermore, the U.T. Athletic department is already preparing the way to ask taxpayers to finance a new basketball arena.

Which begs the real question: How can we trust Robert Thomas to fight for taxpayers instead of U.T. boondoggles that would benefit his household income?!?

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