Audacity and greed!
Bob Austino, top law enforcement in the county, should step down immediately. He is a liar, and a fraud. Oh, and I mention he is also GREEDY! He campaigned on a PROMISE to work at a reduced salary, after all, he also receives a very healthy pension paid for in full by taxpayers. A man is only as good as his word. How can this county trust the top law enforcement position to a man that is unashamedly unethical?
“There’s no reason to be making that much.”
In 2008, when campaigning for a first term as sheriff, Austino joined fellow Democrats in saying salaries for the top two positions in the county sheriff’s and surrogate’s offices were too high.“There’s no reason to be making that much,” Austino said in 2008. “Myself, I already have a pension. And nothing turns off people about government more than to see things like that happening.
The median household income in Cumberland County is less than $49,000. Families are struggling as Austino’s Democrats are endorsing a property tax increase this year. Austino brings in $53,745.24 annually with his pension. And now he is giving himself a $32,250 a year PAY INCREASE! Bob Austino will be grossing just a sawbuck shy of $161,000 per year, all on the backs of struggling taxpayers. And he doesn’t even feel a need to apologize.” See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil” Bill Whelan knew about this in advance, but in his usual manner felt no need to alert the taxpayers.